5 Beauty Trends for Spring

How to achieve runway trends everyday

by Carly Brown

With all the mild weather we’ve been having lately, it’s already starting to feel like spring. This season is all about retro beauty trends! Brighten up your look with these beauty tips for spring.

photo by Carly Brown, 2012

Dramatic Red Lips

As seen at: Jason Wu, Thakoon, and Anna Sui 
The look:  Red lips are universally flattering, and there’s an option for every skin tone. This look stands out well on its own, so you don’t need much more makeup.
Recommended products: Revlon Colorburst in Cherry Ice, CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Hot, and L’ Oréal Paris Colour Riche in British Red.

Cat Eyes

As seen at: Jason Wu, Bradley Mischka, and Marni 
The look: A flick of liner gives a retro feel, but don’t feel obligated to stick to black. Designers are using bold colours like beige, grey, and coppery orange on the runway.
Recommended products: Almay Intense I-Colour Liquid Liner, Revlon ColorStay crème Gel Eye Liner, and CoverGirl LineBlast 24 Hour Eyeliner.

photo by Carly Brown, 2012


As seen at: Donna Karan, Nina Ricci, and Ralph Lauren 
The look: Not just for the gym anymore, there are so many options that make this look totally high fashion. Ponytails looks great slicked back, high or low, this season.
Recommended products: Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Weightless Conditioning Shake, and TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray

Natural Brows

As seen at: Kenzo, Proenza Schouler, and Thakoon 
The look: Keep this look natural, not boyish and bushy. Strong brows really shadow a look, so don’t go heavy on the rest of your makeup. 
Recommended products: Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil, and Physicians Formula Fineline Brow Pencil

photo by Carly Brown

“Wet” Hair

As seen at: Alexander Wang, Chanel, and BCBG 
The look: This low-maintenance look is making big waves on the runway. While your hair is still wet, mix in mousse or gel.
Recommended products: Pantene Pro-V Flowing Body Mousse, and Dove Damage Therapy Shape & Lift Volumizing Gel with MicroMoisture Serum

All products are available at your local Shopper’s Drug Mart, or anywhere else cosmetics are sold.

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