Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2012 Spring Beauty Trends

As we look around and see trees and flowers blooming outside, we know that SPRING is finally upon us. We are absolutely ready for it, but here in VA it's almost like we are bypassing normal spring temps and going straight to summer. But that is not the case for our 2012 Spring Beauty Trends. We are thrilled to share with you today what we have selected. Hope you enjoy!

Purple Smoky Eyes
Smoky eyes are always fun and you can do them in a multitude of colors. Typically the go-to smoky eye is done with gunmetal/black tones but we say mix it up for spring and go with different shades of purple. Purple tones can be softer and a little more playful. It's all about layering the color and mixing pastels with darker shades of purple for a great day or night look! Tarina Tarantino's Jewel Eyeshadow Palette in Fantastical, found at Sephora, is the perfect combination of colors for this trend.

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Hot Pink Lips
Red and tangerine colored lips are still in, but there is a new sheriff in town and she is the HOT PINK LIP. She is kicking butt and taking names. Wearing a bold pink hue on the lip is such a fun and flirty way to enhance your look. Matte or shiny...you can do no wrong. Just have fun! Check out the lovely Ashley Madekwe from Revenge wearing Stila's Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Caprice. Gorgeous!

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Rosy Cheeks
As we continue on with the natural looking skin theme that hit during the winter, we can't help but mention rosy cheeks. There's nothing that wakes your face more than a soft pink/peach on the cheeks for that oh so healthy looking glow. A slight luminous finish is the way to go. If you pinch your cheeks a bit it's easy to find a blush that matches your natural color and voila...instant flush throughout the day. Both powder and cream formulas will work. Two that we suggest are:


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hourglass Aura Cheek Stain in Petal
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Givenchy  Le Prisme Blush in Bucolique #2

Cat Eyes/Winged Liner
Now most of us are already on trend with this one, but the cat eye/winged liner is here to stay. It's an oldie but a goodie. For the perfect cat eye, you will need to use a black liquid liner and don't forget to flick the line out and up a little. A quick upward stroke toward the end of your brow will give you the drama that is necessary with this look. We are not sure what Zoe Saldana is wearing in the photo below, but a great liquid liner to try is the Loreal  Lineur Intense in Carbon Black . 

Zoe Saldana
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Fuchsia/Bright Pink Nails
With brights and neons being so hot in fashion right now, why not carry this trend into beauty and not just on your lips. Your nails are a great canvas to really explore color and even if you are a more reserved person you can still have fun with your polish. This bright fuchsia says pretty, but with an edge and you know we love that! Oh and don't worry, your polish does not have to "match" your outfit or even your pedi color. It's all about mixing it up. Butter London's nail laquer in Disco Biscuit is the perfect choice! It's a spring (and summer) must-have!

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Bouncy Hair
Miss Olivia Palermo can really do no wrong in fashion and beauty. Her center part with soft bouncy curls is too perfect. When we see this photo we think 1970's Charlie's Angels hair and it has made a comeback and totally works in 2012. Gone are the days when you had to get a perm to get any kind of curl, now you can get Olivia's look with a simple curling iron or curling wand. Be sure to use some lightweight styling sprays and volumizers and always tousle them with your fingers (not a brush). Try a product like Got2b Guardian Angel Heat Protect N' Curl Spray.

CENTER-PART CURLS photo | Olivia Palermo
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Sun-kissed Skin
This look goes well with the rosy cheek trend we discussed above. A subtle bronzey glow that is believable on your skin this time of year can make you look flawless. Select a bronzer that is only a shade or two darker than your skin and get to glowing! This trend goes well with the rosy cheek mentioned above because all you need to do is apply your bronzer first and then apply your blush on the apples of your cheeks. A fresh and subtle glow and so not Jersey Shore-like. We realize that different skin tones require different bronzers but one that we like and is on our wish list is the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze.

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What is your favorite beauty trend this season? What's giving you spring fever? We love talking trends and have decided to separate our spring beauty trends from our spring fashion trends, so you will see our fashion post in the coming days. Be sure to stay tuned!

33 comments:

  1. Disco Biscuit looks AMAZING!!!!! i want to wear it all summer long!!!!
    great picks girls!!

    love K

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  2. LOVE bobbi brown stuff. their mascara is amazing. expensive, but amazing. xx yes

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  3. I am loving the pink... as always :)

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  4. Love pink lips and rosy cheeks!!
    thanks for the heads up!!

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  5. Purple smokey eye and neon nails are my favorite!

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  6. I love hot pink nails - I wish I could do hot pink lipstick but that would look kind of strange since I don't usually wear any lipstick! I would really turn heads :)

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  7. Amazing trends! I would love to be able to pull a hot pink lipstick!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  8. Great list! I say anything Zoe Saldana does is definitely a DO. :)

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  9. Great post! I'm all about the bouncy hair and bright pink nails! Yay for spring.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  10. Happy Spring! I love the trends you've chosen here. Purple smoky eyes, rosy cheeks, and cat eyes are faves. :D

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  11. I wore purple smokey eyes tonight to Fashion Week. Love it! Did you get to see the Alexis Couture line? Ha! I saw Nikki Taylor tonight and she's still so beautiful!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  12. yes yes YES! I love all of these beauty trends. I usually do a winged eye, so I want to try the other trends for sure!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  13. You are so on point!!!! The hot pink lip is my favorite right now!

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  14. i'm a great fan of the winged liner look but somehow can never get it right myself!

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  15. I love the bobby brown bronzer! It's amazing! xoxo A-

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  16. I'm all about rosy cheeks and bouncy curls :) xoxo, morgan

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  17. I'm really loving the pink shade of lipstick and just really lovely bright colors! xo

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  18. I love all these trends! I am going to make it my spring goal to try out all of them!!

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  19. I love all these trends, especially rosy cheeks and purple eyes!

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  20. i lovee olivia palermo
    check out my latest post
    www.fashion-footprints.blogspot.com
    xxxx

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  21. Ok so I love a purple smokey eye! One of my favs as for colors with a smokey eye. Love copper browns and a pink brown smokey eye and of course the classic, but Those colors look super fun :) I am going to do a youtube clip with application of it soon :) can't wait. Love it!

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  22. Love the Bobby Brown shimmer and pink Butter polish! We all look better with glowing cheeks and I love her gorgeous bouncy hair!

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  23. HI Dolls!!! How are you? So very sorry I been MIA but I'm getting back into my bloggie world now.! I love your new blog header is too cute!!!

    Love all your picks dolls!


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  24. I am so lucky that I have both of you to keep me in touch with make up trends, which is something I never have a clue about. So a Big thank you for that. Love the hot pink, eyeliner and sun kissed skin...I will be trying these out.

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  25. I love having a dewy lightly rosy cheek. It is one of my most worn looks. I have yet to master the winged eyeliner though.

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  26. I'm loving the color of that nail polish

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  27. oh no I am so clueless about make up and hair, but I LOVE this post! Olivia Palermo's hair looks amazing and I really like the winged eyeliner even though I always mess up.

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  28. I can't wait to rock purple smoky eyes and hot pink lips--I think those are my two favorites, although the rosy cheek trend makes me happy too!

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  29. I'm loving ALL these trends. I picked up some pink lipstick today as well :)

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  30. gorgeous trends!! I love them all <3

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