5 Spring 2012 Beauty Trends You Can Rock Right Now

Though we’re only a month into winter, aren’t you already tired of it and pining for spring? Just me? Oh.

Anyway, if you want to inject a little spring 2012 into your beauty game, here are 5 trends you can rock right now:

1. Mint nail polish.

Pastels are back once again (though truth be told, they never really left). Mint is pushing forward to be the hot nail color next season, but you can get a head start on the goes-with-all-our-brown skin tones hue.

Polishes to try:

2. Orange lipstick.

Pantone earlier declared tangerine as the color of the year for 2012. The vivid shade takes guts to pull off, but can brighten the complexion and is a hot alternative to red.

Orange lipsticks to try: MAC Lady Danger, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense #30, Black Opal True Color Lipstick in Tropica, Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Mango Mambo

3. Vibrant blush.

Shades of pink, coral, and orange are on trend for S/S ’12 and perfect because bolder colors look stunning on brown cheeks.

Bold blush shades to try: Milani Baked Blush in Red Vino, Black Radiance Artisan Baked Blush in Warm Berry, Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot, NARS Blush in Mata Hari

4. Bronzed, luminous skin.

Can’t go on vacay? Look like you did with a luminous bronzed look. You can mix a touch of liquid luminizer in your foundation for an all over glow or dust a deep shade of powder bronzer along the perimeter of the face and the hollows of the cheeks.

Bronzers to try: Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Bali Brown, Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in #8 Ebony Bronze, MAC Bronzing Drops, NARS Multiple Bronzer

5. Strong brows.

Bolder brows are back again! If your brows aren’t quite there, you can fill them in with brow powder or a pencil using light, feathery, hair-like strokes. Be mindful not to overdo it—the look is Jourdan Dunn not Groucho Marx. Use a brow bone highlight (cream concealer 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone or a sheer shadow) to really make your arches stand out.

Which spring beauty trends are you itching to try?


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