Welcome the pared-down, fresh-and-easy mood of the warmer months with pretty updates for your hair, skin and makeup. We’ve culled some of the hottest beauty trends from the spring runways for you to try at home.
Pony up: Whether they’re worn sleek and polished or loose and tousled, ponytails are one of this season’s easiest updo’s and were seen all over the runways in New York and London. Refined yet youthful and unfussy, ponies were worn high and super-slicked at Donna Karan, classic and swingy at Ralph Lauren and low on the nape of the neck at Reed Krakoff (also seen on Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars). For high-impact luster, try Alterna’s 3-Minute Shine Boost.
Bronzed beauty: Get gorgeous with glowing, illuminated skin. To achieve the naturally sunny look, dust bronzing powder on the parts of your face which the sun’s rays would normally hit—the forehead, bridge of the nose and cheekbones. Mai Couture’s 2 in 1 Oil Blotting Bronzing Papiers are a great option for a beautiful, sun-kissed glow. To build a perfect tan on your body—without the sun’s damaging rays—try Diana B’s 60 Second Miracle Tan.
Über-defined lashes: Fabulously long lashes play up your eyes to the hilt and look striking when paired with natural-looking makeup. To get this look, apply a liquid liner through the roots of curled eyelashes. Then use two coats of lengthening mascara, starting at the roots and wiggling upward towards the ends. To pump up the fullness of your lashes, we recommend Sue Devitt’s Lash Intensifier Treatment & Lengthening Mascara.
Less-is-more makeup: Fresh faces kissed with peachy pink blush and lipstick were seen on the spring runways at Oscar de la Renta and Ralph Lauren. To get the soft, glowing look, start with Jane Iredale’s Purepressed Mineral Foundation for a flawless complexion. Top it off with Paula Dorf’s Lip Color Cream and a light dusting of Stila’s Custom Color Blush for just the right color to suit your skintone.
Beautiful brows: Brows are bold but feminine—not sleekly thin or overly bushy. Use an eyebrow shadow or marker to enhance your arches in a more natural way, as pencils can look too defined. To achieve the perfect arch, we love Touchback’s Browmarker and Joan Rivers’s Great Brow Day. To complement your bold, confident brows, keep your makeup nude and naturall with a healthy, bronzed glow.
Go coral: Beautiful coral lips were seen all over the runways for spring. If your skin has cool undertones, opt for bluer pinks; if your skin has warm undertones, choose more orange-y hues. Better yet, get the absolute perfect shade for your skintone with DuWop’s Perfect Coral Kit, which morphs to the exact shade to suit your individual coloring and comes with a lipliner to prevent feathering. If coral lips just aren’t your style, we also love nude, buff-colored lipsticks for a more natural-looking option.
Ease into summer: As spring moves into the summer months, your makeup should be as simple and light as a sundress and sandals. Beat the heat with products that aren’t thick and heavy, and won’t melt, slide or run. A few of our favorite summertime products include Perricone’s No Foundaton Foundation, which provides light coverage while providing SPF30 protection; Blinc’s Eyebrow Mousse, designed to stay put all day without smudging; and Mai Couture’s Blotting Papiers to keep a slick t-zone under control.