If you love a matchy-matchy beauty look, MAC has created the solution to finding the exact same shade for eyes, nails, and lips. The brand's new Fashion Sets collection hits all the top color trends for Spring, including coral and blue. The only question left to answer is: which one of these four color combinations will you try first?
Whether or not Mother Nature is showing it right now, warmer temps are right around the corner. And all that sun means one thing: it's time to go full force on your SPF. We've rounded up the need-to-know products to make sure you're protected all Spring, all Summer, and all year long. Just keep clicking for the details.
The stars are welcoming Spring by adding a pop of color to their makeup palette. Both Thandie Newton and Leona Lewis were spotted wearing bright pink lipstick last night. At the Rogue premiere, Thandie picked a fuchsia shade paired with a subtle gray eye shadow. And Leona Lewis went for a bubblegum-pink shade with a touch of metallic silver eyeliner for her event at The Body Shop. This neon pink hue is perfect for daytime, or try Thandie's color for an evening event. Which lipstick look is your favorite?
If you're a fan of a five-minute style, then the knotted hair trend will be your favorite this Spring. Celebrities have been spotted out and about with quick and carefree topknots that are easy to get at home. Whitney Port kept her half-up hairstyle casual by whipping it up into a precarious knot at the crown. Ashlee Simpson's topknot was constructed by twisting hair around and securing it front and center, and Julianne Hough opted for a simple yet unexpected knot along her fringe line. Sometimes the best styles are left undone.
Calling all beauty mavens: Nordstrom is giving you the chance to get a leg up on Spring trends. From now through June, stores across the country are hosting Beauty Trend Shows and Pretty Parties for customers. Basically, it's an excuse to get pampered and score some insight into what's hot for Spring.
Securing your spot for a Trend Show gets you into an exclusive runway show, featuring the latest from your favorite Nordstrom brands. Included with your $20 — which is redeemable towards any beauty purchase the day of the event — is a free makeup and skin care consultation. Pretty Parties are free and open to everyone and include beauty tips, tons of pampering, and a bevy of free samples. Ready to get in on the action? Check the website to see when the events are taking place near you, and then prepare to be fabulous.
If there's one product you buy for Spring, make it a gorgeous makeup palette. Urban Decay never disappoints in this category, and this season the brand is showcasing two fresh palettes with 16 brand-new shades. Lorac's palette is convenient as a clutch, and NYX makes creating a smoky eye a cinch. Preview our favorite five before you purchase in today's Beauty Review. On Kirbie: Yumi Kim blouse.
The easiest trend to try for Spring 2013 is . . . new nail colors! It's time to pass by the deep, dusky shades of Winter and move on to the brightest hues in the bunch. From electric pinks to muted watercolors, find out which new shades best fit your personality before your next manicure.
If there's any updo that's synonymous with the sun and sand of a beach, then it's the braid. Whether plaited across your head, fishtailed over your shoulder, or French-woven down your back, braids are the go-to for occasions when a casual style is needed. It's Spring break season, which means it's high time for these woven strands to take center stage. Click through to get some serious inspiration.
Your hair color can have a big impact on the colors in your makeup palette, and that's why Mark celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles recommends different hues for blondes, redheads, and darker-haired beauties. Consider this your personal color-coded key to mastering the Spring makeup trends based on your hair color.
According to Stiles, the fair-haired bunch should turn to purple pastels to liven up their seasonal makeup palettes. Powdery lavenders or a more vibrant violet will accent the golden tones of the hair. She also recommends adding a touch of bronzer on cheeks to fake a sun-kissed glow.
For those with darker hair and lighter skin tones, Stiles recommends bright corals and peach colors, because they're the perfect neutrals. "It's not as girlie as pink, but not as grown up as red," she explains. Want something more eye-catching? Go for a spot of jade or turquoise eyeliner, which looks especially striking for darker-haired women with deep or olive complexions.
Generally, redheads are discouraged from wearing bold red lip color, but Stiles believes it's a rule to be broken. Match your blazing hair with an equally fierce lipstick hue. "A red-orange lip looks more modern on a redhead," Stiles says.
One easy switch to make for Spring is trading your matte makeup products for traditionally higher-on-shine alternatives. But before you head to the store to stock up on all-new cosmetics, you can get a dewy complexion using the products you already own. Find out how to gloss up your seasonal palette when you read more.