The season for Spring break is upon us, meaning it's time to shake off the Winter doldrums and step into some sun. A trip to the beach is just the excuse you need to rejuvenate your senses and downsize your entire beauty routine. From self-tanner to sunscreen, discover the TSA-approved product essentials to pack for your vacation (and shop our favorites) when you keep reading.
Today marks the first day of Spring, but if you're still in need of a way to shake off those Winter blues, then we've got you covered. From fishtail braids to dewy makeup to the hottest new polish hues, people can't seem to get enough of the warmer season. Put that fever to bed, and click through to see what's trending for Spring.
Usually wearing more than one beauty trend at a time can cause a clash, but Emmy Rossum proved that the key is choosing the right combination. She matched emerald smoky eyes and nude lips with an easy braid and white nails at last night's The 20/20 Experience album release party.
By incorporating Pantone's color of the year, Emmy's green shadow is spot-on for Spring. To re-create the look, apply Make Up For Ever Kohl Pencil in Intense Green ($17) in the lower waterline and on the upper lids. Then top with a golden shadow in the inner corners and on the center of lids. Emmy balanced the bold shadow with a glossy nude lip — yet another trend for Spring. Her effortless french braid is similar to styles seen on the Honor and Marchesa Spring 2013 catwalks. Finally, for nails, swipe on a few coats of China Glaze in Coconut Kiss ($7) for a bold white manicure that has been spotted as a celebrity favorite. Which trends will you be mixing and matching in the coming months?
Beautiful, glowing skin for Spring just needs one thing: a swipe of standout lip color. Take a style cue from the Spring 2013 runways, and see the hottest lip hues to try this season. Whether you like pastels, neons, or something a little more classic, you'll find a shade for inspiration.
As the season transitions from cold to warm, our skin can look a little sallow. "Winter really leaves the skin looking dull," says celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas. "You can't exfoliate as much in Winter, so after a few months, people feel like they have aged 20 years. Everyone wants their glow back." We recently caught up with Vargas, who shared some excellent tips on how to shift our skin care regimen into Spring.
POPSUGAR: When should you stop using your Winter routine?
Joanna Vargas: When the heat officially goes off, I think it coincides with an increase of moisture in the air. That's a good time to make the switch.
PS: What types of products should you look for as the season changes?
JV: I think you should increase exfoliation to twice a week, and look for product that increases hydration and circulation. My Daily Serum ($85) is formulated to help with this. I also like Eminence Organics Sweet Rose Treatment ($58).
PS: Can your skin get stressed through seasonal change?
JV: Yes, the seasonal change can absolutely stress the skin, and the skin can show this by breaking out. Regular exfoliation and a light serum that oxygenates and hydrates the skin will go a long way to make a difference in its appearance as we transition seasons.
As evidenced by the Spring 2013 runways, expect to see varying shades of blue pop up on eyes, nails, and even in hair. You may be wondering how you can wear the cool hue without looking like a peacock or someone stuck in the '80s, however, and here are plenty of examples on how to do it right. Find your favorite translation of the trend for every skin tone, multiple occasions, and all the shades of blue.
It may technically still be Winter, but Spring's exciting new palettes are warming up the makeup counters. From eye shadows that look like artistic carousel vignettes to colorfully embossed face and cheek compacts, you won't want to miss these gorgeous Spring 2013 palettes. They're all worth ogling and stashing in your makeup bag.
If you thought pastel eye makeup was only for preteens and the runway, you're wrong! You can wear lilac and mint shades (even though Easter is weeks off yet). Mark. celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles reveals how any woman can conquer the fairer shades of the spectrum, no matter your skin tone.
1. Prime Lids: Pastel colors have a tendency to fade or look ashy — especially on darker skin tones. So that pastel pigments stay true to their color, Stiles recommends first using an eye shadow primer or concealer to lay the base. Stiles's favorite shades for Spring are seafoam green, coral, and vibrant blues.
2. Add Black: If you're looking to balance the sweetness of pastel eye makeup, incorporate a dose of black. Black liquid liner and lots of inky mascara lend a much-needed edge, resulting in a modern, not immature, effect.
3. Combine Colors: It's OK to mix colors when you wear pastels. One way to temper the light hue is to add a complementary darker shade on the outer corners of the lid, leaving the pastel to brighten the inner corners. Also, try keeping the color close to the lash line or in the waterline. Then use a taupe shadow in the crease. For the more daring, pair pastels with a touch of colored mascara on lower lashes.