Wipe off that burgundy lipstick and look outside – it’s spring! Just as you update your wardrobe with a few of-the-moment pieces when spring weather arrives, your makeup and hair are now ripe for renewal. If you think updating your look means taking risks or making mistakes, think again. Spring 2010 is the season for fresh, flattering, foolproof beauty trends that couldn't be more wearable. Start incorporating these trends into your routine today and welcome the new season!
1. Ballerina buns
Want a faster way to take your locks from untamed to elegant? Upswept hair is one of spring's most popular looks and it's up to you how you'll wear it: tight or loose, high or low.
To recreate the most popular runway style, a ballerina bun, Glamour recommends slicking your hair into a high ponytail and twisting into a bun at the crown of your head. Then, simply secure with V-shaped pins. When slicking back your strands, try Korres Lime Styling Gel to smooth flyaways without weighing down hair.
2. Aqua eyeliner
This spring, give basic black a little time off and let aqua eyeliner take center stage. Experiment with shades of blue and turquoise to find a hue that flatters your eye color and skin tone. For instance, you can apply Bare Minerals Glimmer Eyeshadow in Azure – a deep turquoise shade – as a liner with a wet brush for gorgeous color and shine.
According to Elle, you have several great options for wearing this bright eyeliner shade. You can apply a thin line to your upper lids or smudge the shades along your lower lash line or into the inner corners of your eyes. Start small and build your color.
3. Pastel shadow
In the blink of an eye, the 80s are back. Think icy blues, powdery purples and a range of pastel shadows, says Harper's Bazaar. For a look that's 2010, choose a shade that works with your clothing – but don't go for an exact color match.
Keep in mind that less is more when it comes to daytime eye makeup, but don't be afraid to be dramatic at night. An unexpected pop of pastel on lids also means that you can get away with minimal makeup elsewhere. Try Colorescience Genie Eye Colore in Cold As Ice for a head-turning frosty blue.
4. Braided hair
Braids are no longer just the stuff of little girls and Halloween costumes. The braids worn on the runway this spring look as sophisticated with a formal gown as they do with a casual pair of shorts. And since most of us mastered the art of the braid long ago, this trend is simple to adopt.
To update the youthful braids of your past, try braiding your hair slightly to one side (your braid should fall over one shoulder), or fasten two smaller side braids into a headband that's chic enough for a cocktail party or wedding. Dab Rene Furterer Myrrhea Anti-Frizz No Rinse Silkening Fluid onto ends to ensure they're as soft and strong as the rest of your braid.
5. Peach lips
The soft orange undertone of peach lip color flatters skin shades from pale to deep tan, so it's likely to become your essential makeup item this season. Peach lip color is light enough to be mistake-proof, so go ahead and apply without looking!
The nearly neutral tone of peach lips also pairs well with strong eyes and brows, giving you the chance to create a bold look. Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot is the perfect peach to set the tone for the season.
With these easy trends and a new hue or two added to your makeup kit, you're ready to bloom. Don't delay – pick a style and wear it tonight to usher in the season. You'll find that these looks will become your style staples in the months to come.
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