Spring is in the air and—warm weather aside—we are getting super excited about fresh, emerging beauty trends. Since New York Fashion Week wrapped up its Fall showings just a few months ago, Spring 2012 runway shows seem light years away. Luckily, we dug up the best beauty looks from New York last September, just to remind you what we can look forward to. Here are some of our favorite beauty looks for Spring:
Just when you can't stand the thought of tying your hair up one more time, Erin Fetherston comes along and makes it cute again. Pull all your hair to one side near your shoulder and secure it with a hair tie. For extra oomph, wrap a small piece of hair around the ponytail and secure it with a pin to conceal the elastic band. So chic and so easy!
What would spring be without a bit of bold color or neon? Electric red lips were hot at Jen Kao; a perfect look for someone who wants to look put together but doesn’t have time to do a full face.
Put down your tweezers because bold brows are back! These thick brows from Altuzarra add an element of confidence to a woman’s face—something we could all use a little more of before summer arrives.
Spring is about new beginnings and fresh faces. We love what DVF did for Spring, drawing attention to clean, smooth, natural looking skin. This healthy look is so refreshing and simple, we’ll definitely be investing in some new foundation this season.
Streaks of Color
The color-streaking hair trend already seems to be well underway (see what we had to say about Selena Gomez), but we’d like to think Peter Som started it all. Subtle reds and golds brought life into potentially dull-looking hair and seemed like the perfect winter-to-spring transition ’do.
Thanks to Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Adele, nails never have to be one boring shade again. Ruffian showed us just how wild nails can be this season, using color, patterns, and sequins to create original nail art.
In the past we’ve seen a lot of color on the eyes and lips for Spring, but this season, color has moved from the mouth to the cheeks, Keri Blair, Senior Artist for M·A·C Cosmetics, told us. Rosy cheeks (like those seen at Tracy Reese) are such a classic, feminine look, we think it’s safe to say it works on everyone.
Although not a new trend, red lips at Anna Sui were timeless and bright enough for Spring. Pack away your blood reds; it’s time for a lighter color.
Orchard lips stole the show at Prabal Gurung, when color got darker and darker as it reached the center of the mouth. Although we’re not wild about these particular colors for day-to-day, we love the idea of combining several lipstick shades to create the perfect effect and color.
Creatures of the Wind added a twist to traditional eye shadow application with pastel liner. Just a thin swipe of your favorite pastel blue or green above the crease adds a pop of color without overwhelming your face.
image: Harper's Bazaar