Ready for some visible change this new year? Start by incorporating a few of the quirkiest, yet most fashion-forward, beauty and hair styles seen on the Spring 2013 runways into your makeup repertoire. From bedazzled rainbow lids to sci-fi hair tape, this season is all about experimenting with your beauty look in the most offbeat ways. So leave the classic and tried behind, and instead pursue your makeover by using this season's most quirky and bold runway trends as your source of inspiration.
Fendi's Bright Sticks
Fendi's Spring 2013 collection was bold, fun and slightly offbeat, to say the least. Not only was the RTW quirky in silhouette and hue, but the makeup also provided a fun vibe that complemented the artsy collection. Actual strips of neoprene were used to line the eyes of the models, for a standout effect that was young and fashion-forward. What made the look even more unique, was the interesting color pairings, including a combination of brown with muted orange and bright yellow with blue. To get on this contemporary trend, use different colored chunky eyeliners, creating bold, short, colorful strokes under your lids.
Christian Dior's Bedazzled Lids
For a more glam beauty look, use Christian Dior's Spring 2013 bedazzled eyelids as your source of inspiration. Using bursts of Swarovski crystals in matching or contrasting shades to the eyeshadow, Dior's girls were made up in a rainbow of sparkly colors that drew all attention to the eyes. For a more accessible version of this intense look, opt for pale eyeshadow and fewer crystals that you can glue around sparingly.
Prada's Faux Bangs
If you've always been curious about bangs, but have been too afraid to make the cut, go for the mock version instead. Need help? Look to Prada's Spring 2013 collection which featured faux-bangs courtesy of upturned hair. Start by gathering your hair into a low twist, all while leaving the ends loose. Now, brush the ends forward over the top of your hair, to create a fringe-styled bang. Make sure to keep your strands more on the messy side, as a neat 'do will forego the sexy statement this style is intended to make.
Alexander Wang's Hair Stripe
For Spring 2013, the Alexander Wang "downtown girl" goes sci-fi with a little bit of help from electrical tape. Reinventing the ponytail by using black, white and gray stripes of tape, one of the most basic and classic hairstyles gets a futuristic upgrade that is stylish and very fashion-forward. To get on trend with this "it" style, make sure to keep your pony sleek and smooth, in a uniform sort of manner, before adding your sci-fi accent. Easy and inexpensive, this contemporary look is all about having fun and being daring with your style.
Moschino's Exaggerated Features
This spring, leave minimalism behind and instead embrace bold—better yet, exaggeration. For inspiration, mimic Moschino's Spring 2013 makeup style which intensified the features by using bold beauty choices. For a more wearable approach, stick to one feature at a time, such as bold eyebrows or a highly-pigmented pout in electric hues. However, if you are feeling fearless in your beauty choices, go ahead and play up your whole face and embrace beauty exaggeration.
Oscar de la Renta's Punk Updo
Give your ladylike manner a punkish appeal by streaking a few of your strands. At Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2013 collection, models sported pink neon streaks throughout their ladylike updos, a punk-chic accent that upgraded the designer's elegant and feminine style by infusing a bit of rock 'n' roll. If you're not feeling that bold, yet want in on this bad-girl trend, use colorful hair extension that you can clip on and take off in just a matter of seconds.