Spring is the prettiest time of the year when flowers are sneaking out of the melting snow and the world is becoming lush and green again. Obviously, spring make-up always follows suit with decadent, juicy colors and fresh, bold hairstyles.
We rounded up our Twenty Favorite Spring 2011 Beauty Trends. Are you brave enough to take on some orange eyeshadow, the metallic nail, or even some neon green lipstick this year?
Neon Lip Color
Punch up your pucker with day-glo lip paint paired with clean, bare skin. Lips were the thing on the runway and this Tarina Tarintino’s Sparklecity Lip Gloss is fun, fanciful, and the perfect bright color for spring!
Bangs beware! Heavy fringes were taking a back seat this season with the focus on glamorous, bejeweled side parts. This chic, girlie Kate Spade Sparkly Barrette will do the trick!
Bring out your inner pop artist with colorfully accented swipes of neon tones, super easy to pull off with this Make-Up Forever Flash Colors Palette .
A little bit of Helena Bonham Carter gets Victorian, pulled-back hair frayed out loose around the face and neck is sweeter and softer than the other hair trend of the season–the high bun.
Tutorial by ItsJudyTime
Ballerina buns, high buns, side buns. Swept up hair is the thing this season, and get yours with this tutorial by LuxyHair.
Slicked Back Hair
Slick back your hair back with a little gel and keep your hair out of you face with this incredibly model chic look. Ouidad Climate Control Heat And Humidity Gel helps keep naughty strands in place.
Matte lipstick has been the thing for the last few seasons and it’s not going anywhere. So whip out your trusty stick of Nars Pure Matte Lipstick and put your best pout forward.
Big, bold, voluminous hippie: If you can’t see yourself with an uptight high bun or you just want to let you hair down, crimp it out and tossle it into a lioness mane with this tutorial by JLovesMac1.
What a breath of fresh air clean, controlled nude-ish nails are. Nude polish keeps your nails looking sophisticated without looking overdone. Grab this Sephora by O.P.I Leotard Optional Nail Polish.
Did you get the green memo? Green make-up (including lipstick and nails) is huge for spring. We’ll stick with Yves Saint Laurent Green Eyeshadow Palette which are the perfect colors to bring out the chocolate in a beautiful pair of brown eyes.
Messy, Natural Waves
This isn’t really a new trend. Basically, messy waves are the perpetually hot mama look. If you haven’t mastered the craft of bedhead yet, check out this tutorial by JulieG713.
Different variations of headbands, other than the classic “Alice” look, are totally in style for spring and they seem to go well with the high bun trend. We are rocking a hair scarf from Urban Outfitters right now!
Maybe you can’t afford expensive jewels, but you can bling out your nails in coppers, bronzes, and lush golds like The Full Monty Molten Gold Nail Polish from Butter London.
We’ve seen different variations on this nail all over the streets, but the main inspiration behind it seems to be Dita Von Teese’s half-moon manicure with bright red nail. Try it with two different colors to be extra edgy! Here’s a Tutorial by Linda165.
Slather on this electric orange eyeshadow from Medusa’s Make-Up. We’ve tried this brand on and the color is potent!
You don’t need to be overly made up to look gorgeous this spring and this Bare Escentuals Starter Kit is the perfect way to cover up any flaws you may be insecure about without looking like your face is caked with make-up.
Lots Of Blush
If you have to embrace one beauty trend this spring, give yourself high cheekbones with lots of blush and clean skin. Nars Orgasm Blush is one of the most popular blushes for good reason–it goes with almost every skin tone.
All Gold Everything
Gold highlighter, gold lipstick, gold nails–2011 is the season of the golden goddess. Accentuate your eyes with this Stila Gold Glitter Eyeliner.
Daytime Smoky Eye
Don’t be afraid to rock a sultry eye during the day. You can do it with softer colors and by focusing on the outer corners of your eyes rather than the whole eye lid. Grab this palette by Too Faced Soft & Sexy Eyeshadow Collection.
For a while, we were seeing bleached-out grunge eyebrows on the runway. These days, bold dark eyebrows are back. Give them some structure with this Anatasia Beverly Hills Perfect Kit For Eyes And Brows.
- What’s your favorite new beauty trend for spring? Let us know in the comments!