Ask Natty: Beauty Trends For Spring?

by Natalie Decleve · April 28, 2011

Dear Natty – Spring is finally here! I am so excited for the warm weather, but I feel like I still look like I’m stuck in winter. Eventually when I get a little tan, I know I’ll feel better – but until then, are there any beauty trends to perk up my look for spring?

-Pasty Pale

Dear Pasty –

It’s a fact: the moment the spring sun starts warming up, everyone - even New Yorkers, begin craving color. This season, that color is CORAL. From peachy to electric orange and everything in between, the vivid hue showed up all over spring 2011 runways in clothing AND on faces. Fendi, Jill Stuart, Milly, Gucci, J Mendel and more – all used shades of orange lips to compliment their latest collections.

What better way to boost your look from winter to wonderful, than with a vibrant kiss of color? And if a shocking pout feels too bold for you, test out the trend with a peachy cheek stain, sheer coral lipgloss, or tangerine nail polish. Surprisingly, no matter what your coloring, there is a version of coral that will work for you. The trick to finding your shade is…

Go with your skin tone, not against it. If your skin has yellow undertones, go for a brighter more citrus based orange. Rosy cheeked girls with more pink to their skin should stick with shades that have more a more pinky base.

Don’t be afraid to blend. If you don’t love the color straight out of the tube, try mixing in another pink or nude lipstick, gloss or liner that you already know works for you. This way, you can create a custom coral that’s just right for you.

Trust me, it’s hard to feel blue when you wear this bright hue…so pick an orange and you’ll be feeling peachy in no time!

Xx

Natty

Estee Lauder - Pure Color Lipstick 326 Mandarin PopEstee Lauder - Pure Color Lipstick 326 Mandarin Pop $28 - yesstyle.com

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Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss - TangerineBobbi Brown Lip Gloss - Tangerine $22 - barneys.com

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Lancome - L'Absolu Creme De Brillance - # 66 Orange Sacree 6ml/0.21ozLancome - L'Absolu Creme De Brillance - # 66 Orange Sacree 6ml/0.21oz $32 - yesstyle.com

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Yves Saint Laurent - Pure Lipstick No.59 Melon D OrYves Saint Laurent - Pure Lipstick No.59 Melon D Or $35 - yesstyle.com

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Yves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush - 1: Velvety PeachYves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush - 1: Velvety Peach $38 - barneys.com

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NARS Multiple Tint - Turks & CaicosNARS Multiple Tint - Turks & Caicos $39 - barneys.com

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MAC LipstickMAC Lipstick $15 - nordstrom.com

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte - 13: Peach PassionYves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte - 13: Peach Passion $34 - barneys.com

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Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur - 3: Pure CoralYves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur - 3: Pure Coral $30 - barneys.com

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Amazon.com: Essie Summer 2010 Collection- Haute as Hello: BeautyAmazon.com: Essie Summer 2010 Collection- Haute as Hello: Beauty $3.95 - amazon.com

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Dior Vernis Electric Tropics Nail Enamel - Limited EditionDior Vernis Electric Tropics Nail Enamel - Aloha Limited Edition $26 - macys.com

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Nars Peach BlushNars Peach Blush realbeauty.com

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