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Spring 2010 Makeup Trends

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Spring 2010 Makeup Trends

Go On, Get Sprung for Spring in These Pretty Makeup Trends

Spring 2010 Makeup Trends
Spring is for getting sprung, but of course! Fall in love with a bevy of spring makeup looks in our virtual makeover studio. In the meantime, here are a few beauty tips for looking cool and kittenish with minimal effort.

Vibrant reds, corals and pinks that are sheer or glossy give the illusion you’ve been hanging out at the farmers’ market sampling juicy, fresh-picked produce. Dress them up with a bit of blush applied to the apples of the cheeks for a flushed look that’s of-the-moment, then melt-proof both by blotting so there’s not as much to slide off in the warm weather.

Look to your kitchen to help you chill out and look gorgeous. Toners and milky cleansers should be kept inside your fridge for a quick morning pick-me-up—the cooling sensation feels amazing. Chilled yogurt can be used as a mask to restore your skin’s PH balance and soothe irritations from external aggressors like sun and wind. Add ¼ tablespoon of honey to one tablespoon of all-natural, plain yogurt for extra hydration.

Air-drying isn’t for everyone--especially women with frizz-prone hair--so switch to an ionic hair dryer (it dries faster without frying) and use the cool setting whenever possible. You can create extra volume by lifting with your fingers at the roots since humidity makes hair limp. Blow dry the top of the head, working your way to the ends so you don’t over-dry them. A paper towel can work wonders in lieu of a regular towel for soaking up moisture without roughing up the cuticle.

Porcelain skin is de rigeur, but it’s tempting to fake a tan if you live near the shore. For an authentic-looking glow, opt for a gradual self-tanner made for daily use. These products contain moisturizing lotion, but still tend to cling to skin’s dry, rough patches, so apply them after shaving and exfoliating. And steer clear of sugar or salt scrubs, which can leave behind residue that prevents an even application. --Stephanie Simons

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