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One of the hottest trends for spring seems to be navy eyeliner. Less harsh than black, navy eyeliner can make a smokey eye really stand out. A few to try:

1. Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Navy, $4.99, Target
2. Tarte EmphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eyeliner in Navy, $18, Sephora
3. L’Oreal HIP Studio Secrets Professional Eye Liner Pencil in Navy, $8.49, Drugstore.com

Fortunately, navy works well with pretty much every skin tone – so any woman call pull this look off. Even though navy can look softer than black, take care to keep the rest of your makeup neutral to avoid clashing (especially if you are doing a smokey eye.) You can have a lot of fun playing around with navy eyeliner, either wearing it alone or combining it with other colors for an eye-popping look. Normally, I stick with black liner – but this season, I think I’ll be trying navy to switch things up a bit. What about you?


There were a lot of models strutting their stuff on the spring runways with wild, shockingly colored hair – including neon purple, red, green and pink!

While this look may not be very practical for every day, I still think it’s a fun way to shake up your spring beauty routine. Hold on, though – don’t reach for anything crazy like permanent dye! Instead, use colored clip-on hair extensions or washable hair dye to create temporary (very temporary) streaks of bold color.

This might not be an every day look, but I think it’s perfect for a night out, or if you’re heading to a sporting event or concert. What do you think? Would you try this spring beauty trend?

It’s hard to think about spring when it’s still chilly outside, but I love looking ahead to some of the top spring 2012 beauty trends we can expect to see next year. Here are some of my favorites!

Full Brows

This season, it’s all about letting your brows be the focal point of your face. Keep them neatly trimmed, but allow their natural shape to shine – full brows are in for spring! If you went a little crazy with the tweezers, fill in sparse brows with a coordinating brow pencil like Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil ($22, Sephora.)

Red Lips

Plenty of models strutted their stuff on the spring runways sporting a bold red lip. While typically a fall color, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the coming of spring than with a bright pop of color! For a truly universally flattering red lipstick, try MAC Lipstick in Russian Red ($14.50, MAC Cosmetics.)

Bright Locks

Play around with your hair color by injecting a jolt of fierce, bright color like electric blue, yellow, green, pink – you get the idea! While an all-over neon shade may not be practical for day to day, consider highlighting various sections of your hair or go temporary with clip-in hair extensions in a bright shade. I think this is one of the most fun trends for spring, don’t you?

Pastel Nail Polish

Nothing says spring more than pastels, and pastel nail color is totally wearable for any woman. From mint to green to pale pink and everything in between, pastel nails are perfect for this season. One to try: Essie Borrowed & Blue, $8.

Which trend are you going to rock come spring?


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