Makeup trends for spring 2013 take shape around the clothing trends they accompany. But when it comes to beauty, each new season is also about expanding your horizons, experimenting and trying something new. From the runway trends to the tutorials and how-tos, this is where we'll constantly update you on all things makeup related for spring.
It was Marie Antoinette gone punk when Chanel's Cruise 2012/2013 collection sailed down the runway at the Palace of Versailles. But it wasn't just the clothes that were bold and candy-coloured: angular bobs were supported by a strong make-up look dominated by the colour pink. After the break: an in-depth look at recreating (and adapting) this look for yourself.
While a bold hue on both lips and eyes can be too much of a makeup fun-fair, contrast brights on both lips and nails is a perfect alternative. With understated, fresh eyes and the lips the focus of the face, this is a beauty look perfect for 2012. Rock fresh spring colours in the warmer seasons, or contrast richer hues when the weather is a little grey. Either way, you can find out how to create the look after the break.
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Navigate your screen to anything from Instagram to Tumblr and you’ll see a common theme emerge: pictures of perfectly manicured nails. Few, though, are pictures of the traditional manicure. What you’ll find instead are pictures of something more akin to fake nails – textured and printed nail-art finishes layered upon a natural finger nail. Some have the cute factor (Alexa Chung wore eye ball nail…
With braids encircling the head like a halo, this mix of subtle champagne shimmer, false lashes and pink lips looks divinely doe-eyed and angelic. But it's the kind of 2012 beauty look worth keeping up your sleeve: mix it up with some bouffant bed hair and it works just as well for creating that Brigitte Bardot youthful sex kitten look. Find out how to create it after the break.
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It's the beauty of Van Gogh's starry night reflected in your eyes. The edges of pitch black night illuminated into deep blue and shimmering purple by the celestial stars... As seen on the Rodarte spring 2012 runway, this look works for cool days or warm nights. Follow the beauty how to guide to create it yourself.
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Perfectly fitting for a vintage belle, soft coral lips are the crowning glory to flawless skin, peachy blushing cheeks, and bare eyes frosted with white liner. Read on for our full beauty how-to.
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Sometimes what you want from a beauty look isn't just something that compliments and turns heads, but something that adds a little dot of unconventionality. That's what this look is - literally. The beauty look that stood out from the Spring 2012 runways, Givenchy's models paraded with a metallic half-circle below and above each eye. Edgy yet innocent, simple yet unique, it's something worth trying at home. Find out how to recreate this full beauty look by following the how-to guide after the break.
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Winged eyeliner, fluttery eyelashes, nude lipsticks, divisive hair-dos and Twiggy; it was called Swinging Sixties for a reason. Now, as the flirtatious graphics and feminine silhouettes of the sixties have baited numerous designers’ upcoming collections for Spring 2012, so too does the 'London look' of the mod 60s make a return to our beauty routines. After the break, continue reading to find out why this era’s look gained fame, how certain British brands are interpreting it, and golden how-to tips for 2012.
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Caring for you nails and knowing which nail colours will have the most impact this season: these are two all-important and often neglected aspects of any beauty routine. For readers on the sunny side of the world, here's your guide to the top nail colour trends for spring 2011 - as well as those all important tips for keeping your nails well groomed and cared for. Read the full spring nail colour guide after the break.