with Susan Wagner
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Spring Fashion Week in New York wasn’t just about clothes and accessories. Au contraire, mon frére! The 2009 collections gave us major insight into the upcoming season’s hottest beauty trends. This makes me unnaturally giddy, as I’m definitely not as hesitant to buy a lovely new lipstick opposed to a $100 sweater. We are in a recession, remember…
Harper’s Bazaar recently published the most prevalent hair and makeup trends for the Spring 2009 season, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with some of the looks. Here are my top five contenders.
1) Tousled Waves
Say goodbye to the overly flat-ironed, pin straight locks from past seasons. This spring focuses on healthy, voluminous and touchable hair. If you are lucky enough to have natural wave/curl/volume, just apply a product like Bumble & Bumble Styling Lotion and air dry. Is your hair straight as a board? Just use a large-barreled curling iron to achieve the loose waves seen above.
2) Peach blush
A little more subtle than bronzer, peach blush enhances a natural flush. NARS Orgasm is a cult favorite.
3) Red lips
Finding your true red can be a little daunting, but once you locate your signature shade, red lips are all you need for a dramatic new look. Allure has a great article on how to wear red lipstick.
4) A softer, smoky eye
A smoky eye doesn’t have to involve black eyeliner smudged down your face. Softer colors like gold, bronze and gray can mimic the same look without the harshness. L’Oréal Paris HIP Metallic Shadow Duo in Gilded ($7) was seen all over the runway.
5) Ponytails and Knots
Trying to get out the door for a meeting while your yogurt-stained toddler straddles your leg? Might be time for a ponytail. Thank goodness we can pretend we were just following spring’s new trend.
Images from harpersbazaar.com
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