April 2012 Beauty Article


by: Jennifer McLaughlin



Spring has officially sprung up on runways all over the world! From New York, to Paris, to Milan and more, all the top designers are showcasing their spring collections, and with that, we are seeing trends in makeup that are just impossible to ignore! This month, as we spring forward, I’m going to share some of my most favorite and most WEARABLE spring 2012 runway makeup trends and help you fit them into your spring social life!


Shootout at the OK…Coral????

Yes, you read that right, my fellow Oklahomans… coral, the color, is popping up all over the place this spring! It’s the hottest trend in lips, and it’s wearable by every skintone and any age! From pale tangerines, to matte oranges, corals are hot this season!

At Dior (left) and Jean Paul Gaultier (right) we saw glowing skin, with strong bronze contours, and eyes that gleamed like Academy Awards in shades of gold and copper. The lips were a glossy, coral with a touch of berry, just beautiful! This look is just perfect for a night out on the town at a hot spot casino, or even a spring fling cocktail social!

At Anna Sui (left), Jason Wu (center), and Rick Owens (right) we saw a new spin on a vintage look. The red lip of the 1950’s Hollywood Icon look was replaced by a strong, matte coral with a largely orange undertone to it. The eyes and cheeks were kept very pale in tones of beiges, muted pinks, and champagnes. This look is just gorgeous for a formal event where you want a slightly understated look but to still make your presence known!

Get This Look: ALL THAT GLITTERS Eye Shadow, VEGAS VOLT Lipstick, LADY DANGER Lipstick (MAC Cosmetics)


In the GLOW!

Another favorite trend seen on runways for spring was gorgeous and bronzed glowing skin, paired with naturally shaded lips, eyes, and cheeks.

We saw this trend on all of the hottest and most relevant runways, such as DKNY (left), Marc by Marc Jacobs (center), and Michael Kors (right). This look is just flawless for a perfect spring day walk in the park, 18 holes on the club’s golf course, or a special midday ice cream treat with your crush.


Get This Look: LAGUNA Bronzer (NARS Cosmetics), PLINK! Lipstick, MODESTY Lipstick (MAC Cosmetics)


Feeling Fierce?

Some of the most fierce fashion houses brought out their inner diva in their makeup choices as well.

Fierce and bold was the name of the game at Gucci (left), Marios Schwab (center), and Miu Miu (right). Strong, dramatic eyes paired with barely-there skin and lips bring out the rockstar in these runway looks. Smokey blues, disconnected black liner, and geometric brights on the eyes captivate these looks! This trend is perfect for the girl that wants all eyes on her, and for her inner rock goddess to make her way out!


Get This Look: CONTRAST Eye Shadow, BLANKETY Lipstick, PASSIONATE Eye Shadow (MAC Cosmetics)

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