Ahh, spring! Just uttering the word makes us feel all warm inside and ready to remove winter's heavy layers. But when transitioning your wardrobe, it is important to also lighten up your beauty routine. And this season's biggest hair and makeup trends are all about simple details that will really make you shine.
Here are five hair and makeup looks you need to try this spring. Plus, celebrity examples and tips on how to nail each trend.
Neon Orange Lips
DO go for a super bright orange lip color, as this shade works on all skin tones. The most important thing in choosing orange lipstick is the finish. Glossy and creamy shades are fresh and fun. Keep the rest of your makeup uncomplicated -- framing your face with bold brows, gilded eyelids and mascara.
DON'T go matte with your orange lips AND your face makeup. It creates this blah finish that makes your face appear unnatural and tense.
Fresh Face, Winged Eyeliner
DO skip the heavy foundation and simply smooth on a tinted moisturizer or BB cream to go with this classic eye makeup look. We're going to give it to you straight: perfecting the cat-eye takes lots of practice. But with the right cream eyeliner and angled brush, you'll have it down in no time. (Watch this how-to video for reference.)
DON'T go all wild with your winged eyeliner and top it off with a ghostly pale shade that washes out your skin. Stick to clean, simple lines using just one eyeshadow.
DO take the plunge and snip your strands into this medium-length haircut. The not-too-short and not-too-long hairstyle works for every face shape, and your styling possibilities are limitless.
DON'T just chop your long locks until they fall right at your shoulders and then forget about the layers.
DO accentuate your sun-kissed complexion with a shiny and shimmering mani. Besides, aren't you bored with the usual pastel nail polishes?
DON'T ruin your metallic manicure with an unnatural nail shape. And ditch the acrylic nails!
Cafe Au Lait Hair Color
DO go against the norm (and not go blonde this season) and opt for a richer brown dye job with face-framing highlights. Whether worn loose and wavy or sleek and straight, it will look amazing.
DON'T book another salon appointment to go ombré. Just don't do it.