Angela’s Lab | Top 5 Spring Beauty Trends + Gift Time!

Spring is right around the corner (even though the weather may not be cooperating everywhere…) and one of the items at the top of my personal to-do list is to axe the darker lips and shimmery eyes I loved for fall and brighten up my face for spring. Make-up is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to freshen up your look. Instead of winging it alone, get free advice and a new look from the professionals at Neiman Marcus during their Project Beauty event happening now until March 1st. Even better, if you decide to purchase some new products, you will receive the always-fun bag of goodies with tons of great samples to experiment with. Plus, there are a number of special offers and gifts from your favorite beauty brands like Clinique, Lancome, Trish McEvoy, and Dior just to name to few.

I personally will be at Neiman Marcus in Scottsdale on Saturday, February 28th at 2 pm, returning as the guest judge for the biannual Beauty Face-Off competition. I can’t wait to see what their uber-talented make-up artists have planned to show-off from their new spring collections! I have been thrilled with the new look for the season I came away with last fall and now I’m ready to do the same for spring!

Here are the Top 5 Beauty Trends for Spring that I’m expecting to see in the spotlight.

1 | Coral Kisser

Coral is red’s easier-to-wear and apply, ultra-flattering, spring cousin. We love this shade of “True Coral” by Tom Ford. Note that the experts are saying your lipstick should be slightly diffused after you apply it vs. sharply and perfectly lined.

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Jessica Biel’s coral lips are ultra-flattering and brighten her whole face. Photo Credit: glamour.com

2 | Cat Eyes

This classic graphic look for the eyes is super sexy and sophisticated. We love Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner applied with a fine-line brush — it makes it easy to create the perfect cat eye. We promise. When your eyes make a strong statement like this, keep your lips more neutral.

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 2.18.42 PM Kate Upton’s cat eye… meow!! Photo Credit: popsugar.com

3 | Bright Eyes

Our love of the ’80s makes us excited to see all the bright blue and green eye liners back, after all, they make the whites of your eyes look brighter. Oh, and check out these pastel adhesive eyeliner stickers by Dior! No smudging!

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 1.57.34 PMPhoto Credit: dior.com

4 | Natural Nudes

The fresh face is on point this season — making for an easier, less time-consuming transition from wake-up to out the door. Color-correcting creams, concealer (we swear by Benefit’s Erase Paste!) and neutral eyeshadows are an easy path to a more polished look and, remember, less is more when it comes to make-up application and younger-looking skin.

kate upton neutral makeup BB Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown

5 | Modern Matte

Nude nails are haute and chic in matte finishes. Beware of shiny top coats as they will of course create the opposite effect. Your nails should look natural but polished, just the way we like them and so easy to maintain!

nude nail polish_0Nails inc Mayfair // Tom Ford Naked // Butter London Nude Duo

Hope you can come get glam with me on February 28th at Neiman Marcus!

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