March 20, 2010


Spring officially starts today so I've created a list of the top beauty trends for spring/summer 2010 from the Runway shows!  

1)  Agent Orange - Various shades of orange (coral, tangerine, and peach) were seen on lips and cheeks. It's a universal color that looks great on everyone! 
Show: Chris Benz and Chanel
Get the Look:
Lancôme - L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in “Chris & Tell”  $29
This advanced lip color provides 6-hour care with continuous moisture and protective Vitamin E. Features plumping polymer and non-feathering color to define and reshape lips.
Bobbi Brown - Cabana Corals Collection: Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks  –  [Try  “Cabo Coral” (a pink nectar) and “Calypso Coral” (a bright coral) ] $22
Award-winning, cream-based product can be used on both lips and cheeks.
Bobbi Brown - Cabana Corals Collection: Nectar Shimmer Brick Compact  $38
This shimmering, brush-on powder creates a soft, coral glow. Works well with neutral and peach blush shades. 
2) Pastel Paradise - The '80s trend has moved to makeup, with a palette of icy blues, purples, and other sorbet shadows for spring.
Show: Versace

Get the Look:
Tokidoki – Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette – "Diamante"(purple) $25
A limited-edition eyeshadow palette that allows you to explore both your criminally cute and irresistibly edgy sides.
Beauty and technology combine in Ombres Quadrilumieres to glide on the skin like the softest caress, pampering and beautifying eyelids with velvety mattness, luminosity, exceptional hold, and comfort.
Duo color eye shadow set that includes a shimmering creamy liquid and a hyper sparkling glitter powder.
 3) Glowing Goddess – Luminous, glowing skin was all the rage for spring.
Show: Thakoon
Get the Look:
NARS - Orgasm Illuminator - (peachy pink with golden shimmer) $29
A complexion enhancer that makes skin look instantly refreshed, radiant, and glowing.
Smashbox – Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion [3 shades: “Diffuse” (pearl), “Glow” (bronze) and “Flash” (peach)]. $24
It's all in the lighting ... luminize your face by blending this oil-free lotion into your foundation.
ILLAMASQUA – Illuminator [5 shades: "Fondle" (peachy pink), "Glimmer" (golden tan), "Halycon" (ivory pearl), "Odyssey" (white pearl), and "Poised" (pale pink)] $18
A muliti-purpose illuminator that goes on wet, but dries quickly leaving a high-shine, reflective finish that lasts all night.
4) Pink Power – A wide spectrum of pinks were seen on lips from baby doll petal pink to icy cool rose or full on fuchsia.
Show: Zac Posen
Get the Look:
Lancôme - Color Fever Lipstick Roses Collection  $25
Color Fever Roses is a sensual new Color Fever collection that transforms your lips with shades that capture the actual color of rose petals.
Chanel – Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour – “Rose Comete” ($30)
A modern interpretation of classic creme lip colour that features a Hydratendre complex to help soften, soothe and condition lips - even boosting their ability to hold in moisture - for a plumper, smoother and healthier-looking appearance.
Stila – Long Wear Lip Color [Try "Coquette" (pink mauve), "Exhilarating" (bright hot pink), "Flushed" (cool pink) and "Intriguing" (fuchsia)] $20
A lipstick and lip gloss all in one that boasts extended wear while keeping lips feeling soft and smooth - never dry.

* Photo credit for Lancome pics: Lancôme press release.  All other Fashion Show Images courtesy of


  1. I love the Tokidoki makeup range. I got the bronzer last week and it's the most gorgeous golden glow.

    Chanel Coco Rouge is fab - it's a lot lighter than the old school hydrabases lipsticks.

    Bobbi Brown's Nectar Shimmer brick is definitely to die for. It's the brand's best one so far! It's my new staple :)

    YSL's eye palette looks so cool but I'd never wear the colors. Love the glam packaging :)

  2. Thanks for posting such a detailed comment so fast Nancy! I'm glad you like some of my picks for spring.

    I definitely think you should try something new for spring that you ordinarily wouldn't wear like maybe a pale green shadow like the one in YSL palette. You might be pleasantly surprised. If you don't like it you can always take it off! LOL! Maybe swing by a Sephora soon and try it never know.

    Karen (aka MakUpDiva)

  3. Great post - wonderful tips! I'm ready for some new Spring makeup; I'm definitely going to check some of your suggestions out. Happy Spring.

    Stay Stylishly FAB!

  4. Thanks Kalyn for the feedback. I'm always happy to know what my Karen's World of Beauty Readers think about my articles. Glad you found it helpful and keep the comments coming!!!

    Karen (aka MakUpDiva)