Just as the flowers are beginning to bloom, it’s time to shed the dark shades of Winter, and welcome Spring’s colorful palette. Here’s a guide to kick start your spring beauty regime with this Spring’s hottest trends.
Makeup artists have been using a lighter hand when it comes to makeup with the move away from heavy foundation, so skin can really shine through. A way to brighten, tighten and plump your skin for Spring is the non invasive Pelleve treatment that feels like a warm facial yet yields results like a face lift getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles while bringing collagen to the surface.
Shed the foundation and opt for the multi tasking Beauty Balm “BB” Creams on the market that not only offer broad spectrum SPF protection but also include anti aging benefits and hydrating tinted coverage in a range of colors to even skin tone. Some of the best ones on the market that vary in price are Clarins oil free 100% mineral SPF 25 BB Skin Perfecting cream that offers skin care protection with 3D radiance pigments, DrLewinn for Kinerase Instant Perfecting BB Cream, Maybelline 8 (benefits) in One BB Cream, and Physicians Formula Super BB All in One cream.
A way to get a radiant glow even in 40 degree weather is through Jergen’s Natural Glow self tanner that creates a flawless natural glow within 3 days available in shades ranging from fair to dark. The only odorless self tanning product on the market, the collection has been reformulated with order absorbing materials and range from body moisturizers in a foam or cream dispenser with or without SPF protection, a firming moisturizer as well as a facial moisturizer with SPF 20 protection.
One of the hottest looks on the runway has been the replacement of the smokey raccoon eye with a luminous pastel eye color balanced with bright pouty lips. One of Spring’s must haves beauty products is Artistry’s water based eye color inspired by Monet’s lush gardens and glimmering pastel skies. Available in two palettes- Pearl which has three warm golden shades and Sparkle is the cool bluer toned trio, the colors glide on smoothly and can be layered for a subtle to intense color effect leaving a lustrous finish.
It’s no secret that Emerald has been touted as the season’s hottest color. Urban Decay has captured the best of the emerald trend in makeup with their limited edition Theodora palette inspired by the movie Oz: The Great and Powerful. Using deeply pigmented shadows, the bad witch palette is perfect for creating glamorous looks with dramatic and rich colors that mix emerald and citrine with a deep browns and golds.
For lips, Clarins has introduced their first age defying lipstick line, Rouge Eclat, inspired by the tones and satin feel of the iris, available in 15 vibrant and radiant shades ranging from dewy nude rose to berry, coral and clementine, classic reds, and deep wine. Made from 100% plant waxes – mimosa, jojoba and sunflower and cocoa, phytosphingosine reinforces the skin’s protective barrier, protects against dehydration, boosts collagen synthesis and fights the appearance of fine lines.
One of the most welcome trends to hit the beauty market is nail polish strips making it easy to skip the manicures and have a work of art at your fingertips. Essie’s gel cured nail slicks come in a variety of gorgeous feminine patterns like her nude animal print, Don’t you Cheetah on Me and Embrace the Lace featuring a gilded ivory lace patterned filigree. Sally Hansen’s strips also get rave reviews because of their easy application and staying power and are available in a variety of 32 fun florals, graphic patterns, animal prints, and ombre effects.
Getting pearly whites has never been easier with Luster’s at home pro light teeth whitening system with zero tooth sensitivity. Proven to be 2-3x faster than strip trays, teeth are whiter in as little as 30 minutes. For long term whitening, use their Power white stain eraser toothpaste that whitens with peroxide along with their whitening mouth rinse. For a quick enhancement, Luster Now! Instant Whitening toothpaste gives a whitening boost immediately using their breakthrough Bluverite technology.
With innovations in the laser hair removal market Me Smooth is the only FDA cleared at home hair removal product in the market that uses the same electro optical synergy technology combining the power of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies to target hair follicles and deliver heat deep into the dermis to inhibit hair regrowth that has been trusted by plastic surgeons in millions of procedures. Quick and painless, safe for all skin tones, getting smooth skin has never been easier. Legs can be finished in as little as 10 minutes with the same results as a treatment in the doctor’s office but at a fraction of the price and in the privacy of your home.
For hair color trends we asked Cody Hepworth, owner of Maximus Clark in the Oasis Day Spa for his take on getting gorgeous hair. “The biggest hair color spring trend would have to be the revolution on blonde…. The normal natural colors we have seen in the past trending for blondes being beige ash or gold have changed. Now, my clients are choosing to express themselves with soft pastels. Colors that I normally avoid like peach, mauve, lavender and pinkish hues are really popular, although the more natural application, meaning NO striped highlights stays in place allowing these pastel colors to provide a soft muted glow of color, appearing subtle but expressive.The Maximus Clark color processing for highlights uses a natural cotton which allows the highlight to go closer to the scalp, without the worry of having the colors bleed. This makes the color last longer and process gentler without heat. Our single process colors use a low ammonia base allowing less stress on the cuticle layer, and if you’re on a budget in this economy, Maximus Clark caters to that. We have built our glosses and blow drys into any color application, so there is never an extra charge for those services.”
Facial hair/ peach fuzz can be unsightly and embarrassing for most women especially those who love flawless looking skin on their faces. Epicare® happens to be the best way of getting rid of such unsightly and distressing facial hair anywhere and at any given time, leaving your face feeling silky, smooth and attractively feminine.
Threading has been popular in some parts of the world especially in the Middle East & India but has now gained popularity in the West as well. The Epicare® Hair Removal Threader consists of a spring that is made of high quality steel coated with a hypoallergenic substance. There are small handles on either end made of tough, high-grade plastic. Just Bend, Twist and Roll along the area where hair is to be removed. The thread is eliminated making Epicare® so easy to use.
Mirai has taken the secrets of Japanese skin beauty and introduces a breakthrough skin care line which minimizes and prevents the signs of aging, naturally. Designed to address the most common skin care concerns associated with maturing skin, Mirai’s clinically proven botanicals support healthy, younger-looking skin that will last a lifetime.
At last, a Toner, Moisturizer, & Age-Defying Serum in a single application. Use both day and night to help prevent the visible signs of aging from sun exposure and estrogen-depleting hormonal changes. An innovative fusion of skin-loving natural ingredients and our “Less is More” Japanese philosophy of skin care, Mirai’s Face Serum is designed to support and and give an added boost your skin’s innate abilities to rejuvenate and restore itself, resulting in naturally radiant, long-term skin health and beauty.