Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fab 5: Spring 2013 Beauty Trends

1. White Lids
I'm really loving the ethereal glow seen on some of the runways, particularly the powdery white eye shadow.  This is such an easy beauty trend to try! We all have that whitish-pinkish-tanish under-eyebrow highlighter shadow, so now all we have to do is go full throttle and cover the whole lid! Easy, free, and beautiful. Wins all around.

2. Bold Grey
The wildest trend I'm looking forward to this spring is steel grey eyeliner and shadow. Personally, I'm a little sick of the classic brown or black smokey eye, and this is a fun alternative perfect for parties. Black can sometimes be a little harsh for spring, so why not try out some urban grey coolness?

3. Apricot
This hue popped up in multiple shows in many different ways. Most often it was used as a creamy, natural shadow. I love this trend because apricot tends to be universally flattering, looking different on different people, but always cute and effortless. One investment can be used as shadow, blush, bronzer, and maybe even lipstick. The possibilities are endless!

4. A Little Blue
Once an embarassing beauty fad of 80's past, there has been a recent resurgence of blue eye makeup on the runway. This is by far the trickiest trend on the list, mostly due to the fear of looking like an old lady makeover gone wrong. I think the key to wearing blue for day is to stick close to the lashes. A little eyeliner or a subtle swipe of eyeshadow make a big impact. Pretty aquas can look youthful and spunky for day, while darker navies can be a fun alternative to black for night.

5. Loose, Romantic Buns
I've always been a big fan of low messy buns (owed to my years in tutus and point shoes). For this trend think Kiera Knightly in Pride and Prejudice: low, slighlty messy updues without a lot of pins or fuss. Avoid a severe middle part to avoid looking too Prarie-woman. Pair it with a strong brow and barely-there makeup and you are ready for spring romance with your very own Mr. Darcy.

(as usual, photos courtesy of

xoxo, TRAX


  1. Love these, except I don't think Apricot works on me personally but i like it!

    {love jenny xoxo}

  2. Love the blue!