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Britt’s Picks: Hot Off The Runway Top 5 Spring Beauty Trends of 2014

 

After a crazy winter (who could forget #snowpocolypse2014), it’s finally Spring here in the Pacific Northwest. Though it’s not quite time to put your sweaters and boots away in storage, here are 5 of my favorite Spring beauty trends straight off the  runway that you can wear now to incorporate Spring into your look, despite the unpredictable PDX weather!

 

Orange Lipstick

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At first glance the idea of orange lipstick can seem a bit intimidating but what I love about this trend is that there is a shade of orange for everyone. Whether your looking for a neon bright or a subtle coral, there’s a shade of orange to compliment every skin tone.

 

 

Messy Romantic Braid 

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Messy milkmaid and cascading side braids dominated the Rachel Zoe, Nicole Miller and Giles runways during Fashion Week. I love the sophisticated yet casual look of a messy braid. Very bohemian spring.

Try It: Put your braiding skills to use and try this side braid tutorial from Oncewed.

 

 

Sleek Low Pony Tail

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 A sleek low pony tail is another perfect spring style because its effortless and chic. You can pair this style with a sundress during the day and a crop top and bold lip in the evening for a effortless day-to-night look.

Try It: Add a hair accessory like this Nasty Gal Gilded Glow Hair Tie to add a bit of edge to your do.

 

 

Fresh Face

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The au naturel, ‘no makeup’ makeup look is another big trend this season. Design houses such as Balmain, Isabel Marant and Chloe  featured fresh face models with minimal color. Personally, I love a fresh face! Once the sun starts to come out and the temperature starts to rise less is definitely more.

Try it: Pair a sheer foundation, bronzer and a nude-pinkish lip to achieve this effortless look.

 

 

White Nail Polish

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Following the trend of effortless minimalism, white nail polish is an absolute must for Spring. Last Spring, white polish was a huge and now, once again white is the ‘in’ spring color but this time there’s a twist. White nails were seen on the runways of designers like Cushnie et Ochs and Kate Spade with added lines and embellishments for a twist to the classic look. Not only does white compliment every complexion, but it also has a very chic and elegant yet edgy look about it. Love it!

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Brittany Sierra is the Social Media Manager for Portland Fashion Week® – she also contributes to a personal fashion blog, Downtown Glamorous

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