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Spring makeup trends 2010: Fresh-faced and glowing

Tiernan McKay is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Alive!, Occupational Health and Safety, Restaurants and Institutions, Tampa Bay and Arizona Woman. Right now, she is either ridi...

Fresh off the runway

The flowers may not be blooming just yet, but spring is just around the corner, ready to swoop in like a breath of sweet, fresh air. Why wait for the calendar to turn to freshen up your make-up routine? Shake off the winter blues by introducing some of spring’s fresh makeup trends today.

Since make-up and fashion are organically intertwined, we can look to the runways for hints of spring makeup color trends. Katelyn Simkins, a Denver-based award-winning makeup artist, helps identify the best trends and explains how to make dramatic runways looks work for your everyday life. "The runway trends are often cranked up to 10 for dramatic effect," says Simkins. "Everyday women can take these same runway looks and take them down for a softer, more subtle version."

Feeling flushed?

Fresh off the runway

Nothing says spring quite like a beautiful, flushed rosy cheek (just ask this model from the Anne Valerie Hash show). A subtle wash of delicate color brings images of gentle rain and bursting blooms to mind. This is the quintessential spring trend. "Try a crème blush layered over a tinted moisturizer," suggests Simkins. "Or, if you require a bit more coverage, try a pressed powder foundation and a powder blush."


1. Boots No. 7 Blush Tint Cream ($9.99)

2. Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation ($40) 

3. Jane Iredale Cotton Candy blush ($26)

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