Kate Walsh's spring beauty picks

Mar 4, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. ET

Just in time for spring wardrobe planning we caught up with Kate Walsh of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice to find out what beauty must-haves and hair care goodies she’s recommending for the season.

Spring dresses and styles

Kate Walsh says she adores the romantic floral and lacey styles that have become popular this season. "I love all things lace," Kate says, "It's so feminine."

Kate WalshKate's fave spring styles

The trend for spring is no doubt flirty and feminine and it's all about feel-good style. But while spring is the perfect time to experiment with lace, ruffles, florals and bold accessories, Kate warns: Don't forget about what you wear underneath. "Lace dresses or jumpsuits that intentionally show undergarments are my biggest style pet peeve," she says. "That look is never flattering unless you're walking down a catwalk… or if you're a cat."

Go bold with your color choices this spring. Rich shades of salmon and coral are hot, as are bright yellows, peaches, pinks and plums.


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Kate's Beauty Picks for Spring

Kate Walsh's beauty picks for spring

What's in her beauty bag? We had to find out what beauty products the lovely Kate Walsh just can't live without. Her favorite beauty treats includes:

  • Emu oil, $15
    (it's naturally high in Vitamin E and contains powerful antioxidants, so try adding a few drops to your night cream)
  • Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate Mask , $85
  • Make Up For Ever mascara, $22

For a finishing touch, Kate recommends her very own fragrance, Boyfriend which boasts a subtle blend of vanilla, jasmine and amber. "It's sensual and delicious and totally addictive," Kate says. "And I like to say it has a high purr factor... meaning it'll make you, or him, purr with delight."

Kate Walsh's hair care picks for springKate's Hair Care picks for Spring

One of Kate's most recognizable features is her ravishing red hair, so we had to find out how she keeps her locks always looking so fabulous. For hair care, Kate recommends:

Define your style this spring

Take advantage of the colorful season and define your style with the colors that look best on you. And when in doubt, take a tip from Kate: "Treat it like an award show," she says. "Pick out three outfits that you feel fabulous in and then see which one feels right that day!"

More tips from Kate

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