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Spring 2016 Nail Polish Color Trends-4

At our spring 2016 beauty photo shoot, we couldn’t get enough of pastels. Why? Our makeup artist extraordinaire, Kali Kennedy put it best: “‘Fresh’ is the first word that pops into my mind when I think about spring beauty. Something that’s exciting and new and trend-driven that you really just knock out of the park with all of the energy you’ve been keeping inside through the fall and winter.” And right now, nothing is saying fresh and full of energy to us more than subtle-but-punchy pastels.

Nails are the easiest place to experiment with trends and colors. With countless shades out there, we love the look of one on every finger, so go get crazy all you want. The best part of all: these looks are totally doable at home–no special tricks, tools or mani appointment required. Just a few good old fashion pretty pots of nail color.

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Four Fresh Makeup Looks for Spring: Lip and Nail Color Inspiration with New Collections from CHANEL

Leave it to CHANEL to launch two truly innovative new formulas just in time for spring: moisture-rich CHANEL ROUGE COCO STYLO Complete Care Lipshine and durable LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the newest collections and get to work in our photo studio having fun experimenting with the new shades and formulas.

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We rounded up a small crew at Studio N. Our first reaction? Loving the variety of perfectly edited colors that run the gamut from classic glamour to freshly modern. We incorporated a few different inspirations throughout the shoot, which give you a tiny glimpse of the countless looks anyone can create with these superior hues. From day to night, see all our looks and more ways that CHANEL has you covered for spring and beyond with these two covetable collections.

LIP AND NAIL INSPO: SEE OUR FOUR FRESH LOOKS FOR SPRING

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Fashion week makeup

Our beauty team hit up a slew of backstage runways at Fashion Week, catching up and grazing shoulders with industry bigwigs the likes of Bobbi Brown, François NarsStila, butter LONDON and Jin Soon Choiand taking notes on fall’s biggest makeup trends.

What stood out to them as the biggest beauty trends on the spring ’16 runways? For one, individualized contouring and brows, like the ones created at the hands of experts like Shiseido’s Dick Page for Narciso Rodriguez. In season’s past we’ve seen our share of strong contouring and bold brows, but this year was different. Show after show, artists let the model’s natural features dictate the beauty, focusing on accentuating natural assets, like amping up already god-given bushy brows.

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Alice and Oliva embraced the gritty side of the ’70s movement, enlisting Sarah Lucero for Stila to create a look that embodied a mysterious gypsy with a mischievous side.IMG_4027These are not the whimsical bohemian girls you see elsewhere, these are the gals who look like they could pickpocket you–but in a glamorous way–with onyx smokey eyes and larger-than-life lashes. The collection was a return to the era of rock ‘n’ roll and empowered women, and the thick cat eye and heavy lid played along well with the late ’70s bell bottoms and power suits.IMG_4016Inspired by a graphite charcoal art piece, Lucero went for a new take on the smokey eye. To achieve a worn-in look, black Smudge Pots were used along with lots of HUGE Extreme Last Mascara, the application of which, was describes as Lucero as: “Go big or go home.”IMG_4030Faces were left fresh with a touch of color to keep emphasis on the eyes. Aqua Glow Serum foundation and concealer were applied and blended with Beauty Blender Original and Micro Mini sponges before swashes of Convertible Color Palettes in Sunrise and Sunset and Stay All Day Bronzer were applied. Lips were left equally as simple, with just a layer of Kaleidoscope Lip Glaze for a soft pink shine.IMG_4035

Photos by Kent Worthington

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NARS artist James Kaliardos left it all up to the lip when making a statement Tuesday at the Rodarte showcase.

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Sun-kissed beauties graced the Veronica Beard presentation with a bohemian-inspired look courtesy of Bobbi Brown’s Marc Reagan. 

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Working with Tibi’s gender fluid soldier vibe, Bobbi Brown’s Cassandra Garcia worked to create the most basic of beauty looks, steering away from femininity and towards natural neutrals. 

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Bringing the cat eye off the street and back onto the runway, butter London’s Global Color Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes created a graphic eye and flushed lip and cheek to pair with a frosty nail, paying homage to Nicole Miller’s Icelandic theme.

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Nordstrom National Beauty Director Loredana Grama and the Nordstrom Beauty Office identify the biggest beauty trends on the spring ’16 runways.

In a matter of eight days, our beauty team hit up 34 New York Fashion Week shows, grazing shoulders backstage with industry bigwigs the likes of Bobbi Brown, François NarsDeborah LippmannCharlotte Tilbury and Jin Soon Choiand taking notes on spring’s most popular makeup crazes.

BeautyTrendBareWhat stood out to them? For one, natural, effortless makeup that left the focus on inner beauty. Skin was fresh and radiant and eyes were often left bare, except for a swoosh of nude shadows here and there. If there was a pop of color, you can bet it was on the lips, like the pouts M·A·C Cosmetics sent down the runway for Zac Posen. Expect glowing complexions, mushroom-tinged shadows and undone brows come spring for an easy au naturale look.

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Blushing barefaced beauties graced the Simone Rocha lineup Saturday with a barely-there Kabuki-inspired look courtesy of M•A•C Cosmetics makeup artist Sam Bryant.london fashion week simone rocha runway beauty

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