10 Standout Spring Beauty Looks from the Red Carpet

Rachel Krause
10 Standout Spring Beauty Looks from the Red Carpet
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From bright blue liner to "the new ombre," we've rounded up the most wearable, gotta-have-it spring beauty trends for the coming season. Give them a try in the next few months—you've got plenty of time to take all 10 looks for a test drive.

Orange Lips
From creamsicle to tangerine, orange lip colors are everywhere for this spring. These citrusy shades are surprisingly flattering and easy to pull off—just wear it as you would your favorite red, by going easy on the eye makeup with well-groomed brows and dewy skin. For a glossy, wearable finish like the one spotted on Jaime King, try Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 8 Orange de Chine ($35, yslbeautyus.com).

The New Ombre
Fads come and go, but it looks like ombre is here to stay. As you can see on Kate Mara, the new ombre isn't quite so severe as the original dark-to-bright-blonde fade. If your hair is light at the roots, you can pull off going super-blonde at the bottom, but dark brunettes should stay within the medium to light brown range. The key here is subtlety. Bleach can take a toll on the fragile ends of hair, and fried is never a good look, so be sure to work in a moisturizing leave-in conditioner like Oribe Supershine Light ($49, oribe.com) after every wash.

Pink Lids
The look here is definitely not reminiscent of conjunctivitis, we promise. A wash of shimmery pale pink shadow is gorgeous and ethereal—it looks especially angelic on blue eyes like Elle Fanning's. Opt for a cream formula like Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Pink Oyster ($25, bobbibrowncosmetics.com).

Purple Lips
Purple anything is not for the faint of heart, but if you like a bold lip look that you won't be seeing on everyone else, give the Pantone Color of the Year (Radiant Orchid, to be precise) a go. You can dip a toe into the trend with a sheer gloss, like NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Années Folles ($26, narscosmetics.com), or go all the way like Christina Milian with an opaque violet lipstick like BITE Luminous Crème Lipstick in Lavender ($24, sephora.com).

Winged Eyeliner
A cat eye matched with minimal makeup and bare lips is just the right amount of sultry. Keira Knightley wears the look perfectly—a soft black kohl, like Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Raven ($20, smashbox.com), looks great extended outward into a flick and blends perfectly for a smoldering effect.

Berry Cheeks
A raspberry flush is super versatile and works with any and all looks, but we love it for taking a no-makeup look to the next level. Dab a cream blush like MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush in 510 ($26, sephora.com) onto the apples of cheeks and blend with fingers. Curl lashes and add mascara for a pared down English rose vibe, or finish off your face with a similarly hued sheer gloss as seen on Emma Stone.

Gold Eye Shadow
There's no going wrong with gilded lids for a night out. You can pair gold eyeshadow like the cult favorite Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Baked ($18, sephora.com) with black for a super-dramatic look like this one on Nicole Richie or line eyes with Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Gilded ($20, stila.com) for a more subtle effect that's no less impactful.

Poppy Red
As seen on Kate Bosworth, a vivid poppy shade looks perfect on lips and cheeks alike. Pair a tomato red lipstick like Topshop Lips in Rio Rio ($16, topshop.com) with a similarly hued blush like Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Getaway Red ($22, sephora.com) for a pigmented look that pops. All you need is a touch of mascara and you're good to go.

Blue Eyeliner
It's easy to associate blue liner and shadow with a distinctly '80s look, but this fresh, modern adaptation is anything but. From pale periwinkle and vivid primary blue to dark cobalt, a thin line on the upper lid is super-cool. Jessica Alba has the right idea—pair a creamy pencil like NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Rue Saint-Honoré ($24, narscosmetics.com) with groomed brows, flawless skin, and a nude lip.

Frosted Lips
Metallic lip color is back in a big way. A medium-toned mauve-pink like the one Dianna Agron is wearing is super-flattering—Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Edition ($30, hourglasscosmetics.com) makes lips look fuller and adds interest to the face, so even if you go easy on the eye makeup (and you can go either way), you'll still look put together. Just don't try and make it work with the blue eyeliner trend. That would be dangerous territory.

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