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Redo You: Beauty Tips

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 10:45am

More magazine editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour dropped by THE TALK to help us shake up our beauty regimen for spring.  Here are her five favorite beauty tips for the upcoming season:

1. Buy a BB cream.
BB cream stands for Beauty Balm, and it's a good multi-tasking product for a busy woman.  Forget those heavy foundations for spring. BB Creams are a lighter foundation/tinted moisturizer that boast sheer color, SPF and usually some kind of skincare benefit, like peptides or antioxidants. 

2. Get a glow with a gradual tanner.
The progressive tan is really what's new here.  It used to be that you are pale one day and dark the next.  Now you have a product that tans you gradually and it's also a multi-tasker.  Try a gradual self-tanners with SPF. These reformulated formulas hydrate, give you natural-looking color-and protect you from UV rays, making your morning routine more efficient.

3. Freshen up with an updo.
The best way to keep cool and frizz-free this spring is an easy updo. The secret to making this look current is all about placement.   We saw J-Lo sporting the topknot at the Oscars, where you pull it all up in a polished bun on the top of your head.  Or the other option is to do a low-key side bun, which is a favorite style of Natalie Portman. 

4. Think citrus for your nail color.
Forgot those pale pinks and cream ladies. The IT colors for springs are citrusy, like yellows and oranges.  Many women feel like they won't work on her hands, but don't be afraid, they actually look great. The nice thing is they come in a range of shades so women uncomfortable with going too bold can try the trend with a pale yellow. Or go with a redder orange that just feels like a spring take on classic red.  And the best part -- you can find these hot new colors at your drug store for under $3 a pop!

5. Try pink blush and plum eyeliner.
This spring, it's all about the pink blush and plum eyeliner.  Most of us are pale and sallow come spring so this face-brightening trend couldn't come along at a better time. Apply just to the apples of your cheeks and, if you're over 35, apply high on the apple, no lower than an inch below the eye.  As for the eyeliner, we're using a plum color.  This is a subtly-brighter alternative to black, brown and gray, yet neutral enough to work with whatever you're wearing-and it make the whites of your eyes look brighter. 

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