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Spring in your prep
Embrace the French feel on the runways this season with a Françoise Hardy-inspired eye.
Makeup maestro Tom Pecheux created the look at Paco Rabanne with a single black line, but the most coveted was Pat McGrath's graphic creation at Lanvin.
We like using an angled brush and eye shadow to build up to the bolder party look.
Nails ran the gamut of possibilities this year with reverse French, contrasted moons and nail art that seemingly left no source of inspiration untapped (nail caviar, anyone?).
The one constant was neutral nails. When everyone else opts for loud, a classic nude or taupe will really stand out. Keep it real and refined.
Makeup took its cues from nature this season - perfect for the party peacock in all of us and the inspiration behind the tri-toned eyes at Roberto Cavalli.
The key is using products with strength in both shimmer and pigment. For a daytime take, borrow the look seen at Stella McCartney and slick on some cobalt-blue mascara.
Coming up roses
Nothing says spring like a healthy glow and rosy cheeks.
At Derek Lam, Tom Pecheux swept models' cheeks with a blush brush loaded with "natural and nude shades" to achieve a look akin to the flush of love in springtime - no one will know if it's real or not.
Boost your evening look with a twist on classic red.
Deep garnets and cherry dominated the runways this season and will offset a just-warming-up spring complexion.
Viktor & Rolf, Gucci and Rochas were all harbingers of beauty's dark side.
The warmer weather will be calling us outside soon enough, so why not look your brilliant best?
We've cherry-picked the five best new-season makeup trends to take you into the party/holiday/silly season (and up your compliment quota in the process).