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Hot New Beauty Tips And Trends For Spring In Charlotte

February 19, 2013 8:00 AM

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What are the hot new beauty tips and trends for 2013? Sherry Murray, an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay® Cosmetics from Matthews, NC proudly discusses the freshest trends for spring as well as the newest offerings from the Spring 2013 line of Mary Kay Cosmetics. 

Murray has been a Mary Kay Consultant in the Charlotte area for over 16 years, and she knows how eagerly her regular customers await the annual Spring Collection. Visit Murray’s Mary Kay website at anytime for more information. 

Wondering where to start? Here are Murray’s top spring beauty tips.

On Trend Make-up Artist Looks

Who wouldn’t want to look like a Hollywood star? Movie and TV stars lead today’s fashion and makeup trends, so Murray suggests taking tips from your favorite star to add some excitement to your normal makeup routine. Katy Perry’s bright cosmetic colors and Nicki Minaj’s dayglo hair colors may be too radical for most people, but adding just a dash of flash such as fake eyelashes or a new eyeliner can be a lot of fun. For a little extra help coordinating the trend, Mary Kay has developed an easy, effortless way to pull together a perfect movie star “look” for any occasion; each look comes with detailed make-up suggestions for the eyes, cheeks, foundation, and lips to help customers re-create a professional make-up artist-like look at home. There are detailed instructions for makeup application and pictures to help create the trendy look that is perfect for the spring season.

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Skin Care Regimes

Be on the lookout for new skin care and anti-aging product launches from the biggest names in cosmetics today such as Clinique’s new Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream, L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Golden Balm for face, neck, and chest and Mary Kay’s TimeWise Repair Skin Care regime. Designed for women who want the latest and greatest in skin care and repair on the market today, there are a multitude of correcting serums such as Clarins Double Serum and age spot eradicators such as Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser. Because there is such a demand for the Fountain of Youth, the new lines of age defying skin care are more innovative than ever before. No matter what flaw you might be trying to hide, rest assured that there are several dozen options on the market to help minimize it, tighten it or eliminate it.

Nail Polish as a Fashion Accessory

On the social media site Pinterest, one of the most widely shared images is of fingernails painted with a variety of glitter, cute pictures and designs. For this coming spring, nail polish has become a huge fashion accessory, allowing the wearer to personalize their nails in ways that have not previously been popular. The hottest trend for the coming season is metallic colors. Wearing more then two colors at a time is trendy, and because the newest generation of polishes is chip resistant and dries quickly, you can choose to either do your nails at home or pay a professional to do it at a salon. Nail polish is inexpensive, making it an easy way to play with mixing and matching colors that doesn’t break the bank. Beautiful, sparkling nails will be a big hit at all the popular vacation spots this year.

Teeth Whitening

This spring a bright, white smile is one of the easiest ways to look younger and feel better about yourself. New technology has made teeth whitening safer, less painful and less invasive. Not only that, but the effects on your overall appearance and self confidence will increase with this simple procedure. In order to ensure that you are receiving the best services by the most professional people, avoid kiosks in the mall or spa treatments at vacation resorts. A licensed dentist, preferably one who specializes in teeth whitening, is the safest choice. Pair your dazzling new smile with a spray tan and hit the nightclubs!

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New Eye Cream Colors

Eye creams are all the rage this season for soft, smooth washes of color across the eyelids. They glide on effortlessly using fingertip application, resulting in a lightweight, long-wearing shade that is both crease proof and waterproof. Whether you prefer shopping at department stores or drugstores, be on the look out for a rainbow of soft colors designed to flatter all skin tones. Not sure where to start looking? Sherry suggests checking out Mary Kay’s four yummy new shades of Metallic Taupe, Meadow Grass, Violet Storm, and Coastal Blue.

S.L. Schmitz is a published author, and more of her work can be found at

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