5 Beauty Looks from The Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Shows You Can Rock Now

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By Valis Vicenty May 15, 2014
BOLD BRAIDS: We purposefully started growing out our strands in September in order to get in on this trend thanks to Naeem Khan and Rebecca Minkoff. From Halo and Heidi braids, to the classic French and Fishtail, there’s no better way to keep your strands out of your face.
A good volume mousse is great for bulking up your braids. Prep you damp hair with one of these selections before you dry and see what a difference it makes with your plaits.

TRESmmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, available at Walgreens.com for $5.99
DryBar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse, available at Sephora.com for $25
Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse, available at Target.comfor $17.99
Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse, available at Ulta.com for $23
Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam, available at Drugstore.com for $11.99
FRESH FACES: With humid temperatures on their way, who wants to layer on mucho amounts of makeup? Yigal Azrouël had his girls walk the runway with the bare minimum while Timo Weiland gave his girls the #IWokeUpLikeThis look, sending his girls out looking like they just rolled out of bed and onto the runway. Whether it’s for your lazy days or in a rush, fresh faced is a look that goes with anything.
Complexion cosmetics are essential to showing off your best skin this season. A great BB or CC cream works well, but when you need to look put together, there’s nothing like a buildable foundation to look flawless:

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream, available at Soap.com for $10.99
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, available at Sephora.com for $42
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35, available at Ulta.com for $39
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35, available at Bloomingdales.com for $44
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, available at UrbanDecay.com for $39
TEXTURED TRESSES: Our strands usually suffer when we try to tame them with hot tools, and during the summer it just doesn’t make sense to pack your iron when heading on a weekend getaway. Tracy Reese’s girls took a trip to Cuba and came back with tousled tresses for spring while the lovely ladies of Libertine showed off rocker chic textured ponytails. As we all have plans to get to the nearest body of water for our next vacay, it’s also the time to embrace your texture.
Whether you’re opting for classic beach waves or simply to enhance your own natural texture, a series of sprays have sprung up on shelves to lend a helping hand. Skip the shine spray and don’t be afraid to get gritty with it:

Redken Curvaceous Wave Ahead Texturizing Mousse, available at Ulta stores for $18
L'Oreal Professionnel Perfect Texture Texturizing Spray, available at select L’Oreal Professionnel Salons Mark That's Beachy Texturizing Surf Spray, available at MeetMark.com for $14
BlowPro Textstyle Dry Texture Spray, available for HSN.com for $19.75
Living Proof Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer, available at Sephora.com for $24
THE BRONZE AGE: The summer’s all about showing off a little skin, but there’s plenty of ways to fake that seasonal glow that Hervé Léger and J. Mendel featured by contouring the cheeks to enhance their natural skin tone. Even if you can’t fit in a tropical escape into your schedule, you can pretend you took a trip to paradise.
While self-tanner can take care of the body, a bronzer can’t be beat for the face, especially when you can try out a few formulas to see what works best for you. As they say, fake it ‘til you make it!

Too Faced Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer, available at TooFaced.com for $30
LORAC TANtalizer Highlighter & Matte Bronzer Duo, available at Ulta.com for $32
Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Bronzer, available at Drugstore.com for $13.95
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer, available at EsteeLauder.com for $28.50
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan, available at Sephora.com for $49
NEARLY NUDE NAILS: Nail art took a serious dive in popularity this season, as most designers kept nails neutral like at J. Mendel to focus on other features, with some skipping polish altogether like at Elizabeth and James! With no color to distract, be sure your nails are in shape (no jagged edges) and ready for their close up this season.
Don’t let the lack of nail art get you down; you can still rock vibrant shades on your toes. While you won’t want to let your nails go naked this season, a sheer and sultry nude that matches your skin tone can work wonders!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Sheer Me Now, available at Target.com for $6.49
Formula X Translucents in Marvelous, available at Sephora.com for $10.50
Essie Nail Color in Ballet Slippers, available at CVS.com for $8.50
Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer in Baby Doll, available at Ulta.com for $6
Butter London Shandy Nail Lacquer, available at ButterLondon.com for $15
Spring was just blip on our radars this year, so we’re going full force for summer. While putting on makeup or test-driving serious styles take a backseat to keeping you cool, there are still fun and easy trends to try when the heat is on. We’ve taken some of the top trends from the runway and translated them into the beauty supplies you need to achieve the look at home.
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