Each spring brings new trends on the runway in both fashion and beauty. Whether it’s updated your matte lipstick for a slick of shiny gloss, playing with brighter colours, or letting your skin shine through with less makeup, spring is all about a beauty revival. Here are our favourite looks and trends for the warmer months ahead.

Spring beauty dos and don’ts
With the change of every season we at ELLE Canada get excited about adopting fresh looks to enhance our style. And though we watch the runways to garner beauty inspiration, we’re acutely aware a model’s stylized look does not always translate into a daily trend. So here’s our round up of the top beauty tips to ditch – and hitch yourself to – this season.

The bright pink lip
A fresh take on the bold lip this season comes in shades of hot pink, fuchsia and magenta, and it’s easier to pull off than you think!

Under currant
If the bold neon pouts aren’t for you this season, opt for an over-the-top glossy lip in shades of eggplant and blackcurrant. It’s a dramatic and trendy way to incorporate colour into your makeup this spring.

2011 beauty trends
From the fuchsia lips at Jil Sander to the crimped coifs at Marc Jacobs, the spring/summer 2011 runways were awash with covetous style.

Beauty detox
That YSL lipstick you’ve been hanging on to for the past three years may be the perfect shade of orange (and finally on trend again), but let’s face it, that lipstick is probably a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. Ditching certain products and building some better beauty habits can result in younger looking skin and hair – we tell you how.

Pick a colour from the rainbow! This season is all about bright, fun colours as seen at Nina Ricci, Rochas, Blumarine, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Jil Sander and Marni.

2011 nail trends: Metallic, half-moons and nude
Your next best accessory this spring? Polish in many forms, from metallic, barely-there nudes and half-moon looks, nail art is all the rage, and actually easy to attain.

Spring hair trends
From frizzy, ‘70s-insired looks, to boho chic, shellacked and super blondes, your hairstyle could be the next best beauty trend you sport this season.

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