Beauty and the Beach: Best Resort-Inspired Products

This spring is all about bright, bold color. Luckily, you don’t have to go all-out circus to get the look.

These products will give you a vibrant pop of color to lock in your spring break look—whether you’re on the sandy shore of your favorite beach or are just trying to liven up Chicago weather.



beauty-beach-rivieraIf we learned anything from Jessica Alba at the Golden Globes, it’s that a beautifully done orange lip is everything. Copy Jessica with the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera ($28), a smooth matte tangerine color for those who want to really go there.



beauty-beach-sirenA great middle-of- the-road orange is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren ($8). This one is less pigmented than the Hourglass lipstick, but still gives off a great glow.




beauty-beach-happy-daysIf you’re thinking orange just isn’t your color, ease into the trend with a lower-intensity gloss, like NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Happy Days ($25). This lightweight formula is ultra-moisturizing and goes on smooth, while the color works for everyday wear.






beauty-beach-too-too-hotToo Too Hot, Essie
“Too Too Hot” is too too perfect to complete your resort look. This coral red is a brilliant twist on a classic.







beauty-beach-opiCan’t Find My Czechbook, OPI ($9)
Part of the spring 2013 Euro Centrale collection, this aqua polish is entirely on-trend for the warm weeks ahead.






beauty-beach-mojitoMojito Madness, Essie
This is one hue we refuse to leave behind in 2012. Bright greens are good for so much more than St. Patrick’s Day.







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