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.

LIPSTICK

 

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.

 

 

 

 

NAIL POLISH


beauty-beach-too-too-hotToo Too Hot, Essie
($8)
“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
($8)
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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