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beauty queen: diane kruger

spring forward early with a new makeup routine.

by: rebecca willa davis

January 30 2014

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Let's be honest: It's not even February yet and already we're fantasizing about pulling our favorite sandals out of storage and spending afternoons sitting in outdoor cafes.

Which, yeah, we've still got a while to go until that can happen. But while spring wardrobes are going to have to be put on hold for a few more weeks (maybe Punxsutawney Phil will throw us a bone and not get scared of his shadow this year), our beauty routines can be as fun-in-the-sun as we want them to be. Which is why Diane Kruger's coral pink lipstick look is like a dream. Red, purple, orange...we've been wearing them nonstop for months, but the pastel is one of those hues we often forget about for our lips once we pass the age of 12.

But find the right shade and you've got something that's as girly as it is fresh--and almost always flattering. My go-to for years was a Stila lipstick in Liza--which has since been discontinued (Google it and you'll see that I'm not the only person lamenting the loss). If you like what Kruger is rocking, go for something with a subtle coral undertone; otherwise, go for something with a bit more rose to it. As for the rest of the look? It's all about adding a little spring to your (beauty) step. Follow along below....sandals-with-socks optional:

LIP IT: MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Crosswires - $15
A little pink, a little coral, and way flattering. Also, a good option if the thought of going full-on red or hot pink is a little intimidating. Look for a hue that's like your natural lip color, only enhanced.

CHEEK IT: Revlon Powder Blush in Racy Rose - $8.49
Forget the tan and go with a healthy glow, thanks to a super-rosy blush. This one's a classic, so you'll want to keep wearing it well past spring.

GLOSS IT: Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Duo-Serum - $38
Dry, brittle, frizzy? If that sounds like your hair after a few months of cold weather and insanely dry apartment living, you need something that will really nourish locks while still leaving them nice and bouncy. This new two-part leave-in from Shu Uemura does the trick--squirt a dime sized amount of the lotus-infused cream/serum combo and apply to hair, focusing on the ends.

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