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Yes, this season's top beauty looks skew ladylike, but that doesn't mean you have to downplay the intensity

SWEPT AWAY Want to approximate the airy updos seen at the Diane von Furstenberg show? Start by applying a volumizing mousse to damp hair before roughly blow-drying to add volume. Back-comb all over, then create a loose twist at the center-back of your head and secure with bobby pins.

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JUST WING IT To achieve spring’s exaggerated cat eye, makeup artist Susana Hong (who created the looks on these pages) suggests tracing your lash line with a stiff eyeliner brush dipped in a cream-based formula. Aiming for the outer edge of your eyebrow, create a small flick at the end.

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FRINGE BENEFITS Trim the lash strip to fit. Line your eyes, top and bottom, with black eyeliner. Apply lash glue, letting it dry for a few minutes before placing it at the root of your lashes with tweezers. To amplify the look, layer on single lashes to the outer corners.

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SWEET CHEEKS Get a flattering flush with a peachy-pink blush, the shade of choice at Ralph Lauren and Preen this season. Using a fluffy blush brush, apply the powder directly to the apples of your cheeks, then swirl the brush in a circular motion upward and outward toward your hairline.

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HAUTE LIPS Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created this sensual orchid-inspired lip for Prabal Gurung’s spring show. To get the look, Hong suggests applying a fuchsia lipstick first, then, with your finger, dabbing on a darker plum shade to just the inner portion of your lips.

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