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There’s a certain softness to pastels created by the effects of the sun, the hues of old barns, well-worn deck chairs, weathered wood. Sun-bleached colors aren’t just light, they’re also warm and soft, like this delicate shade of red-blonde. More subtle than a typical strawberry, this barely-red shade in flattering on most skin tones, and won’t clash with jewel toned dresses or your favorite red lipstick. Click the notes for the professional formulation and tips on application. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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In January of last year I predicted the softening of bright shades from neon to grungy brights. This year I expect we’ll continue to see pastel and other fashion hues, but instead of single-color looks or rainbow effects, I think we’ll start seeing monochrome dimension. This look, spotted on the runway at Lanvin, features a blend of peach, rose gold, and soft coral, for a vibrant effect that’s dimensional and layered. The combination of colors lends a lived-in feeling and accentuates the disheveled and piece-y texture in the cut. Get the formulas and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Brights and pastels are taking over Hollywood. What started as an edgy trend worn by stars like Kelly Osborne and Demi Lovato is becoming mainstream, at least among celebrities. Even Kelly Ripa has jumped on board! But the trend is still a fringe movement on real girls. Why isn’t this trend as popular on the street as it is on the red carpet? Click the style notes for my take.

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