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5 hot beauty trends for summer 2012

Not sure how to rock the edgy runway looks for summer 2012? Turn to these Hollywood A-listers for inspiration and nail that look in no time

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Elle Macpherson

1. Minimalist makeup

You can always count on the timeless Elle Macpherson to take a beauty trend and just plain nail it! Minimalist makeup can be tricky, often leaving gals looking washed out. Elle rocks this looks with a flawless complexion, a shiny pout and subtle apricot cheeks. Minimalist makeup only appears effortless. Case and point: Elle Macpherson.

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Kiera Knightley

2. Bright eyeshadow

While we always love a good earth tone palette, summer begs for a little more adventure when it comes to beauty and fashion. Without straying too far out of your comfort zone, opt for a flashy eyeshadow like Keira Knightley. Lightly brushed on the outer corner of the eye, Keira’s bold orange eyeshadow is offset by her minimalist complexion.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

3. Brushed-up eyebrows

Please let go of your fixation with super thin brows and turn to new A-lister, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for a few pointers. Recreating this season’s edgy brows by Versace and Derek Lam, the boyish, thicker look of upward-styled brows command all the attention. Plus, they give your whole face a lift, making your cheekbones look higher, too.

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Jamie King

4. Metallic eyes

From Pucci’s runway to Hollywood A-listers, metallic are back (yay!). A metallic copper like Hart of Dixie’s Jamie King is a fab way of keeping with your usual earth toned colours while rocking the latest trend at the same time. Plus, metallic eye makeup is so striking, all you need is some light gloss to complete your look and in five minutes flat, you’re red carpet-ready.

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Kristen Stewart

5. Retro glam

Even stars who rarely glam it up know how to stay on top of the trends. Probably way out of her comfort zone, Kristen Stewart rocked Jean-Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior’s signature runway trends for summer 2012 by going for that glossy red pout. Tip: Pair those sexy lips with a 40s-style bob for that extra retro kick.

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