Awards Season Style Trends

On the latest episode of The Thread, host and style expert Jay Manuel sat down with beauty guru Polly Blitzer to learn about the big trends we’ll be seeing lots of this year. From nude nails to "double-duty power pouts," Jay and Polly illustrate which "it" trends will have you ahead of the style curve.

Unexpected metallics - Forget silver and gold, and think vivid, iridescent blues and greens for your lids. For a subtle take on the trend, Blitzer suggests rimming your lower lash line with shimmering color and lots of no-clump mascara like COVERGIRL's Clump Crusher Mascara.

Punchy pouts - Ruby reds and watermelon were seen on many spring 2013 catwalks, from Missoni to Moschino. Trade in your gloss for a subtle "power pout"--COVERGIRL's LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Watermelon Twist or Scarlet Twist have just the right amount of sheer color AND are super moisturizing. Say goodbye to gloopy glosses that dry out your lips!

Nearly-naked nails - Phew! Take a break from the time-consuming nail art of 2012 and opt instead for a classic, nude color. The secret to making flesh-tones look chic? Choose a shade that's just a bit darker or lighter than your skin tone--with an exact match, you'll look like a mannequin!

Accessorize your 'do - No, not with tiaras! Think jewelry accents that look like heirlooms, or unexpectedly edgy hair accessories like zippers! They were all over the runways and they’re perfect for accessorizing a simple dress with a plunging neckline--no jewelry required!

Will this help YOU amplify your style?