Pinks and bright colors such as yellows and greens are the hot shades this summer for makeup and nail colors, observers say. "It's easier to make bold statements in the summer, when clothes are brighter anyway," said Sharon Dowsett, U.K. makeup director for Maybelline New York. Dowsett recommends experimenting with new cosmetics at night or on the weekend, when you aren't in a hurry to get somewhere.

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