The beauty trend for the summer of 2012 is bold and bright, yet simple and playful.

An article in Sunday's Buffalo News says that colored jeans were the big trend earlier this year, and now, crayon box-colored shorts that have moved right in for the summer. Cuffed or fringed, short-short or longer, they're an easy way to add some color-blocking into your wardrobe.

Fashion experts also say that the summer's makeup trend is all about color. Don't be afraid of going bold with your eyes and/or lips. Try colors that you've never tried before -- perhaps bright pink, coral or tangerine orange!

What new colors are you going to try for the summer?