Spring is a time of renewal, so why not try a new makeup look? These beauty tips make it easy.
My favorite thing about makeup is you can always start again–just like spring starts over with its beautiful parade of colors and scents.
Some of my favorites looks for spring included graphic prints, rich colors, fun florals and a little metallic sheen that’s just a promise of warmer days to come. Although I still need to wear a winter coat here in Minnesota, I have been incorporating some of my favorite spring trends underneath.
It’s not just spring’s closet I have been diving into, but the fun palette of makeup as well. I believe makeup is the ultimate accessory. The right product and shade and a few well-placed strokes of a brush can complete any outfit.
My top beauty tips for a wearable spring look:
1. Raw Beauty
The look – think a delicate bloom kissed by spring’s cool morning dew. Gorgeous glowing skin compliments any makeup application (or nothing at all).
Create flawless skin by first gently exfoliating the face with a product like Derma-e Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Scrub. Next, mix a little moisturizer with your foundation for a more sheer natural look. To correct any imperfections, choose a concealer shade that perfectly matches your skin tone and apply only where needed. Add a little flush to the cheeks with a cream blush in the same shade as the inside of your lips (this is the most complimentary shade for your skin tone). Finish with a small amount of illuminator applied along the tops of the cheekbones, at the brow bone and lightly on the forehead, bridge of the nose, and chin. (It’s important to be light handed – if you over do, it can look greasy rather than glowing). With skin that looks like it’s lit from within, you may not need anything else.
It’s symbolic that orange, the color of transformation, has emerged as springs signature color. It’s a new modern twist on the classic red lip. My signature look is great skin and a pop of color on the lips, so you can be sure I have embraced this trend with both lips! What I love is the simplicity and impact of a great pop of color.
If this intensity seems too much for you, never fear. Try a gloss rather than a matte shade for a subtler version of this look. Orange lips pair perfectly with more muted shades of clothing.
3. The eyes have it…
For those who would rather focus on eyes, spring trends have plenty to offer.
Update a classic cat eye with a cobalt liner. Deep rich blues such as cobalt and navy are a lot less intense than black. Don’t let liquid liner intimidate you. If you’re new to lining, use a pencil first to create the shape and then go over it with a liquid. If lining isn’t your thing, go for a sweep of cobalt on the top lid and finish with mascara. Just remember to keep the lips neutral to balance the face.
4. Go for the gold
Try metallic eye shadows for a softer more sophisticated take on the smoky eye. Shades of gold are complimentary to every skin tone and add dimension and light to the eyes. Try a cream version for spring.
What are your favorite spring makeup beauty tips?
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