The weather is getting warmer. Our layers are getting lighter. It’s time to revamp your makeup routine and embrace the soft glowing looks of the spring season!
The easiest way to celebrate the warm weather is to experiment with lighter textures in makeup. Winter makeup tends to be darker, heavier, more matte with the use of dark lipsticks, paler foundations and heavier creams.
Try swapping your foundation for something lighter like a BB Cream or a mineral powder. Not only will your skin have a luminosity to it, but most BB Creams and mineral powders have the extra benefit of an added SPF.
Put your dark cherry lipstick and liner away. Spring is the perfect time to reconnect with a brighter colors and sheerer finishes. Make sure to gently exfoliate lips regularly to keep them soft and smooth. Try a nourishing lip gloss in a light peachy/pink/nude shade. Worn alone, just after exfoliation, a gloss infused with essential oils can nourish and protect your lips. Plus, they’ll look perfectly kissable!
Smokey eyes are a great way to define your eyes. Come spring, however, set aside your deep plums and blacks. Replace the dark shades for beautiful bronzes and gold and glow, glow, glow! Using a shimmery bronze liner and shadow with just a few coats of mascara is an easy way to brighten your face while accentuating your eyes.
Use a highlighter and add a natural, J-Lo worthy glow to your complexion. You can try a cream or powder highlighter. Just make sure to look for a finish that is more gold than silver (silver can sometimes read very white on the skin), light buttery gold champagne shades are perfect. Then strategically place a tiny bit of highlighter to the inside corner of your eyes, along your check bone and brow bone.
Brighten up your blush. Adding a pop of peach-y pink to your cheeks is such a fun way to liven your complexion! Make sure not to use too much at once. Sheer layers is an easy way to apply blush – you can always add more! Added too much? Add a dusting of powder and your blush will go back to natural.