Spring Makeup For The Win
It’s time to put on our Spring game faces, ladies. This look is easy and fresh and rosy and lovely, and here’s how to do it.
Even out the complexion with tinted moisturizer, foundation or BB/CC cream. I used Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in #52 on the forehead, nose, and around mouth.
Apply concealer underneath eyes and anywhere else needed. I used Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair.
Use neutral browns and/or bronzes on the eyes. My very favorite eye palette in the world is LORAC Pro Palette. I used Cream over the entire lid and Taupe in my crease with my MAC #217 brush. I’m telling you right now – the LORAC palette and the #217 brush are must-haves. Then I lined my top lash line with Laura Mercier pencil in Brown Copper. Curl lashes and apply two coats of mascara. My favorite this year is CoverGirl Clump Crusher – it’s actually taken over the top spot from my beloved They’re Real Mascara by Benefit. Finish up with the brows – I use Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep.
Since I don’t have much color, I prefer to use a bit of bronzer on my forehead, nose, chin, and neck. Benefit Hoola is a great bronzer that doesn’t look orange, as well as NARS Laguna. Love them both. Now for the real kicker. A pop of bright pink on the apples of the cheeks gives that springtime flush. Let me tell you – flushed pink cheeks are my secret weapon. Without them, I can look a bit blahhhhhh. (Especially lately.) I am obsessed with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Amused. It’s my favorite all-time blush, followed by NARS Desire, Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise, and Make Up for Ever HD Blush in 225. What can I say? I like blush.
I applied Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey as a base, followed by a dab of a neutral-pink gloss. The one I used for this look is LORAC You Rock, but I also love Rock and Roll, both from the LORAC Rockin’ Red Hot Lip Gloss Gift Set. Other favorites are LipFusion Lip Plump in Sugar and Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh.
There you have it – only takes about 5 minutes and you’re good to go. Happy Spring!