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 DesireIllamasqua 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!

  1. Diane

    April 14, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Hi Sara – any ideas on recreating this eye look with cream shadows? I have the Lorac palette but am sadly allergic.

    • whoorl

      April 14, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Oh, I feel you! All the Naked palettes irritate my eyes – makes me sad.

      As for cream shadows, yes! I have the perfect ones for you. My favorite cream shadow for the crease is MAC Groundwork – it’s a nice warm taupe. Also, if you want to go for bronze, I love Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze.

      A nice allover shimmery wash for the eyelid is Benefit cream shadow in RSVP. Hope this helps!

      • Diane

        April 15, 2014 at 5:26 am

        Thank you! A quick trip to Ulta and I have some things to try.

  2. Stacey

    April 14, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I just love gifs. I think I watched it three times:)

    • whoorl

      April 14, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Me too! They are my favorite.

  3. Heidi

    April 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Wow, that GIF is super cool! I love this post, thanks for the tip on the CG mascara. I was hooked on They’re Real, too but couldn’t justify the price for as often as I need fresh mascara. I have liked the L’oreal Butterfly one recently.

  4. emily

    April 15, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Hey Sarah — love this look. Definitely what I’ve been doing to combat our never-ending winter here in NY. What brush do you use to apply your bright pink flush of blush? I’m having some blending issues… :-/\

    Thanks — love your blog! Thanks for sharing your life and your sweet family with this wide world!

    • whoorl

      April 15, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Great question! Some of those bright pinks can look garish without a good brush. I use a stipling brush from Sephora. It keeps the application light and blendable! http://bit.ly/1iTUExS

  5. natalie

    April 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    What a fresh and pretty look! Thanks for the tips – it’s probably about time I consider some concealer up in here. What do you use for sun protection?

    • whoorl

      April 20, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Thank you! I use Olay Complete SPF 30 face lotion for sensitive skin.