Wednesday 8 April 2015

Fresh Faced & Glowing Natural Spring Makeup

I like to update my makeup looks as the seasons change; summer sees bright lips and peachy flushes, winter and autumn focus on berry lips and golden eyes, whereas spring beckons light, subtle pinks and browns with light, glowing skin.
Spring makeup often is about the 'fresh, barely there look', which I think is super pretty. Keep reading for a tutorial that will get you makeup ready for the coming spring months :)

The weather is warming up, so as part of your daily facial care routine, try to incorporate a moisturiser with an spf, the higher the better. Today I am using the Simple Kind To skin Protecting Moisture Cream with spf 30, and just smoothing that into my face and neck.

Now, no surprises here, I use my Maybelline Baby Skin to prime my face ready for Soltan's BB Face with spf 50+. After buffing that in, I hide my under eye circles and brighten the area with the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and a sponge.

Lots of people like the 'dewy, unpowdered' look, but I prefer matte skin all year round, or else my face just feels sticky, and so I lightly dusted the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder across my face. Matte skin, however, isn't as glowy as dewy is, and so I used the MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter in 'pink shimmer' across the tops of my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose to provide a natural and shimmery highlight for that desired spring glow, and dewy finish with a non-sticky face. It's so pretty!

Brows, brows, brows. You all know what I use - Archery by Soap & Glory. If you've not tried this, you've not lived.

strange, dust, burnout, limit, buzz, trick, nooner, liar (all in shot)
For my eyes, I want a soft, pinky look. There is no better palette to do that than the Naked 3 by Urban Decay. On a large brush, I swept 'strange' over the entirety of my lid and then all the way up to my brow bone for highlighting purposes. I then blended 'limit', a muted pink, matte nude over the outer half of both lids, and lightly patted a dusting of 'burnout' on the centres. I finished by lightly applying 'nooner', a pinky-brown and again matte shade into the very corners of my lids and crease, just for definition. 'Nooner' is my all time favourite crease colour, and at the moment I have really been liking matte eyes, with that hint of glitter subtly in the centre.
Some days, I will apply winged liner too, but for the purposes of this post I am missing that out :)

To open my eyes, I applied a little white eyeliner (although in the picture below some of my mascara has transferred, hiding the white) to my waterline, the MUA highlighter to the inner corners, and some coats of Benefit's Rollerlash mascara.

Adding a layer of tinted lipbalm or a pretty pink lipstick will complete your look. I used Vaseline in the flavour 'rosy lips'.

Watch this space for more spring related posts coming soon!


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