Spring initiates the rebirth of nature, the overall renewal on the planet, sunny weather and longer days. And as the weather finally feels like spring I decided to tell you about the products that I really like to use to create light spring-like makeup look. The result is very light-weight coverage on the skin, pastel colors with the winged liner on the eyes and nice slightly muted lips.
For my base I go for the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer ($32.00). It is not a usual silicon based primer that we all got used to. This face primer is very lightweight, a lot like serum, acts more as a face cream, moisturizes and nourishes your skin very well. And it has the most delicious scent that I just love – it smells like coconut! That is exactly what we all need after such a long winter.
As it is a spring look we cannot skip a good highlighter – and I prefer to apply Nars Illuminator ($30.00) in Copacabana, that has the most beautiful champagne silver color to it with slight pink undertones. I place it where I would normally have my highlight – on my cheekbones, on forehead, under the brow bone, on my chin and upper lip. And the most amazing thing that it is glowing so nicely through the light-coverage foundation, that I’m going to use next.
One of my most favorite bases with sheer-to-light type of coverage is the well-known Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($39.00) in shade 2.0 (that is a little more yellow than needed for my NW20 skin, but still is okay). It is a very light liquid foundation that is nevertheless quite buildable up to medium coverage. It glides on smoothly and acts really well with the Too Faced base. The finish is silky smooth and slightly matte that is ideal for the makeup we are creating.
My under-eye concealer is definitely Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer + Treatment ($9.99) in Brightener, that I have already talked so much about in my March Favorites. It has a beautiful coverage and a rose color, that compliments my skin tone perfectly. It is an amazing highlighter for the under-eye area. Totally recommend it!
Then I use the powder in shade Vanilla from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ($40.00) to set my concealer and the shade Java, that is a perfect contour shade for me, to apply some contour to my cheekbones. I do not go for bronzer, as the makeup look is quite light and we still have the sun to hit our face some time in the future.
I set my foundation with the newest addiction of mine – Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder (£7.99 or $12.00). I find it to be a perfect setting powder because it is extremely light and it feels like it’s barely there and is also absolutely undetectable on the skin. The result is porcelain-like face with no imperfections and even color.
For the blush I choose a wonderful light peachy pink blush – The Body Shop All-In-One Cheek Color (£8.00 or $12.00) in Marshmallow. I like this blush for the opportunity to layer the product gradually and the final result always look fresh and even.
To finish the face makeup and add a little bit of luminosity to the look I reach for The Body Shop Brush of Radiance (£14.00 or $20.00). It is a beautiful highlighting finishing powder that adds a lot of radiance to your face, making it look healthier and more beautiful. It has tons of small beads of three different colors – golden, rose and light pink – that while mixing together deliver finely milled iridescent powder.
As for the eye makeup (after I applied my most favorite eyeshadow base – NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ($25.00)) – I think of combining two products – the Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette ($36.00) and the Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($18.00) in Grifter. I apply the shade Kitten (from the palette) all over the lead, add shade Pussy Cat to the crease and apply Grifter with the wet brush all over the eye lid to intensify the color. As a result we have a nice purple look with finest silver glitter.
Then I add the MAC Technakohl Liner ($16.00) in Snowed In on the waterline to brighten it up and I smudge the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00) in Asphyxia on my lower lash line that adds more purple vibrancy to the look and also contains glitter in it that corresponds with the Grifter eyeshadow. For winged I liner I consider using the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($9.99) in Eggplant.
For Mascara I grab my recent favorite – the Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara ($9.95) in Ultra Black, that adds just a right amount of volume to my lashes and is a perfect choice for daily use.
As for my Lips I think that matte muted lips are perfect for such a glowing look – and my go-to combo is MAC Lip Pencil ($16.00) in Hip’n’Happy that is a gorgeous matte cool-toned pink and Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick (£7.49 or $11.00) in Pink Pout, that is just a perfect matte muted light rose color with cool undertones – this lipstick is extremely comfortable to wear and the finish is definitely matte.
So, these are the products I used to create a spring look. Does you current look differ much in coverage or intensity from your winter makeup? Do you like to use lighter or brighter colors? What do you think of these products?
I would be happy to hear what you think! And if you have inquisitions – love them in the comments down below!
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