Today I’m going to talk about what is hot for spring! I know it’s hard to even think about spring at the moment with the cold, grey days we have been facing... does anyone else feel like January is going on forever?! Yup, me too! But gradually the mornings are getting lighter and the sun is shining brighter so what better what to prepare ourselves than sprucing up our makeup bags ready for spring.
Gone are the berry lips of Autumn and the glitter and heavy contour from glamourous Christmas shenanigans and in comes fresh, glowing skin with minimal coverage, pastel hues and pops of colour galore. Say goodbye to thick, overdrawn and overdefined brows and whilst bushy brows are still in they are more fluffy, relaxed and ‘brushed up’. Less done shall we say. Always a winner! Especially if you’re pushed for time in the mornings.
False lashes are mostly being ditched in favour of a more pared-back look just adding mascara at the base of your upper lashes to give the impression of density.
It seems spring makeup is definitely focussing on a “me but better” approach simply using makeup to assentuate features and not to hide or disguise them.
CC creams and tinted moisturiser or foundations with a low to medium coverage (MAC Face and body or Giorgio Armani illuminous silk) are brilliant for gorgeous, glowing skin whilst allowing the complexion to shine through.
A hint of bronzer is still in line for that gorgeous sun kissed look. (I love Harmony by MAC- It’s my favourite go to bronzer for adding a bit of a colour in). I am also loving Mac strobe cream at the moment to highlight. You only need a couple of small blobs which you pop onto the cheekbones to really make that skin glow and get the perfect glowy, spring makeup.
Big for spring and summer makeup if you are feeling adventurous are bold liners or shadows particularly in pastel and turquoise. Mermaid inspired liner on the lower lashes really injects a gorgeous pop of colour which paired with some loosely tousled beach waves will look just gorgeous!
Gone are the berries and nude lips that saw us over Autumn and Winter and in are the brighter hues. Add a pop of colour with a coral or pink keeping the rest of the face gorgeous and understated or a slick of gloss never dates and looks effortless and healthy.
Basically, it’s all about the “no makeup, makeup” embrace your skin and remember less is more.
If any of you would like to find out more or to put a look into practice, I am holding a spring /summer makeup masterclass on the 1st March and there a few tickets left (shameless plug there sorry!)
Would love your questions and comments, your feedback is invaluable