It’s time to transition your makeup to spring. Even though we always undergo some form of transformation as we move from one season to the next, spring is the most transformative season of them all. It’s when we emerge from swaddled layers of blankets and scarves, when we store away those heavy winter coats and when pops of color start to appear in the trees, streets and palettes of makeup and clothes.
Color is our favorite part of transitioning to spring but the difference between winter makeup and spring makeup includes so much more. Read our tips to transition your makeup to spring today!
Sunny days abound and you’re spending a lot more time outside than you did in the winter months. What does your skin look like? Have you already gained some color? If you have, now is the time to update your foundation, powder and any other products you use to build your makeup base. There’s nothing funkier-looking than wearing a too light base on a tanned face.
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Did you wear a thicker or heavier foundation or contouring products this winter? Store them in your makeup kit and switch to products that are easier to wear in the warmer days of spring. Go for sheer, translucent and/or lightweight formulas that are much more appropriate for warmer days in the sun. Your pores will be better ventilated and they’ll be a lot more comfortable to wear during the season.
You can even skip the foundation entirely and go for an easy to apply tinted moisturizer instead. Also be sure to look out for products that help to stave off unwanted shine.
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Brighten your face and add a warm glow to your look with bronzer for a seasonally appropriate, stunning effect. It’s actually an easy shortcut to contouring and the safest and prettiest way to emulate a sun-kissed glow! Use a bronzer that is two shades darker than your skin and apply it to your cheekbones, forehead, temples and jawline. Always start with lighter layers of bronzer. You can always add more but things get really messy if you have to go back to clean up!
If you’ve never highlighted (strobed) your face before, it’s a fast way to really maximize your natural glow. It’s exactly the fresh look you’ll love to wear for this season. Mix your highlighter with a light moisturizer for an even fresher effect and apply it along your nose, along the tops of your cheekbones and just beneath your eyebrows at the brow bones. This will make your nose appear straighter and your cheekbones look more prominent while opening up your eyes.
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We are huge fans of wearing smokey eye makeup anytime and anywhere. All we do is change up the presentation based on the event, the season and other factors. If the cold, dark winter days saw you wearing plenty of heavier, darker smokey eye makeup looks, why not lighten things up for springtime? Opt for lighter or brighter hues. We love the effect of a pastel colored smokey eye. Try it out for a unique take on a seasonal color palette. Shimmery eyeshadow is also a great way to change things up along with switching the eyeliner base to a lighter, shimmery hue.
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Show off your excitement for spring when you update your cat eye makeup with a colorful, bright eyeliner hue – whether in a solid color or a glittery version (completely on trend for Spring/Summer 2017). May we suggest navy blue or turquoise? Blue eye makeup is a really hot look for this season!
Are you new to cat eye makeup? Create yours to professional standards (and in only a few minutes) when you put a cat eye makeup stencil to use! Choose from a reusable version you hold up to each eye or hands-free, adhesive versions that gently stick onto each lid.
You can even give a traditional black cat eye a new upgrade of color when you finish the look with a rich hued mascara instead.
You may have gotten away with not wearing eye makeup primer all winter but more hours in the sun increases chances for oily skin and shine from sweat. It’s time to make sure your eye makeup is securely in place. Apply a high quality primer to your lids then go about your eye makeup routine as usual. This will also help prevent those annoying lines of streaky eyeshadow that can run, cake up and form at the creases. Finally, refresh your overall makeup throughout the day with a spritz or two of a hydrating facial spray.
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