My go-to makeup for spring (and warm weather in general) is a mix of rosy pink and champagne shades. Wearing some on my eyes, cheeks and lips makes me feel like I belong in some beautiful meadow, gathering flowers—not speed-walking in a busy city.
I first displayed my go-to spring makeup in my recent braid accessories story, and since a reader requested a tutorial in the comments, I’m going to share with you all just how I achieved the look.
I start by priming my eyelids. On my mobile lid, I apply a skin-tone-color shade (Buff from the LORAC PRO Palette 2, in my case), and then, right above it, in the area above the crease and just below the brow bone, I put on a champagne shadow, also from the same palette.
Next, I add some soft white shadow (Venus from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette) on my brow bone.
Using a clean, fluffy brush, I make windshield-wiper motions to blend the champagne shadow and the white shadow. To add depth, I put a light-brown matte shade on my crease.
I create a cat eye using Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in Black Honey, a purply-brown shade with subtle gold flecks. When drawing it on, I make sure to create the wing part first while my eyes are open.
I finish off my eye makeup with a coat of mascara.
For my cheeks, I apply Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed, a nude pink shade (FYI: an affordable dupe is e.l.f. Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve). So the color appears very soft and natural, I blend it out with a clean brush.
To complete the look, I swipe on Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in 506 onto my lips. It’s a very long-lasting, non-drying, warm beige-pink lip color (a slightly cheaper, shinier dupe: Too Faced La Crème in Spice Spice Baby).
- What is your go-to spring makeup look?
- Are any of you huge fans of neutrals all year round, like I am?