Hello all. I am feeling very hypocritical about uploading all of this bright and happy Spring content. At least in Melbourne, we have been met with far worse than the season should be offering. Anyway, here I am going at it again. I’m talking a bright and cheery Spring makeup look. Everything fresh and pink is on trend this season, so I thought I would share with you a easy and still natural interpretation.
STEP 1 is to start with a cleansed and moisturised face.
Use a primer if desired (I’m too lazy). Delicious!
STEP 2 is to conceal under your eyes and over your eyelids.
Make sure you are using a shade that is slightly lighter than your normal skin tone. It helps to add definition to your face shape and really cancels out your dark circles. I’m using the LA Girl Pro Conceal in natural.
STEP 3 is what we call baking which really is the most important step in any makeup look.
The idea here is to pat some translucent powder over where you have placed concealer. This again helps to highlight, but most importantly makes sure the concealer doesn’t shift and stays on all day. I swear by and always use the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder.
STEP 4 is to use a powder brush to wipe away this excess powder.
STEP 5 is brows.
I have just had my eyebrows attended to so they didn’t need much here. But, if you need to fill them out with some pencil I highly recommend the Benefit Brow Pencil. All I needed here was a brow mascara to brush my hairs upwards and lock them into place. I have been using and loving the Maybelline Brow Drama Mascara in medium brown.
STEP 6 is to create our eyeshadow base.
A trick that I also do is to use my bronzer as a base. A bronzer that matches your skin is always the perfect transition shade for your eyelid and will make the lid less intimidating. I use the Sephora Collection Sun Disk Bronze in Tint 2.
STEP 7 is about adding some colour.
Today I have used the Morphe 35E palette. These are massive palettes that are great quality for an affordable price. I have used the pink colours shown in the photo to make this look . I have used the darkest pink and pilled that all through the outer side of my lid, really packing it on into my crease. I then take the light pink shade (second from the top left) and pack this on the inner half of my eyelid.
STEP 8 is to finish the face.
Using the same Sephora Bronzer, I colour up the edge of my face. I then use Morphe 9B Blush Palette and use the most ‘true’ pink shade as blusher on the apples of my cheeks. Don’t forget to add your mascara!
STEP 10 is to do the lips.
Here you can do whatever you desire! I love pigmented lipsticks but wanted to keep this look relatively natural and fresh looking. So, I added the Go-To Pinky-Nudey Lip balm to colour my lips and give them a light sheeny/glossy look. This would also look great with a warm toned lipstick for a more formal nighttime vibe!
And that’s all I’ve got for you folks! Be sure to send me your results!