As brisk winds and frightful temperatures ease, we can’t help but welcome back the warmth with open arms! Say goodbye to dry, flaky skin, chapped lips and that IDGAF attitude we all adopt in winter, and hello to bright, fresh and highlighted skin! But first, make sure you check off the five most important makeup bag staples to compliment your beautiful springtime glow.
Is there any other product on the market that can instantly reshape your entire look other than lipstick? The power of the pout is often over-looked, but a good lippie is undoubtedly the number one beauty staple in everyone’s makeup pouch. While earthy reds, rich plums and deep purples dominated our winter beauty regime, this spring we’re perching our lips to pretty pinks, peaches, and neutral tones.
Sweeping on a touch of bronzer, whether over foundation or on bare skin, gives your tired winter complexion a youthful sun-kissed glow. But beware – a little does go a long way. Too often people abuse the bronzer brush and end up looking like an oompa loompa. To avoid the fake-baked look, opt for a bronzer that matches your skin shade and subtly dust it on the areas of your face where the sun would naturally hit.
Now that spring is on the horizon, it’s time to bring back the highlighter. Perfect for that subtle glow, highlighters boast light-reflecting particles that aid in enhancing your favourite features. For best results, apply your highlighter along the bridge of your nose, on your cheekbones, above your top lip and just below your brows.
A good blush is your secret weapon to achieving a healthy, natural spring flush. However, like bronzer, making a blunder with your brush is a common mistake we’re all too familiar with. For a natural look, apply your blush lightly to the apples of your cheeks. If you’re going out for evening drinks, add a little drama by blending your blush up toward your temples.
Nail your new spring look with some pretty polish! Turn over a new leaf with palettes of bright, rich shades that will not only boost your look, but boost your mood too. If your fingertips are more feminine than fierce, opt for pretty pastels and neutral palettes to compliment your look – not overpower it.