Saturday, March 23, 2013

Quick & Easy Springtime Makeup

Spring has officially sprung! So put your smokey eye shadow palettes away and bring out the bright and bold.  Springtime is all about bright, pastelly colors.  I know brights can be a bit intimidating and usually have correlations to clown make-up, but incorporating brights in ONE part of your look will keep it understated. 

I have been particularly loving this look because it is quick and easy but still plays with color.  
It is the perfect natural beauty makeup! 

Step 1: Using your fingers or brush (I recommend the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush) to apply Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Perfecter B.B. Cream ($11.99) all over your face, blending it into your neck.  B.B. Creams are the perfect face makeup to use when in a hurry, it is basically a glorified tinted moisturizer that gives you light to medium coverage with a healthy dewy finish. 

Step 2: Apply an iridescent eyeshadow or highlighter, like theBalm's Mary Lou-Manizer ($24), to the top of your cheekbones (Tip: above where you would apply your blush), the end of your brow bone, the inner tear duct, and down the bridge of your nose.  This will give you skin an instant glow, especially when the sun or light hits you. 

Step 3: Curl your lashes and apply your favorite mascara.  I am currently loving Rimmel London's Lash Accelerator Mascara ($9.99)! 

Step 4: To bring the "springtime" into this look, make your lips and cheeks the focal point.  Using Maybelline's Color Whisper in Coral Ambition ($7.49) swipe it across your lips for the perfect pinky coral.  Then make a small dot, the size of a penny, on the apples of your cheeks and use your fingers or brush to blend it in and slightly upwards towards your ear. This will pull the whole look together and give you a dewy finish. 

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