Gone are the dark eyes and berry lips that give us those Gothic vibes for early winter, spring is in full bloom and we need to switch up our essentials for a fresher, brighter overall look. Pastel colors are great in spring, nudes work wonders and anything that makes us look dewy and glowing is a must have! If you haven't thought of freshening up your look yet then now is the time!
Nude Lips Are In!
October through to January saw us channel our inner grunge and grime looks, deep berry lipsticks, dark purples and black smokey eyes made us feel romantic and vintage goth for a few months. It's time to switch it up, nude lips are definatley a must this spring and there's nothing that looks fresher than a hint of peachy lip gloss in the middle of spring! Use a nude lipstick that's very similar to your own lip color or simply don't wear any at all, it's up to you. I prefer the no lipstick look at the minute, it's fresh, it's simple, clean and everything i'm looking for in my spring looks this year! Add a swipe of highlighter above the cupids bow to really get that pout feeling fancy!
Why don't you try Absolute New York Velvet Lippie? A lipstick that feels and looks really natural, a soft matte texture with a range of nude shades to choose from!
The spring / summer look of 2017 is sport, clean, fresh and dewy. You can get this look by applying an illuminating cream before your foundation or mixing them together before applying, the pearlescent sheen of an illuminator will help the sun reflect off your highest points creating a sunny, dewy look. If you don't have an illuminator then i suggest maybe mixing a blob of moisturizer in with your foundation, this gives a similar effect and makes the finished makeup look a lot softer, more natural than a regular foundation look. If you want to purchase an illumator i recommend Sleek bare kissed illuminator, you can browse here!
Anybody else change their scent with the seasons? In winter time i love to go for comforting foodie scents, my home is filled with spiced orange, warm apples and cinnamon and in spring time i opt for clean cotton, floral fragrances that remind me of sunny summer afternoons. It's essential to change your personal fragrance too when the months change, pick something light, fruity, floral and playful. The days are getting lighter, the nights are staying light and you need a fragrance that's going to carry you through day to night with ease. Try Daisy Desire by millionaire Beverly Hills, a body mist that's super floral, light and perfect for the spring time!
Have you ever heard of strobing? Strobing is a great way to use highlighter, used to reflect the light giving our skin a wonderful fresh glow. I tend to use the strobing technique when i'm wearing minimal makeup, it makes the look feel fresher and more put together without going overboard. Simply dust a little highlighter in your T zone, down your nose and across your cheek bones. Add a little to your temples too just like you would with a contour cream. I personally really love the sleek highlighters, there's a few different ones to pick from so you're bound to find one that suits your skin tone. Click and browse them here.