Springtime is here! What a great excuse to revamp your makeup routine and try some new products and techniques.
In Spring and Summer, the heat can affect your skin and the way your makeup lasts on your face. Instead of using a full coverage foundation that can slip and slide around on your face, try a tinted moisturiser or bb cream some even include an SPF. Find one that suits your skin type and shade, and wear over your favourite facial SPF if it doesn’t already contain an SPF. This will keep your skin looking even and smooth and will wear nicely throughout the day.
If your skin goes slightly darker in the summer months, it’s a great time to experiment with different cheek colours. A peach or apricot is flattering for most skin tones and can bring a lot of life to your complexion. A pop of pin on the apples of the cheeks blended to a subtle hint of colour give you a healthy glow. For the evening, a cream or ivory highlighter can look beautiful dotted across the cheekbones. It can also add a lovely radiance to a tanned body if you dab across your collarbone and down your shins.
A big Spring/Summer trend is a wash of colour over the eye. Use a large fluffy brush to apply a light wash of peach or pink, across the eye area, a sheer shadow with a little shimmer works best. The key to this is to make sure the colour isn’t too concentrated in one area. If you fancy using a bolder colour be sure to make it stronger close to the lash line and blend it out a little so that it starts to fade out above the crease line.
If you usually wear bold colours on your lips you can try a more subtle approach with a tinted lip balm or even a gloss look for ones containing SPF. Shades of peach, apricot, nude and blush pink are beautiful colours for this time of year and will go with any eye makeup look. If you usually don’t tend to wear much a solid coral colour can be a really nice change and gives a lovely summery pop of colour to the face and is best set off with a simple lashing of black mascara and a light bronzer across the most prominent areas of the face.