Spring Makeup Essentials

Spring Makeup Essentials

I love changing my makeup with the seasons, which is why I have narrowed down my spring makeup essentials. These spring makeup essentials focus upon pink glow cheeks, full but not overdone brows, thick lashes with a small cat eye, and pink hydrated lips. This year there are a host of great new and old products to achieve this look. Since Sephora is currently hosting the spring beauty insider event - it's 10-15% off everything and it's free to join-it's a great time to clean our your makeup bag and try out something new. I know I have been waiting to buy beauty products for a few months in anticipation of getting them on sale, and can't wait to go beauty shopping on Friday!  

For the face, I highly recommend a light weight foundation like the one made by Make Up Forever and a very light setting powder. Laura Mercier transluscent setting powder is the gold standard. 

Don't go too heavy on the bronzer- it will look cake since our winter complexions have not yet faded. Nars Laguna is your best bet, it deposits a sheer wash of color that isn't too shimmery. On top, layer a liquid blush like Nars O or a light weight powder blush like Dior Rosy Glow (it actually color matches to your skin tone!) and don't skip on the highlighter. I love Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks or highlighting powder

The best eye makeup products for spring are a shimmery eyeshadow, volumizing mascara, and liquid eyeliner to make a subtle cat eye. The shimmery cat eye plays well with a rosy pink lip, and looks fresher than a smoky eye. 

Finally, pick a rosy pink hydrating lip product. I LOVE the fresh lip products. While I love them all, the shade petal is my favorite. It adds a lovely pink color and is super moisturizing. The Dior Lip Glows are also perfect for spring, since they play up the natural color of your lip and make it brighter. A good tip is to use a light pink lipliner to make these balms last a lot longer. 

What are your favorite products for spring?