I am so happy that spring is finally here. It felt like winter was dragging on forever, and despite it still being pretty grim and wintery outside, March to me signifies the start of springtime. I’m really excited for the nights to start getting lighter, for blossom on the trees, little animals hopping amongst the fresh flowers, sunnier and warmer days, and Easter, of course.
I love shrugging off my winter coat in favour of pretty jackets, skirts and dresses; and I also love mixing up my makeup, saying goodbye to the gothic glam looks created by deep plum lip shades and heaps of liner, in favour of a sunnier, neutral FOTD that’ll take you from morning to night. Here are the ways in which I shake up my look for spring…
1. In the nude: I absolutely love wearing bright and bold shadows and lip shades, but it’s always so nice to embrace dewy highlighters and nude glosses when springtime strikes. Experimenting with neutral eyeshadow palettes, experimenting with lighter and darker shades, is a great way to brighten around the eyes, and adding a brown lip shade finishes the look off perfectly.
2. Add a little shimmer: I always feel like shimmer highlighters and sparkly shadows are out in full force in the lead up to Christmas, but as soon as the January blues kick in they’re shoved to the bottom of your beauty bag in favour of a boring old mascara and subtle cat eye. Ladies, it’s time to bring the glitz back! Pile on that highlighter, add a subtle glittery bronzer to your cheeks, apply a little glitter on your lids to make that smoky eye pop. Summer is just around the corner!
3. Keep your skin feeling fresh: As the days start to get more heated (feels so ironic writing this as it pours down outsider), your skin is going to need a little boost. I love doing a regular exfoliating mask treatment to clean out my pores and rid them of grease and sweat. Your skin can get a lot oilier in the spring time, so try switching up your moisturisers for alternatives which still bring heaps of hydration without overloading it.
4. Brighten your blusher: I love adding a little pink pop to the apples of my cheeks in the spring time. It’s a great way to add some colour to your face after the dreary winter months, and gives a sun kissed glow even if you’re more likely to be heading on a rocket to the moon than on a plane to a sunny haven in the next few weeks.
How do you mix up your makeup for spring?
Lots of love. xoxo