I know, I know, a few months ago I was declaring that autumn was my favourite season. The berry toned lipsticks, faux fur throws, and mugs of cocoa are all very appealing, but thinking about it, I think I prefer spring. Autumn can’t beat the longer nights, pastel hues and floral prints, and, of course, those yummy glasses of Pimms. Of course, the other reason I am crazy about spring is because of the makeup that comes with the season change. Autumn/winter are all about darker shades and full coverage, while spring makeup is a lot lighter and prettier. Spring makeup is all about the natural look.
Wave goodbye to your foundation and invest in an illuminating BB cream or tinted moisturiser. To ensure your base product of choice stays in place all day, a primer is a must. To beat the heat, opt for a product that’s free from oil and mattifies the skin. Maybelline’s Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer is ideal for this – I love this product and swear by it. For a BB cream Garnier BB Cream is perfect – it’s light and illuminating. For a tinted moisturiser Clinique do a fantastic one, as do NYX.
Forget contouring – for spring it’s just too much. All you need to create a natural spring look is a little blush. While powders can work well, cream products tend to create a more natural look. This is because they’re easier to blend. My personal favourites when it comes to cream blush are Collection’s Speedy Blush and Barry M’s Make Me Blush. Both of which are affordable, easy to blend, and come in a range of colours.
To illuminate your skin, adding a little highlighter to your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and nose is essential. Again, for natural-looking spring makeup, cream products tend to work best. There’s nothing wrong with powder highlighters, but for spring cream versions are a better option. In my opinion, the best cream highlighters are No.7’s Instant Radiance Highlighter and Topshop Glow.
Again, spring makeup is all about making your look as natural as possible. So when it comes to your eyeshadow, neutral shades are your best option. Of course, pastel hues can also look pretty and work well, but for a spring look should be kept as subtle as possible. To create a neutral eye look, the Makeup Revolution or Naked palettes are ideal. Both shimmer shades and mattes can work, but mattes tend to give a more natural look.
For your lips, nudes are ideal. For a natural-look, nothing beats a nude lip. If you’re not a fan of fleshy shades, pink-hued nudes could be perfect for you. I’m personally a fan of pinky nudes that are natural-looking but also pretty. For spring, your lips should be fuss free and simple – hold the glitter and stick to mattes where possible.