Spring Beauty Inspiration

When there is a change of the seasons, I long for newness and change, especially when it comes to spring. I'm ready for new makeup tones, a new hair color, and basically a brand new wardrobe. Below is some inspiration to get you in the mood.

Spring makeup should be feminine and simple. If you prefer a more warm color palette, try a monochromatic peachy, coral look. Do a wash of color all over the lid, and blend up through the crease using a fluffy, tapered brush. Use a similar shade on the apples of the cheeks blended up toward the temples. Choose a bold pop of color on the lips in a similar tone to complement the overall look. For this look, I chose all matte shades for the eyes, cheeks, and lips to keep it mono textural as well. Think simple and fresh. This will give more time to stop and smell the roses, instead of applying your makeup. Channel your inner impressionist with strokes that are more water color like and less defined or harsh. It's such a fresh change from the more dramatic, overly contoured, and high maintenance bold shades from fall and winter. Put away your dark and structured clothing, and instead look for pastel shades, light denim, and more feminine details.

If cool tones are more of your thing, then opt for girly pastels in baby pink and lilac. These colors will work for the eyes, cheeks, or lips. For this look, I mixed matte and shimmer textures for added visual interest. It's always a good idea to mix up the textures especially if the color palette is more on the pale side to add dimension in all the right places. You want the makeup to be soft and airy, but not washed out. Be generous with highlighting the inner corner of the eye, above the cheekbones and cupid's bow of the lip, and down the center of the nose. This adds to the innocent, feminine vibe. Channel your inner bohemian woodland fairy with a more undone hair look. Don't forget to add a few braids to mix up the texture of the hair as well.  A flower crown is always a good idea when you are looking to make a statement.