How To Add A Pop Of Color For Spring
As a make up artist, I always look forward to fall and spring, each brings about a new feeling in beauty, colors and textures deepen or lighten and with the onset of spring cosmetic companies are practically blooming with gorgeous color and luminous texture.
Of course this can be scary as we move forward out our somber fall and winter neutrals and smokiness so I’d like to show you easy, “toe-dips” into spring beauty’s new brights and how to wear them in a way that gentle enough even for the most trepidatious.
A simple way to experiment with pops of color is with a cheek and lip tip. I love these with a little tinted moisturizer or cc cream with a little mascara. They can be used as the perfect make up bridge on those days when you don’t want to go through the whole make up routine but want to look fresh and polished.
My new favorite is Dior Cheek and Lip Glow.
It comes in one universally flattering shade.
And while we’re talking cheeks, trade in your old blush for something bright and fresh like Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupte in Baby Doll.
Start with a sheer application concentrated on the apple of your cheek but be careful to blend the color up – this is not a contour color. Avoid the underside of the cheekbone.
For eyes, I love a cream or liquid shadow, applied to the entire lid and blending up and out. Keep it sheer and build for intensity to taste. One of my favorite colors for spring is light green. Cosmetic companies are doing various shades from mint to sea foam to bright tourquiose and jade.
I love Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in Jade
– it’s a sheer, yet buildable, liquid, easy to apply and provides a beautiful pop of color on almost all complexions. Keep the rest of the face simple and neutral to avoid the look going clownish.
Another fun way to introduce color is with swipe of colored liner across the lash line. It’s a fun and flirty treatment that really draws attention to the eye and because there’s so little product actually on the eye, don’t be afraid to go bolder in shade intensity.
For this look try Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Liner in Vert Tuileries.
For extra pop of this beautiful tourquiose shade use it lightly on the waterline.
For lips, it’s all about tints and lip butters. Feel free to experiment with bright, colorful shades since these formulas are sheer and buildable and foolproof.
I love Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil in Cherry My Cherie and for my inner drugstore make up junkie, try Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sorbet.
Another great (easy) way to add a color pop is with nail color. If the pale greens I mentioned earlier just seem too extreme to try on the face, Chanel Le Vernis in Paradisio on nails is fun way to wear a pale green.