Warmer weather, longer days, and wedding season are upon us! Can you believe April is almost here?! I can’t! I don’t know about you, but this seasonal transition is definitely making me look up more and more inspiration for spring. Spring-time hues are my favorite to use on the daily (next to fall colors, of course)! Here are 5 fresh-face makeup tips for spring:
If you haven’t been using a primer in your daily routine, you are missing out! Not only will it keep your face makeup in place longer, but it also makes your foundation go on that much smoother. Fine lines or enlarged pores disappear under a primer! Applying your primer (my fave is from jane iredale!) with your fingertips is like a mini massage that leaves your skin SO illuminated.
As always, be sure to prime your skin before any other product – cleanse, tone, moisturize. Your toner will balance out your skin’s pH levels and a moisturizer will leave skin hydrated all day!
CONCEAL & REVEAL
Nothing says “spring” like being bright-eyed and awake, right? This is why concealer has become my BFF! Coming off of winter, my sleep schedule and complexion are SO off. I reach for my go-to to cover up my dark under-eye circles after using an eye gelee to soothe the skin!
Applying concealer with your ring finger (because it’s your weakest finger, you don’t have to worry about putting too much pressure on delicate skin) will have those dark spots and blemishes gone in a swipe.
Warmer weather can, unfortunately, come with more shine on your skin. Skip the heavier liquid foundation coverage you’ve been using for winter (this tends to melt off in warmer temps), and opt for a lighter-weight powder! My fave translucent pressed powder covers up any shiny areas (especially in my t-zone, ugh) and stays put ALL. DAY.
Bonus: jane iredale’s mineral powder foundations have an SPF of 20!
GLOW FOR IT
Out with the old, in with the new – glowing skin, that is! Let’s ditch our winter-pale complexion for a healthy glow this season. A little pop of color will leave your skin feeling and looking ahh-mazing this spring! Reach for a bronzer (my favorite is jane iredale’s Peaches and Cream – with FOUR shades!) for a beautiful sun-kissed look.
Oh, and don’t even think about heading to a tanning bed! This Tantasia self-tanner looks great, smells great, and is perfect for layering color on your body and your face.
PINKS & PEACHES
Springtime is all about playful, floral hues! This year, I am ALL for the pinks and peaches. Whether it’s color on the lips, cheeks, or both, test out what shades work best for you! I’m a huge fan of cream blush – it goes on oh-so sheer and shimmery and is just the right amount of color to brighten my complexion.
If you’re not someone who’s into bronzer or contouring, multi-purpose makeup is for you! I absolutely LOVE jane iredale’s lip and cheek stains because you can use the color anywhere you feel on your face!
What are your fresh-face makeup tips for spring? It may be a great idea to switch up your skin care, too! Fill out a quick questionnaire over at enza.com and let the experts design an entire regimen for YOU at 30% off! Also, be sure to shop my fave seasonal looks and products below. Happy Spring!
Shop My Favorites
Forever Peach Lip & Cheek Stain – Jane Iredale
Tantasia Self-Tanner – Jane Iredale
Fine Facial Polish – Enza Essentials
Soprano Off-The Shoulder Shift Dress – Nordstrom
Kate Spade Juliana T-Strap Pumps – Neiman Marcus