Long months of staying inside is enough to leave most people excited to see colour again. For some, this shows up in the green grass and pretty pink or bright white flowers on cherry blossom trees. For others, who are still seeing snow, spring colour must be brought. Here are a few easy spring makeup ideas to get you looking forward to the warmer weather ahead:
Like many people I know, my skin has gotten very pale throughout winter. Being inside and under dark grey skies does that. I know it’s the same for my friends who live in snowy climates, too. What can you do? Well, I have recently been introduced to Skin Tint from LUSH—which you could think of as a bronzer. Charisma Skin Tint adds a lovely warm glow to my skin. I recommend using a small dab on the back of your hand, mixed with a bit of moisturizer or liquid foundation. The Skin Tint is really moisture-rich (perfect for post-winter skin!), so it will leave a lovely dewy glow on your cheeks.
Dry winter lips crave moisture—but most lip glosses don’t add much colour (mostly shine). I was doubtful that the Liquid Lipstick would actually live up to my expectations. I’ve been happily surprised to find that the Perspective Liquid Lipstick goes on easily, stays for hours and also adds a lot of moisture to my lips. These Liquid Lipsticks glide on to lips as easily as lip gloss. The pretty pink colour is just right for my skin tone. Go here to take a look at the other Liquid Lipstick colours.
Now that your skin and lips are taken care of, what about those lovely windows to your soul? LUSH has a beautiful range of eye makeup from cream eyeshadows, to liquid eyeliners to mascara. The cream eyeshadow is slightly cooling when I use it on my eyelids, and I love how easily it is to apply. You can use just one colour for an overall shadow look, or combine a few. The Sophisticated Cream Eyeshadow I received would work well as an overall colour, but could also be used as a highlighter on brow ridges or the inner corner of your eyes.
To complete the look, and take things from day to night—Fantasy Liquid Eyeliner is a glitzy, shimmery gold. A bit of sparkle to my eyes is just what I want sometimes. If you’d rather have colourful eyeliner, there are several different colours available, and also plain black, too. Now that I know how well the Liquid Eyeliner works, I may try out the other shades available.
What makes Emotional Brilliance unique? Read the story fresh handmade colour story. All the products I mentioned are vegan, and I love that LUSH labels their products as such (when they are), and also includes a list of ingredients as well.
Here’s my “after” images with and without glasses with the finished spring makeup look:
What are your favourite ways to change your makeup look for spring?
Check out the whole Emotional Brilliance line from LUSH. I’ve been really enjoying trying out new techniques with the range of products I’ve received, and look forward to trying out more colours in the future!