Goodbye “I’m Cold” winter-style glam. Say hello to the bright, bold makeup looks of spring. There’s nothing like brushing off the cold, gloomy months of winter and welcoming in the sunshine and blooming florals of spring than with a bold pop of color.
Here are some ways you can incorporate a burst of color into your makeup look.
Blush It Up
Just because winter is coming to an end, doesn’t mean you have to veer away from blush-heavy makeup looks like the “I’m Cold” look. While a heavy application of blush is great for mimicking the look of wind-whipped cheeks, it’s also great for the blushing face of a day spent out enjoying the first springtime rays of sunshine or getting a fresh bouquet of flowers from your sweetheart.
For the spring, embrace bolder blush shades like bright pink tones, like the Joah Beauty Air Light Soft Powder Blush in “Pink Dahlia” ($6.99), and citrus-inspired orangey shades, like the About-Face Cheek Freak Blush Balm in “Terracotta” ($18). Go bold with the makeup application with a heavy application across the nose and on the apples of the cheeks like the “I’m Cold” look.
Or you can go with a more 70s-inspired blush “draping” technique. For those that are unfamiliar with the makeup technique, think of contouring but with a blush instead of a bronzer product. Start from the center to high point of your cheek and apply the blush upwards to the side of your face next to your brow and slightly upwards of your brow. This blush style has recently become popular again with celebrities like Lizzo and Tessa Thompson sporting it on the red carpet. Not only does it help define the cheekbones, but the profuse application of blush, especially in bold red and pink shades, helps evoke a springtime fairy-like vibe.
Spring to It
When you think of springtime, two things typically come to mind, flowers and relationships blooming. Another blush-heavy look that would be great for the spring-time and for the more cutesy-glam girlies is one inspired by hearts. For this look you apply a liberal application of a pinky or a red-toned blush, to mimic the look of excessive blushing, then take a q-tip to form the shape of a heart on the center of your cheek. A simpler way to go about creating this romantic look is to apply heart-shaped stickers on the top-most point and center of the apple of your cheek, go in with the blush, then use a pair of tweezers to gently lift the stick off your face. If you want to go even more cutesy with the look, you can apply a number of heart-shaped stickers all your cheeks and nose, go in with the blush brush, and remove to create the look of heart-shaped faux freckles.
For the extra-bold, extra-cutesy girlies, you can take the last look up a step by tracing the hearts with a glitter liner, like the Kiko Milano Glitter Liner in “Multicolour” ($11.99).
Go Bold With The Liner
Instead of going in with the classic black cat-eye, why not take the liner technique up a notch with a bold pop of color? There’s nothing that quite screams springtime more than pastel tones, like the Joah Beauty Line Up Pastle Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in “Periwinkle” or “Lemon” ($9.99). Or you can go in with a linger color in more floral-inspired bold tones like a bright orange, red, or pink, like the Uzu Eye Opening Liquid Eyeliner in “Burgundy” ($16.).
Pick a Floral-Inspired Manicure
If you’re rocking some bold colors on your face, why not take the springtime cheer down to your nails as well? Springtime is all about bright pops of color, florals, and cutesy fruit patterns blooming over your “For You” page and across the pages of fashion magazines, especially from designer brands like LoveShackFancy.
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