Spring is almost here. I am super excited, no more cold breeze, snow, negative weather, what are you looking most forward to this Spring? I am definitely looking forward to the warmer weather and the sun! A new season also calls for a new everyday beauty routine. In Canada, I personally find that in the Winter, my skin is more dry and easily irritated. However, in the Spring, it can get a bit more oily. In today's blog post, I will be going over ten beauty tips that will get your Spring look rocking.
So, open up your makeup drawer and ditch the dark makeup hues and swap it for lighter, brighter and cooler colours.
Tip #1: Bright Lips - Bring out your entire bright lip colours collection. This spring, why not try giving your traditional lipstick a fresh look by hinting a dash of hot pink to it. It won't be noticeable from a far, but when you get close up and personal, it looks super cute. (Image: http://www.fashion.com.au/bright-lips-trending/)
Tip #2: Keep the glow going - blush all year round is definitely a go. But for spring switch out the darker shades for the bright coral shades. Aim for a dewy complexion but highlighting the cheekbones - it'll give a good lift. One of my favourite products is the Tarte blush & glow brightening luminizer and cheek tint in peach; it really works for both a day and night time use. It blends very easily and the complimentary cream blush on the end was silky smooth and not at all sticky. I am also addicted to the watt's up! cream highlighter by Benefit ever since I got one a few years ago from Sephora's birthday sample. This highlighter focuses on giving a soft focus on the face.(Image: http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/makeup/makeup-face/how-to-apply-blush)
Tip #3: Keep the glow, not the oil - We want glow not oil. A layer of glow pretty much means I am going to be shinning throughout the day. Using a smear light layer of a mattifying primer after moisturize/sunscreen and before foundation keeps your face smooth and silky without over drying your skin. I use the COVER FX mattifyingprimer with anti-acne; I have been using this product for over two years. It helped with clearing my acne and blotchy spots, and I have been using it since on days my skin is oily and gross.
Tip #4:Think Pink Cheeks - Along with a blush, try cheek tints. I have only started using tint last summer and I am still exploring around for the best product. So the only one I have tried so far is the famous Benefit lip and cheek tint in rose. I am kind of satisfied with it, I sometimes find this product a bit too sheer for my liking. I guess in a way it helps with giving a more natural look. A tint really help with adding a flush, I am looking forward to trying more colours like mauve and corals.
Tip #5: Sunscreen.–protect yourself, for all you fellow Canadians, you know how hot the Sun get, and as much as I love that tan, it is so important to protect your skin. It is easily the most important part of your skin care regime. There are many sunscreens out there that have a gorgeous tint to it, so no foundation required post-application. Also, many foundations also have UV protected feature listed.
Tip #6: I have recently picked up the Clarisonic Smart Profile device and I am in love. Facing cleansing should be part of your everyday routine, a cleansing brush will help prep and repair your skin from the harsh winter it went through. Clarisonicalso have a brightening radiance line that really helps with clearing out blotchiness. I have also heard that Vitamin B3 helps resolve redness, Vitamin E for moisture and, Vitamin C for blemishes - these are most needs to repair from winter.(Image: http://www.sephora.com/?new_country=us&orig_url=%2Fsmart-profile-face-body-P390324%3Fcountry_switch%3Dus%26lang%3Den)
Tip #7: ColourPop - Try adding more colour into your makeup routine this spring. Are yousomeone who don’t like too much attention to the eyes, or afraid to use too much colour? Try usingcolour eyeliner for your lower lashes. It's subtle but definitely gives a nice pop for the eyes. Make sure you only under line with colour, if top and bottom lashes are coloured it’s a bit too much, stick with eitherblack or brown top liner to balance it out. (Image: http://thebeautygypsy.com/how-to-wear-colored-eyeliner/)
Tip #8: Light Lined Only - To keep your eyes bright and fresh, try a fine lined eye instead of a bold dark smoky look. I know how easy to do a thick liner and not so easy for a clean looking one. Try applying your liner as you would usually, then with a q-tip dap either lotion or serum and remove the most of theline, leaving only a fine line against the lash line- such a useful trick from Amanda Montgomery from the Latest Wrinkle.
Tip #9: Colourful Eye Shawdows Do the Trick - Reach for all those colourful and neutral eye shadows and combine them! The trick for bright bold colour is to combine it with neutral colours like beige, taupe, etc. for an easier wear ... unless you like it bold and very colourful. The trick is to dust a medium toned shade in a sheer veil across the eye, then blend the outer corners and crease with a more neutral colour. A few coat of mascara also helps with softening the look - black mascara. Try this season's hottest colours: teal, dusty blue, fuchsia and a nice bright poppy orange.(Image : http://howtodoeyemakeup.com/category/how-to-do-simple-eye-makeup/)
Tip #10: Go Away Eye-Bags- This is a semi-weird tip. But in an interview with Reader's Digest, Dr.Frances Jang, a dermatologist at Skinworks recommends using raw potato slices to soothe your eyes. There are astringent which means they help decrease water retention and they also contain the enzyme catalase which helps lighten dark under eye circles. So grab a potato from the kitchen wash, and peel. Then, cut two slices and place one on each eye for 10 minutes. Lie down, relax and let the potatoes work their magic. After, rinse your face with luke warm water. Do this once or twice a week for the best effect.(http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/beauty/6-weird-beauty-tips/?id=3) (Image: http://beauty.hohoron.com/article/)