Although the official date for spring is actually March 21, the weather forecast seems quite unpredictable. From chilly and rainy to comfortable and sunny, it’s impossible to shed your down jacket or transition your closet from winter to spring. If you’re dreaming of sunny spring days and warmer weather, you can simply incorporate some new colors and embrace the latest trends of the season.
Spring 2019 is a season that suits all and has many beautiful options. It’s all about clean, ethereal beauty. One thing is for sure: skin is glossy, dewy, and natural. It looks anything but matte. Incorporating a good skincare routine for meticulously prepped skin will give you the ability to wear sheer and minimal makeup this season. Clear skin is in! A touch of concealer and some tinted primer to blur your imperfections can go a long way. Sheer washes of fresh pinks and peaches on top of bronzed cheeks that give you a slightly tanned look work wonders and can be paired with matching lips, while a touch of strategic highlighter can enhance and showcase your cheekbones. Electric pink lips are also popular, as well as metallic foiled lips in neutral shades.
Eyes are embellished with gorgeous sunset splashes of subtle holographic makeup. Colors like yellows, oranges, peaches, and pinks create soft, flattering, and natural eyes reminiscent of the beautiful sunsets. Monochromatic eyes can also be created with variations of these shades and complemented with matching colors on cheeks and lips for a very soft and feminine face. Pair this with the winged black eyeliner. This is a look I absolutely love , which is quite flattering on various eye shapes and colors and is very feminine as well. Last, add some sparkle to the inner V area near your tear duct to give your eyes a more open look.
For a stronger or more gutsy look, there are saturations of neon bold swipes of color from turquoise to cobalt or emerald, which are both fearless and fun. You can incorporate an electric pop of vibrancy with a new shadow or winged and colorful liner.
Gunmetal eyes, minimal blush, and soft nude or sheer berry lips is another look that works. Here the emphasis is strictly on the eyes and the rest of the face is soft and clean. Pair it with a Kohl rimmed liner and contoured skin, since bronzer is back this season. If purples work well on your brown eyes, opt for soft and smoky amethyst eyes. On the other hand, if you prefer a warmer and more gilded glam look, choose glossy bronzed skin, pink lips, and golden, smoky eyes paired with coffee liner.
If you love your classic red lip, have no fear, because this timeless look is still popular. It’s a
look that has been around throughout the ages. It goes well with bright blush and minimal barely-there eye makeup.
If pastels are your passion, you can add pops of colors in shades of pinks, yellows, blues, greens, periwinkles, or peaches on your lids. Keep lips soft to enhance this spring look. You can’t go wrong with a feminine look. If you don’t like color and want a soft but sophisticated look, try adding a taupe shadow from lid to crease and pair it with a pink highlighter to lift and enhance the eye in a subtle way.
Brows this season are well-groomed and thicker. They are being brushed upward and filled in with pencil powder and gel, then waterproofed with a liquid brow set for longevity.
The ‘90s nostalgia is also back with black winged eyeliner and imperfect mascara. This look is fast and easy and is being paired with a swipe of shimmery gloss instead of lipstick.
Although skincare is a science , makeup is actually an art , which gives you much creativity to pick and choose what speaks to you. So have some fun and add one unusual and new element to your spring routine in order to create a look you love .
Risselle Naimark is a Professional Freelance Makeup Artist and Skincare Consultant. She carries an extensive line of personalized skincare, cosmetics, and anti-aging products. Risselle is also available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, makeup lessons, and all of your beauty needs. She can be reached at 718 263-5517.