Shop Your Stash: Spring Makeup

I feel for those of you still suffering through this awful winter. I can't even imagine the stress and inconvenience storms like these bring. But I have good news: Spring is coming! Well, it will eventually. It is inevitable and therefore you can certainly start dreaming of warmer days ahead. Most importantly, you now get to plan your Spring makeup looks!

Before you reach for your wallet--I urge you to "shop your stash" and see the makeup you already own. While companies release gorgeous new collections every season, if you are strapped for cash the chance are you already have a color that reflects the current trend.

Seasonal makeup trends mimic the "feel" of the season. For example, holiday collections always up the glitter factor, and summer collections always have self-tanners and turquoise-colored shadows or liners. For Spring, collections are always full of soft pastels.

Spring Makeup


Ditch the heavy liner and cat eye for a lightly defined eye with lots of mascara. Spring is all about looking fresh and young. The wide-eyed look will always be "in." If you use liquid liner, try using a long-lasting pencil liner instead; it gives a softer look. For your eyeshadow, lightly apply any of the following colors over the lid to brighten the eyes in a Spring-appropriate fashion: lilac, mint green, sky blue, light purple, baby pink


Your skin should like fresh and cheeks should look rosy. It's time to move away from matte powders and thick foundations. Try using BB or CC creams, tinted moisturizer, or a light-coverage foundation to even out your complexion. Use concealer on any areas where you might need extra coverage. Unless you are oily, only powder your T-zone (nose, chin, forehead) to keep the rest of the face looking natural. On the cheeks, think of the following colors when looking through your cream blushes and powder blushes: coral, baby pink, soft rose, soft peach, and pinky-plum.


Lip gloss and tinted balms are a great alternative to lipstick in the spring time. Give your lips some moisture and color without having to worry about having a perfectly-defined lip. Spring lips should be fast and easy. Keep the formula simple and don't be afraid of shimmer! Some great colors for tinted balms, glosses, and sheer lipsticks are: bright pink, baby pink, rose red, pale rose, lavender-pink, coral, and light berry.

What are some of your favorite products for Spring?

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