As the snow starts to melt and Spring grows nearer I find myself getting more and more excited to shed my heavy makeup and embrace something more lightweight and natural.
Spring is the season of renewal and rebirth and an ideal time to start getting you’re skin back in shape again after a rather long hibernation period. If you live in a cold environment chances are you’re exposed to frigid temperatures one minute and warm, dry heat the next as you race from outside to inside do no favors for your skin.
Mine tends to get patchy and dry around my cheeks and feels two sizes too small. Since we’re just seeing the earlier start of Spring here I’m immediately thinking of ways to spruce up my Spring makeup wardrobe and thinking of the best ways to get a natural look while shedding my dry Winter skin.
Here a few tips to get your skin in order for the Spring season and a few suggestions for a naturally smoky makeup look to compliment your complexion using the new Revlon Photo Ready Primer + Shadow Palette in Metropolitan.
Spoil Your Skin
One of the first things you’ll want to do to get your skin to glow is exfoliate it. Take time out to really scrub away patchy areas. A finely grained exfoliator that lathers is an excellent way to gently de-flake as you cleanse. A hydrating sheet mask is also a great way to spoil your skin. Sheet Masks can do such great things for your skin and provide instant relief to dry, patchy areas. Choose one that contains Hyaluronic Acid to not only add moisture to skin but to help seal it in. Follow up with a a rich moisturizer. Do all of these things the night before as it’ll give your skin some time to rejuvenate and you’ll wake up to softer, smoother more refined skin.
Keep Things Light and Simple
For daily skincare remember SPF is a good start to your day. Apply liberally even on a cloudy day you still want to protect your skin. Go with a lightweight moisturizer, nothing to heavy for day use as you don’t want it to build up on your face and get oily or greasy as the day progresses. If you have drier eyes I’d highly suggest prepping well with eye cream so your concealer has a soft, smooth surface to adhere. They drier your eyes are the more likely your concealer is to crease and creep into finer lines so prep well with a hydrating eye cream.
Go Natural for Spring
After wearing heavier makeup all Winter long and going bold with my eye makeup I like to head in a different direction for Spring. The light, makeup-free look is always a perfect look for Spring! Go light with your foundation to keep things fresh and natural look.
Prep skin with a good primer prior to makeup application of any kind to insure you have a good working canvas for your makeup to adhere to and to extend the wear of it. I personally love and have recommended Revlon’s Photoready Primer to you dozens of time so this is a good start to getting your natural look on! Revlon’s new Photoready BB Cream is sheer, lightweight, and perfect for evening out skin tone while brightening it up. Give cheeks a gentle flush of color with a cream blush. Creams are best particularly coming out of a long, hard Winter when your skin might be a little drier. The cream finish is a little more forgivable and won’t cling to flake areas the way powder would. Revlon’s Photoready Coral Reef Blush is the perfect shade glowing coral for Spring cheeks!
Follow up with some clear gloss but if you’re using Revlon’s Lip Butter chances are you won’t need it as the give a nice shiny finish without the need for gloss.
Revlon Lip Butter Collection has a slew of flattering shades to compliment lips for Spring in a lightweight, weightless formula that’s perfect for warmer weather. My favorite is Peach Parfait, a golden peach shade with refined shimmer!
For a great smoky brown eye look Revlon’s new PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle are an ideal pick for creating a quick, foolproof eye look in seconds. Each palette features a priming shade a shimmering overcoat and three shades for highlighting, contrasting, and defining eyes. I used the palette below for a night and evening look. For my evening look I used a bit more shimmer and my day look I lessened the shimmer for a more work friendly eye look. The palettes are super easy to use and contain detailed instructions for application on the back. The palette features a diagram of sorts that make up the shadows so you know where each shade goes.
Keeping things simple like this isn’t necessarily a Spring exclusive! It’s sometimes nice not having to deal with too much on our faces but just the essentials.
Good Luck creating your perfect Spring look!
I’d love to hear how you achieve it and which products you use to do it.
Have you tried the new Revlon Photo Ready Primer + Shadow Palettes?