Spring Into A New Look
This winter/early spring has been brutal in my area. Since December, we’ve had a few consistent weeks of weather under 20º with tons and tons of snow storms. When spring finally came I was hoping the weather would magically warm up to summer-type-temps and there would be only sunny, sunny days. Well, three weeks into (what is supposed to be) spring, and I’m still waiting for guaranteed temps over 60º and no-snow on the weather forecast. This year has been crazy!
Since I’m sick of the cold, I’m doing just about anything I can to get into a spring mindset. I’ve posted throwbacks on Instagram from the nice warm spring we had last year. I’m looking towards graduation and summer plans (I’m really aching to go to the beach). I’ve even started to cook summer-inspired meals. If only there were some sort of superstition to do that would make spring come faster. You know, like how kids wear their PJs inside out to get snowstorms and no school? They need one of those for warm weather.
No matter how much I wish for spring weather to come faster, I’m just going to have to be patient. One thing I can do, though, is start thinking with a spring mindset. I love this season because it’s really beautiful. There are colors everywhere from all of the blooms and the plant growth. In order to get into the spring mindset, I think it’s about time to start wearing spring-inspired colors in my everyday makeup look.
Here are some season-inspired colors and how to incorporate them into your makeup routine this spring:
I love wearing purples on my eyes. Not only does it make blue/green eyes pop, but it’s also interesting and slightly unconventional. Not everyone wakes up in the morning thinking, “I’m going to wear purple eyeshadow today.” Believe me, purple is a really fun color to put on your eyes. Lavender is a beautiful spring color that you can easily incorporate into your makeup look. “Amethyst Glam” in Lancôme’s Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette is one of my favorite purple eyeshadow palettes. You can use one or all of the colors to get the lavender look. There’s a simple tutorial on the back of the container that tells you how to use each shade. You’ll be looking pretty in purple in no time!
I started becoming obsessed with lipstick almost two years ago now. Every time I went to the mall, I would buy another lipstick. It basically became a ritual. One of the first lipsticks I had ever bought was Clinique’s Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick in “Creamy Nude.” Even though this color is considered a nude, it has a dark peachy color to it. I like this kind of peach specifically because it’s not too bright. It has color while also looking a little more natural. This lipstick also has a nice feel to it when you wear it. It feels soft, smooth, and silky on your lips. I love wearing this lipstick with minimal eye makeup to really make the color stand out. Wearing less eye makeup will also give you a more natural, earthy look that is great for spring.
Light Pink: Cheeks
Who doesn’t appreciate sweet rosy cheeks in their makeup look? Spring is the perfect time to break that light pink blush out. This season is filled with pretty pink flowers almost everywhere you look. Match your makeup to those blooms! Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is your best bet for getting all of the shades to match your garden’s blossoms. I first tried this blush as a sample, and I’ve been hooked since. It goes on flawlessly, and it’s full of color. For a spring-inspired light pink look, I recommend opting to wear the shade “Dollface” with minimal eye makeup and nude lips. You’ll look dainty and, well, doll-faced!
Robin’s Egg Blue: Nails
Blue is my absolute favorite color. I love it so much I would marry it if I could (I’m quite serious). In my middle school years, I went through a phase where I only wore blue nail polish. Some shades were good, others weren’t as good. One shade that I’ve found that looks really nice on polished nails is Robin’s Egg Blue. Essie’s Gel Couture in “Getting Intricate” is one of the prettiest eggshell blues I have found. It’s a classy color that provides a pop of color to any look. And, it’s as bright as the beautiful blue spring sky.
Green: Under EYEliner
Springtime is about life and growth. The color that best represents that is green. Okay, I know what you’re thinking, “How do I incorporate green into my makeup look?” You don’t have to go all Wicked Witch of the West and start putting green makeup everywhere. Just a touch of green might be all you need to get give your look a lively vibe. Make your eyes pop by adding a thin or thick (depending on your preference) line of green eyeliner to your bottom eyelid near the lash line. A good, inexpensive eyeliner for this look is Maybelline’s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil in either “Glossy Emerald” or “Silken Turquoise.” Use this look for a garden party!
I’ve been waiting so long for warmer weather. I want the days when I can put away my winter coat and finally wear all of those cute sundresses that have been gathering dust in my closet. Even if you can’t break out the dresses and open-toed shoes just yet, you can thinking-spring by incorporating these inspired colors into your look. Think positively, and the warmer weather will be here before we know it!
Get creative, my Dolls!
Getting into the spring vibe is as easy as looking at your life from a new perspective. Read “Real Talk: Perception.”