The new way to do your makeup: naturally gorgeous!


There’s nothing like a change in seasons to prompt a makeover. With spring in the air, it’s time to ditch your heavy winter makeup and embrace the new, lighter makeup of the season. The new look emphasizes your natural beauty with a minimum of products, like a slightly more gorgeous version of your natural self. Best of all, it’ll cut your mirror time in half!

First, if you haven’t already, it’s high time to try the new illuminating makeup primers. They’re super-lightweight, silky smooth, and can be used all over the face or as a highlighter; either way, they offer that candlelit glow you see (and covet!) on your favorite celebrities. You might even find you can skip your usual foundation!

And about that foundation: now is the time to ditch the thick cover-all. A lightweight tinted moisturizer offers sheer coverage that still lets your skin breathe. What’s not to love about that? If you find you need some shine control, dip a fluffy brush in a translucent powder and lightly dust over your t-zone. The trick is to use a light hand and apply only where you absolutely need it.

Cream blush is going to be your new best friend this spring. Pinch your cheeks to find your natural flush, then choose a matching rosy shade and rub it into the apples of your cheeks for a pop of color. Dab the excess color on your fingertips onto your lids and cupid’s bow (above your lips) for a pretty all-over flush. You can skip the bronzer, though: we’re finally seeing a departure from the uber-tan look.

A little highlighter or nude cream eyeshadow will work wonders when dabbed on the brow bone and inner corners of your eyes, opening them up and making you look more awake. Gone, however, are the heavy, smoky eyes of the winter months. Those extension-crazy lash looks are gone, too: use a lash comb and a lengthening black mascara to create clean, fluttery lashes.

Brush your brows into place and tweeze the strays, but don’t go nuts: natural is the new black. Finally, dab a little tinted balm or pinky-nude gloss on your lips, and you’re good to go!

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