Spring has sprung in Melbourne, and it’s time to shed those winter layers and let yourself shine. While you’re swapping jeans for dresses and heading outdoors for some much-needed sunshine, take some time to update your makeup routine.
From switching up your foundation to adding a pop of colour to your look, we have all the best tips to take your makeup into the new season.
1. Spring clean your beauty bag
There’s no better time than spring to clean out the clutter and make a fresh start. But your house isn’t the only thing that deserves a refresh. Your makeup bag could also use a good spring clean to rid it of unnecessary and old items.
Beauty bags can be a little like black holes. Things get sucked in, and they never come out. Over time, our once refined edit of makeup products begins to build into a mass of junk. So, if you’re guilty of hoarding more makeup than you need, there’s no better time than now to purge the inessentials.
Not only will spring cleaning your makeup bag lighten your load, but it’ll also improve your morning routine. From saving you time (no more searching through a mountain of lipstick to find the one shade you wear) to improving your skin (say goodbye to old, bacteria-ridden powders), this simple task will transform the way you use makeup.
2. Prep your base
Your skin provides the base for all the beauty products you wear, so it’s an essential factor to consider.
We all know winter can be harsh on our skin, so chances are your complexion is looking a little dehydrated and dull. Prevent your makeup from looking flaky and dry by showing it some love.
Special treatments such as chemical peels are perfect for sloughing away the dry and dead skin cells that plague us during winter to reveal fresh, new skin. Chat to a MySkin Laser Clinics consultant to discuss these treatments and find out how you can improve your complexion for a beautiful base.
3. Refresh your makeup for spring
Every season brings with it a change in the weather and a need for fresh makeup to suit the temperature and aesthetic.
For spring, the new wave of sunshine means reaching for products infused with SPF. Likewise, as the weather warms up, it’s also a good idea to swap your full-coverage winter foundation for something with a lighter formula. Jane Iredale’s mineral makeup products, which protect against UV damage, are perfect for this.
The shade of your foundation is another important factor to consider. As the spring sun returns colour to your complexion, you may need to opt for a slightly darker hue to ensure your makeup continues to suit your skin tone. Try to select one with a natural, dewy finish for a fresh appearance.
4. Make the most of the extra light
Take advantage of the longer days and more frequent sunshine to showcase your best features with shimmering shades. Use bronzer for a glowing appearance; dust it where the sun naturally hits your face, like the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and on your forehead.
Spring is an excellent time to try a brighter makeup look and experiment with different shades. Where a pale, shimmery eyeshadow can look faded in the winter gloom, in spring it adds a touch of lightness. Look for neutral eyeshadows with a sparkle like copper, gold or champagne. Apply across the lid, blending into the socket. Add a hint of white to the inner corners of your eyes to really open them up.
5. Be inspired by the runway trends
While we all have a favourite daily beauty look, there’s nothing more fun than experimenting with the latest trends. This season, it’s all about bright and bold makeup, so express your confidence and embrace exciting colours in spring.
Straight from the international runways, this season’s makeup trends involve daring pops of colour, bright blush, sparkling glitter, graphic eyeliner, and smudgy smoky eyes. While this all may sound intense, select just one to highlight for a gorgeous, on-trend appearance.
Want to create a flawless base for your stunning spring makeup? Contact MySkin Laser Clinics today for a complimentary assessment to find out how you can enhance your complexion.