A Brief Guide To The Ultimate Spring Makeup

Spring is the perfect time to experiment with more outgoing, fresh makeup – mainly brighter colours on the eyes, toned-down lips and dewy cheeks. Spring makeup tends to be more minimal than winter looks, but still more than you might wear in the summer.There’s so much you could do with spring makeup that it would be impossible to fit it all into one blog post. Instead, we’ll provide you with a few tips and tricks that you can use to help you create the perfect wearable spring makeup look.


Face

Preparation

Because we’ll be going for that ‘fresh’ feel to match the season, it’s best to keep your makeup light.

Firstly, apply your usual moisturiser and wait for that to set in to your skin.

Next, although not compulsory, it’s a good idea to prep by putting some primer on your face. This prolongs the effect of your makeup by ensuring that it doesn’t slide off throughout the day. It also helps when it comes to applying your foundation by smoothing out any lines and pores and giving a more flawless finish.

Foundation and Concealer

If you use under eye concealer, apply this before you put on your foundation. Rather than just applying it on the under eye circles, use the concealer to create an upside down triangular shape under your eye (the base of it being under your eye, and the point stopping before the bottom of your cheek) and then use a beauty blender to blend. This creates a more natural look than if you were to just apply it to the under-eye circles, and blends out more easily.

If you use foundation, apply this next using a beauty blender or foundation brush. Remember to start from the centre part of your face and work your way out – and don’t forget to apply some to your neck!

We recommend using Sleek’s range of ‘Creme To Powder’ Foundations – they glide onto your face beautifully and provide medium to full coverage. They’re also perfect to carry in your bag for touch-ups throughout the day if needed.

If you have any further areas on your face where you’d like some coverage, now’s the time to add some concealer. Use a stippling motion to get the full effect of the concealer.

Set your foundation now using a small amount of a translucent powder.

Foundation and Concealer

Contouring

As this will be a spring look, it’s a good idea to keep it as soft as possible; when it comes to contouring, focus more on the highlight as spring has more ‘dewy’ vibes.

Apply the highlight on the centre of your forehead, the upper part of your cheekbones just below and around your eyes, down the centre of the nose, on your cupid’s bow and on your chin.

When it comes to bronzer, consider using less than you might in winter. Think of it as a subtle way to balance out the highlight.

On the cheeks, opt for softer colours like rosy-pinks or pale peaches to counter the boldness of the eye looks.


Eyes

For this part, use two spring colours of your choice. Don’t forget: spring eye looks tend to be daring, so don’t be afraid to go all out!

These colours can either be bold colours or bright pastels – whichever you feel most comfortable with.

The first colour will be applied on the entire eyelid, so this could be a light, shimmery pink, or maybe a more gold-toned colour – perhaps even a soft green. The second colour will be for your crease, so use a shade that is slightly darker.

Here are some suggestions of colour combinations you might want to match up on your eyelid and in the crease:

Eyes
  • Champagne and rose
  • Mauve pink and burnt orange
  • Deep purple and teal green
  • Lime green and neon blue (great for if you’re feeling a more outgoing look)
  • Pastel yellow and a very light orange
  • Light blue and sea-green

And most importantly: remember to blend the two colours together! This makes your makeup look even more professional and ensures the colours match up well.

Once your eyeshadow is complete, apply some of your best lash-lengthening mascara to finish off this part of the look.


Lips

Recent years have seen both bright eyes and bright lips become popular for springtime, but in order to counter the bright eyes we’re going to go back to the basics; we’d suggest using a neutral lip colour to balance out the look. Some shades you might like to try include:

  • Tawny rose
  • Pale pink
  • Peach
  • Coral

Nevertheless, if a brighter lip is what you prefer, go for it! Make-up should be fun, and there really are no set rules you have to follow. Everyone’s style is different, so use this guide as a base to build up your own unique spring look!