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I posted my first “spring makeup look” of the season earlier today and had several people ask me for a blog post, and I suppose I should give the people what they want! So here’s a little run down of today’s look and my current spring favorites.
There are a few basic items that are on every “essentials” list I will ever put together as they are my “HG” (Holy Grail) products: Too Faced Hangover RX primer, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot, MAC Pro Longwear concealer, and tinted brow gel – right now I’m using Benefit Gimme Brow in medium/deep. You can see these as well as the rest of my face prep routine here.
Now that the sun is shining and a fresh face feels a little nicer, I’ve switched up a few steps in my routine for a lighter, more natural look.
Since I skipped my regular powder foundation today, I took the opportunity to test out my brand new NYX Above & Beyond green concealer. It just arrived this morning and I have to say, it’s pretty excellent. This stuff is definitely going to be one of my most used products from now on. The green was perfect for covering up any redness and blemishes and making my skin look a little more even – especially in areas like around the nose, where we often have natural redness. This is an important step, to me at least, when skipping foundation since it helps deal with any imperfections you may want to cover while still leaving your skin looking natural. I then used my regular MAC Pro Longwear concealer for under-eye darkness.
I set my concealers with the Urban Decay De-Slick mattifying powder to prevent them from creasing, and I also added a little extra powder to the bridge of my nose. The De-Slick powder is a warm weather must-have for me to keep my oily T-zone looking fresh and to help keep my glasses in place!
For some extra spring pink, I put just a touch of Kat Von D’s Everlasting Blush in peachy-pink Bellisima on the apples of my cheeks with a Luxie #504 brush (large angled face brush). This is definitely one of my favorite springtime blushes – it goes on super light for a slight flush, but is easily buildable for nighttime adventures. On my lips is my beloved NYX lip liner in Pale Pink and the lovely Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Pure Hollywood – a soft pale pink nude that is just natural enough, but still makes me feel glamorous.
I’m not sure why I gave you guys all the info for my face up front, when I always do my eyes first. That way, if I mess anything up or if there is a lot of fallout, I can clean up quick and easy and not have to re-do my whole face. For my shadow base, I used my MAC Painterly paint pot (as usual) and set it with Too Faced’s Powdered Sugar from the LE Joy to the Girls palette. All the other shadows I used today are Makeup Geek singles (and ohhh goodness, do I love these). First I filled in my brows with an angled brow brush using a little bit of Barcelona Beach and then set it in place with Benefit’s Gimme Brow tinted brow gel. For my eyes, I started with Creme Brulee in and above my crease using a large tapered blending brush (Bdellium Tools 787). Then I brought Peach Smoothie tighter into my crease with a smaller blending brush (MAC 217). I applied Cupcake all over the lid with the RealTechniques base shadow brush and then packed Mango Tango on top with a flat shader brush (Too Faced lid/smoker brush), blending it out into the crease with the tiniest bit of Barcelona Beach on my MAC 217. Finally, I added Cosmopolitan for some inner-corner highlight with a pencil brush (Bdellium Tools 780) and lined my waterline with the NYX Wonder Pencil in Light. Today’s mascara of choice was Kat Von D’s Immortal Lash – a slightly more natural looking option to Benefit’s “They’re Real,” but still adds plenty of volume in an easier-to-remove formula.