While a part of me is not yet ready to say goodbye to sweaters, scarves, cardigans, and dark lipsticks, another part (albeit a much smaller part) is excited for the return of sunshine, bright colours, and floral.
I have always been a winter baby, and find comfort in sweaters, scarves, boots, warm drinks, frosty eyes, and red lips. However, thinking about spring/ summer makeup does help remind me of how nice warm weather can be; I now realize how much I truly do miss the feeling of warmth on my seemingly eternal Canadian-winter skin.
When I think of Spring/Summer beauty, I think mainly of peaches, corals, and pinks paired with healthy glows and radiance. I think of softness, pastels, and sun-kissed skin.
Working in the beauty industry allows me to constantly be around new and exciting products, so I have been seeing a lot of different spring collections from a variety of brands!
This post will be all about the spring trends that I am most excited for, as well as some of the products that I think are perfect for spring/summer!
My favourite spring trends:
1. Peach & Coral Lips
To me, coral and peach lips are the definition of spring! Clarins makes some of the nicest lipsticks and glosses; my favourites are the Joli Rouge lipstick and gloss in “Papaya”. For a “drugstore” alternative, Revlon’s “Coral Berry” is gorgeous!
2. Warm Cheeks
This is perhaps my favourite aspect of Spring/Summer beauty: warm cheeks. I love love love bronzers and peach-toned blushes with soft gold shimmer! Baked blushes are perfect for helping to create that healthy spring glow!
3. Cream Blushes
Cream blushes are perfect for spring and summer, as they help to achieve that glowy, dewy look. While powder blushes can stick to any dryness or roughness in the cheeks, a cream texture helps to smooth out the skin and give radiant color!
4. Glowy Skin
To achieve that healthy glow, highlighters are a gift from the heavens! I may have a slight addiction to highlighters-and by “slight” I mean I want to buy every one I come across. There are so many different kinds out there, but so far my favourites are the Skin Finishes by Mac! Gold Deposit and Soft & Gentle are extremely popular. For a liquid highlighter, Benefit’s High Beam and Clarins Eclat Minute Instant Light are wonderful products that can be added to the cheekbones or even mixed with foundation for an all-over glow.
5. Bronze & Gold Eyes
I have always been drawn to gold-tones and shimmer, and spring/summer is the perfect time to wear them! The L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows are my absolute favourite, and they can be found at the drugstore! They are long-wearing and very pigmented. For bolder wear, I find they work wonderfully over top of a cream eyeshadow (such as the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadows or the Mac paint pots).