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Style Savvy: Natural Spring Makeup Guide

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APRIL GODDARD

One of my favorite things about the transition from winter into spring is that we all get to lighten up a little bit – literally. We shed pounds of snow and ice, layers of clothing and maybe best of all – makeup.

Now I’m not knocking the cosmetics scene, I love full glam looks as much as the next person. But, there is something wonderful to be said for the five minute face; the “I woke up late but I still look bomb” phenomenon, the “I don’t have to try that hard and I still look fresh” ideal. Now I am not saying that all of that goes without some serious skincare game and attention to detail, but what I am saying is that as the weather heats up, the last thing that we all want is melty makeup. “But how do I really get this look?” you may be wondering. Read on for more details on how you can shed the unnecessary layers of makeup to formulate an easy and effortless spring vibe.

FOUNDATION:

Optional. No really, you don’t need it. Here’s what you actually should invest in: quality skincare products and skincare regimen that help your skin to look beautiful and healthy all by itself. Foundation has its place, but it doesn’t have to be there every day to get a great look. Don’t think you can live without it? Try a tinted moisturizer or light coverage foundation and use a very minimal amount by applying with your hands like you would a moisturizer and taking off the excess with a dampened sponge.

CONCEALER:

This is where you don’t want to skimp, especially if you are going sans – foundation, but still have a thing or two you’d like to cover. Choose a medium-full coverage that is heavily pigmented. A little will go a long way, and you will find that you will only have to use a little bit of product to cover what you need to. Blend out with your fingers and dab off excess with a beauty sponge.

BLUSH:

This is where you can have a lot of fun. Blush will give you a healthy glow and is a romantic choice for Spring. Pick a pretty pink for a fresh look, and swipe across cheeks, nose, and forehead for a sunkissed glow. Try to find a blush that has pigmented pearls that will allow it to double as a highlighter for a more natural finish.

LIP BALM/GLOSS:

Pick a sheer lip balm/gloss for an effortless finish to your look that you won’t have to worry about touching up throughout the day!

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