23 Feb

A fresh face this Spring!

Okay, I know it’s not Springtime yet. But a girl can wish, right?  We’re starting to see spring looks popping up in magazines, but for those of us who do NOT live in a photography studio, those cute floral dresses are not in our near future.  (It’s rainy in San Francisco, I can only imagine what you East Coast ladies are dealing with!)  Fortunately, regardless of the weather, we can celebrate the coming of Spring by updating our makeup!

My current favorite makeup look is something I discovered by playing around with my Sephora Blockbuster Palette over the weekend.  Check it out:

First, I started with a clean canvas.  I used my Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer and Covergirl’s Tru Blend Foundation.

On my eyes, I used two eyeshadow colors: a lighter grey for all over my lids, and a darker grey for liner.  I also used three coats of mascara.  (Tip: On the first coat, focus on the base of your eyelashes, wiggling the wand as you move away from your eye.  Focus your second coat on the whole lash.  For your third and final coat, just swipe the wand along the tips of your lashes. Don’t forget to let each coat dry before you re-apply!)

On my cheeks, I started with Benefit’s High Beam, which is one of my favorite beauty products of all time.  Put it on your cheekbones and your brow bones to illuminate your complexion. On top of the High Beam, I used a rosy pink blush.  Rather than focusing on the apples of my cheeks, I applied the blush higher up on my cheeks.  This helps to define the cheekbones (which is good for those of us who have a rounder face shape!)

I finished off with a bright lipstick.  For this specific look, I mixed a bright plum lipstick with a dark coral.

Here’s how you can get the look at home:

High Beam is one of the best beauty products I’ve ever used!  Get it at Benefit.com!

This palette from Sephora has both shades of grey and— bonus!— it’s on sale for only $15!

Try Sephora’s Blush Me! Mono in Meringue Jalouse 2 for the same rosy look you see above.

Finish off this look with Sephora Rouge Cream lipstick in Mr. Lover. (I love the name!)

What do you think of this fresh Spring look?  Have you tried any of these products before? And are there any other makeup looks you’re loving for Spring?  Share them below!

{ posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 }


Comments: {1}

  • mary writes:

    i love high beam! :)

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