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Beauty review: fresh for spring

Photo by Shalya Josellle De Leon
Photo by Shalya Josellle De Leon

Spring is time to feel and look rejuvenated. It’s time to wake up from winter hibernation and look well rested for spring. To help you look your best for the new season, here are some tips to make you look young and fresh.   

Starting off with a freshly washed face, begin by applying Vaseline on the lips, and Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer all over the face. It’s important to start with the eyes in the event of eyeshadow fallout, and to also give the moisturizers time to fully sink into the lips and skin.

With Urban Decay Primer Potion, prime the eye to ensure anything applied to the eyes look as beautiful at the end of the day as when they did when first applied.  Going in with Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade and the corresponding Anastasia #12 brush fill in the brows. Thick brows give a youthful appearance and also frame the face. Use Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof liquid eyeliner to create a small flick from the end of the eye and create a triangle. Be sure not to bring the liner the entire way across the eye because dark pigment closes the eye, thereby making the eyes look smaller. Winged eyeliner is supposed to elongate the shape of the eye, creating the illusion of bigger and more awake eyes. Long, flirty eyelashes also give the illusion of bigger eyes. The Ardell lashes in 117 are perfect for this. Use Duo clear lash adhesive and a set of tweezers. Apply a coat of Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Finally, hit the inner corner of the eye with a champagne shimmering eyeshadow, such as Funny Girl from the Tartelette 2 In Bloom Palette. The brightening of the inner corner of the eyes bring attention and light to the face.

With a Real Techniques expert face brush, apply Mac Pro Longwear foundation  all over the face in a stippling motion. Try to avoid dragging the brush across the face and instead gently tap the product across the face. This provides the best coverage and optimizes the quality of the foundation. A clear canvas exhibits youthful and tight skin. After the foundation has set, create a triangle under the eye with the Nars radiant creamy concealer and blend it out to conceal tired eyes. Do not bring the product farther than the ends of eyes because it inflates the overall shape of the face. Next with the Real Techniques contour brush from Core Collection Set, contour the hollows of the cheeks, temples of the forehead, sides of the nose and along the jawline with the Too Faced matte soleil bronzer to give dimension back to the face. Don’t forget to blend out the product; you don’t want to look like dirt! Remember, light brings features forward and dark pushes features backward. Finally, with a Real Techniques base shadow brush from the starter kit, highlight the highest points of your face such as the cupid’s bow, cheekbones and tip of the nose with Mac’s soft & gentle mineralized skin finish. To add color back to the face, gently mix Tarte amazonian clay blush in Blissful with Nars orgasm blush with a Real Techniques stippling brush. The warm toned peaches give a kiss of summer to the face.

Using the Gerard Cosmetics lipstick in mystic moon and the Too Faced melted liquified long wear lipstick in nude, finish off the lips. Nude glossed lips give the illusion of bigger and fuller lips. Finally, set your makeup with Mac fix plus to make any of the products you just applied cohesive.

The goal is to look awake and to look young. Sometimes makeup can add years to your face and make you look more tired. Just remember to blend and find techniques that work best for your skin type, undertone and face shape. I hope you have an energized start to your spring!