It's springtime! Which means can finally take off our layers and unwrap the scarves from around our faces. Which also means it's time to break out your springtime makeup! I don't know about you, but I am more than ready to trade in my dark burgundy lipstick for some brighter and lighter shades. My favorite spring makeup trend is that dewey, windblown look that all the J. Crew models have. Here are three pieces of makeup I love that will help you achieve that "low maintenance" just blown in look.
The first is the secret ingredient that J. Crew uses on all their models and every makeup artist swears by, the RMS Living Luminizer. The luminizer is a highlighter that you dab on at the end of your makeup routine along your cheek bones, along the inner corners of eyes, and on the bow above your lip. You can even use it as a eyeshadow. I've used other highlighters in the past and they are always a little too obvious or leave a glittery residue that looks fake and greasy, but the Living Luminizer gives me a natural, dewey glow that I've always wanted. The best part about it is that it's incredibly easy to use - you really can't mess it up! You can wear it with makeup or without and, since it comes in a easy transportable pot, you can dab it on throughout the day. It's so foolproof, you don't even need a mirror. I keep it with me all the time and dab it on my cheekbones whenever I feel like I need a pick me up. It's also made of all natural, organic ingredients so you can feel good about using it often.
The second product that I swear by is the Nars Blush - Desire. It's a bright pink blush that, when applied to your cheeks, gives you that rosy, windblown look. It's the perfect pink shade, that although is super bright, the matte texture makes it look natural, like you just came inside on a cold spring morning. Since it's so bright I usually blow on my brush before applying it to my cheeks so I can get a more subtle look. The RMS Living Luminizer looks great on top of it on the cheekbones. Have you ever heard the tip if you need to look more awake or look like you are wearing blush to pinch your cheeks? This blush gives you that pinched cheek look, without the pain!
The final product is Mario Badescu's Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. This spray is a gentle, lightweight, and hydrating mist that help sets your makeup. The herbal extracts and rosewater create a refreshing, fragrant, springtime-y scent and is the final way you can create that dewey look. It's the perfect way to start and end the day. I spray it on after I apply my makeup and after I wash my face before bedtime.
After putting on these three beauty products I feel ready for springtime - minus the allergies. I always forget about the allergies!