While it may really feel like an enduring summer in our perennial heat, spring always arrives in the form of makeup bags that we live vicariously through. If spring 2019 was about stripped-back, barely there faces, spring 2020 must be quite the anti-thesis. From graphic coloured liners, to sparkly smokey eyes and pastel tones, we gave 3 women a makeover for our own #SheByDC spring makeup edit. We also toned down the runway bold for more wearable, subtle looks — which means you can easily recreate these on yourself!
PS: Because glowing skin is never not in, we made sure to begin with a bright, fresh base. See ‘skin prep’ for all the products we’ve been into lately for lucent spring skin.
I. Neon Hue
Our take on the neon liner trend — made more wearable with warmer tangerine tones on the eyes. Add a touch of edginess with a skinny orange wing, then pare back the lips so your eyes take centrestage. It’s the perfect subtle bold.
On Caen —
Eyes: Fenty Snap Shadows (1 True Neutrals), Marc Jacobs Enamoured Dazzling Gloss Lip Lacquer (388 Pick Up) (Limited Edition), Fenty Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner (Spa’getti Strapz), Fenty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara
II. Sunlit Blush
A transitional look, for when you’re still infatuated with autumn’s amber hues but already loving the freshness of spring. We used a touch of gold apricot on the eyes, lips and cheeks for just the right bloom of colour, while keeping everything effortless and elegant. Timeless.
On Danisha —
Base: Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand Highlighter (Goldgasm), L’oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer (317 Almond)
Eyes: Fenty Beauty Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner (Puppy Eyez)
III. Soft Mint
A little amalgamation of our favourite spring makeup trends: bright smokey eyes, pastel tones and a liberal dusting of glitter. We put them together in a shimmery, pastel mint smokey eye, paired with au natural lips to balance out the bright. Keep your shadows diffused for that blown-out effect, it’s what makes this adventurous look so much more delicate and wearable!
On Liyana —
Base: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (66 True Beige), L’oreal Infallible full wear concealer (311 Cashew)
Eyes: Fenty Snap Shadows (8 Pastel Frost), Fenty Flypencil Longwear Pencil (Big Truffle)
Lips: Hera Spicy Nude Balm (279), Chantecaille Lupine Lip Chic
Spring is possibly one of the best seasons to play around with makeup — it’s the season of blooming and having fun with it. What’s on your spring agenda?