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

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Model: Caen

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 — 

Skin prep: BY ECOM Pure Calming First Water, BY ECOM Heartleaf Ampoule, BY ECOM Heartleaf Poreless Cream 

Base: Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand Highlighter (Goldgasm), Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (Y225)

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 

Lips: Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil (Nocturnal)

II. Sunlit Blush 


Model: Danisha

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 —

Skin prep: Orbis U Lotion, BY ECOM Heartleaf Ampoule, Skin Inc Serum Glow Filter

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)

Sculpt: Sephora Must-Have Glow Highlighter Palette

Lips: Hera Spicy Nude Balm (429), Chantecaille Passion Flower Lip Chic

III. Soft Mint


Model: Liyana

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 —

Skin prep: Orbis U Lotion, Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, Est.Lab Lumiwhite Brightening Serum 

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?

Take care,

Melisa Goh

Melisa Goh

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