Make up: Something for Spring

Spring is in the air! The days are longer, the grass is greener and the sun is actually warm for once. When I think of Spring, cherry blossoms and blue skies come to mind. So, to celebrate this season’s arrival, I was inspired to create this look to welcome in the brighter days!

Blossom collage

Photo credits (clockwise starting from the left): Homedesigning, peonyandthistle, holidayspots4u

What you will need:

Foundation and powder

Eyebrow pencil and eyebrow brush

White eyeliner

Eyeshadow: pale pink, warm salmon pink, light blue, bright blue



Rose pink lipstick

  1. Prepare your face – moisturise and apply foundation and powder. Don’t skip this step – think of it as though you’re preparing a canvas.
  2. Eyebrows – I’ve used a soft brown shade and a brush to smooth out and shape the eyebrow hairs.
  3. I wanted to create a nice brightness to my eyes. The trick is to take white eyeliner and apply it on the outer part of your brow bone, inner corner of your eyes and the centre of your eyelids, then blend away. Line your lower lash lines from the outer corner to the centre (avoid lining all the way as it can odd).Spring 1
  4. Use primer to prepare your eyelids – we’re going to use a lot of colour, so you want a good base.
  5. Gently apply the soft pink eyeshadow on the inner third of your eyelid. When you’re happy with it, add the warm salmon pink on top to intensify the colour. Later, when you blend it with the white, it becomes the cherry blossom part of the look.
  6. On the outer third of the eyelid, apply a light blue. Then, on the outer corners, add a little bright blue (the sky part of the makeup).
  7. Take a clean eyeshadow brush and gently blend the edges of the colours together. Don’t just sweep your brush over the whole lid – it will just smudge everything! Start from the centre, blending the white into the pink, then the white into the blue. Do it in this order, blending the softest colour (the white) into the stronger colours. Starting with the pink before moving over to the blue is important as blue is a very strong colour and can be overpowering to other colours transferred over on your brush.Spring 2
  8. Add some pretty pink blush to your cheeks.
  9. Time for the lips! I wanted to make my lips stand out a little bit, so I did the same trick on my lips as I did for my eyes by highlighting the cupid’s bow and the centre of the bottom lip:Spring 3
  10. Apply lipstick and blend the white in. If you want, you can add gloss on the centre of your lips to make them shine!

Spring 4

And we’re done! It’s a bright, vibrant look inspired by the beauty around us and will set you in the mood for spring. Go ahead and wear this look for days out with friends in the sun!

Christy Ku

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