10 Spring Makeup Tips and Trends

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Well, it’s official. Spring has sprung! 🙂


It’s the start of a new season, ladies, so what does that mean for my makeup?

LOL, not a lot! I have to confess: I don’t adhere to guidelines for seasonal colors and trends. Sometimes I’ll wear a heavy foundation, dark shadow and murky lip color in the middle of spring or summer. It just depends on how I feel.

But that’s not to say I don’t take seasonal makeup guidelines under advisement. It all just adds to the fun!

10 simple spring makeup tips and trends

  1. Spring makeup means simple and clean with hints of color. Instead of heavier purples and precious metals, reach for more neutral shades.
  2. While purples and plums dominated the winter, have fun with feminine and flirty lilac shadow applied on the lower lid and into the crease.
  3. Try a baby-soft rosy pink cheek blush with a pop of shimmer on top for a healthy, youthful glow.
  4. Make the most of the changing light. Apply a light dusting of a natural brown (instead of an orange) bronzer where the sun hits the face on the cheek bones, the bridge of the nose and on your forehead and chin.
  5. Spring eyes are usually (but not always) light, and we see a lot of lighter, neutral shadows with sparkle like copper, gold or champagne.
  6. Add a touch of extra shine to the inner corners of your eyes with a shimmery white cream or powder to make them POP!
  7. Lip colors either lighten up for daytime in spring, with lots of glossy pink and salmon, or they go bright with berries to balance lighter eyes and cheeks.
  8. Have fun with something bright and warm on your nails like fuchsia, magenta or bubble gum pink!
  9. Brown eyeshadow never goes out of style, but at Fashion Week we also saw it used a lot as a liner for a softer overall look, especially along the lower lash line.
  10. Try a colorful smokey eye using springy blues or greens. Pale-skinned beauties might go sheer, while tanned lovelies can go deeper.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Sarahc says:

    I can’t believe it’s already spring, I swear it was just Christmas! This is my favorite season. The flowers are starting to bloom. 🙂

  2. Catherine says:

    Hehehe, I’m like you except I love soft Springy looks all year round and usually don’t deviate from them, lol. Happy Spring!!

    I’m so excited because I just turned in my last final project for this quarter (pulled an all-nighter in my makeup – the horror!!!)… but now I’m done! Yay! 😀

    Catherine´s last blog post..Pretty Pink Nails & Procrastinating

  3. Susan says:

    Hallelujah! It’s finally spring! The daffodils are blooming and I’ve switched over to pink nail polish! (OPI Japanese Rose Garden–it’s old, but I still like it)

  4. Tami says:

    Thanks for the tips Karen, as always u rock! I’m so glad spring has sprung. Warmer weather will soon be on the horizon and best of all no more snow:-D. Today, I’m doing my best interpretation of a springtime face using my recent purchases from Sugarsweet (and a lil bit of Hello Kitty). On my eyes I have Cakeshop shadestick with Aquavert layered on top, Paradisco in the crease and Creme Royale as a highlight. Lips are Triple Yum lipglass layered on top of Lollipop Loving. And last but not least Refined MSF on my cheeks.

    Have u been to MAC yet? I am dying to know:-)

  5. Michelle says:

    Hey Susan, I’m using Japanese Rose Garden too! It’s so pretty.

    Hi Karen, I was so excited about today being the first offical day of Spring too! My spring makeup today was: Benefit’s Samba-dy loves me creaseless cream shadow, Bobbi Brown’s Sparkle eyeshadow in Sunlight, Bobbi Brown’s e/s in Mahogany used as a liner, Clinique shimmering tones powder “in the pink” used as a blush on the apples of my cheeks, and Sephora lip attitude lipstick in Glory Rose 06.

  6. Marisol says:

    Great tips Karen! SO happy that Spring is finally here. We had some gorgeous days and I hope to have more in the future.

    Marisol´s last blog post..Sisterly Love

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