Putting your freshest face forward is important no matter the season, but it is imperative for the spring season that your make-up vibe with the colorful clothes of the season. Getting a vibrant make-up look without it competing with your wardrobe takes 15 minutes and can actually be healthy for your skin. Our resident make-up wonder woman, Monica Cabada, lets us in on the secrets and gives our Web Guru, Heather, a mini makeover.
Prime your face with Smashbox Color Correcting Foundation Primer. Monica uses the green-toned Adjust Primer to reduce any redness in Heather’s face. Then, to combat dark circles and any imperfections use a combination of concealers. Smashbox Photo Op concealer and the fuller coverage Smashbox Camera Ready concealer for more difficult problem areas. Finish with Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder for a lovely glow.
Add a touch of sun and contour with Smashbox Halo Bronzer and the Contouring Palette to highlight cheeks and your jaw line.
To get a bright eye, apply a light eyeshadow to your brow bone and the inner corner of your eye. Follow up with a lovely taupe color to accent your crease and serve later as a base for a darker night time look. Using the Smashbox arced brush apply Smashbox Jet Set Eyeliner to your top lid and tighline your bottom lid; this may take some getting used to, but it creates a lovely frame for your beautiful springtime eye. Fill in and contour your eyebrows and set with gel. Finally apply mascara to get the full effect.
Lips are all important for Spring and should be bright. Monica recommends using Smashbox O-Gloss for a perfectly tinged pout with a touch of gloss. “It highlights the blush tone of your natural lips,” she says. Slick on Smashbox True Color Gloss in the almost tangerine pink “Beautiful.”