You know when you've found your groove with a few key makeup products? That's how I feel lately with my new spring routine. I can get this look together in less than 10 minutes! Lately, I've been going for a bright lip and energized face to get out of the cold, dreary winter. Everytime we get a few days of warm sun in SF, we go back to the foggy cold so at least this look is keeping me happy that it's April and soon perhaps, I'll be able to wear my sandals again!
Here's my everyday makeup look I've been loving for the past couple of weeks for spring!
Prep the Skin
I moisturize my face in the morning with Clarins Multi-Active Day ($53 at Clarins USA) and then use the Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($42 at Clarins USA) to protect my skin from the sun and city elements. I don't wear foundation everyday but sometimes when I need a bit more color in my skin, I love using the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude ($44 at Sephora). (I use the smaller travel size you get in the Sephora checkout line.) I brush it on all over my face with my Estee Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush ($46 at Estee Lauder). I finish off the shine with my NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder in Flesh ($37 at Sephora).
I love giving a warm sun kissed glow to my cheeks. I use Chanel Les Beiges in No. 30 ($58 at Chanel.com) with my Chanel Angled Powder Brush #2 ($60 at Chanel.com) on my cheekbones. The subtle color starts to come in and starts to help define my cheekbones. I sometimes dab some on the corners of my forehead for a warmer complexion too. I've rediscovered my drugstore favorite, the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso ($8.44 at Amazon). It gives a nice glow to the cheeks. I then highlight at the tops of my cheeks with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ($45 at Sephora).
I use Clarins Ombre Iridescente Eyeshadow ($25 at Clarins USA) for soft, shimmery color on my lids. I first swipe with fingers the Silver Pink color all over my eyelid. Then I use Silver Plum on the sides of my eyelid for definition. Finally, I line the eyes with Clarins Crayon Khol Eye Pencil in 06 bronze ($25 at Clarins USA). I love how this eyeliner compliments the shadows so perfectly with it's shimmer. I curl my lashes and add my favorite mascara, the YSL Babydoll Mascara ($32 at Sephora) that keep my lashes looking curled and long! I have pretty dark brows so I usually just brush them with a Sephora brow brush to keep them looking tidy.
I line my lips with another drugstore favorite, the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Rose Quartz ($8.98 at Amazon) and top it off with the Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in 26 Rose Praline ($28 at Clarins USA) which gives my lips a bright, beautiful color and energizes the whole look!