Gold, copper, and bronze are very in this Spring.
‘Kay. I think I’m starting to sound like a broken record here, always talking about Spring trends. But if you live in Canada, you totally get it. We’ve been waiting for Spring for many months, so it’s a pretty big deal ’round here. We even have a ceremonial dance to welcome Spring. True story; look it up.
So, I will talk about Spring trends whether you like it or not.
Let’s talk bronzer for a sec, shall we? What of it? Well, it’s probably not a good idea to douse yourself with the stuff right after Winter has taken away your Summer (sunless) tan. Here are some tips to slowly ease the golden, bronzed look back into your life as we transition into the most beautiful season ever.
#1 — Step Away from a Matte Base.
The bronzy summer glow starts with your base, so pick a foundation or moisturizer with a dewy finish. I have combination skin that’s more on the oily side, and really like NARS Sheer Glow ($55). For reference, I’m a MAC NC40 and my match is Barcelona. I don’t own this yet, but my sample from Sephora was very well-loved. Those with normal-to-dry skin types might love Mary Kay TimeWise Luminous-Wear ($23). It contains hydrating jojoba and and mica that imparts a lovely glow.
If, after reading all of the above, you are totally cursing me because your skin is so. very. oily, I have a solution for you. Apply your matte foundation, then infuse light back into your face with an illuminator like Mary Kay Liquid Illuminator ($23). Read more on these in a future post; they are kinda amazing and also limited edition! Illuminate the high points of your face only (cheeks, temples, nose bridge, chin) to put the dew back onto your skin.
#2 — A Multi-Use Eye & Cheek Product is Your New Best Friend.
NARS Sertao Blush
Here’s where NARS Blush in Sertao ($29) comes in. NARS blushes are well-known for their incredible pigmentation, and Sertao is no different. I recently discovered that it makes a beautiful light golden brown eyeshadow, too. A few quick swipes across the lids, on the cheeks, and temples et voilà — you are golden.
Another great thing about Sertao: it lasts and lasts and lasts. Most of my blushes I put eventually fade as the day goes on, but Sertao’s gorgeous sheen and colour stays on my cheeks until I take it off.
NARS Sertao Blush Swatches
#3 — Softly Define the Eye with a Smudged Brown Eyeliner.
A very monochromatic look may be great for the runway, but in real life it just looks like a lot of yellow. This is not cute, especially if you have yellow undertones in your skin. Break up the yellows by smudging brown eyeliner close to your upper lash line. Keep it soft; we don’t want to see a solid line. I used Urban Decay Whiskey 24/7 Liner from my Naked palette.
You’re 99% done at this point. Add some mascara, and your fave neutral lip gloss (I like Chanel Glossimer in Maline), and you’re set to run out the door.
Wearing NARS Sertao Blush (lid), Urban Decay Whiskey 24/7 Liner (top lash line), and MAC Studio Fix Lash Mascara (lashes)
Wearing NARS Sertao (eyes and cheeks)
Was that quick or what?
Are You Ready for Spring Yet?
What Spring trend are you dying to wear, or are currently wearing? Everybody knows I am crazy about my bright lips, but recently I’ve been wanting to try the brights on my eyes.