Spring is here, and you know what that means – it’s time to change up our makeup game once again! Our makeup looks in winter were all about looking warm and refreshed in the cold weather, but now that the seasons have changed, so will our makeup looks.
But before you get started, here are our top 5 best makeup hacks you’ll certainly be thanking us for later this season:
- Prep your skin thoroughly
We cannot stress this enough when it comes to makeup application! If you want to prevent and avoid cakey looking makeup, you need to prep your skin appropriately before you apply makeup. The sun is making its appearance more often now, meaning that fine lines, wrinkles, and general cakey-ness are more noticeable in the daytime. So, make sure that you’re using skincare products that are specifically formulated to hydrate and moisturise your skin. And don’t forget to put sunscreen on!
In particular, following these steps before applying your makeup can go a long way in terms of helping your makeup look stay on throughout the day without drying your skin:
- Wash your face – remember to do this gently, rubbing the cleanser on your face for at least 30 to 60 seconds
- After patting your face with a towel, make sure that your skin is still damp before applying toner (skip this step if you don’t apply toner!) and let this sit for a few minutes
- After toner, apply serum (hydrating serums are ideal – look for ones with ingredients like squalane) and also let this sit for a few minutes
- Apply your moisturiser
- Wait a few minutes before applying sunscreen – applying sunscreen over your makeup is not recommended
- Spring = pink
For all of you out there that adore the colour pink, now is the best time to utilise this colour in your makeup palette! Spring is the perfect time for pink makeup – regardless of whether that’s via eyeshadow, lipgloss or lipstick, or blush, spring means pink! Not only is pink an elegant colour, but it can also add a touch of brightness to an otherwise dull makeup look if you’re only used to wearing neutral shades. Go pink this spring, even if you aren’t a fan of the colour – who knows… Maybe it’ll end up being your favourite colour this season.
- Spring = dewy
On that note, spring is also the ideal season for bringing out those dewy makeup looks! However, this is not recommended for those with extremely oily skin as it could potentially only make you look oilier. Nevertheless, if your skin warrants it, dewy makeup can look gorgeous in springtime. Opt for a lightweight foundation or simply a BB cream and don’t forget to highlight your face accordingly for that extra glow. Cream-based products are key in a dewy makeup look, so use these whenever you can!
- Placement matters
Have you noticed that the way makeup is applied can completely change a person’s face? Of course it can – makeup placement is incredibly important in achieving the look that you are going for. Different blush and contour placements can go a long way! This season, however, a softer and minimal look may just be right for you, so keep contouring to a minimum or skip it altogether. Going on a night out? Contour across the hollows of your cheekbones and under the jawline, then look in the mirror and see how your face has transformed from the soft daytime look to a sharper and bolder nighttime style.
- Finish with setting spray
Many people tend to skip or forget about this step – which we don’t recommend. According to makeup artists, setting sprays are the lifesavers of makeup looks, literally. Whenever you need your makeup to last all day long, a setting spray is what can help you do exactly that. Don’t use setting sprays daily as they can possibly dry out your skin, so keep in mind that a little can go a long way! A light mist is all that is needed to help lock your makeup look in place.
Now you’re spring makeup ready for 2023
We hope that the above makeup hacks will help you achieve your best makeup looks this season. But don’t forget that it’s all about your confidence! Feel free to experiment with makeup looks and feel confident whenever you take a step outside.