Crisp, white clothing looks fresh and youthful–just what you want for a spring look! But can your post-winter complexion stand up to this bright color or will your skin end up looking dull and listless? When I get the opportunity to make over a client who loves wearing spring whites, I focus on the skin first. Once the skin looks fresh and dewy, I can focus on applying flattering color. If you’re looking for makeup tips to use with spring whites, I’ve got a few that might help!
Getting dewy-looking skin is easy! The face should be freshly scrubbed and exfoliated, if needed. Pat the skin dry and apply a daytime moisturizer. While the skin is still moist from the moisturizer, apply liquid foundation to your face using your fingers or a fresh, damp sponge. (This is the secret to youthful-looking skin!) You should also apply foundation to your eyelids.
Dab concealer (one shade lighter than your foundation) around the eyes. I usually dab the concealer under the eye, at the inner and outer corners and above the eyebrows. This puts the emphasis on your eyes and instantly brightens your face.
Rub an apricot, rose or peach cream blush on your cheek apples. You should use cream blush because it looks natural and flattering with this makeup style.
Wear light or brown eyeliner, not black or bright colors, above and below your lashes. I love the white colors too but for spring whites, more natural tones are best. Touch your lashes with brown or black mascara-one coat should do.
Line the lips with neutral lip liner. If you have smallish lips, outline just outside of the natural lip line. Dab tinted lip gloss on your lips.
I find this dewy look perfect for that flirty white dress or pant suit. You may have to tweak some of the color suggestions but this should work for you too!