As it’s getting warmer and warmer, even here in Austria, we tend to wear less clothes and also the makeup is getting softer. Todays look is a simple, minimalistic and easy look for spring.
I love to wear black all year around, with some details in color, but always in a more pastel kind of situation. And that’s also what I tend to do with makeup. I am a makeup artist and I love makeup in all it’s forms, still for the daily use – although I don’t wear makeup on a daily bases – I love a simple, still outstanding look. I guess I’m growing to get a minimalist also in makeup.
I wanna give you a little step by step how to get this minimal soft spring makeup.
Let’s get into it!
First of all, a little bit of moisturizer, which especially in spring and summer, should have some kind of sun protection. I always use a oil free sunscreen as a daily moisturizer underneath my makeup to protect my skin. This part is one of the most important steps for your skin and for your makeup. Because if you want your skin to look healthy and perfect underneath your makeup for as long as possible, wear sun screen!
But now, let’s talk some makeup. For spring, I tend to use a little less makeup and love a little more glow, for a healthy and even looking skin. That’s why I use liquid primers, which gives a radiant skin. I personally love to work with Mac products, that’s why I use the pinklite strobe cream from mac on the outer part of my face. For my t zone – where I have larger pores and tend to get shiny through out the day, I use a mattifying primer. For this I love the new urban decay complexion primer.
To even out the skin I use my beloved Mac Face and Body in C2, it’s light weight, still covering all my uneven spots and redness. Because of it’s texture it stays put all day and brings moisture, which helps with the glow as well. I love the finish of this foundation so much, still for some parts of my face, especially on the cheeks I need a little bit more coverage for my acne spots, that’s where I use a little bit of concealer.
Underneath my eyes, to conceal my under eye area, I use my all time favorite, my Mac pro longwear concealer in NC15. ;y undereyes tend to crease, that’s why I need a concealer which stays put. For me, and most of my clients, this concealer works perfectly.
After all this liquids, I need to set some parts of my face. My nose, where I tend to get shiny throughout the day. The outer part of my cheeks, because I want to add a little bit of contouring, when it’s set with powder, the application get’s more even. And my under eye area, to prevent the creasing even more. For my face I use my mac next to nothing powder in light and for my undereye area I use the yellow and pink color mixed together from the ABH contour kit.
Now as we are already working on the skin, I like to contour, at least a little bit, because I do have a bit of a rounded face and for a more outstanding cheekbone – look I like to contour my cheeks with my ABH Contour Kit. I also bring some of it underneath my lower lip, so it looks bigger, and a tiny bit on the bridge of my nose, because I love how it looks and it brings the look together.
Before I start working on the eyes, I like to set my face with a little bit of setting spray, the setting spray also help with a skin like finish as it takes away the powdery look. I use my urban decay all nighter for this. Important step here – fan until its dry – it will set your makeup in place all day long!
Now, on to the eyes. As it’s spring and the weather is getting warmer, I love to wear minimal makeup. For some of you, my minimal makeup means a lot, but for me, it’s minimal.
First of I start with a color, which is close to my own skin color, to set the whole eye area and as a highlight underneath the eyebrow.
As a second step I use a orange based brown for a little definition in the crease. Blend it out until it fades into the bone color seamless. For more definition take a little bit of a darker brown color and blend it into the crease with a slightly more defined brush and blend seamlessly into the brown with the big blender brush as well.
For the lid I use a orange rosé color, and put it on my whole lid area. Blending it into the other color with a big blender brush as well. Blending is key, for most looks, as it’s making it look super blown out and almost airbrushed. Finish it up with mascara.
As a finishing, for me, key step, I always use a little bit of highlighter in the inner corner of my eye for a awake and open look – a little trick which also helps when you don’t wear any makeup at all.
Last but not least to finish up the eye area, I need to fill in my eyebrows. I love to use my ABH brow wiz for this, as I can work precise. For a softer look use eye brow powder.
What I like to do is to define the base of my eyebrow und the tail. For the rest I only fill in a few gaps.
As a final step I use a little bit of lipstick and blend it in with my fingers, as I don’t like a super defined lipline on myself. And basically that’s it. It sounds like a lot, but when you do it, it’s really easy and pretty quick to get this minimal soft spring makeup.
UD Complexion Primer (Optical Illustion)
L’oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie (limited Edition)
What kind of spring look do you like to wear? Let me know in the comments down below. And would you like to see tutorials on these look or do you like this step by step kind of thing?
Photos: @solymar photography