Happy Friday ladies! Is everyone starting to feel the warm winds of spring in their hometowns? Spring fashion has exploded here in Chicago now that we've hit a warm spell. Today we've got some great spring makeup products to accompany those beautiful floral prints and pastel hues you plan on wearing this weekend!
Our guest blogger today is Amy who runs an adorable blog all about makeup, fashion, and her life! She's here to share her cosmetic expertise with all of you searching for that fresh spring makeup look.
Spring means pastel colors and warm weather, of course! No need to limit your love for pastel colors to just your clothing, incorporate it into your makeup routine for seasonal kick. Every season I switch my makeup to reflect the colors of the season, whether it be neutrals for Fall or neons for Summer, it gives me a chance to switch things up, and of course, a reason to buy new makeup. This Spring neon colors are taking over pastels' place, but since I like to save the neon for Summer, I decided to seek out makeup that incorporates pastel with a bit of neon to stay on trend while keeping it traditional. Here are my picks for Spring 2012: Spring is the Too Faced Romantic Eye Shadow Pallet
http://www.toofaced.com/p-538-romantic-eye-classic-beauty-shadow-collection.aspx This pallet has a variety of pastel shades, as well as darker colors for contouring and creating a smokey eye. Shades like Honeymoon and Cut the Cake are pastel, but bright enough to be seen and incorporate a neon feel. Too Faced shadows are by far my favorite shadows since they stay on all day and do not crease. This is a great pallet that can work for day and night looks. Benefit Face Brightening Powder in Dandelion
http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/dandelion When Spring hits you want your skin to appear radiant and full of life, but since that Summer sun kissed glow is not yet attainable, achieve radiance with Benefit's Dandelion powder. Dandelion is a mid-tone pastel pink with a hint of shimmer. It is just bright enough to show, yet now overpowering. Sweep it over your favorite blush or use alone. Dandelion's staying power is fantastic, even on my oily skin. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter
http://www.revlon.com/Revlon-Home/Products/Lips/Lipcolor/Revlon-ColorBurst-Lip-Butter.aspx Lip Butters have been all the rage for a few months now and transitional well into the Spring makeup category. Colors like Peach Parfait, Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Gumdrop, and Creamsicle are a great way to add a hint of color to your lips while nourishing them at the same time. Lip Butters last about as long as your average lipstick and are not sticky like lip glosses. Each Lip Butter contains shimmer, but nothing overpowering. I would certainly recommend picking up a few to add to your Spring collection. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Strawberry Milk
http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/products/eyes/eye-shadow/jumbo-eye-pencil I like to use NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils as a base before applying my eyeshadow. It helps shadow stay longer and look more vibrant. Strawberry Milk is a great pastel pink that will compliment all of your Spring eyeshadow shades. As you can see it is fairly easy to incorporate Spring pastels into your makeup collection. Do not be afraid to have fun and experiment with color! Spring is a great time to get rid of the Winter blues with fun new makeup pieces. What are your favorite Spring makeup items?
I love Too Faced's products - I think they're the best eyeshadow palettes out there. Loved this insight into spring makeup, too!
Have you tried any of these products yet? Have any other tips for looking bright and fresh for spring? Let us know in the comment box for a chance to win free jewelry!
Don't forget to check out Amy's fabulous blog as well if you loved her post!