Spring Fresh Makeup

My favourite season (minus the allergies) in Malta is definitely Spring! The damp chill eases off and you can walk more than two steps without sweating. The best of summer and winter I think!

Makeup wise, we are still sporting masks a year on and it’s hard to see trends and new launches like before.

I’m seeing a lot of pastels though which is nothing ground breaking for spring but if you’re a lover of a typical spring pallette, read on for some tips on how to get that fresh as a daisy look!

Purples

I’m seeing 70s purple everywhere, lots of big wigs in the makeup industry are showcasing beautiful eye looks by simply lightly blending the shade all across the lid. Simple and effective. Of course you can deepen with darker shades such as wines and burgundy if you like a more smoky look too.

Best suited to EVERYONE! Purple tones will compliment all eye colours and even give the illusion of different couloir eyes if you have blue or green eyes. Too pink toned though can make tired eyes look sore.

MAC in my opinion have THE BEST shade range when it comes to purple eye shadows and pencils.

Sun kissed!

Another old trend has emerged again, using a rosy blush not just on cheeks, but swept lightly over the bridge of the nose coming on to the cheeks to give a beautiful sunkissed look without using bronzer.

Peaches!

You can’t go wrong with peachy shades in spring and can be a nice change from pinks when it comes to blush and lips, especially if you have a darker skin tone or tan easily.

Switch up the liner

Do you always go for black liner?

Browns, bronzes and purple tones are all beautiful to freshen up your makeup and you might be surprised at your new look. I often see black liner used incorrectly or not suited to the particular person but they are just so used to wearing it that they can’t seem to try anything new. Go for it!

Balms

Anything in balm form is great for spring, not only to give a beautiful fresh texture to the skin but for added hydration benefits.

I’m a fan of the dr. Paw paw range and use the coloured ones for my lips and cheeks.

Foundation

I went on about this in my last post but Spring and summer are great for going a bit more bare faced and using tinted moisturisers or lighter foundation. I know some of us love a full coverage and that’s totally fine but if you like extra coverage but want a lighter look, you can always go in with a concealer where needed after. The majority of the skin on our face in most cases is not in need of heavy coverage so using your concealer properly could be your answer to less foundation

Kim Kiernan
Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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