Because itâ€™s easy to get stuck in a routine, I sometimes need some beauty inspiration. My makeup arsenal has a few items that although I love, I rarely wear. Spring is the perfect time to experiment with colors and textures (because, realistically, during summer your face melts off and during winter, your face freezes). For these two spring looks, I amplified color on the eyes or on the lips (and because thereâ€™s a limit to my adventurousness, the rest of the look remains neutral).
For the teal makeup inspiration, grey-blue eyeshadow creates a smokey effect and is complemented with soft peach shades. The Maybelline Color Tattoo in Electric Blue is probably the only blue eyeshadow youâ€™ll catch within a mile of my makeup routine. Maybelline Electric Blue is a deep navy shade with shimmer that translates as grey. The Benefit Cha Cha tint is a mango-tinted lip and cheek stain that provides a soft touch of color. Cha Cha tint pigmentation can be build up easily and is long lasting (plus, itâ€™s extremely pretty and flattering on every skin tone!).
For the pink makeup inspiration, OCC is the star of the show! OCC Lip Tar Matte in Mannequin is a bright and vibrant pastel pin. While OCC Mannequin may not work for everyone, itâ€™s a fun color that is worth trying “just because.” OCC lip tars are extremely pigmented and a tube will probably outlast you in the apocalypse (read: it can stain for up to 24 hours and is concentrated with color). Nude pink cheeks from Nars Final Cut collection add a bit of flush without rivaling the color of the lips. And because nothing can compete with OCC tars, a small kitten eyeliner ensures a minimalist yet finished look.
If youâ€™ve invested in some “out of the ordinary” makeup, use the lovely spring weather as an excuse to be experimental with your beauty routine.