When spring turns the bend and we can kiss winter goodbye, it's the perfect time to stock up on new beauty supplies for the new season. Spring is all about bright colors and funky, fun patterns, and a spiced up hair routine - so even if you're not into majorly committing to anything, you can easy update your look with a few quick fixes. The new season is the perfect excuse to head to your local beauty supply shop and go a little crazy. If you're on a budget, the local drugstore will do. No matter where you choose to pick your poison, it's easy to update your look in a few quick steps, with spring trends ranging from bright lipsticks to bouncy ponytails.
The easiest way to update your look for Spring? A little bit of makeup. If you're not one to go crazy with the bright lipstick, consider playing up your girly side with lined eyes and seriously thick lashes. Start with a sheer pink or peach shadow and brush it over your lids. Makeup Forever makes a great peachy pink with a hint of iridescence that will catch the sunlight for a hint of sparkle. Next, line your eyes inner rims, both top and bottom, with black liner. Your goal is to make it look as though no skin peeks through. Then, run your black liner across the upper lash line, slightly winging it out at the corner for a modern day cat eye. Finish with multiple coats of your favorite mascara, and voila! A fresh, romantic spring beauty look created in just a few steps.
If this look isn't quite your thing, and girly is too, well, girly for you, try a sexier take on spring beauty. Whip out your favorite bronzer, and get to work. Mix a golden tinged liquid highlighter (light or dark depending on your skin tone) with your favorite foundation, and apply to your whole face. Instead of highlighting your cheekbones and brow bones, this look gives your entire face a subtle shimmer that's perfect for spring. Next, tap the highlighter along your cheekbones to give a bit of extra definition. Once you've done that, brush a bit of your favorite bronzer underneath your cheeks to contour the face, and finish the look with subtle brown eye makeup that screams sexy: apply a copper shadow along the lash lines, smudge brown eyeliner on top, and dab your highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes to wake them up. Voila, a sexy spring look that's chic - with only a few products needed.
Moving on from makeup - another way to approach spring with a fresh new face is to enlist the nail polish gods. Consider a fun ombre manicure, or throw caution to the wind with multi-colored nails. Snag a hot pink color from your local beauty supply store, and pair it with your favorite nude shade. To get the chic ombre look seen everywhere lately and transfer it to your nails, follow these steps. Pour a small amount of the lighter polish into a piece of tin foil that you've molded into a tiny bowl shape. Mix in a few drops of the brighter shade. Paint your entire nail with one coat of the nude shade. Then, use a makeup sponge to apply the mixture you've made three fourths of the way up the nail, starting at the top. Add one more drop of the brighter, darker color into your mixture, and dab the mixture at the tips of your nails. Voila, a fun spring look that's simple to create at home! Remember to use a quick dry top coat (which you can and should stock up on for spring) every time you do an at home manicure.
Let's move on to the locks. Continuing on the ombre trend, why not add some ombre to your hair? This is a trend that hilariously grew out of celebrities and models rocking overgrown roots - so that their roots were dark but their tips were light. It's now a requested look at salons across the globe. If you're looking for it, ask your stylist if they can do a "balayage" treatment. Perfect for spring but even better for summer, this chic hairstyle requires little maintenance and gives you effortless, natural looking hair that you doesn't require you to rush back to the salon every six weeks. If you're not up for trying something new with your locks, at the very least consider going lighter for Spring. Spring and summer are the perfect time to amp up those blonde highlights, or to go platinum for a change. Don't miss the chance to switch up your look for spring, and get started on stocking on products before all the best ones fly off the shelves!