Early mornings and evenings are getting lighter and so is our makeup coverage. When spring rolls around, we like to ditch the heavy-duty winter war paint and trade it in for a lighter, dewier finish. To welcome the season, we asked professional makeup artist Thembi Mkandla to show you how to create a gorgeous spring makeup look. It’s fresh, it’s feminine and it’s free of animal products. That’s right – as if this look wasn’t fab enough, we made it vegan-friendly, too. You can thank us now…
1. Prime time
For that supermodel finish and to make sure your makeup stays all day, you gotta get the primer on. Apply B. Priming Souffle all over your skin.
2. Beaming base
That glow-from-within finish starts right here with the application of your base. Mix a little B. Cassie Lomas Sheer Liquid Illuminator with B. Flawless Silk Foundation to get that dewy skin we’re all lusting after. Avoid any cakeyness by applying your foundation in thin layers and buffing it into your skin.
3. Precision perfecting
Cover any imperfections with B. Flawless Concealer Duo. The key to ensuring a natural finish is not piling on too much, so use it sparingly and only where you need it.
4. Bright eyes
It’s time to perk up those peepers. Mix the same concealer with a little of the B. HD Radiance Pen to brighten up the area under your eyes.
5. Brow power
Brush through your brows to groom them, then fill them in with B. Pro Long Wear Brow Cream. The product is long-wearing, and the creamy formula makes it easy to get the finish you want, whether that’s a natural or a strong look.
6. No-shadow eyeshadow
To tie tones together, we used bronzer and blush to create the eye makeup for this look. First, lay down a base of B. Cassie Lomas Whipped Bronzer all over your eyelid and blend out with a fluffy brush. For a stronger look, use a denser, flatter brush to blend the product through your lower lash line. Set with B. Matte Bronzer in Medium, then intensify the outer corners by blending in a little B. Blusher in Sweet Dreams, to add a little colour. For a fluttery finish, give your lashes a lick of B. Volumizing Mascara.
7. Bronze boost
Warm up your complexion by sweeping B. Cassie Lomas Whipped Bronzer lightly over your face, focusing on the areas that would naturally catch the spring sunshine.
8. Blush flush
There’s a time and a place for a bold blush, and this ain’t it. For that super-subtle flush, use B. Cassie Lomas Matte Liquid Lipstick in All About Me on the apples of your cheeks. Apply it in the same way as a normal cream blusher and you’re onto a winner.
9. Multipurpose pout
We’re maxing out on multipurpose makeup for this look. Using the same products in different areas of your face gives a chic, natural finish. Apply the same liquid lipstick to your lips and you’re ready to go!