4 Ways to Update Your Makeup for Spring 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • Permalink • 

--Guest Post By Jenny Martin

Part of the turning of the seasons for fashion-conscious women is updating wardrobes to keep up with new trends. With each new season comes a new set of colors, styles and fashion ideas, and it can be fun to go out shopping for new clothes to keep up with the changes. Additionally, however, you should keep in mind that you can also update your makeup selection with the seasons, and that this can help to keep you completely in-style. This is certainly worth considering as the weather warms up and the spring seasons inches steadily closer. So, here are a few helpful tips for updating your makeup for the coming season!

Buy some brightly colored lipstick. During the colder winter months, deep dark colors are often more popular – however, with the warmth and lightness of spring comes a need for brighter colors, so this would be a good time to put away the crimson and break out the rouge. Always one of the most noticeable elements of your beauty and style, your lipstick should match the season as well as any outfit.

Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick

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As noted by makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff on more.com, pastel colored eye shadow can also be a great addition to your spring makeup bag. Again, color in general is big in the springtime, and having some fun with some shining pastel colors can be a great way to color yourself up without going over the top. This can be a great accent for your overall appearance.

Sephora Collection Baked Moonshadow Trio Eyeshadow

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Put some color into your skin. While artificial tanning methods can often look fairly contrived and sometimes even unhealthy, you should do your best to liven up your skin tones a bit following the cold winter. Whether this means going out to get a natural tan, or simply applying a bit of accented moisturizer, it is probably the most significant part of your physical beautification adaptations to the new season. Pale faces stand out in spring, so adding a bit of color to your complexion can really help to pull you into the warmer months of the year, from a fashion standpoint.

St. Tropez Skin Illuminator Gold

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Do away with the darks as much as possible. As mentioned previously, the spring season is all about bright colors and lightness, so sticking with heavy eye shadow or excessively dark lashes can begin to look a bit out of place. This is a subtle but significant shift in beauty management that occurs between winter and spring, and fortunately, adhering to the idea that in some cases less is more means you have less work to do!

Bite Spring Cleaning Trio

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Jenny Martin is a stay at home blogger and mother of two beautiful girls. She is a contributing writer to Care.com a resource for those looking for babysitters, nannies, and more.