This season’s makeup must-tries are easy to adapt into an everyday routine.
Spring has officially sprung, and with it comes a thirst for all things fresh and pretty.
Luckily for us, this season’s makeup must-tries are easy to adapt into our everyday routines. Here are the three biggest looks for spring and summer, and the products to bring them to life.
Bare it all
One of the hottest ways to wear makeup is, in fact, to look like you’re not wearing much makeup at all. Clear, glowing skin, flushed cheeks and lips, and brushed-up brows help achieve the coveted au natural look that’s just right for Seattle.
Daughter of the Land Hydrating Face & Body Oil ($48 at daughteroftheland.com and Glasswing, Capitol Hill). Refresh winter skin with this moisturizing oil featuring a blend of apricot kernel and coconut oils, plus bergamot oil and cinnamon bark. The combo helps balance the skin, restore glow and stimulate the senses.
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint ($26 at glossier.com). For an even, smooth look that’s still dewy and natural-looking, try this ultra-thin skin tint that’s as easy to apply as moisturizer.
Butter London Glazen Blush Gelée in Dazzle ($26 at butterlondon.com). This pudding-like gel blush from the Seattle beauty experts is easy to apply with the swipe of a finger, and dries with a luminous powder finish.
Glossier Boy Brow ($16 at glossier.com). Create a full-but-groomed look with this cult-favorite brow pomade. It thickens, fills and fluffs in shades from clear to black.
Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant ($24 at karigran.com). Created in Seattle, this best-selling tinted lip gloss combines natural ingredients with a rosy pink hue to soothe lips and provide a fresh flush of color.
There’s not much better than a healthy, sun-kissed glow once our gray skies start to turn blue. To get the look, opt for products that define the contours of the face, while adding a hint of dewy, day-at-the-beach shine.
Herbivore Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask ($48 at herbivorebotanicals.com). Start with an all-natural exfoliator, like this one out of Seattle packed with fruit enzymes and super-fine tourmaline (a Brazilian gemstone), for bright, smooth skin that’s ready to accept makeup.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio ($54 at fentybeauty.com). This set from Rihanna’s new makeup line does it all: Conceals, contours and highlights with the swipe of a stick. Light and easy to blend, the sticks come in four color combos to complement any skin tone.
RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer ($38 at rmsbeauty.com and Nordstrom). Buff this all-natural, champagne-tinted highlighting cream onto the high points of your face to create more definition and add a dewy glow in one step.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Sand Glow ($29 at Nordstrom). Easy to apply and long-lasting, this golden hued eyeshadow will finish your glowing, beach-babe look.
Off the runway
High-fashion inspiration is all the rage this season, providing ample opportunity for dramatic, sometimes experimental, runway-ready looks, with the eyes as a particular area of focus.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Tisse Beverly Hills ($61 at Nordstrom). This palette of the season’s best bold hues, including aqua and lavender, makes it easy to try on the colorful eyeliner trend. Try a line of aqua below the eye or a bold wing in one of the purple hues.
MAC Cosmetics Rockin’ Rebel Palette ($41 at maccosmetics.com). For even more options, check out this palette of eight shadows and a highlighter in matte and shimmering shades.
Julep Dial Up Your Glam Multidimensional Orbital Eyeshadow in Equinox ($18 at julep.com). For the smoky-eye look of the moment, layer a darker metallic shadow, like this local option, over lids, then dab a clear lip gloss on top for a dewy sheen.
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner ($22 at eyeko.com and Nordstrom). Model Gigi Hadid and others rocked a revolutionary eyeliner look — the “thumbprint” — at recent runway shows. To get the look, use this celebrity-favorite liner and, instead of creating a traditional cat eye, draw in a rounder, thumbprint-shaped wing.
Lune+Aster PowerLips Liquid Lipstick in Date Night ($22 at luneandaster.com and Bluemercury, U District). For an on-trend monochromatic look that’s fresh for spring, double up on the red: Echo a soft, red-hued shadow on the eyes with a bold, matte lip in the same color family.