Mar 25, 2013

FOTD: Soft Makeup for Spring

Spring is finally here! Yay! What does that mean in makeup land? It's time to swap the dramatic smokey eye for a soft effortless eye look and the deep berry lips for barely there pinks! Time to take it down a notch on the foundation (maybe make your own *tinted moisturizer* for a more natural coverage?) and go easy on the blush. All in all, spring is the time to incorporate "less is more" into your makeup routine.

Of course you don't have to swap anything for anything if you don't want to. And you definitely don't have to follow makeup trends by season (who does that?). I most certainly don't! Just Saturday, I was still rocking my berry lips at the Zoo even though it was a warm spring day. I got a few strange looks from the monkeys and giraffes...but I don't think it had anything to do with my makeup as much as it had to do with my attempting to communicate with them. 

But on Sunday morning, I got the irresistible urge to go easy with my makeup and created this soft lilac eye look with light pink lips.

I used the lilac and purple eyeshadows in my Smashbox Muse Artist Eye Palette (that actually came out in Spring a few years back). This palette is perfect for spring! It has a light version and darker version of each color so you can easily customize your eye looks. You can get your here if interested: 

I simply applied the light lilac all over my lid and then lightly applied the purple eyeshadow to my crease and outer V area. I used the same color combination on my lower lash line, used a brown eyeshadow as eyeliner (for a softer look) and applied a little bit of mascara and whoala! 

For my cheeks, I used the first pink color on the bottom row in this palette (another favorite since it has 10 blushes in one palette!):

And for my lips, I used this MAC lipstick in Angel:
   I topped the lipstick with a little gloss to add a bit of shine!

It was like a breath of fresh air to lighten up my makeup! And fun, too!

What is your favorite way to wear your makeup for spring?


Unknown said...

pretty!!! I really like it! the blush palette looks great! I did 3 posts about spring makep, if you wish check them out! 1 look is super colorful, 1 is pink and green and 1 is shiny emerald!

Unknown said...

You look gorgeous :). I like how you define your eyebrows <3


Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you Simona! Your looks sound intriguing! Thanks for visiting my blog:)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Hanna! I actually have a post on how I define my brows, if you're interested you can check it out. And thanks for following my blog:)

Unknown said...

I think the pink looks fantastic! Nice for spring!
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Unknown said...

Simple and pretty!!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Ida! Very much appreciated! I have a few Liebster Award nominations so will be compiling them into one post in the next couple weeks:)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Maia!!

Unknown said...

I really like your blog, I always enjoy your posts!

ANNE said...

Very pretty combination. You look so beautiful!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Anne!

Rasonda @ East Conolly Cottage said...

I love it... so soft and natural. You're beautiful!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you Rasonda! You're sweet!

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