Now that the snow has finally melted – Spring/Summer 2015 in Makeup

I know, Spring officially started about a month ago.
But to be honest, I didn’t feel it.
The first day of spring, I woke up to snowflakes. Well, two or three snowflakes, but that isn’t the point.
The point is: I was still feeling my heavy knits, my deep brown smokey eyes and berry lips, and going for pastels and floral skirts wasn’t exactly on the menu.

Sorting out the Makeup bag for spring

With the warmer weather slowly creeping in and green and flowers showing outdoors, that changed. And so I spend the last fortnight clicking away through ads and articles, trying to get the feeling of Spring/Summer 2015, makeup wise.
And if you, like me, expected pastels and sweet innocence, you are in for a surprise.

As always, these things are meant to be inspiration. There are no rules in makeup.

1. The Base:
Complexion should be natural looking and dewy. If you feel comfortable, going bare-faced is absolutely on trend. If, like most women out there, you want a little help, the sheerer finishes are your friend. Use Concealer to pin-point-conceal, skip powder whenever you can, and embrace your freckles.
Talking about freckles: If you don’t have them, paint them in using a brown lip pencil.
Your blush should be more of a natural flush, so soft pinks, nudes and a hint of peach are big on trend, and cream blushes have their moment.

Freckles painted on (MAC Trend Forecast SS ´15, Source)

How do I feel about it?
I like a medium coverage to cover my acne scars and I don not have the patience to pin-point conceal every morning. One thing that worked for me is covering the “problem area” (on the centre of my cheeks mostly) with concealer and going over the top with a lighter coverage.
Also, I prefer a matte base, but have softly started adding highlighter for a more dewy finish.
A subtle blush is right up my street, and I own a variety of nude shades, so this one is easy for me.

Wearing Laura Mercier Oil-free Tinted Moisturizer in “Nude”

2. The eyes:
To my surprise, purples make a strong appearance, in eyeliner as well as eyeshadow. Usually going strong during fall and winter, this season they are here to stay.
If purple isn’t your color, blue is the way to go. From bright blue smokey eyes to teal liners, a variety of looks made me think of the late eighties. Only better.
Of course, no summer is complete without a bronze-brown smokey eye. This year with heavy, messed up liner or smoked out using charcoal, to achieve the “I partied all night”-look.
Liner in particular is smudged rather than crisp, and not necessarily stays at the lash line.

Liner is allowed everywhere. (MAC Trend Forecast S/S ´15, Source)

How do I feel about it?
I much prefer purple to blue, as I think it goes better with my eye color and complexion. And even though I have a soft spot for the lived in, smudged liner looks, they are something I would only wear on a night out, but never to work.

Purple eyeshadow (and a slightly startled look…)

3. Lips:
Setting the obvious nude paired with the smokey eyes aside, lips are bold. Red lipstick, preferably matte (or even just lipliner) are seen everywhere, but just like the purples, the berry lips are here to stay.
To set the look aside from winter berry lips, there is no lipliner used, but the edges are feathered out with your finger, giving a softer feel and an effortless vibe.

Dolce & Gabbana SS 15 (Source)

How do I feel about it?
To be honest, I am fed up with berry lips at the moment. I have had my fair share during the lasts months and crave other colors.
A matte red lip on the other hand sounds good and maybe inspires me to make more use of my gigantic collection of red shades.

How about you:
Which one of these trends are you loving?
Or will you stick to pastels?

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