Just as matte makeup looks and winter go together, fresh makeup looks and spring are a match made in heaven. Glowing skin, rosy cheeks, neutral eyes, and colorful lips are made for the easy, breezy weather. But after a season spent sticking to sharp contours and dark lips, it can be a bit of a struggle to transition into spring beauty. Thankfully, inspiration is all around us—and with beautiful brands including jane iredale and Merle Cosmetics, our makeup routine will be blooming into fresh beauty looks effortlessly.
… with jane iredale
Effortless beauty is made easy with jane iredale’s new spring collection—Skin Is In! The mineral-based products in the spring line are made to highlight your natural, beautiful features and help you master the no-makeup-makeup look that always reigns during spring. The Naturally Matte Eyeshadow Kit (we’re letting matte pass in this area) holds five milky-soft eye shadows in creamy neutrals including greys, browns, and a soft pink. Talking about a palette is sure to become a part of your daily beauty routine. For natural brows with a little more umph, the GreatShape Eyebrow Kit, available in Blonde or Brunette, is perfect for all who aspire to have “brows on fleek.” Jane iredale’s Flawless Purepressed Blush is the epitome of rosy cheeks (and is my new favorite blush, by the way) with its peachy, pink hue. Just apply it to your cheekbones, or use it as an eye or lip color even, for a refreshing wash of color. To complete a fresh look, apply a lippie like the White Tea PureGloss Lip Gloss—a creamy, golden caramel color that will condition, moisturize, and nourish your lips.
… with Merle Norman Cosmetics
For even more lippie options, which we never can get enough of, turn to Merle Norman Cosmetics. Instead of a matte to liquid lip that you’ve probably been reaching for on a daily basis (I’m guilty!), opt for a creamy or glossy lip to tie the fresh look together. Looking to keep everything neutral? Merle Norman Lip Polish in Ladylike is your go-to. A favorite of celebrity Julianne Hough, this soft nude is designed to be “your lips but better,” while being the perfect compliment to any au natural glowing beauty look. If you want a glossy lip that pops, try Merle Norman Liquid Lipcolor in Drama Queen—this flirty, hot pink shade applies easily like a gloss, but gives you the long-lasting pigmentation of a lipstick. Speaking of lipsticks, if you’re a lipstick lover then you’ll fall head over heels for Merle Norman’s Creamy Lip Colors in Romance and Amour. These lipsticks lay perfectly comfortable on your lips throughout the day while providing hydration and eye-catching color in one creamy stroke.
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Photographs courtesy of Merle Norman Cosmetics and jane iredale