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Affordable Dewy Spring Makeup Look

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By Beenish Arshad

Dewy skin has been one of the most popular looks this past year and dewy skin compliments the warmer months much better in my opinion. If you want to achieve a spring dewy skin look which is perfect for everyday and won’t break your bank then keep on reading:

Face: I always prefer to go light handed with my base products in the warmer months, leave your high coverage foundation behind and opt for a light coverage foundation or a BB cream, Rimmel Randiance BB cream is a great option for that light glowy look. Another option for a light weight base would be something like the Rimmel Wake Me up foundation, which leaves a glow on your skin. If you would further like to conceal dark circles or blemishes, I’d suggest using the Rimmel Match Perfection highlighting concealer, this concealer has great coverage yet it brightens and conceals any bags under your eyes perfectly and covers up blemishes pretty well. Again keeping up with the same light weight theme, choose a powder that will mattify your face but won’t look cakey or flat. The Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder is great powder for this purpose. After setting your base go in with a matte bronzer, something like the Nyx matte bronzer would add that sun kissed summer glow to your face without it looking too obvious. After you are done with warming up your complexion go in with a cream blush as creams are much lighter and natural looking then powders and can add a natural sheen to your cheeks. The Nyx cream blush in Glow is my personal favorite. The final step of this look is the glow, (it’s all about that glow honey!). Choose any highlighter of your choice, cream, liquid or powder, Colorpop has a great range of highlighters for every skin tone and they are quite affordable as well! Add the highlighter on top of your cheekbones, above the arch of your brow, some on the tip of the nose and a tiny bit on your cupids bow. You can make your highlight as natural or as intense depending upon the look you prefer.

Eyes: I don’t like to pile on too much eyeshadow in the warmer months, unless it’s a special occasion. I’d suggest using a medium brown shade in your crease for definition, The Revlon Colorstay quad in ‘In the Buff’ has a great brown shade for using in the crease. Use the same highlighter you used on your face, on your lid and blend it away, this gives the most natural and pretty yet defined look, finish off with a water proof mascara on your upper and lower lashes. Of course you can use a black pencil on your water line, a blue mascara instead of the traditional black, YOU do YOU!
Lips: This part of my spring makeup routine changes very often. You can use something as bright and glossy as the L.A Girl lip paints in ‘Bombshell (a very bright fuchsia pink) or ‘Hot Mess’ (a very statement orange). If these shades are out of your comfort zone, opt for something like the Rimmel Colorburst lip crayons, these are basically lip stains that you can build up for a full color pay off, you can use them as light handedly or as strongly as you would prefer, this way you’d be able to add a pop of color without making a statement. Lastly if you don’t prefer color at all and would like to stick to your pinky nudes I’d suggest going for the Colorpop Lippie Stix, they have a wide range of colors and you can easily find your perfect pinky nude shade.

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