Every change in season means a change for our beauty routines as well. Since it’s finally starting to feel like spring, we figured now is the perfect time to trade out the dark, heavy makeup looks of fall and winter for something more warm-weather appropriate. So, naturally, we turned to Pinterest, scouring the site for fresh new beauty ideas. The following tips and tricks will help you change up everything from your eye makeup to the way you apply your lipstick. Some create looks that are soft and polished, and others are bold new tricks that we would have never thought up with out the magic that is Pinterest.
1. Eye-Enlarging Makeup
This light and bright look is a perfect transition into spring and summer. It’s got impact, without looking too made-up. With a few little shading tricks, you can really open up your eyes and let your natural beauty show.
2. The Quirky Cat Eye
This look can take you a little bit out of your comfort zone, but in the best way. Ladies with smaller eyes or anyone looking to try something different can have the bold cat eye look without crowding their eyelid. Like the one above, this look helps to open up your eyes. It’s perfect for a big night out.
3. Sunset-Inspired Eye
It’s not for the timid, but this summer sunset-inspired eye is the next best thing to a day ended at the beach.
4. A Lighter Smokey Eye
A night on the town with the girls usually calls for a smokey eye, but switching out the grays and blacks for navy can give you the same effect, but feels more seasonally appropriate.
5. Soft Teal Eye
While wearing blue eye shadow is usually accompanied by a one way ticket to your Junior High years, this subtle take on blue proves that, done right, teal shadow can be polished and pretty.
6. Eyebrows, Eyebrows, Eyebrows!
We cannot stress enough the importance of a good brow, and this filling technique can help you achieve your own. Just make sure that when you do your eyebrows, you’re skipping the close-up mirror. Since eyebrows are about the big picture, do them in your sink mirror from the distance you usually brush your teeth.
7. Matte Lipstick Trick
Love a lip color but not the excess sheen? With a powder blush or eyeshadow of the same color, you can transform a shiny lip into a chic matte lip color. This can give you dual usage out of the products you already have at home.
8. Gradient Lips
Ombre isn’t just for your hair tips anymore! This unique lipstick technique has a really cool effect and adds a fun and soft new look to your beauty repertoire.
9. The Perfect Contouring
Want sun-kissed skin without the sun damage? These three contouring looks can help you perfectly apply your bronzer so your skin will look radiant not only in the here and now, but for years to come.
10. Quick and Easy Full Face Look
Warm weather can be fleeting so you definitely don’t want to waste all your time inside with a complicated make-up look. With only four products serving double-duty, you can have a polished look with minimal effort, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine!