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I don’t know if you remember, but a few months ago I talked about transitioning makeup from fall to winter. I mentioned that I usually take the daylight into account when picking my products and color palette. Some colors and finishes tend to look more flattering during certain seasons, or at least on my skin they do. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to impose any rules on you, besides there are no rules in makeup in the first place and anyone who says otherwise is probably just trying to sell you something. Today I wanted to talk about my winter to spring makeup transition, and what makes certain colors more attractive than others during this season. Hint: it has everything to do with our subconscious way of seeing the entire picture, but more on that later.
For me makeup is more than just pretty colors. I care about the brand and their formulas, so for this special feature I selected Clarins products generously provided by FragranceNet.com.
Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette [$39.19 after discount, available here] #01 Pastels was the first one that came to mind when I envisioned my makeup look. It contains four perfectly coordinated shades: a classic brown and ivory duo paired with pastel pink and pastel mint. While I normally don’t wear colorful pastels, mint and pink [and also lavender] work miracles as color correctors. They visually warm up, cool down, or brighten the look when used alongside more traditional shades. Mint in this case neutralized the redness on my eyelids, making the brown in the crease look warmer.
Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color [$30.79 after discount, available here] #03 Miami Pink filled the void in my makeup arsenal after I shattered one of my favorite pink blushes. This large pan contains two pink shades baked together to deliver healthy flush and luminous glow to the cheeks that looks natural and youthful.
Clarins Rouge Eclat Satin Finish Age Defying Lipstick [$24.49 after discount, available here] #04 Tropical Pink was chosen to make this tame look more fun with a pop of color. Adding juicy glisten to the lips without a trace of stickiness, this unique lipstick formula is hydrating, long-lasting, and leaves behind an even stain to keep my lips looking defined. I could not be any happier with it!
So why exactly do these colors look so good in spring? The answer is simple! With tulips and peonies in full bloom, and fresh blades of grass peeking from under the soil, browns and pink coral shades work together with the landscape around you. It’s like your makeup completes the picture. Even in concrete jungle where it’s hard to find a grass patch at times, the eye naturally associates these colors with spring blooms. It’s good to stand out, but sometimes it’s even better to fit in like the last puzzle piece.
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Have you tried Clarins makeup? Do you change your makeup routine for spring? What lipstick or lip gloss colors are you loving right now? Let me know in the comments below!
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