Spectrum Talks: Spring Beauty
Here at Spectrum, we’re ready to embrace all parts of spring, even the April showers. With the new season comes new colour palettes, skincare routines, and lip shades to complement a dewy sun-kissed glow.
No two people wear the same Spring makeup, and we wanted to see them all! These are the beauty styles that our Twitter gals are excited to embrace the sunshine with, courtesy of this week’s Spectrum Talks.
Do You Prefer Bright Spring/Summer Makeup or Autumnal/Winter Looks?
With colour palettes that vary so much by season, it’s impossible to decide on a favourite, and you seemed to agree. Why opt for seasonal makeup when you can simply wear the colours that make you feel the most like yourself?
I don't really match my makeup to the seasons, and just wear whatever colours I want to because it makes me happy— Deanna Troi 🖖🏻💛 (@miniabbysciuto) March 29, 2022
Or maybe you have a go-to, classic look that you adapt to tie in with the summer sun?
I stick with warm shades but love adding some extra golden bronze in summer— SimplySarahJayneLoves (@Sarahjayneslove) March 29, 2022
What Is Your Favourite Thing About Spring/Summer Makeup?
Your answer to this one was pretty much unanimous: everyone loves the dewy finish and the simplicity of ‘no-makeup makeup’, and we don’t blame you When the sun comes out, we think it’s the perfect time to let our skin breathe and get its own natural glow.
Dewy skin, pastels and a less is more approach xx— Ruth K (@RuthKnall) March 29, 2022
And what’s a more classic springtime look than sun-kissed freckles and a pink bridge?
I love that everything feels so clean and fresh. Bright and glowy skin, freckles and lots of blush!— Kelly Monaghan (@KellyEMonaghan) March 29, 2022
What Makeup Do You Like to Switch Up in the Spring/Summer Months Compared to Winter?
The consensus here was that you tend to swap out your base makeup for lighter coverage, and we couldn’t agree more. While we love a full beat as much as anyone else, a gentler foundation or bb cream can be better for your skin, as well as the longevity of your look, in the warmer months.
And, for that little extra self-love, we really love this tip of going for a spring foundation with a bit of SPF.
Foundation. I find that liquid formulas melt off my face, but mineral based ones last a bit longer and can be easily topped up. You can also buy them with SPF, so they're perfect for summer!— Deanna Troi 🖖🏻💛 (@miniabbysciuto) March 29, 2022
You also said you liked to change up your colours – brighter eyeshadows and lips tend to match the spring scenery nicely, don’t you think?
Tend to go more natural with a hint of colour look and nude or pink lip in spring/summer, winter autumn makeup I always tend to do darker colours 💗— ℒ𝒆𝓪𝓱🕊 (@LeaBob_) March 29, 2022
What Skincare Products Do You Tend to Change Up in the Spring/Summer Months?
Moisturiser was a big one in terms of adapting your skin care routines, and we totally agree. Water-based moisturisers help lock moisture in the skin and keep you looking and feeling hydrated. Unlike oil-based ones, it also doesn’t block your pores, leaving your skin free to breathe.
Our glowful primer kit is great for doing just that!
I use lighter serums and moisturisers in the warmer months. I use less facial oils and opt for water based gel type moisturisers instead— Jenna Menzies (@fayebrgr) March 29, 2022
Your skincare routine is also another opportunity for you to get that all-important SPF into your routine, particularly if you like to forego foundation altogether when it comes to your spring and summer makeup looks.
We still use serum and moisturiser but we make sure it has higher spf in it!— Beauty Ties (@BeautyTies) March 29, 2022
What’s Your Go-To Spring Lip at the Moment?
We’re always looking for recommendations and we know that you are too, so we were excited to find out which lip colours would be taking the world by storm this spring.
Several of you said you’ve been wearing corals and nudes, which we think is a perfect palate for Spring lip colours. You just can’t go wrong with a natural look!
Bright corals and gloss!— SimplySarahJayneLoves (@Sarahjayneslove) March 29, 2022
…But sometimes the bright ones really just catch your eye.
Coral! I’m obsessed with a pretty sheer coral lip. Also obsessing over some fuchsia lips I’ve seen trending— katherine sloan (@katsloan16) March 30, 2022
Anything red! Not really a spring lip. It’s just my all year round favourite 😂 Your Zodiac lipstick in shade Jupiter would be my all time fav though!— Kelly Monaghan (@KellyEMonaghan) March 29, 2022
Is it time for you to restock for Spring? Have our girls got you ready to change your routine? Treat yourself to some new makeup ready for Spring and Summer in 2022.
Whether you prefer a year-round red or like to take your colours season-by-season, we want to know your thoughts on all things makeup and skincare. Join us on Twitter every Tuesday at 12pm for our Spectrum Talks Q&A.