Spring Makeup Routine: Natural & Glowy

Glossier, Tower 28, Rare Beauty, Laura Mercier and Merit Beauty

My current spring makeup routine is all about a glowy, natural complexion. This routine is definitely when I’m looking to create a “full face” of makeup. If you’re looking for quick and easy 5-10 minute routines, check out my post on Subtl Beauty.

Here is my “full face” of my favorite products right now for a spring makeup routine.

First, I like to prep my skin with sunscreen and this illuminating primer. With warmer weather season, I don’t like to my base to be too heavy.

Foundation has never been my thing so I was super excited when Rare Beauty recently launched a tinted moisturizer with SPF 20. I ended up buying two shades during the Sephora Sale, 10N and 12C. According to RB’s foundation conversion chart, my shade is supposed to be 10N but I found that mixing it with 12C gave me a more true match to my neutral leaning cool undertone. What I like about the tinted moisturizer is that it has SPF 20 and doesn’t have too dewy of a finish. I’m still deciding if blending with a brush is better than a sponge but I’m leaning towards sponge. Glossier Stretch Concealer is still going strong and pairs well with the RB Tinted Moisturizer.

Spring makeup routine for the everyday minimalist

It took me a few tries to find the right cream bronzer but I think the Bronzer Stick is it. I have very fair skin so I’ve been using this blending brush to pickup product from the stick rather than drawing it directly on my face. It has a slightly warm undertone but with a light hand it looks like the perfect sun-kissed glow.

For cheek color, I’ve been switching between my signature shade of Cloud Paint in Puff and this Rare Beauty Liquid Blush in Hope (a nude mauve).

For a little extra dew, I’m using Merit Highlighter Balm in Cava, which is a beautiful champagne dew that glides on really smooth.

Glossier Monochromes in Almond (a rosy brown) is my everyday go-to for an easy eyeshadow look that offers dimension but doesn’t require much skill or effort. I use a fluffy brush to blend the matte shade into my crease and a stiffer brush to pack on the satin shade on my lid and lower lash line.

I stopped using lash serums in hopes that I could simply rely on mascara that offers volume when I want bigger looking lashes. This Rare Beauty Mascara doesn’t disappoint. I haven’t experienced any clumps when using this wand but it does seem more difficult to remove at night.

My brow routine has always been pretty simple – this Merit Brow Gel works quite well. I like the size of the spoolie, which is bigger in size compared to Boy Brow. The pomade does a good job grooming my brows into place but I also like that they don’t feel stiff.

I’m into everyday neutral lip colors and I’m on a mission to pan this new shade of Tower 28 Jelly Lip Gloss in Pistachio, a pretty milky nude pink. When I’m not wearing this lip gloss, I’ve been using the Merit lipstick in the shade Baby, which is a perfect neutral pink with a satin finish for an everyday makeup look.

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