Get The Classic Spring Makeup Look: Rosy Everything

Warm beige-pink tones look amazing on everyone as we head into summer.
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May 22, 2015
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Armani, Tarte, spring, palettes, lorac, eyeshadow, lipstick, Urban Decay, blush, clinique, gel liner

My go-to makeup for spring (and warm weather in general) is a mix of rosy pink and champagne shades. Wearing some on my eyes, cheeks and lips makes me feel like I belong in some beautiful meadow, gathering flowers—not speed-walking in a busy city.

I first displayed my go-to spring makeup in my recent braid accessories story, and since a reader requested a tutorial in the comments, I’m going to share with you all just how I achieved the look.

I start by priming my eyelids. On my mobile lid, I apply a skin-tone-color shade (Buff from the LORAC PRO Palette 2, in my case), and then, right above it, in the area above the crease and just below the brow bone, I put on a champagne shadow, also from the same palette.

Next, I add some soft white shadow (Venus from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette) on my brow bone.

Using a clean, fluffy brush, I make windshield-wiper motions to blend the champagne shadow and the white shadow. To add depth, I put a light-brown matte shade on my crease.

I create a cat eye using Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in Black Honey, a purply-brown shade with subtle gold flecks. When drawing it on, I make sure to create the wing part first while my eyes are open.

I finish off my eye makeup with a coat of mascara.

For my cheeks, I apply Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed, a nude pink shade (FYI: an affordable dupe is e.l.f. Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve). So the color appears very soft and natural, I blend it out with a clean brush.

To complete the look, I swipe on Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in 506 onto my lips. It’s a very long-lasting, non-drying, warm beige-pink lip color (a slightly cheaper, shinier dupe: Too Faced La Crème in Spice Spice Baby).


  • What is your go-to spring makeup look?
  • Are any of you huge fans of neutrals all year round, like I am?