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Simply soft and sheer for spring - Metro US

Simply soft and sheer for spring

Just like fashion, beauty has gone to a more wispy, translucent place for spring.

On the makeup front, it’s all about looking luminous and slightly flushed, like you’ve just finished playing in a field of grass with your lover under the soft sun.

Seriously.

“A dewy complexion symbolizes healthy skin,” says makeup artist Talia Shobrook. But how does one achieve such radiant skin? It’s not exactly like you can just erase dry patches, discoloration and ashen skin overnight.

But with help from the right makeup products, you can fake your way there. Here are three must-haves.

Shimmery powder
Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick, $49, available at Murale, bobbibrown.com.
When it comes to achieving the dewy look, less is more. “Don’t over powder your t-zone, and be sure to add luminescent shimmer to highlight your cheekbones, brow bones and inner corners of your eyes,” says Shobrook. Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick is a “must-have” in her book. If you have a warmer skin tone, try the shimmery bronze or beige brick set. If you have colder tones, go for the rose or pink quartz.

A sheer blush
MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush, $25, maccosmetics.com
Until you get that natural sunny glow, blush will help give your face a little more colour. “Pick a sheerer blush. In spring, you want to create washes of color rather than blocks of colors,” Shobrook says.

Light foundation
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $42.
“Spring is about a sheerer base. It’s about showing the skin rather than masking it behind foundation,” says Shobrook, who recommends Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. “It instantly makes the skin look more springtime ready.”

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