Effortless spring makeup in just a few steps

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Advertorial: The glowing look you’ll be wearing again and again

Beauty Crew Editor / September 08 2017

If your desired spring makeup aesthetic is simple, radiant and effortless, we’ve found your ultimate inspiration.

Spotted on model and actress Emily Ratajowski, this makeup look combines flawless, glowing skin with subtle definition and neutral tones.

Here’s what you’ll need to recreate the look, plus some tips for nailing the natural finish.


Pick the right base

Ditch your heavy coverage, mattifying foundation. A light, glowing spring base calls for a formulation that will give medium coverage (let those freckles shine through!) and a dewy finish.

Try: Shiseido Synchro Glow Cushion

Shiseido Synchro Glow Cushion


Conceal as needed

If you need to cover any redness, dark circles or pigmentation, spot-conceal instead of layering your foundation on thick all over. Lightly dab a concealer that matches your skin tone to cover those imperfections, and blend until you can’t see any lines.

Try: Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer

Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer


Use a neutral shadow

A subtle wash of eyeshadow can elevate your beauty look, and picking a neutral tone will maintain the natural feel you’re after. Start by sweeping a soft taupe or brown across your entire lid, and for an extra hit of shimmer, use a glistening beige to highlight the inner corners of your eyes.

Try: Clinique All About Shadows Single in Foxier and Daybreak

Clinique All About Shadows Single in Foxier and Daybreak
TOP TIP: To give your glowing spring look a nighttime feel, use a liquid liner to create a small flick at the outer corners of your eyes.


Highlight your way to radiance

Skip the matte bronzer and use just a highlighter to enhance your angles. Lightly dust a bronze-toned highlighting powder on your cheekbones, temples and down the bridge of your nose.

Try: Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Bronze Glow

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Bronze Glow


Define your lashes and brows

Use a lash-lengthening and defining mascara to finish off your eye makeup look, and shape and groom your brows with a powder that will give a natural finish.

Try: Dior Diorshow Plump ‘N’ Volume Mascara and Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder

Dior Diorshow Plump ‘N’ Volume Mascara


Finish with some shine

Complete your dewy springtime look with a soft colour that leaves a natural shine on your lips.

Try: YSL Volupté Tint-In-Balm Instant Colour Glow

YSL Volupté Tint-In-Balm Instant Colour Glow

Looking for more products to add to your spring beauty routine? Check out Myer’s Beauty Book for all the inspiration you could need.

Want to learn beauty tips and tricks from the professionals? Head to Myer and join the masterclasses of your favourite brands and beauty influencers. Go to myer.sproutix.com.au to get details and buy your tickets.

Image credit: Getty

Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.