Wine Inspired Makeup for Spring
A new season is upon us, and that means a whole new attitude. Anyone spring cleaning this week? Uh-huh, we all have the “out with the old, in with the new” hive mentality come spring. One thing that often gets overlooked when cleaning is our makeup. Which is actually kinda odd, considering makeup products do have expiration dates, and they go on our skin.
This isn’t an organization blog, so I won’t be giving you any tips on how to get rid of your makeup. However, I will be giving you a few fun, fresh makeup recommendations to add to your now decluttered collection. Now, keep in mind, this is also a wine blog, so that may have influenced some of our recommendations as well ;).
1. Let’s think pink…
Warmer weather means it’s almost time for rosé season! What better way to get in the blush wine mood than with a rosy pink blush?
The “Rose D’oro” baked blush from Milani is the perfect peachy-pink color, with just a hint of golden shimmer. While this color is a stunner all year round, it will definitely remind you of summer days by the pool, cool glass of rosé in hand. Milani’s baked blush in Rose D’oro retails for $7.99
2. Flip the script
It’s true that spring typically means pastels and bright colors. But who’s to say we can’t wear whatever we want? A dark lip paired with a pastel or floral dress is such a cool combination for spring. I recommend MAC’s satin lipstick in “Media.” This lipstick has a medium-to-full coverage, and is in a gorgeous wine-inspired shade. Pair this intense reddish-purple lip with a flowy dress in a barely-there color. We’re living for the contrast. MAC’s satin lipstick in Media retails for $17.50.
3. An intoxicating scent
Let’s think about perfumes for a minute here. I can’t say that I necessarily want to smell like wine, per se. However, there are certain elements to wine and the winemaking process that would yield fantastic fragrances. White wines may have citrus aromas, whereas red wines will typically have berry aromas. Wines also often have notes of vanilla, spice, floral scents, or smoke. You may even detect honey! I considered all of these things before choosing the Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne to recommend. This perfume has notes of honey, citrus, and florals. Interestingly enough, the top note is cassis, which refers to the blackcurrant based liqueur, crème de cassis. So by the end of this whole explanation, I ended up recommending a perfume inspired by alcohol anyway. But don’t be fooled! This perfume is playful and light enough for everyday use. Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne retails for $65.00 for 30 mL
4. Champagne on the brain
Champagne makeup is completely timeless. You can wear it to the club in the dead of winter, or to brunch on a spring Sunday. Regardless, you’re going to look like a million bucks. I know recommending Stila’s Kitten eyeshadow isn’t going to come as a surprise to most, Kitten is probably the most popular champagne eyeshadow of all time. There’s a reason for that, y’know. Kitten is such a universally flattering shade. If you want to go even further with your champagne glow, Stila also sells a unique bouncy highlighter in the Kitten shade. Let’s pay homage to the bubbles. Stila Kitten eyeshadow retails for $18.00; Heaven’s Hue highlighter in Kitten retails for $32.00.
5. Keeping with the rosé craze
One more rosé-inspired recommendation. Fresh’s sugar lip treatments are a cult favorite, and their Rosé shade gives the perfect just kissed flush. These tinted lip balms are lemon-citrusy scented, and make your lips feel oh so soft. Plus they have SPF 15 to protect your lips! Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rosé retails for $24.00
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