Shadow Play

The usual colors you’ll find in spring palettes are prominent again—peach, coral, pink, soft terracotta and sheer reds. One way to play up this trend is to create an easy monochromatic look using the same product on eyes, cheeks and lips.

Dewy, glowing skin is also in for spring so make sure you’re sticking to your regular beauty routine—cleanse, serum, eye cream, face cream and sunscreen. To take it one step further, I create a “face cocktail” with True Botanicals Chebula Active Immunity Serum and Renew Pure Radiance Oil for extra radiance.

Also, take a less-is-more approach to foundation for a more natural, fresh, hydrated glow. I like DIOR Forever Skin Glow and Airflash for a lightweight coverage that is undetectable.

Blush really brings the face to life. Start off with a soft wash of blush all the way up to the temples for definition. Then add a touch of highlighter to temples, cheekbones and apples of cheeks for a radiant healthy look. Use light peach, pink or bronze shades for darker skin tones.

Plump and juicy lips are the look of the season, and what better companion to a glossy lip than a glittery eye. Metallic shades for the eyes are huge year-round and really amp up a look without a lot of work.


ON MODEL: True Botanicals Chebula Active Immunity Serum, True Botanicals Renew Pure Radiance Oil, Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Soothe, Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Illuminate Cream, Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen, DIOR Forever Skin Glow Foundation, DIOR Skin Airflash Spray Foundation, DIOR Forever Skin Correct Concealer, NARS Afterglow Palette blush/highlighter, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette finishing powder, Tom Ford Nude Deep Eyeshadow Quad, Tom Ford Defining Eye Pen in Deeper, NARS Precision Lip Liner in Port Grimaud, NARS Lip Gloss in Lover to Lover, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, DIOR Forever Perfect Fix. JEWELRY: Necklace, earrings, and bracelets by LAGOS; vintage cocktail ring by John Hardy. GOWN: Off-the shoulder, long-sleeve, lace trumpet gown by XSCAPE