Yciar Castillo does gorgeous makeup, but we love her for more than her talent. She’s a gentle soul — her calm is as vital to us as her artistry on manic shoots — and a great mom to her adorable little girl. We also love Yciar’s philosophy of simple makeup application for the everyday woman. With so much picking up speed this time of year — work, fitness, decluttering, skin goals — we thought who better to tap for spring trends than the makeup artist whose mantra is makeup does not have to be complicated!
Spring is breaking but before you decide to give up your more dramatic holiday and winter looks, this year, spring makeup trends actually call for a bit of drama and colour.
Here are my favorites:
1. Makeup? What Makeup?
Dewy, beautiful skin is still a thing this season. As always, the first step in makeup is skincare. The healthier your skin, the easier it is to achieve this look. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer and top with a very lightweight foundation or BB Cream such as Skintangible “Faint”action Skin-Refining Non-Makeup SPF30. Then use a minimal amount of concealer to hide any unwanted blemishes (spot conceal). The less makeup you look like you have on, the better.
2. Rock and Sol
Keeping with the “healthy skin” look, add some warmth to your skin with a light sweep of bronzer on the cheeks, forehead, chin and top of the nose. Tarte-à-Tan Antioxidant Bronzing Powder is perfect to get that wonderful sheer bronze glow. The best part is that it takes care of your skin by repairing and keeping skin hydrated while you rock that sun-kissed radiance.
There nothing like eyeliner to add drama to a look. Tightlining is all the rage for spring. Use your eyeliner and draw on the waterline above and below the eye like I did here.
The classic red lip has decided to stay for spring. Pick pure red shades such as VMV’s Velvet Matte Lipstick in Va-Va-Voom for a gorgeous pop of colour on those lips.
Lashes are huge this season – the longer, the thicker, the better! You can achieve the look I did here with coats (and coats) of mascara. Ooh-La-Lash! Volumizing Mascara coats each lash with a special compound that makes your lashes look thicker and more luscious.
Learn more about Yciar here and on YciarCastillo.com, and follow her to learn how makeup — even really beautiful makeup — does not have to be complicated!