How To: Glowing Skin & Bright Lips For Spring

In the fall and winter, I want all-matte everything, dark lips included. I blame it on the weather. And then spring happens, and it's glorious. I want dewy skin, I want all the pinks and pastels. I'm trying to mimic flowers, basically. So I decided to share a favorite look of mine for spring, and thought you'd like a tutorial. You can totally wear this, I'm serious. Let's get into the tutorial:

No surprise I'm using this, is there? ;) I like to start off with the eyes. I used the Sweet Peach palette from Too Faced. You can see all about it here.

  • Pat Nectar (golden shimmer) onto lid. Since we're doing glowing skin, this accentuates that perfectly.
  • Apply Puree into the crease and blend. Add Charmed I'm sure into the outer edge and blend for definition.
  • Add a little of White Peach under my brows and Charmed under my lower lash line.

Here's how to get glowing skin:
  • Let a moisturizer soak in first for about 5 minutes.
  • Apply the Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Stick.
  • Add a drop of a luminizing foundation, like this serum foundation from Stila. I also like this one from Laura Mercier or this one from Becca. Use a brush or makeup sponge to blend. I used both.
  • I like this combo because I get coverage and a glow from within that doesn't look glittery.

I don't want to lose the dewiness, so lightly set areas that need it with Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder.

I kept brows simple and used a brow used this one from Mirabella, so use what you'd like.

Add a pop of color using Hot Tamale from Maybelline's Bouncy Blush.

Curl lashes and apply mascara. I've been loving this one from Stila. It has an hourglass wand.

And then the star of the show, Zac Posen for MAC in Dangerously Red. I call it a pinky-red. It's matte, but creamy. Not drying at all. Sometimes I like wearing it as a lip stain, as it fades a little darker.

And here's the finished look. Just a soft glow with bright pink lips.

I used the same tutorial here, but with different shadows from the Sweet Peach palette.

Here's a tutorial of the look, a Get Ready With Me talk-through. Play it this weekend while you're getting ready with me.


What's your favorite spring lip shade?

Extra Elle:

  • A blogging company I work for featured a post of mine in their weekly newsletter. It made my day!
  • How is it April? Are you into pranks on April Fools? 


  1. I love these pretty shades and soft dewy makeup for spring! You look amazing!

    Doused In Pink

  2. I still want a matte base, no matter the season. And I cant watch the video yet, it says it is still processing. Will have to try again later.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. you look flawless, this eye palette is so pretty.


  4. Great tutorial Elle! Your foundation looks flawless, and this is the perfect look for spring!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  5. Ack! YouTube is wonky for me right now, so I'll watch the vid later, but you look lovely in the pic, Elle:) I'll have to check out that Zac Posen red!

  6. loving that lip color! (shocker, i know) and i hope that i don't get pranked too bad today on april fools. i'm kinda gullible ha

    xoxo cheshire kat

  7. Such a pretty look for you! I really love all those palette colors and great tip on getting dewy skin!

  8. Oh, you look so stunning, Elle - this is an exquisite #motd for spring/summer! Really loving that Hot Tamale blush and the TF palette {of course!}.


  9. Oooo... thanks for the advice. I'm gonna try this. Oh, and April Fool's Day? You just need to visit my blog to learn my attitude on that!

  10. Congratulations on the feature! Love the tutorial and tips! Have a great weekend!

  11. So in general, if I'm watching vlogs or videos on Youtube, I like when they stay within the 5 minute mark (which is funny because when I make videos, they are rarely that short, ha!). But if it's someone I know (for example, you!) I'm always willing to watch videos even if they are longer. With that said... I LOVE your idea here. Generally, I like the fast videos, but I love that this is a "real time" video. I actually cooked breakfast while this was playing on my laptop and it kind of felt like you were sitting in my kitchen with me, getting ready for the day while you chatted and shared beauty tips. I love it! Great idea, friend! :)

    I did like your coffee chitchat videos! Bring 'em back!

    I totally hold my breath when I put on mascara too! I'm not sure what that's about. I think I'm just concentrating really hard, haha!

  12. You deserved to be featured - your posts are always so well done.

    I LOATHE April Fools - Try to stay on my feet - always get pranked.

  13. Gorgeous! You look absolutely beautiful! Especially loving the lip color.

    Rachel's Lookbook

  14. Yes to all the dewyness for spring! That Hourglass palette is gorgeous and perfect to achieve that look. Congrats on being featured in the weekly newsletter and Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  15. The video didn't work for me, but I love your tips and your make-up here looks gorgeous. I'm not much into April Fool's, but I can appreciate a good joke otherwise on any other day. :)
    Sassy Palate Ventures

  16. This is such a pretty look Elle, I love the soft eyes and bright lips! I also always love a dewy face too.

  17. This is very similar with what I'm doing with my makeup currently, it's simple and quick but leaves me looking fresh! Love this, Elle!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  18. You look fresh and beautiful Elle! Can't wait to watch the video once I'm home!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  19. Gorgeous spring look Elle! I want dewy even more in the winter because my skin usually tends to get dry. I haven't played an April fools prank on anyone in many years.

  20. I hate April Fool's too because I'm always the gullible fool who gets pranked haha! Great tutorial. Thank you for working so hard on that brow tutorial! I can't wait to see it because I know whatever you figure out will be amazing.

  21. This is very pretty! I have been loving simple makeup more and more! Accentuating natural beauty over full out glam.

  22. So awesome that you got featured! The MAC Zac Posen lipsticks is so pretty.

  23. lol @ mimicking flowers. hilarious. this look is super pretty on you, the lip colour is gorgeous.

  24. Such a pretty makeup look! and who doesn't want to mimick flowers lol!! I love more shimmer products in spring and summer too. I'm excited to use all of my highlighting powders again that I neglected in winter. And that's so awesome about getting one of your posts featured!

  25. You just sold me on this beautiful shade of pink! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  26. You look stunning. This is a prefect everyday look. Have a great weekend.


  27. You look so pretty and glowy, I love it!!! I need to get better about doing this! And grab some of those products.

  28. That color palette is so pretty! Congrats on being featured in their newsletter!


  29. This is such a pretty look! I really like the lipstick :)

  30. I for one appreciate your "talk me through it" tutorials. And I love another Southerner havin' a gabfest! Because eyes are my hardest learning curve (probably because I'm lazy:) I have learned so much from you. Thank you!!!

  31. I don't know much about makeup, but I see words like "peach" and "hot tamale," and I wonder what's for dinner tomorrow.

    I'm better at bringing up April Fool's Day pranks in conversation, then letting people tell me "That's awful!" Then I don't do it but I get a similar effect.

  32. I love that palette and the "Georgia" shade!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  33. Really pretty Elle! I have been wanting to try this peach palette! Thanks! Susan

  34. Very pretty look for spring! This reminds me I have a dewy spray that I never use! That eye shadow palette looks lovely and most colors I can wear except the really dark ones I try to stay away from.

  35. That's a beautiful look! I will try this, but with Ruby Woo on my lips!

  36. Lovely fresh spring look! I just bought the new peach TF palette but I haven't used it yet - not sure what I'm waiting for!

  37. Fab video, I definitely want to try Hourglass stuff

    Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

  38. I love how everything looks together and the peach palette is so pretty! You definitely convinced me to get the MUFE stick, I just have to wait for the Sephora sale!

  39. Love the freshness of this look and the pink lipstick looks so beautiful on you! Congratulations on the news letter feature - very happy for you! x

  40. Love the end look! It's natural and glowy-definitely perfect for summer!

  41. Stunning...! That lippie is divine! And loving the colors on the palette!

  42. What a pretty Apring face. Looks like I need that makeup palette and one of those makeup forever sticks. What do you think of the Zac Posen lipstick you used?

    Sorry I have been MIA but I have been so busy. Some posts I have read but had no time to comment. I will be back. =)

    Happy April Elle!

  43. I love this look, Elle! My day to day makeup is similar to this look.

  44. Pretty look! I want to get that palette.


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