As spring approaches, swap out your moodier makeup for sheer eye shades, bronzed skin and wow lips, says Elizabeth Arden’s makeup pro, Lucoh Mhlongo. Follow his tips to freshen up your look.
1 Go sheer
Focus on bringing light to your skin and eyes. Sheers are sexy this spring. Use pearl-coloured eyeshadow on lighter skins and champagne shades on darker skin tones. Blend it just on the ball of your eye, then add lashings of mascara and magic happens. We love Elizabeth Arden Eyeshadow Trio in  06 Forever Plum and  09 Not so Nude (R770 for two trio shades and a palette).
2 Make your lips pop
Choose your lip colour according to the finish you want. Lipstick and liquid lipsticks offer full coverage and a satin matte finish. If you’re more of a gloss girl, go for a glossy liquid lipstick like  Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Bold Liquid Lipstick in Fearless Red (R295). Want to follow the sheer trend? Try lipgloss worn on its own, or a translucent lipstick for a lovely look. If your lips are dry or thin, make a treatment gloss your go-to. We adore  Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil in Rejuvenate Red (R295).
3 Bronze up, no matter your skin tone
Bronzer is amazing because it provides different effects to different skin tones: great for warming up lighter complexions, or adding dimension to darker skin tones by reflecting light. First choose your texture: shimmery or matte. Or go for a palette like  Elizabeth Arden FourEver Bronze Bronzing Powder in Deep (R550) which contains both. Matte bronzer, dusted around your face and under your cheekbones, sculpts your face subtly. Shimmery finishes, applied to the high points of your face like your forehead, nose and cheekbones, add a beautiful glow. Remember to blend, blend, blend – it should look like an extension of your skin.
4 Invest in the basics
A perfectly matched foundation is your best investment! It’s the basis for your whole look so it’s worth finding your perfect match. TRY  Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup SPF15 (R475). Finally, add a good quality, all-round mascara like  Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impression Mascara in Lasting Black (R365) to frame your eyes and complete your look.
Want to learn more about the latest trends and beauty tips? Join GLAMOUR and Elizabeth Arden at our makeup masterclass on 30 September at One & Only Resort, Cape Town. For more info, click here!