The temperature is climbing (well, aside from today’s dip), daylight is lasting longer and our looks are evolving to suit the new season.
Makeup artist, Petra Strand, founder of lauded makeup brand Pixi suggests we ditch the matte formulations and deep color palette in favor of lightweight textures and softer hues. Her new multi-tasking spring collection offers a variety of hero products. Our favorite? The H2O Skintint, a water-based tinted face gel that evens out skintone and gives complexion a flawless no-makeup look. Containing antioxidant-rich green tea, moisturizing rose water, soothing English chamomile, and relaxing lavender, the tint doubles as a skincare product.
Other standouts in the line include the Extra Eye Bright Liner which serves to perk up tired peepers and the Shea Butter Lip Balm, a super-silky healing balm available in a range of fresh spring colors.
Never one to leave her fans with product and no instructions, Petra shared exclusively with Examiner her favorite way to combine the new products to create a fresh-faced spring face.
- Smooth on a hydrating face gel (like Pixi H2O Skintint) all over the face for a dewy, fresh-faced finish.
- Buff a bronzer one skintone darker than your own (try Pixi Beauty Bronzer + Kabuki) onto high points of the face.
- Trace lower lash line with a nude eye liner like Pixi Eye Bright Liner and brush on a few coats of a defining mascara (try Pixi Lash Booster).
- Sweep on a tinted lip balm in a coral hue (like Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush) onto lips, layering for more colour if desired.