Post by Hannah Tyrrell

When it comes to a standout spring lip, there’s only one way to do it – paired with barely-there, glowing skin. Why? Well, because a natural finish to the look makes your bold lip pop even more! With this in mind, we put together a video of exactly how we’d do it, with thanks to monaseyes_ and some of our favourite brands and products.

Brightening the eye is an essential step in this look, because glowing skin is all about looking fresh-faced. Eye bags and dark circles simply don’t feature! Dab a pea-sized amount of Caudalie’s Energising and Smoothing Eye Cream under the eyes and gently massage in.

Follow eye cream with a blob of Ultrasun Face SPF30 to prep skin for the sun and makeup. Oh yes, this nifty product not only preps skin for sun, but for makeup too. It’s beloved by makeup artists (and the Love Me Beauty team) for it’s double skin-prepping genius. Give it a go!

Your base for this look requires a light coverage, dewy finish for maximum glow. bareMinerals Pure Brightening Serum Foundation is the obvious product, thanks to its ultra-thin, silky texture and buildable coverage. Apply 1-2 drops for light coverage or 3-4 for medium, and touch up the undereye and imperfections with bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer. A damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is the perfect tool to blend these two products for a flawless finish!

To define and highlight, begin with a light contour using Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette. A super-defined, angular contour is too much for this look, so blend, blend, blend for a sheer, natural finish. Follow with a dusting of Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Addiction, using EcoTools Highlighting Fan for light application or Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for added glow!


A final flourish of blush is essential for a glowing flush of colour. Apply bareMinerals READY Blush in The Aphrodisiac with EcoTools Precision Blush Brush, before going in with a confident sweep of Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Paint. Inspired by the versatility and rich intensity of acrylic paint, these lip paints offer buildable colour and shine. We went for a high-intensity finish in spring-perfect Fuchsia Pink, applied with the cushion applicator and neatened with EcoTools Detailed Lip Brush. Finish by brushing brows up for a ‘bushy’ natural finish. Et voilà!