After the long, cold months of winter, we’re all inevitably drawn to the bright colors typical of spring and summer. Toning things down with your makeup means you can go all out with the rest of your wardrobe and accessories without going overboard. To keep your complete look from reading too 80s sitcom, switch out your dramatic makeup from something more natural. The contrast of neutral makeup against a bright ensemble will leave your look both subtle and season-appropriate.

1. bear the brunt of the burden for pulling off a successful neutral beauty effect, so treat them as such! in the right color (2 shades lighter than your hair color, according to most pros) is all you need for bold but natural-looking brow. Because I have ombre hair I go for a shade lighter than my root color. My go to is . The is amazing but and this are my go to’s. keeps the fly aways in.

2. and illuminator (I really like this one and this one) will work overtime to give your skin that effortless glow and natural-looking contour. Even if I don’t have foundation on I like to bronze my cheeks for a quick color. I have used since high school. if great for contouring because it blends easy.

3. A goes a long way, but a little goes even further. A subtle application will brighten your eyes instantly while still maintaining that ‘all-natural’ effect. Apply the to the inner corner of your eyes.

4. Don’t think you should skip when wearing brights – there is nothing more natural than flushed, rosy cheeks! A minimal touch of blush is all you need. I love .

5. Every woman can pull off a nude lip. I am obsessed with (color: turkish delight). I swear by it because I feel like it looks good on every skin tone. It also looks great as a finishing gloss over lipstick if you want a little shine. My other go to lip color is this (color: saint germain) it is the color I have worn in most of my pics recently. It’s a soft pink that looks great with your neutral wardrobe.

6. I don’t wear eye shadow very often but when I do I opt for a shadow with out shimmer. This is my favorite . I use the cream tones to highlight my brows and the light tan and browns for my lids.

7. Nothing puts the finishing touch on a neutral beauty look like a . I think I keep an all 75% of the spring/summer. I love how it looks especially when you have a tan!

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  1. Gia S.

    Love turkish delight! Its my fave too

  2. Nina

    You look gorgeous as always! Even when I do a neutral makeup look I always have to have blush and a little bit of highlight. Have you tried Becca blushes? They are beautiful!


  3. preeti

    love neutral makeup; especially with that blazer!

    xoxo, Preeti

  4. Cassie

    You ook gorgeous!


  5. Krista

    Love all your product suggestions. Makeup is such a weakness of mine. 🙂

  6. Pinch of Black

    Beautiful and natural makeup indeed!

  7. C's Collection

    Filling in your eyebrows makes all the difference! Love the fresh face!

  8. Jennifer

    Gorgeous as always!!

  9. Tailored and true

    Gorgeous! I love these tips for neutral makeup!

  10. Lauren



  11. Ariana

    I love white manis year round! So chic and fresh! So many great tips.

  12. Vanessa

    You look so pretty and refreshed! 🙂

  13. Paige

    I’ve been loving doing a more natural make up look lately! yours is gorgeous! I’m going to have to try out some of the products you mentioned!


  14. Rachel

    I love your nude lip! So pretty and soft!


  15. Anna D Kart

    I’m dying to try white manicure – never done it

  16. Sarah

    Nars is the best!

  17. Jeanne

    Beautiful eye make up!!

  18. Mary

    The link to the white blouse does not seem to go to the same blouse. The neckline looks different.

  19. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul

    You look gorgeous! I love NARS!

    Her Heartland Soul

  20. Sabrina

    I just don’t get the whole eyebrow thing. Two shades lighter than my blonde doesn’t exist as an eyebrow pen^^

    1. Hey Sabrina! Good point! I would opt for a color that still gives you definition maybe the rule really just applies for brunettes or dirty blonde…. I’m stumped too 🙂

  21. Laura

    So pretty! Love that palette!


  22. Wishes & Reality

    I love the idea of using a white eye pencil!