Pink Spring

As I look out the window on this frozen morning, the snow reminds me of how pale my typically olive complexion has become. I think of spring鈥檚 promise lurking somewhere under the snow, of all the delicate blossoms yet to bloom, and how their subtle colors are the perfect transition from winter.

Not many colors say spring like pink, and this year鈥檚 crop of spring makeup collections run the gamut with offerings for every skin tone, as well as taste.

From a pale, peachy blush for cheeks, to a bright, peony lip鈥攕pring鈥檚 fresh makeup bouquet will warm our pale complexions and make us believe that the snow will melt some day soon!

See Fatima鈥檚 spring floral makeup inspiration

NARS Edge of Pink Spring 2014 collection available exclusively at Nordstrom鈥檚 is all about pink. From pinky-pink to peachy-pink blushes, chubby lip pencils, and a beautiful lavender-pink skin illuminator鈥攑erfect to help transition pale winter skin to the lovely shades of spring.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

  • Love 鈥攁 tea rose blush, this is one of those colors that could work on many skin tones from light to medium.
  • Descanso 鈥攁 tea rose lip pencil, sure to be a favorite because of its wearability.
  • Villa Lante 鈥攁 cherry blossom pink lip pencil, beautiful on lighter skin tones.
  • Adelaide 鈥攁 shimmering lavender pink illuminator to give skin a fresh glow.

MAC鈥擜 Fantasy of Flowers, launches January 30

As usual with MAC, this collection encompasses a wide array of colors as well as textures. I am loving the lip stick range. Six Lipsticks all in MAC鈥檚 Lustre finish:

  • Fleur d鈥機oral鈥攁 pale, creamy peach
  • Naked Bud鈥攁 neutral, sheer nude
  • Dreaming Dahlia鈥攁 sheer, reddish-coral
  • Rose Lily鈥攁 sheer, pastel pink
  • Snapdragon鈥攁 mid-tone, blueish pink
  • Heavenly Hybrid鈥攁 mid-tone berry

And Nail polishes:

  • Girl trouble鈥攎y favorite! Super glittery lilac
  • Pep pep pep鈥攑each nude
  • Saint Germain鈥攍ight, cool pink
  • SOIR脡E鈥攁 sparkly, light-bronze gold

Bobbi Brown Uber Pink Collection

路 Nail polish in Pink Peony鈥攁 bright, blue-pink caught my eye. It鈥檚 the perfect amount of bright.

路 Illuminating bronzer鈥攃reates a seamlessly glowing finish all over the face

路 Antigua 鈥淏e Pretty鈥濃攍ight-pink bronze.

路 Pink Peony 鈥淏e Bold鈥濃攁 rosy pink.

Lips:

路 Neon Pink鈥攁 pink fuchsia that is the perfect intensity for those that like a little more color.

路 Guerlain-M茅t茅orites鈥攁lthough these are not a new spring products, I love these beautiful m茅t茅orites. These legendary magic pearls illuminate your skin with a fresh, beautiful radiance that鈥檚 perfect for spring.

MAKE UP FOR EVER: Rouge Artist Lip Palette #1 warm pink. This pallet offers a great range of color. All are very wearable and perfect to take you from winter to spring and beyond. MAKE UP FOR EVER is one of my favorite all time brands.

Even if the flowers are not ready to bloom any time soon, choose a couple of these shades and to create your own beauty bouquet.