Lipstick. “Dark wintery colors can be diluted with a balm,” he says. Use your hand as a palette to mix the shade (like a purple-y burgundy or red wine) with a balm or gloss to create a sheer wash for your lips. Then just dab it on with a finger or use a lip brush. Try using RMS beautys Lip&skin balm followed with their Lip&cheek colour.
Powder eye shadows. “To create a cream shadow from a powder one, mix it with moisturizer,” says Strong. Use three parts shadow and one part moisturizer. The formula should still be dry—you’re not creating a soup, he says.
Foundation. If you like full coverage in the winter and don’t feel like purchasing a tinted moisturizer for spring, just add your regular SPF moisturizer to your current base. Or, “wet your makeup sponge and then apply the foundation,” says Strong. This will give you much more sheer effect.
Smokey eyes. We’re not sure about you but we love smoky eyes all year round (for evening, that is). For spring and summer, the look can be tweaked by adding some color, says Strong. Try creating the look with shades of violet and lilac rather than charcoal and black. Or add some shimmer.