I am always ready for a season change and the transition from Winter to Spring is my absolute favourite.  Are you ready for your fresh look?  Then let’s apply the Spring Makeup look and shake off those Winer blues 🙂

I love a hint of Bronze this time of year, it most definitely has a glow that radiates, and creates a youthful look.

It’s very tempting to go full pelt with strong colours and shades but I would keep your ‘look’ very simple for day time wear but add more depth for an evening or occasion.

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My Two New Purchases from Net-A-Porter

I’m very excited about these purchases from Net-A-Porter.com they have an amazing range of beauty products to choose from and their service, package and delivery is second to none, I always feel very special when I receive a parcel from them.

I like to purchase my gifts from Net a Porter, as you can see they arrive in a classy box with tissue and beautiful ribbon to finish off the package, you can have the option of a free gift message too.

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I have used Net a Porter for many years, they specialise in designer and high end wear but believe me when I say that this site is affordable to all, you just have to make your selections carefully and well thought out, remember “you get what you pay for”, I have never been disappointed in their customer care and professional service.

Net-A-Porter Charlotte Tilbury

My recommendation is to shop carefully and make a just a few purchases each season.  I try then to match some items that stay fashionable year round and over time and integrate these ‘staples’ with seasonal variation.  shopping this way I get to bring out items from my wardrobe from five years ago, whilst achieving a contemporary look with a couple of ‘latest buys’  this will show you that “shopping wisely never dates”.

remember however that clothing may stand the test of time but make-up products do have a ‘shelf life’  so don’t hang onto these indefinitely.

Before applying any makeup I would like to reiterate that a good skincare routine is always advisable and using the correct products for your skin type is essential, I would recommend that you take a look at Timeless Beauty Solutions – Roamy has professional advice with her wealth of knowledge as a Beauty Therapist, two for the price of one hey 😉

On To It Then

I would always recommend that you apply a quick base for your makeup first, in doing this you will find that your eye shadow and eyeliners will have more of a staying power allowing for a longer wear.


I use YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in Le Teint BD50, using a small amount, smooth over starting at the forehead working down the nose, under the eyes but using your ring finger to work in over the delicate eye area, on to the cheeks, along the jaw line and chin, work quickly and I tend to have my hands a little damp to avoid the foundation drying out too quickly.  Just a light coat will give a soft coverage, you do not want it heavy this time of year.


I use  YSL Les Sahariennes – Sun Kissed Blur For a Healthy Glow Balm Powder in Number 6 – Sienne, normally for me, I do like a more matt finish but this product will give a little shimmer and can enhance rather than be too over powering.

Apply at the forehead but mainly the temples, along the cheek bones, down either side of the nose and under the chin, just a little then blend it in.


A cream blusher is by far the most friendly one to use for us young things 😉 I use YSL – Lips & Cheeks Soft Matt Colour in Number 4 – Orange Fougueux.

Apply to the apple of your cheeks, I was taught at college to smile this helps to identify the actual area, just make small dots in that area and blend in, should give a nice rosy glow.

The Eyes

Using my newly purchased Charlotte Tilbury  Colour Chameleon Eye Pencil in Bronzed Garnet  from Net a Porter 🙂

Net-A-Porter Charlotte Tilbury

I have Green Eyes and this shade does enhance my colouring but to be honest I think that most eye colours will suit this particular product.

If in doubt visit the Net-A-Porter.com or Charlotte Tilbury stockists to take a peak at their suggestions.

Look Number 1

Smooth over the whole eyelid and into the crease.

I would then apply a little of the YSL Bronzer under the brow and brow bone using an eye makeup brush but only very lightly, you don’t want to over power the Charlotte Tilbury after all it is the main event for your eye makeup.

Look Number 2

As above but add a black liquid eye liner three quarters of the way over the eye lid close to the lash line starting from the outer corner (I’m using YSL Shocking Eye Liner in Black, it’s like a pen and makes for an easy smooth line) then apply the Charlotte Tilbury onto the bottom lid but just over half way across and again from the outer corner.



Easy choices for me.

If you are looking for full on impact, evening and occasion wear then I would go for the YSL False Lash Mascara in Noir Radical.

But if you want something a little more natural the choose YSL False Lash Mascara in Brown or Black or Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara in Black or Brown.

Another look to try using a Mascara would be to use something with vibrant colour such as YSL Vinyl Mascara in Blue or you could go for one  of the YSL Shocking range.  I would suggest that you do not apply too much to begin with. can I suggest that you  just apply to the top lashes for starters.


My other exciting purchase from Net-A-Porter.com the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Luxe Colour Lasting Lip Laquer in Red Vixen

Net-A-Porter Charlotte Tilbury

It just shouts sophistication to me, and it provides that colour surge which is a great look for Spring.

I have never used this product before, a real first for me, I do love my YSL Pur Rouge in Le Orange No. 13 but I need to be more adventurous so I have decided to just “go for it”.

Net-A-Porter Charlotte Tilbury Lip Laquer in Red Vixen

If you take a look at Net a Porter and click on “Beauty – Charlotte Tilbury – Lip Lacquer in Red Vixen you will see a little video attached to the product, this will help with your application technique.

As directed by the video, I would out line your lip line starting at the “cupids bow” into the corners of the mouth and along the bottom lip and fill in the rest of the lips.

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Give It a Go

I would always recommend to just have fun around makeup, try new things that come with a great review, think carefully about what really does suit you.  Experiment when you have some time on your hands, get your look right and then when time is short you know how to achieve the look, as with most things in life “practice makes perfect”

Shades and colour palette make a difference but you must take note of your skin tone and what suits you and what doesn’t.

Do not choose a Lipstick colour on a whim unless you want to make a Fashion statement of course.

Foot Note

I am not suggesting that Net a Porter is the only on-line retailer from where to purchase the Chatlotte Tilbury makeup or skin care range, my recommendation is based on my own experience and my satisfaction with the service I have personally received.

I’ve had fun putting this post together and I really do want to help members of our over 50 age group “Stand Out and Not Blend in”.

Please get in touch if I can be of any help and assistance

All my Pleasure to help.

26 thoughts on “Apply The Spring Makeup look and Shake Off Those Winter Blues

  1. June,
    Your site is very creative and I look forward to reading your blogs! I too, am over 50, and sometimes struggle with the reflection in my mirror! I enjoyed reading your blog about Spring makeup as well as your added humor! You will certainly do very well with this niche June, and will look forward to watching your success on-line!
    All the best June!
    (Friendly critique… watch those typo’s.)

    1. Hi Pamela,

      Lovely to meet you and really do appreciate your very positive comment, praise indeed from a gorgeous lady in her Fifties, I think that you should be sharing your beauty secrets, most definitely do not look your age 🙂

      I do try to keep my posts light with the added humour touches here and there, life can get too serious at times, let’s face it we have enough to deal with.

      Thank you for your friendly critique, love your honestly, I think my fingers can get a little carried away whilst typing 😉

      Please feel free to comment again or it would just be great to hear from you.

  2. Hi June,
    Finally! A post for us over 50 ladies. You are right we have to dress to fit the season. I have never heard of Net-A-Porter but after reading your post I am ready to try it. I do hope they have colours to match my dark brown eyes. Your photos and videos are great and an encouragement to us over 50s who want to look gorgeous. Keep up the good work!

    1. Hi Juliet,

      Lovely to hear from you and thank you so much for all your positive comments :)I cannot believe that you are over 50 looking at your profile photo – Wow! a champion indeed for our age group!

      You will love taking a peek at Net-A-Porter, it’s very glamorous and gives great insight into up and coming trends for all ages.

      I love their Beauty section, especially when they have little videos attached to a particular makeup product, really does help even with my Beauty Therapy background, always good to learn something new.

      You will find the perfect choice for your dark brown eyes within the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eye shadow pencil, to be honest you can get away with any of the shades.

      Please message or leave a comment if you would like me to make a selection for you.

      All the best


  3. Hi, like the idea of changing makeup with the changing seasons, just like changing one’s wardrobe. I mean, you wouldn’t wear a winter coat during the spring or summer. Similarly, I’m sure it looks more lovely to adjust one’s makeup accordingly.

    I’m a vegan, so it would be nice if you featured vegan makeup or cosmetics on your website. I know there are more companies these days offering vegan makeup.

    Too many people, it seems, these days are going for facelifts and other plastic surgeries that are, IMO, unnecessary. I’ve seen pictures where the AFTER looks worse than the BEFORE. lol

    Nice that your website emphasizes “natural” beauty enhanced with makeup/cosmetics.

    1. Lovely to meet you and hear your positive and very kind comments – thank you, really appreciate you taking time out to write down your thoughts regarding my post 🙂

      Completely agree, you wouldn’t wear your Winter coat in Spring and that a make up change is just what you need to freshen things up in preparation for Summer too.

      I like your idea about featuring Vegan makeup and I think that it’s wonderful that you feel passionate about a worthy cause looking after our animals with care. I will look into vegan makeup, are there any sites that you could recommend for me to research into? or any advice that might help others?

      You are so right, there is nothing wrong with ageing gracefully with confidence and embracing who we are! There are good techniques and products that can help enhance our features naturally.

      Great to connect with you and very much look forward to hearing from you.

  4. I just checked out Net-A-Porter and I was happy to see that they carry Hourglass products as their Mineral Veil Primer and Immaculate Foundation are my daily staples. While it’s fun to buy makeup I definitely agree with you in that it’s wise to purchase only a few products in each season because of the shelf life. I’ve had products turn on me so yeah I definitely learned my lesson.

    I also have green eyes like you so I’m lemming the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eye Pencil. The colour is just gorgeous!

    Thank you for this great post and helpful videos.

    1. Great news, really pleased that you had a look at Net-A-Porter and found “Hourglass products” always good to find something that you are familiar with, think I need to take a look at their Mineral Veil Primer and Immaculate foundations. Completely agree, wise to purchase making careful selections and trust me I have made my fair share of mistakes also, that’s how we know when to get it right 🙂

      Trust me you will not be disappointed in the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon, I use it daily now and my Husband has even noticed that my eyes pop with colour and believe you me he has his head in the clouds most of the time, bless 🙂

      Please let me know how you get on and thank you again.

  5. I really enjoyed enjoyed your article which I found informative and fun at the same time. Thank you for the detailed makeup tips. I never actually heard of the Net-A-Porter company or their products but your article sparked my interest. You are so right, spring is the time to make some changes in our makeup routine and products. Thank you for the helpful information.

    1. Hi Grace, thank you for taking the time to leave your gorgeous comments 🙂

      I am pleased that you have taken a look at Net-A-Porter, a very clear and easy site to use, not many have heard of them until more recently, I have all my family and friends hooked too now, they love the fact that their purchases arrive beautifully packaged up, makes you feel special 🙂

      I always feel that it’s great to try something new and fresh for Spring, it wakes us up after the Winter, makeup is great way and much easier than changing our wardrobe, let’s face it.

      It makes me feel good to think that I’ve helped someone to think about their skincare and makeup routine, I use my Beauty Therapy back ground to provide tutorials and demonstrations to give that guidance, thank you for making me feel appreciated.

  6. Hey, June!
    Thanks for such a wonderful post. I love how you demonstrate all the products. I can’t believe it’s bronzer season already. I can hardly wait.

    I was wondering about color with regard to eye shadow. Do you check the magazines etc to find out what this seasons colors are or do you just do your own thing. I tend to wear neutral colors all year, but I’m feeling adventurous this Spring. Do you know this Spring’s colors?

    1. Lovely of you to leave your great comments – thank you, really appreciate 🙂

      I’m pleased that you love my demonstrations and found them of use for you, I like to use my training to give a little guide especially with current trends and contouring when using bronzer, it can be a little intimidating when you are in front of a makeup counter or reading through articles.

      To be honest you cannot go wrong with neutrals, you can always add a small burst of colour or eyeliner/eye pencil say, I think it’s easy to wear a bold colour lipstick too without the over load of too much eye shadow.

      I do tend to take a peek around all the makeup counters, look at Net-A-Porter’s news letter with the latest trends before we reach that season, in the world of Cosmetics the trends start way before the Season is upon us, the Summer trends are well and truly out there already believe it or not. Colours for Spring always seem to reflect the fresh faced look with a bold colour thrown in, such as a bright green or pale mint colour nail varnish. My key for Spring is keep it as natural as possible with a light bronzer on the cheeks, temples and to blend lightly in, as well as your neutrals try a slightly darkener bronze colour on the eyelid such as the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet, I would also try a lip gloss rather than a Lipstick again keeping it fresh looing.

      I hope that I have been of help to you, if you need more detail then I will be happy to take a look and see what the current trend is.

  7. What a great post! You are so right that the change from winter to spring is one of the most impactful ones and it should be reflected in our choice of clothes and make up as well! You feel like spring? Then you should look like spring! 🙂 I love how you go through applying the nmake-up step-by-step and I really like your healthy spring look! Way to go!

    1. Hi Deb,

      Lovely to meet you and thank you so much for all your great comments, made my day and a huge compliment from a glamorous lady too 🙂

      Completely with you on the whole Spring thing, we think a like!

      It’s great to hear that my step by step guide is helpful, thank you, I always found that by giving demonstrations regarding the application made it easy for others to make a selection by more importantly the right one, we get told by so many Cosmetic companies what to wear for a Season change but they are usually aimed at the younger generation for an on trend look. I’m merely giving others the benefit of my years of training and experience and lovely to know that it’s appreciated 🙂

      Look forward to hearing from you again, always here to help.

  8. June, this look is amazing!! What a great, fresh, daytime look that is perfect for Spring. I love a sheer look for lip gloss / color from now until the end of Summer!! Thanks for sharing the specific product details.

    Charlotte Tilbury also currently has a free 3-piece “Gift with Purchase” offer available online. More details can be found on my MakeupBonuses website, which features current free gift offers on prestige cosmetics and skincare.

    Looking forward to more of your updates & pretty warm-weather looks!

    Warm Regards,

    1. Hi Alyce,

      Great to connect with you and thank you for your feedback, really do appreciate 🙂

      We most definitely share the same passion for beauty and cosmetics, clearly you have good taste together with an eye for a bargain.

      Thanks for sharing your offers, I may take a peek myself 😉

      It’s an exciting time of year for new product launches and the Summer a head with those long warm evenings to show off a bronzed look and a bit of shimmer.

      All the best


  9. Hi there
    This came just at the right time, as spring is just arriving, it`s time to do new makeup shopping.I usually almost never wear makeup in the winter, the cold and wet don’t work very well with makeup for me.
    So come spring, I do clear out my old makeup and stock on new items so it`s a real pleasure that you published this.
    I have never heard of net a porter but looking at the packaging it`s already a place I`d love to shop.Since I`ve never bought from them, my first purchase will be the lipgloss, one of my must haves followed by mascara.
    On any given day, even if I’m not going to wear makeup, lipgloss and mascara are always a must.
    Thanks for sharing, really appreciate

    1. Hi Roamy,

      A pleasure to meet you I am overwhelmed that I have introduced you to the shopping delights of Net-A-Porter.com 🙂

      You are clearly someone that knows an amazing product when you see one and quality not to mention a touch of luxury at a very reasonable price, you will be blown away by just how little you need, I can see mine lasting me well into September if not more.

      The Lip gloss is gorgeous, I am loving mine, just can’t get enough of it and absorbing all the compliments whilst out and about, my friends all want one.

      Thanks again Roamy and have a great weekend.

  10. Great article. It’s refreshing to see a website focused on women over 50 and I’ll be visiting often to see what’s new. Are you planning on writing any articles on other ways to have youthful skin other than makeup? For example…what are the best moisturizers to use and what ingredients do we need to look for?

    1. Hi Karen,

      Lovely feedback from a very glam looking lady, thank you 🙂

      I am pleased that you think it’s important to look good in your fifties, for me it’s all about having and maintaining that confidence that I think we tend to lose throughout dare I say “middle age”, we can almost feel invisible but with access to all the great products available on the market, we can put those young girls to shame 😉

      I do plan on taking a look and writing posts about the best moisturizers and anti-aging products out there, it can be very confusing especially when the manufacturers try to blind us with science hey.

      Personally I do love the serums, that contain “Glycanatif” such as YSL Youth Liberator Serum as although I do love Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

      Looking forward to hearing from you again with more help and advice on the way.

      Have a great weekend


  11. I enjoyed reading this Post and thank you for the information. I confess that I am a man, so I am not directly interested in this topic as you might understands. However, I am also trying to be the best husband that I can be by knowing my wife. I want to buy her good gifts and that means I have to do my research online and find quality products like these that you have on your Post and your site. Thanks for helping me research and making my job of a gift buying husband easier:-)! MB

    1. Hi Matty,

      Made my day to think that I have been of some use to you, your Wife is a very lucky lady 🙂

      You will most definitely be very popular indeed if your Wife receives a gift of Charlotte Tilbury and even more points if purchased from Net-A-Porter.com, their packaging just screams luxury and will look a million dollars.

      But to be honest Charlotte Tilbury from any place of purchase will look beautiful and give your Wife the look that she will love, I have no doubt about that.

      Please get in touch if I can be of any further help in the purchasing of Skincare or Cosmetics for your partner, would be my pleasure.

      Have a fab weekend and great to hear from you.


  12. Hello

    I always enjoy reading article on products the author actually uses themselves, I think you get a much better idea of the product by hearing their own personal experience.

    Being a guy I know absolutely nothing about makeup, but I have been trying to find a bush or comb which will work well with my hair……….its is wavy and grows its own way.

    Would you happen to have any ideas on this topic to help me out?

    1. Great to hear from you Jeffrey and thank you for your positive comment, really do appreciate and always good to get the male perspective 🙂

      Your hair looks lovely, I would recommend a paddle brush, they are quite wide and will manage your wavy hair with ease, I know that Net-A-Porter.com and Amazon sell them, have a look and worth a try.

      Lovely to connect with you.

  13. June you look fabulous as usual & the makeup you’ve used looks so fresh & up to date . Love it xx

    1. Thank you Jordan, you are too kind 🙂 A huge compliment from someone as beautiful and stylish as you!! You don’t need any tips from me that’s for sure 🙂

      Really appreciate you taking the time to have a look at my post!!

      Have an amazing week.

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