Spring is here! As the weather changes, so should your makeup and beauty products: warmer weather demands products with staying power, a solid SPF rating and a lighter look and feel. Here’s a complete guide to what you should get rid of or shelf in your makeup bag, and what to add to your beauty routine in the spring.
What to toss:
- Makeup applicators, like sponges. Dirty applicators carry a lot of bacteria that can transfer to your skin, which lead to blemishes or infections. Wash these regularly and replace them every season at least.
- Mascara needs to be tossed every 4 months. A great way to remember when to replace your mascara is every time the season changes.
What to shelve for next winter:
- Heavy foundations – opt for a lighter tinted moisturiser with a high SPF rating.
- Black liners – a black edge looks far too heavy with spring’s lighter colours, swap for a brown liner or play with coloured liners.
- Dark lip shades – again, too heavy with your spring wardrobe so embrace natural and bright tones.
- Powder blush – work with creams to give your face a more flushed, natural look.
What to embrace and bring in for spring:
- Tinted moisturisers – Let your skin breathe and show itself! Don’t hide behind makeup in the spring and summer – now’s the time to let your natural beauty shine through.
- Bronzers with some shimmer – these are perfect for warming up skin and adding some glow.
- Bright lip colours – try different shades of pink and corals for a pop of colour. These can also play double duty as cheek tints/stains too!
- Oil-free moisturisers and SPF – these are great in winter as well, but SPF becomes an absolute necessity as you’re spending time outdoors in the spring and summer.
- An oil-free or gel moisturiser – either of these will keep shine at bay in warmer temperatures.
- Cream blushers – creams add just the right amount of flush to your cheeks and keep skin looking fresh and dewy without adding shine.
- Multi-use products – Add in products that are multi-use and save time. Cream blush that can work as lip and eye colour, and bronzer can double as eye shadow.
- Opt for lighter eyeliner colours like brown or grey. If you want to mix it up, purples and olive greens are fun for a variety and really bring out blue and green eyes.
More makeup tips to try:
- Makeup Trends 2016: What They Are and How to Wear Them
- Five Minute Makeup Tutorials Every Mum Should Watch
- Tutorial: Party Ready Makeup in 5 Minutes