If you peek into my makeup bag, you may not find much but lip gloss and lip ointment. The bulk of my beauty arsenal resides in strategic drawers and apothecary jars placed out of reach so my boys don’t decide to smear lipstick all over the walls or themselves (been there already!).
I don’t wear that much makeup on the daily, even though I play and work in the beauty industry. Most of the makeup I buy is pretty transitional from season to season. But there are some really outstanding spring makeup products that I’m privy to (and totally obsessed with) that are totally worth a try.
Here are five new spring makeup finds that have made it into my daily routine for a reason! Try these stand-out makeup swaps to transition into spring and add little dew, loads of glow, and a pop of colour to your spring beauty routine:
1. Royal Apothic Lip Tinties
Swap your winter lipstick for Anthropologie’s Royal Apothic Lip Tinties. They’re uber amazing and the packaging is adorable. These charming tints impart mega shine and loads of softness just in time for your springtime strolls. All colours are pretty universal—not a bad colour in the bunch! $14.99 from Anthropologie
2. MAC Mineralize Blush
Swap your creme blush for MAC’s Mineralize Blush in New Romance. I sampled this recently and had to make it part of my repertoire for spring. It’s just gorgeous on the cheeks and adds the perfect wash of colour and a great subtle glow. $27 from Nordstrom
3. Chanel Rouge Coco
Swap your matte lipstick for Chanel’s Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lipcolor. This lipstick is simply the best! I love this formula and you will, too. Hard to pick a favourite colour, but I’m smitten with Elise in 448. This has the look of a lipstick but feels like a gloss, which is heaven sent for spring. $36 from Nordstrom
4. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow All in One
Swap your foundation for Chanel’s Les Beiges All-In-One Healthy Glow Fluid. It’s the holy grail of tinted moisturisers. With SPF 15, it’s perfect for running out the house with the kiddos. The light formula is ideal for spring—try a darker colour to impart some natural bronze on your face. $45 from Nordstrom
5.Aucoin’s The Art of Sculpting and Defining
Swap your bronzer for the Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book The Art of Sculpting and Defining. This can quickly give your face a soft makeover for spring. Impart some contour, light, and glow quickly with this little miracle book. $59 from Sephora
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