Whew, spring is officially here! From farmers markets to new activities to enjoy with the fam, I always feel renewed when spring rolls around. With that comes warmer temps and changes in the air, so it’s the perfect time to start trying out fresh, bright looks. You don’t have to full-on swap out your entire beauty collection (for the time being), but there are a few areas I like to focus on to get my makeup prepped for the April showers and May flowers ahead.
All About That Base
You don’t have to lose foundation entirely (that can be a bit scary) but spring is an ideal time for switching from a heavy foundation to a tinted moisturizer that will even complexion without weighing you down. A hydrating product is essential because come on – the days of dry winter air aren’t exactly behind us yet. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue is a brightening cream that offers that dewy spring look and it comes in several shades. You could also try a BB cream for something slightly heavier, and layer your powder foundation if you still find it necessary. Whatever I go with, I always make sure it has SPF.
Roll with the Changes
When your current face makeup colors start to look a bit unnatural, you know it’s time to reach for a different shade. Even though changes in our skin tones can be very subtle in the springtime, opting for a slightly darker shade will look most natural and allow you to keep a minimal everyday look without excessive products. Going one shade darker usually does the trick for me this time of year, but I have to make sure to go with the lighter coverage mentioned above, or else it’s overbearing – there’s a very fine line here! Also, now is the time to consider the weather in your area and whether you’ll need to account for changes in the air. LA is pretty easy to figure out, other cities – not so much.
Amp Up Your Color
This is my absolute favorite part of transitioning to spring: experimenting with colors and bringing the whole look together. Complement your spring wardrobe with your makeup (notice I didn’t say “match”!). If you’ve got vibrant pops of color in your spring wardrobe, some of your winter makeup choices will clash. If your style is neutral in spring, like white, beige and gray, having a few springy makeup products like a flirty pink lipstick or subtly shimmery shadow will punch up the look. Spring is such a good time to play with different lip colors too. A shade like Clinique Matte Lipstick in ‘Peony’ or Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip Duo in Timeless Coral will really spring-ify a low key, on the go outfit.
What are your spring beauty must-haves? Check out my natural beauty routine if you’re looking for a good basis for spring makeup.