by MELISSA DEDRICK
One’s beauty stash, no matter how big or small, is like their wardrobe. There are certain items that you wear often, items you’ve forgotten about, and a handful of things that have been delegated to wear in cooler times and in warmer times.
Now that spring’s officially in full swing, it’s a good time to do a beauty edit leaving those winter plum lipsticks and autumnal rose blushes behind, and get our makeup bags loaded with springtime makeup essentials.
We’ve put together our fave products right now:
Now that the weather is getting warmer, and faces are getting subsequently sweatier, it’s better to opt for a lighter base. It’s never good when your full coverage foundation is melting down your face like candle wax. Whether it is a thinner foundation formula or a tinted moisturiser, a lighter consistency base is going to look a lot more natural, give you a healthy glow, and won’t congeal when your face breaks into a sweat.
1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser BUY HERE.
I love a deep berry blush as much as the next make-up geek, but the rich rose ‘Snow White’ coloured cheek is a little too severe for the warmer months. The spring trend this year is peachy-pink cheeks. Not only does a peachy-pink give you a fresh and gorgeous flush, but it also highlights the warmness of your skin to make you look more tanned.
MAC Sheertone Blush in Peachykeen BUY HERE.
When you’re heading out for dinner on a cold night and every single inch of you is rugged up in clothing, a sultry smoky eye brings beautiful warmth to your look. But when it’s hot outside, it’s all about the neutral eye. A wash of champagne coloured shadow all over the lid with a few slicks of waterproof mascara is all you need for a bright, wide eyed, heat-proof look that will go with absolutely any outfit.
To pair with your neutral eye, spring is ALL about the bright lip. Light pinks, corals, peaches, nudes. Choose whichever of these colours you fancy and rock it. It’s an easy way to inject some vibrant colour into your look without going all out on the outfit. A bright lip with a simple eye is also an all-round winning combination by being able to translate your makeup look seamlessly from day to night.
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense BUY NOW.
Do you switch up your make-up routine in the warmer months?