Spring Awakening:

How to Change Up Your Makeup for Warmer Weather

Just like you wouldn’t wear your best cashmere sweater in 70-degree weather, you shouldn’t assume your winter face is suitable when warmer weather springs upon us. Even if it’s still chilly where you live, it’s time to embrace a new look – think lighter textures and more color. Spring is in the air!

Rethink Your Foundation

Heavier foundations can look obvious in the springtime, when temperatures finally warm up and the sun is out longer. If you don’t need the coverage of full foundation, consider a CC cream or a tinted moisturizer that will let your skin breathe. An added bonus is the SPF coverage many of these magic potions offer.

Let the Sun Shine

But not your skin. Humid days can wreak havoc on your makeup, making it melt, and no one wants that. Oilier types might want to consider a primer for tamping down shine. And stock up on those handy oil-blotting sheets that will serve you well through summer!

<h6?Waterproof Goes a Long Way

Longer days and higher temps call for makeup that can stand the test of time. Waterproof cosmetics to the rescue — and it’s not just mascara anymore. An array of moisture-resistant products, from foundations to eyeliners to sealants that extend the life of any product, will help you face those spring showers with aplomb.

Embrace Color

Just as the earth is coming back to life after a long, dark winter, so should your makeup. Reincorporate color, such as a poppy pink cream blush that makes your cheeks look like a dewy flower or a punchy tangerine lip that wakes up your entire face (and your outlook).

Reacquaint Yourself with Bronzer

Yep, if you feel like you need that extra little something then it’s time to fake the bake once again, but think warm,not total Giselle-tan (not yet anyway). A swipe of self tanner or a brush of bronzer can bring you back to life. And isn’t that what we’re all looking for this time of year?