Spring is well on its way, and with the new season comes time to not only change up your wardrobe, but your beauty routine and products as well. Pull out all of your products and see what you need to switch out.
Winter weather typically brings dry air and bitter winds, so you likely have a drawer full of heavy moisturizers, eye creams and foundation that can be set aside for a while. It’s time to pack those away and try out the new trends for spring. What’s great about the spring 2012 trends is that there is something for everyone, from bold to fearless to professional or reserved, you’ll find something new to try.
Fresh Faced: Before you consider any product change, get your skin in the best condition by exfoliating and using a face mask. Exfoliating your entire body two to three times per week as well and use a weekly face mask depending on your skin’s needs. Exfoliation will blast away the last remnants of dry winter skin.
Ditch the Heavy Foundation: We love a creamy foundation for winter, but change it out for a tinted moisturizer for spring and summer. No need to buy a new product; make your own by mixing your current liquid or cream foundation with your moisturizer.
Enhance Your Eyes: This spring is all about small pops of color, and your eyelids are the perfect place for that pop. Orange, pinks, blues, and greens – pick your favorite and go for color this spring. We’re also seeing an increase of the strong brow look (not to be confused with unkempt brows) and eyeliner pulled out into a cat-eye look. We’re personally admiring those two looks from afar, but if you’re bold enough, this is the time to find your inner kitty.
Sporty Cheeks: Sporty-flushed cheeks are hot this spring. And lucky for you, you don’t have to be a runner to get the look. Pick a creamy pink or peach blush like NYX Cream Blush in Hot Pink or Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral this spring. Put on your favorite pair of yoga pants and let everyone think you just came out of the gym. We won’t tell.
Lucious Lips: There is a lip trend for everyone this spring. Glossy or matte – take your pick. Glossy pink is hot, hot, hot, and so easy everyone to wear. We are loving NYX Extreme Lip Cream for just about every skin tone. But if you want matte lips, try a nude or light pink such as Colorbar Velvet Matte in Bare or Thrilling Pink.
Hint of Glow: Don’t dig out the self-tanner just yet. Using an illuminating bronzer will give your face the illusion of inner glow without the fakeness of an early tan. Apply in moderation to the areas of your face that naturally hit the sun, plus your collarbone and your bare shoulders for a natural radiance.
The Most Important Step: Sunscreen! We hope you’ve been wearing a facial sunscreen all winter long, but in case you haven’t, start now. A mineral sunscreen like Clarins UV Plus Dayscreen is so light it’s is almost invisible. The sun is responsible for most of your aging signs so apply after your foundation and again as needed throughout the day.