With the long holiday season behind us and warmer weather on its way in, spring is in the air. Houses aren’t the only thing that could benefit from a spring cleaning! Our makeup bags often get ignored in the mix. It’s time to put away your winter makeup and stay on trend with a refreshed, upbeat look!
Here are 5 products in your makeup bag you should ditch and what to switch them for:
1.Ditch it: Heavy foundation
The sun is going to be out for a lot longer than the last few months, so heavy makeup just isn’t going to do you or your skin any favors. Give your skin some room to breathe and put aside that full face makeup base.
Switch it: BB cream
Don’t worry! You can still have a flawless complexion. Just replace the foundation with a lightweight BB cream or tinted moisturizer. It’s a lot easier to apply and will give you a smooth, fresh face that your makeup can comfortably sit on.
2.Ditch it: Deep red lipstick
In fact, any dark toned lipstick should be put away until winter comes around again. The arrival of spring means bright new flowers and beautiful new colors – so let your makeup kit reflect the season!
Switch it: Tinted lip balm
Now that you’ve said goodbye to your beloved wine lipstick, say hello to cheerful coral, peach and rosy tinted lip balms. Lip balms are lighter, easier to reapply and they keep your lips soft and hydrated. No one’s saying you can't wear that go-to bright red lip, but give the colors of spring a chance to shine!
3.Ditch it: Powder blush
Just like foundation, powder blushes are prone to caking, slipping, and sliding making your face look like a damaged exhibit at Madame Tussauds. With the heat of summer approaching, it’s best to stay away from powdery products.
Switch it: Cream blush
As it always is with makeup, there’s another option! Cream blushes apply smoothly, giving you a natural flush instead of noticeably fake pink cheeks. You can even blend them onto your eyelids or lips to brighten all your makeup looks.
Stick to rosy or coral hues that complement your lip balm.
4.Ditch it: Black eyeliner
Yes, we love our classic cat eyes and crisp liquid liners. But the beauty of spring trends is that you can experiment with more color, without looking like a clown. Take the advantage and ditch your black eyeliner for something a little more fun.
Switch it: Bright eyeshadow
Plum, turquoise, or green can make for an appealing pop of color when you’re going for a light, natural look. Pencil eyeliners are softer and easier to smudge than liquid liner, but if you want a really customizable look, use that rainbow eyeshadow palette you haven’t touched in weeks. Line your eyes with any bright eyeshadow shade and your eyes will become the focus of your look.
5.Ditch it: Matifying powder
In the warmer weather, your skin is likely to become more oily and constantly dashing off to the ladies’ room to counter the makeup damaging effects of sweat is not an appealing scenario. So ditch that powder compact!
Switch it: Setting spray
In the world of makeup, few products are better than a refreshing mist of setting spray. Invest in one and you’ll enjoy makeup that stays put for real. It’s a simple solution that doesn’t add more products on your face, plus it’ll give your look a gorgeous, dewy finish!
Now your makeup kit is ready for spring! Don’t be afraid to experiment with lighter and brighter colors, after all, this is the perfect time of year to do just that.