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Get Ready for Spring with These Beauty Must Haves

By Aimee Lubrano

Why not level up your spring makeup routine with the vibrant energy and colors of the season?

Since spring gets you outside—you should start coloring outside the lines with your makeup, too! Hit the refresh button on your everyday routine and get glowing with dewy, radiant skin, playful pops of color, new products, shimmering textures, bold statements, and looking for new inspo. (Hint, it’s everywhere!)

Think electric blues that rival the clear spring skies, juicy shades of coral and pink that mimic fresh flowers and citrus fruits, and luminescent highlighters that make your skin glisten. Neon anyone? Why not? Whether you’re following the most buzzed about, fleeting TikTok trends, or perusing dazzling runway looks from the most inspiring collections—this spring, glowing complexions and bold creativity is fluid and free. From monochromatic neutrals and soft, flushed florals to bold graphic looks and bright, color-blocking—break up with boring and embrace the season of renewal by injecting a little bit of fun into your everyday look.

Whether you're a makeup newbie or a seasoned pro, there's something exhilarating about shaking up your spring makeup routine and trying something new.

Essential Eye-Candy Waterproof Makeup

With spring’s higher temperatures and longer days, your skin is battling more humidity and sweat. Since your skin behaves differently with these seasonal changes, waterproof makeup is a spring staple! You may already prefer a matte look, but adding some waterproof, long-lasting eye makeup is a full-proof way to ensure your eyes stay smudge-proof and striking all spring. Thankfully, there’s a bevy of choices available to achieve a flawless spring look— especially with spring’s essential eye-candy trio!

Get creative with e.l.f.’s H20 Proof Inkwell Waterproof Eyeliner that provides long-lasting, waterproof, high-pigmented color—the perfect artist’s tool for bold, memorable graphic eyes. Available in an array of eight intense colors, this easy-to-use, quick-drying formula delivers perfect eye-popping spring looks with a high-pigmented, matte finish in just one swipe. With a perfect precision tip wand, you can easily draw thin, precise lines or go bigger and bolder with thicker, dramatic cat eyes! This waterproof eyeliner delivers drama without the fear of smudging or fading, perfect for creating bold winged looks or subtle definition that stays put.

Pair that with a waterproof, volumizing mascara that lifts lashes and defies both gravity and humidity like e.l.f.’s Big Mood Waterproof Mascara, and you’ll create eye-catching drama! Not only will your lashes stay lifted, lengthened, and luscious from dawn 'til dusk, but the hourglass-shaped brush head brings bold drama and intensity for extra definition. The smudge and flake-resistant, waterproof formula is your lashes new best friend!

If you with subtle or bold eyes, make sure your brows stay snatched and lifted during spring showers or sunshine. Shaping, filling and defining natural, bolder-looking brows is essential for pulling your look together! Opt for another waterproof, smudge-resistant formula that fills in sparse areas or creates bold definition like e.l.f.’s Instant Lift Waterproof Brow Pencil.

With these waterproof formulas, you can enjoy outdoor fun, poolside lounging, bottomless brunches and spontaneous springtime escapades without worrying about makeup mishaps.

Spring Lip Service

The perfect pout comes with proper prep! Although it’s a year-round essential, taking care of your lips is even more important in spring and summer months. From scrubs, lip balms, SPFs and moisturizers, keeping your pout hydrated and exfoliated creates the perfect canvas for getting playful and creative with your lips. Whether you prefer bold or barely-there lip-color, follow these essential lip-smacking steps for spring!

  1. Buff, condition and smooth lips with a gentle, moisturizing lip scrub that helps smooth the surface of your skin leaving lips feeling softer and more kissable. Try e.l.f.’s iconic sugar Lip Exfoliator which gently removes dry, dead skin with sugar, and infuses them with oils for a moisturized and sweet-tasting pout. Lip exfoliators are a critical step—without it, any product you apply to lips whether it be a gloss, crème or matte lipstick, can potentially show uneven color and accentuate chapped lips.
  1. Protect and Hydrate lips with a moisturizing lip balm to help keep a perfectly hydrated pout throughout the day. Whenever you need a boost of moisture, apply a lip balm like the lightweight Squeeze Me Lip Balm enriched with nourishing lip-loving ingredients like shea butter, hyaluronic acid and goji berry. This perfectly pocket-size lip balm is your lip’s new favorite sidekick—adding a boost of moisture with a sheer kiss of color on the go. It’s an ideal spring staple to keep lips smooth whether you wear it under bold, brighter lipsticks or alone for a softer, more natural-looking spring hue.

Fresh-Face Glow

Spring is about new beginnings and transformations—what better way to embrace the seasonal shift than creating a fresh face with a dewy glow? From pretty pastel palettes to radiant, luminous skin, here are a few spring staples to help you create an effortless, natural-looking complexion.

Naturally radiant, glowing skin is always in**.** Creating a dewy glow with subtle definition and natural pops of color is the perfect everyday look for spring. By using lightweight formulas like the e.l.f. Halo Glow Beauty Wands with their easy-to-use cushion-tip applicators, creating that radiant, hydrated look has never been easier or more full-proof. These liquid blush, liquid contour and liquid highlighters are fan-favorite beauty wants that effortlessly blend and provide buildable, precise application.

To finish off and complete your dewy, luminous complexion, apply a fine mist makeup-setting spray like the e.l.f. Dewy Coconut Setting Mist. Infused with skin-loving ingredients like Coconut, Green Tea, and Cucumber, known to hydrate and condition skin, you can not only achieve a healthy-looking glow, but also help give your makeup lasting power. Use it to set your makeup, or refresh that new spring complexion throughout the day.

Whether you're headed to brunch with your besties, or just want to brighten up your day-to-day look, when it comes to spring makeup, there are no rules—so have a spring fling and have fun!

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