You should do more than consult the current trend bibles and reassess your foundation shades for the transition from colder to warmer months. A change in season is the perfect opportunity to relook the contents of your makeup case; ridding yourself of darker, matte shades to make way for bright and dewy variants. Here’s what you need to get started.
Lighten your foundation
Now, we’re not suggesting you lighten the actual shade of your foundation, but rather, the formula. The warmer months demand lightweight coverage that won’t smudge or crease with an increase in temperature, after all. Try Maybelline Superstay 24HR Foundation, which withstands heat, sweat and humidity.
Brighten up your blush
Where darker plum and maroon-inspired shades work wonderfully during the colder months, springtime allows for more rose and peach-coloured variants that’ll help brighten your cheeks, and entire complexion. We love L’Oréal Paris Le Blush True Match in Nectarine, for a natural-looking flush.
Add colour to your eyes
Springtime looks are often bold, bright and super colourful. So, celebrate the warmer weather by making use of colourful eyeliners that are sure to create instant eye-popping appeal. Trace Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Woodstock along your upper and lower lashes for a brightly coloured eyeliner look.
Simmer down your eyeshadow
Winter brought with it darker eyeshadow shades that perfectly complement the season, but now it’s time to turn the volume down with pastel shades, ideal for spring. We suggest Lancôme Ombre Hypnôse Eyeshadow in Sparkles for an all-natural daytime look.
Add a touch of dew
Setting sprays are a girl’s best friend, especially during the warmer months, where a sultry glow is everything! Try NYX Professional Makeup Dewy Finish Setting Spray. Its lightweight formula allows skin to breathe, while leaving you with a gorgeous glow.
And just like that, you’re fully equipped for the change of season, counting the seconds for the temperature gauge to rise, and your makeup look to brighten!