Hey friends! I originally wrote this post as a contribution for the online magazine, District of She but wanted to share it with all of you too! <3
As with fashion, beauty looks have trends that vary from season to season. With Puxatawny Phil predicting an early Spring this year, I say why not start swapping out some of your Winter beauty essentials now?
While winter is all about matte skin, a perfectly contoured face, a bold lip, and black liner, I think Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your look with some sweet, softer colors and textures.
Swap your matte foundation for a hydrating tinted moisturizer. I am loving the tinted moisturizer/gel hybrid Complexion Rescue foundation by Bare Minerals. It gives a beautiful coverage, that's buildable. It completely evens out your skin while still letting your skin tone show through.
I love a bold cat eye, but when the spring comes I love the look of a soft peach shadow all over the lids. It's flattering on all skin tones, and looks fresh and ladylike. There are a bunch of great peachy eye shadows out there, but my favorites are ABC Gum (matte) and Freelove (shimmery) both by Urban Decay. If you want to pair it with an eye liner, I love a deep purple, smudged slightly. Don't be scared by the combination of purple + peach. The two are so gorgeous together, especially if you do a gently smudged liner. One of the best options out there is Prunella by MAC.
It seems like contouring is everywhere, and here to stay. While I think a well done contour can look great I just don't think it's for everyday. For Spring I love a soft wash of color on the cheeks. Hourglass makes some incredible options! Their blushes use special soft lighting effects to give you a beautiful finish. Incandescent Electra is one of my favorites.
A bold lip is gorgeous, especially in the Winter. For the Spring though I loooooove a glossy wash of color with a hint of shimmer! For an everyday warm peachy color, with a hint of shimmer I adore Burt's Bees Sunny Day lip gloss, and for a bolder (but still sheer) wash of color you can't go wrong with Hibiscus by Jouer. Both are incredibly moisturizing, and surprisingly long lasting.
Do you swap out beauty products seasonally? Let us know!