Spring into a makeup refresh!
Spring cleaning isn't just for windows
Before thinking of buying new makeup, you really should do a little spring cleaning of your current products. Look at what you've got to make sure nothing is too old or starting to go off. Anything that's separated, smells funky or that you've had for an extra long time should go.
(Be especially strict about mascara - it should be switched up every 3-6 months, max. due to how close to your eyes you put it)
Some packaging can be recycled in your local facilities, but others need to be emptied and brought to a TerraCycle or other drop-off location. Let us know if you need help finding a location to drop off your empty product containers to.
Brush up on your spring cleaning
Let's face it, most of us probably don't wash our makeup brushes nearly as often as we should. Once a week is what's recommended, but since most of us don't have time to do it once a week, let's aim for once a month. Okay? I'm game if you are!
Here's a quick refresher on how to do it:
Gather your dirty makeup brushes, a gentle cleanser or shampoo, and a clean towel or two (in a dark color if you're worried about staining).
Rinse the bristles of each brush under lukewarm water to remove any surface debris.
Apply a small amount of mild cleanser or shampoo to the bristles and work it into a lather using your fingers.
Partially fill a bowl or sink with lukewarm water and dip the bristles of the brush into the water.
Gently swirl the brush around in the water for a few seconds to loosen any remaining makeup and product residue.
Gently squeeze the excess water out of the bristles with your towel.
Reshape the brush head and lay the brushes flat on a clean towel or off the side of a counter to air dry.
- Make sure the brushes are completely dry before using them again.
If some of your brushes need replacing, check out our gorgeous collection of brushes.
A foundation for days to come
The first step to refreshing your makeup routine for spring is to consider whether you need to switch up your foundation for a lighter one. Somehow fuller coverage seems more appropriate in winter, ya know?
But as the weather warms up, you may want to switch to a lighter, more breathable foundation or even just a little foundation mixed with your sunscreen. Sometimes in the summer, less is more when it comes to skin!
You may also want to consider a slightly darker foundation shade for a more summery look or if your skin tends to darken a bit in the summer.
Lighten (and brighten) up
Spring is all about lighter and brighter clothes, so why not brighten up your makeup to match! Swap out your neutral eyeshadows for brighter shades like pink, green, or purple.
Pastel shades are perfect for spring, and they're so easy to add to your makeup routine. One swipe of a nice light pink with a little shimmer (like this one) will have you looking so ready for Spring. So, so ready.
If you're not quite ready to commit to a brighter eye look, try adding a pop of color to your lips with a bright pink or coral lipstick. This will instantly brighten up your face and give you that springtime glow.
Spring is a fantastic time to start getting your summery glow on! Try a bronzer, or a glow-inducing oil on its own or mixed with your foundation or sunscreen to get a warmer weather glow that you can intensify as summer gets closer.
A little Spring brows-ing
Brows are a crucial part of looking good with less makeup, so don't neglect them during the spring months!
Use a brow gel or pencil to fill in any sparse areas and give your brows a polished look and frame your eyes. If your brows just need a tweak, using a tinted brow gel will add some color and hold without the need for a pencil or powder.
Embrace the dew
Spring is the perfect time to embrace that dewy, glow-from-within look. Swap out your matte powder for a cream blush or highlighter to add a natural-looking glow to your skin. This gives you a fresh, youthful look that's perfect for spring, and going into summer. Don't be afraid of a little shimmer!
Everyday we SPF
If you've been neglecting your daily SPF over the winter, this is your sign to get back on track. We all know the importance of SPF and we have some fantastic options available to make sure you use it every day.
SPF options include The Perfect Sunscreen, or a powder foundation with SPF (make sure you mist it to keep it well in place). If you're spending a lot of time outside, consider using a setting spray with SPF to keep your makeup in place and protect your skin at the same time.
Spring into action
Refreshing your makeup for spring is all about making sure you have clean and fresh tools and products, embracing color, experimenting with new products, and protecting your skin from the sun. By following these tips and tricks, you can worry less about your makeup and get out and enjoy everything that the season has to offer. So go ahead and try something new this spring – you never know what makeup look you might fall in love with!