How To Refresh Your Make-Up Routine For Spring

How To Refresh Your Make-Up Routine For Spring

Spring marks the perfect time to overhaul your make-up routine – swapping out berry-hued lipsticks and heavy smokey eyes for lightweight foundations and pops of pink. As SL contributor and Beauty Insider Adeola Gboyega explains, at this time of year, just keep things simple and fresh. Read on for more of her seasonal tips…

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Lighten up your base

One of the first things you can do to overhaul your make-up look this spring is to switch to a lightweight base. Opting for lightweight foundations and tinted moisturisers will give you that second-skin feel, and there are so many options to choose from these days, including foundations that include a serum to give your skin some much needed hydration. If you’re still after a long-wear option, then the Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop blurring tint allows you to look effortlessly put together in the heat – plus, it’s sweat and humidity resistant. These kinds of formulas are best applied with your fingers, for that ultimate sheer, no make-up-make-up look.

Protect your skin

It’s so important to protect your skin year-round, but it becomes even more crucial as we enter spring and summer. The good news is the industry has come a long way since the days of think, white sunscreen which leaves you with an unsightly grey cast; today, modern formulas are virtually invisible once they’re on the skin. Apply them under your make-up and always remember to re-apply throughout the day using an SPF mist. Mists are a great option to top up your sun protection  – plus, they instantly refresh your make-up at the same time. The UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray by Kate Somerville is a genius product that helps to reduce excess shine for a beautiful, soft-focused matte finish. 

Opt for a brighter lip

A bold lipstick is one of the easiest ways to inject a bit of fun into your spring make-up look – it instantly perks up your complexion. Just wear it with confidence and choose the right formula for you. Remember, the more matte the lipstick, the bolder the colour will be, so if you want a softer look, opt for a sheer formula or a tinted lip balm like the Bobbi Brown Crushed Shine Jelly Sticks. These are a kind of moisturising ‘swipe-and-go’ type lipstick that allow you to add a pop of colour with a soft shine finish. Apply them with your fingers for a ‘just bitten’, stain effect and  blend a little of the colour onto your cheeks to bring everything together. For something more long-lasting, opt for a matte formula such as the Huda Beauty Demi Matte Lipsticks.

Go for glow

Illuminators and highlighters are essential at this time of year. The former offer a softer finish and can be mixed in with your foundation or applied before make-up. The Tan Luxe Super Gloss SPF 30 Serum combines the benefits of a serum, bronzer and sunscreen, while also giving your skin a luminous glow. For a more intense look, go for a powder highlighter like the Revolution Beauty Cheek Kit Palette. Once you’ve applied your base products, apply it onto the high points of the face, such as your cheekbones, brow bones and even on the body, too.

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