Before you start diving in on some new products for Spring, you need to make sure that you do a little Spring Cleaning.
Spring Cleaning Your Beauty Products
While you’re going through your cabinets, closets, and scrubbing floors for a deep cleaning, don’t forget about Spring cleaning your beauty routine. That’s right! This means replacing expired products with new ones and sloughing off that winter buildup of dried skin cells to reveal hydrated, glowing, healthy perfect Spring skin!
Old expired makeup can cause breakouts and other skin issues. There are not many standards in the US regarding whether your makeup is expired. But some manufacturers do include a suggested shelf life. See some of them below!
USA Makeup Shelf Life Suggestions
- Liquid Concealer: 2 years
- Foundation: 2 years
- Face Powder: 2 years
- Powder Blush: 2 years
- Cream Blush: 1 year
How Exfoliating Your Face Can Create A Flawless Makeup Look
I am bringing this up first before discussing any makeup ideas for Spring. As the key to flawless makeup application is smooth skin. Caked-on, flakey makeup happens because of the buildup of dead skin cells.
Do you ever find yourself saying…
- My makeup makes me look older
- Why is my makeup clumpy or flaky
- Oh no, it’s settling into fine lines
Sound familiar? Well, probably so, as this is quite common, and most people’s initial response is that their makeup sucks, I need to get something else. Well, before you go and splurge on some new Spring makeup, you need to consider it could be your skincare routine that is the problem!
That’s right. Beauties, you need to buff away those dead, dry, or dying cells to balance your skin. Otherwise, you will highlight those imperfections instead of concealing them when applying makeup! It seems contractive, doesn’t it? But that layer of skin cells creates false wrinkles, flakiness, creasing, and other issues as your makeup clings to it. Hence, it is crucial to exfoliate 2-3 times a week!
By doing so, you are sloughing off dead skin, creating a smoother canvas on which the makeup can adhere, making for a more even, flawless makeup look.
Go Lighter With Your Beauty Products In The Spring
Swap Your Moisturizer For Lighter Lotion
There is no better time to start prepping your complexion for the rising temperatures and humidity! Heat can cause an increase in oil production and lead to problematic skin, so switching to a lighter formula is first on the list!
Swap Out That Thicker Foundation For A Lighter One
Aside from swapping out a thick moisturizer, you also need to say goodbye to those heavy foundations. While full coverage makeup works well in the winter, Spring is an entirely different ball game. Wearing a lighter, dewier coverage, like one from a BB cream, even a tinted moisturizer will lend to that younger dewy Spring glow.
Mascara Is A Girls Best Friend
Most of us have a staple in our makeup bag, and mine is, you guessed it, MASCARA!
Some mascaras curls, some lengthen, some add volume, and the best is when you find one that does all three! Mascara has a magical way of opening up the entire face and making you look refreshed. I have a bonus tip to get the most out of your mascara by using a mascara primer!
So what exactly is a mascara primer, you ask? I like to compare it to an underwire bra to lift and define lashes, but that is not all an excellent mascara primer can offer! It also creates a smooth surface base by filling in the gaps, so your mascara applies flawlessly. Some of the other benefits include…
Benefits Of Using A Mascara Primer
- Provides lash separation
- It offers a thicker, more voluminous lash
- Builds length
- Helps lashes hold a curl
- It can help condition the lashes as most contain hair-loving ingredients, like peptides and biotin
Perfect Your Lipstick Game In The Spring
There’s something LIPtastic about changing your lip color seasonally! And with Spring in the air, why not try a new lipstick color. I know finding the perfect lipstick can be a daunting task. From understanding your skin’s undertones and the color that best fits to knowing which color will best positively flatter your teeth. But not any longer with these top beauty tips for the perfect Spring lipstick.
Invest In Your Beauty Tools
Investing in your makeup brushes is essential; this also means cleaning them regularly. The fact is that makeup brushes harbor large amounts of dead skin cells, makeup, oil, and bacteria. Who wants to put that all over their face, not us! And if that wasn’t bad enough, dirty makeup brushes can lead to premature aging as we expose our skin to oxidative stress.
Furthermore, cleaning your makeup brushes will ensure they remain in the best shape and increase longevity. Your beauty tools are just as necessary as the makeup itself, so take care of them.
In conclusion, the warmer weather should not hinder you from looking fabulous and rocking your makeup this Spring. Using the above tips to transition your makeup from winter to Spring, you can be prepared for the warmer weather, sun, and more!