Three Spring Makeup Must-Haves

With sunnier days and warmer weather, my makeup routine is getting a slight make under. I’m ditching the liquid eyeliner for a more natural eye, although I am layering on tons of mascara for that doe eye effect. Out with the red lipstick and enter the sheer orange lip. Gone is the foundation and in with the tinted moisturizer. Read on to find out my absolute must haves for the perfect spring/ summer face.

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TINTED MOISTURIZER
You might remember that during the cold winter months I was obsessed with looking for the right foundation. Before I could even find it, spring arrived and now I’m all about minimizing my beauty routine. I’m loving this tinted moisturizer from Pixi (H2O Tinted Gel in Shade 03, warm) that has just the right amount of colour. It’s so sheer that I don’t feel like I’m wearing makeup and it evens out my skin nicely. I don’t really use it like a moisturizer though because I’m very strict about my spf/ moisturizer routine (more on this below) so I just apply it to my face with my fingers as I would foundation and it’s perfect. I’ve talked about my difficulty finding foundation colours to match my pale olive skin in the past and the Pixi tint is so sheer, that it doesn’t look like I’m wearing anything. I love this product so much that I will probably repurchase it when I’m done.

SPF 30
I’m prone to staying out of the sun, in fear of doing irreversible sun damage(!) and I wear my SPF all year round. If you don’t, now is the time when you should really look at adding a good quality SPF to your makeup routine. On sunny days, cloudy days, rainy days – whenever, just get it on your face (and back of hands)! It’s probably one of the best things you can do as an anti-aging preventative. Okay, enough lecture. Consonant has an appropriately named spf 30 in their lineup called The Perfect Sunscreen. It’s all natural, organic and acts like a makeup primer. I mix it with my moisturizer and serum in the morning and I love how it absorbs into my skin right away and gives me a matte finish. Sun – you have met your match!

BRONZER
This is another one of those products that I use all year round. During the winter I use it more to contour my face but in the warmer months, I also use a light dusting of it on my face for a little bit of colour. This one by Edward Bess has a bit of shimmer and is more on the sheer side. I’m tempted to use it on my pale legs but I haven’t gone bare-legged yet so I’ll let you know how that works out!