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Essential Seasonal Makeup Switches

With spring in full swing, a beauty switch-up is an absolute must.

Not only do the light levels change at this time of year, impacting how different shades of makeup look on your skin, but you’re probably also spending more time socialising.

From weddings to BBQs, you’ll have an abundance of opportunities to show off your favourite cosmetics, so maybe it’s time to invest in some new, quality products!

Without further ado, here is a round-up of essential makeup switches, just in time for the sunshine.

Channel Your Inner Goddess

The sun’s finally out, which means it’s time to bring in the warm, bronzy golds and sun-kissed, island-hopping energy. You can incorporate bronze and gold hues into any element of your makeup routine. Give your skin a glowing shimmer with a tinted serum, or brighten up your winter complexion by using a blusher that contains bronzer or gold pigment. Even something as simple as switching the colour of your eyeliner can make a difference.

In the brighter lights of spring and summer, cocoa brown gives a softer, less harsh finish than your typical black eyeliner. If you don’t have a brown liner in your collection, switching your liner for a brow pencil is a great alternative. Brow pens are designed to resist fading and movement, so you can avoid black smudges under your lashline, and enjoy long-lasting chocolatey colour.

Ditch The Foundation

As the days get lighter and brighter, so too should the products you use on your skin. Heavy foundations may cover those imperfections, but they can also weigh down your skin and cause breakouts, particularly when sweat and SPF are added into the equation. 

Spring is an ideal time to make the switch from foundation to tinted face serum, primer or BB cream. With a hydrating formula, tinted face serums not only feel more lightweight on hot and sticky days but also give your skin smooth, natural-looking coverage. And, with the rise in popularity of “clean girl beauty” and “no-makeup makeup”, you’ll be in good company, with women all over the world embracing their natural complexion.

Nourish Your Skin

Summer dresses, strappy vests, bikinis – oh my. As the days heat up, you’ll be stripping off those layers to enjoy the warmth of the sun. Is your skin ready for summer? Now is the time to up your body care products and start giving your skin the TLC it missed out on over winter. Whether you’ll be self-tanning those pins or letting the sun do its magic, exfoliating and moisturising is the name of the game.

Buff away the rigours of winter with a nourishing body scrub, then lather on a body butter to lock in moisture. An in-shower moisturiser is an easy way to keep on top of your skin’s needs, or simply find a luxurious body lotion that isn’t a chore to apply. 

If you ditched the razor over the colder months, now is also a great time to get on top of your hair removal routine. Whether you epilate, wax, shave or pluck, allbeauty has the tools you need for silky soft skin. 

Surround Yourself With Scent

Take your Spring Clean to the next level, by switching up the scents in your living spaces. Choose something classic, like a linen fragrance, or layer multiple home fragrances to create a unique blend. Not sure where to start? Combine a herbal scented candle with a floral room spray, matching the spring theme of nature and new life. You’ll be surprised at how many candles, diffusers and room sprays smell heavenly when used together.

Along with your home fragrance, it’s also time to switch your perfume to suit the season. Those trusted scents that see you through winter can be far too cloying for the light, airy days of spring and summer. Instead, look for bright, floral or juicy notes that brighten your mood.

Browse the Fragrance Finder for inspiration.

Keep It Light

The texture of your products is so important as the seasons change, and it’s not just your foundation that should be switched for a lighter option. Instead of reaching for powdered cosmetics, try cream-based alternatives which sit lighter on the skin and give a softer finish. 

Cream-based blusher, tinted balm and lip stains are all fantastic options for the warmer weather, giving your skin that healthy dose of colour without added weight or texture.

Top Sunshine Picks 

We know that updating your makeup for a new season can be daunting, so here are a few top picks.

benefit Face High Beam Complexion Highlighter

Give your skin an instant pick-me-up with this gorgeous highlighting fluid from benefit. Easy to apply and with flawless results, its radiance in a bottle. 

Elemis Advanced Skincare Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm

All-day hydrating that makes your skin look like it’s radiating from the inside out? Yes, please. This will be your go-to all for every season.

Clinique Quickliner For Eyes Intense 03 Chocolate

Define your eyes without the stark contrast of a black liner. Clinique nails the perfect brown liner with 03 Chocolate. 

You’ve spent enough time wrapped up indoors, beauty. This season has your name on it, so get out there and enjoy.

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