1st off, for all you Torontonians, lets just take a quick moment to say “Yay!!!!!”. The sun is shining… the weather is warming up… and I don’t know about you, but I feel happy!!! :))
So today, I want to share with you all my top 5 spring beauty tips!! These are ways for you to shake up your makeup & skincare routine to bring in a fresh new way of looking fabulous for the warmer weather!
#1 – Ditch your heavy, full coverage foundation and opt for something more light weight. Spring is all about fresh, youthful & dewy skin. We don’t want to look cakey in the sunshine light & warmer weather. My favourite foundation for this time of year is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. It’s AMAZING. If you happen to have oily skin and want something not as dewy but still fresh looking, try MAC Face & Body. This is an extremely sheer foundation that is 100% buildable for extra coverage. It also is a very ‘stay put’ foundation as well, so it a great option for the warmer weather.
#2 – Go out and buy a bright pink or peach blush. I know.. sounds daunting doesn’t it? But don’t worry! You can use it sparingly on top of your bronzer for a pop of springtime color on the apples of those gorgeous cheeks. I love the Dior Rosy Glow blush for a pink option and the Kat Von D Everlasting Blush in Bellisima for a peachy option.
#3 – Invest in a new signature lip colour that is brighter and happier looking than your favourite nude. I love picking shades with a blue undertone for springtime. That means, colours that are more cool than warm. I have never been an orange lover however, if you are…feel free to go that route too! The other reason I love cool toned lip shades, is they make your teeth look whiter!! I am a huge fan of the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. They are long-wearing, easy to apply, extra hydrating and have a major color pay off!
#4- Go out and purchase a killer SPF. It needs to be at least SPF 30. Wear your SPF everyday underneath your makeup. You are going to want to get one that doesn’t leave a gross residue and isn’t greasy. I love Khiels facial SPF. I also have discovered another one from my aestheticians personal skincare line. It has beta-carotene in it & I swear by it. You can contact her personally here. Khiels is more affordable… Irena’s is around $80.00 but majorly good. Your choice!!
#5- Instead of baking in the sun, go to Shoppers Drug Mart and get the Marcelle Tanning Wipes. These things are AMAZING!! No mess, no brown cream, no smell, no streaks. Just a simple looking facial wipe that looks like a baby wipe. What you do is swipe this on your face and any visible skin areas (i.e. – the arms/legs/chest area) before you put your makeup on that morning. Wait a few hours and VA VOOM! You look sun kissed and beautiful!!
Really hope you enjoyed these springtime beauty tricks!
Until next time!!