I guess you can say the weather has been improving lately but to be honest I can't believe we are only a few days away from official meteorological summer; temperatures need to rise asap! When it comes to fashion we have all bravely put away our winter coats and start bearing the still rather icy breeze with lighter clothes and layers (see 5 Tips For Transitioning Your Wardrobe Into Spring). In terms of beauty, there are a few things we can do differently too in order to adapt our beauty regime to the warmer months ahead. Spring and summer are the perfect time to rock a lighter base, get some use out of that waterproof mascara you've hardly ever touched and really switch things up. Here are a few tips to transition your beauty regime to the sunny-ish seasons.
CHANGE YOUR SKINCARE
This may be an obvious one but you'd be surprised how many people totally oversee it. I personally like using SPF all year round, but if you don't use it during winter now it's the time to start doing so. Additionally, winter usually leads to drier skin meaning a thick extra layer of moisture is almost always needed. During summer however, you might not have to pack so much cream and can instead go for something lightweight and still moisturising. I love the Nu Skin Moisture Mist* (£14) which is an easy moisturising spray that can be used on your face, hair and body! Its versatility is amazing, and I love how quickly my skin drinks it up, definitely a refreshing treat on those particularly hot days.
SWITCH YOUR BASE
Heavier foundation, a fuller coverage and matte finish are things I often go for in the cold months. For summer however, I am all about dewy skin and lighter finish. A light foundation works well (you can mix some foundation with moisturiser) as does a BB/CC Cream. My go-to option is the Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream (£9.99) which also contains SPF15 saving me an extra step in the morning.
CHANGE YOUR BASE TOOLS
Whilst the warmth of your fingertips makes applying foundation simple during winter, in steamy temperatures the right applicators will keep you a lot cooler. The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99) is my favourite for applying foundation; the dampness cools and de-puffs my skin and provides a light and dewy coverage. Similarly, the Oval Makeup Brush (£4.86) containing soft synthetic bristles that are so densely packet, ensures my lightweight foundation stays on its surface rather than sink into the base. The flawless finish is great and I adore how inexpensive this very trendy brush is.
BRING BACK COLOUR
Just like you started wearing more coloured outfits, leave aside the vampy shades for both lippies and polish and go instead with lighter pastel colours. Bright lipsticks are always a good idea and for nails, see my Must Have Spring Nail Polish Shades.
If being blessed with combo skin wasn't enough, I too have oily eyelids. On weekdays I don't have time for eyeshadow primer so instead I always find myself reaching for cream eyeshadows, especially the Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoos (£4.99) which are extremely easy to play with and super long lasting. Even melting temperatures won't melt these babies off!
Any extra tips you can think of? Share them with me below!
Thanks for reading beauties and until next time.
*Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).