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How to give your makeup kit a spring overhaul

Written by Chelsea Tromans

 

The end of winter is cause for celebration. The weather is warming up, our moods are lifting, and it’s time to welcome colour into our makeup kits once again. Spring has a way of bringing back our makeup mojo and inspiring us to get playful with our looks once again.

As we say goodbye to winter, it’s time to bid adieu to dark moody hues, dull complexions, and our 50 shades of grey eyeshadow. Now that spring is here, consider making these updates to your makeup routine:

 

Reintroduce a bronzer into your morning routine

In winter, we tend to give our bronzers the season off. But now that spring has brought the sunshine with it, it’s time to bring back the bronzer. Remember to apply your bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face - the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your temples - for a believable faux glow.

We love Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol. It combines multiple shades of bronzer in one palette for a sun-kissed glow that compliments your skin tone.

 

Swap matte lips for a glossy pout

As you start to shed your heavy winter clothing and embrace lighter layers, take the same approach with your lip products. Paint your lips with a sheer lip gloss in a sweet pink hue to freshen up your look. Lip gloss is low maintenance and its glossy finish can make your pout appear plumper as it catches the sunlight.

 

Up your glow with a purple-toned primer

Coming out of winter, our skin can look a little lacklustre. Spring is the perfect time to restore your complexion’s radiance. While glowing skin starts with a good skincare routine, you can fake it until you make it with a purple-toned makeup primer like Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Brightening Skin Primer. The purple tint works to counteract any yellowness in skin (which can leave your face looking dull) for a brighter appearance.

 

Spring clean your makeup kit

Don’t skip your makeup kit when you do your annual spring clean. Sadly makeup doesn’t last forever. As formulas become exposed to air and light and come in contact with your skin, bacteria can grow and you may find your product also changes in colour, consistency or odour over time. To avoid irritation, look at the recommended shelf life symbol on your makeup products. Instead of a specific use-by date, the period-after-opening symbol indicates the expected lifetime of the cosmetic product after its package has been opened for the first time. So, for example, if you see the number and letter ‘12M’ inside the graphic symbol of an open cosmetics pot, you should throw out the product 12 months after the first time you opened it.

 

Trade in your blush powder for a crème stick

In the warmer months, cream makeup formulas look stunning. They melt into your skin and blend beautifully for a natural-looking hint of colour and a dewy finish. Especially when it comes to your blush - a cream blush like Napoleon Perdis Cheek Switch Crème Blush Stick gives the cheeks a soft-focus wash of colour that warms up the face and gently accentuates the cheekbones.

 

Try something new with your brows

New season, new-look you. If that’s your mantra this spring then look to your brows. Brows are such a powerful facial feature. Sitting front and centre, they frame the face. To change up your look, swap out your current go-to brow product for a different type of brow product to shape and define your eyebrows in a new way. For spring, we love Napoleon Perdis Wand-er Brow. The ink-gel formula will help enhance your brow’s fullness while still ensuring they look natural.

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