Winter is a time to hibernate (or maybe that's just me), but especially this year when we were unable to go to work or out with friends due to lockdown. But luckily, things are changing...
The friendly sun is FINALLY peering it's head around the clouds and saying hello. As we peel our butts off the couch and cautiously venture outdoors, bleary-eyed and pasty skinned... what does this mean for our beauty routine?
Here are some tips to help you look organically fabulous this spring - yes girl, work it!
Nothing says summer like a dewy glow... as the weather warms up, it's a perfect time to switch to cream products, especially on the cheeks.
Our Botanical Colour Stick can be used on the cheeks, lips and eyes for a cohesive look. Dab it on along your cheekbones to get a natural flushed look. You can use a brush or sponge to blend it out, or just your fingers work great! Throw it in your bag when you're out all day enjoying the sunshine.
Our Luminous Face Highlighters give you that happy glow. Place it on the along the tops of your cheekbones and up along your temples.
Don't forget our Creme Eyeshadows which you can throw on for a beautiful wash of color. These are so quick and easy to blend - instead of spending time on your makeup, you'll be out the door and enjoying a latte at your favorite sidewalk cafe, lickety-split!
But Not TOO Dewy
Yes we want the dewy look, but no one wants to look oily, am I right?
For those with combination or oily skin, you might want to switch to our Pressed or Loose Powder Foundation, if you're not already using it. The powder will help absorb any excess oil your skin produces in the warmer temperatures.
If your skin is normal to dry, or you prefer our cream foundations, you can set your t-zone with our Translucent Finishing Powder. This is light enough that it won't look cakey over cream foundations, even if you reapply it throughout the day as needed.
Lighten up (and Darken Down)
Remember that your skin may get slightly darker in the summer, so when you order samples, try a shade darker as well.
Summer is a great time to experiment with bright colors you might feel timid to wear in fall or winter.
Why not try some cheerful shades of our Lip Glazes like Candied Apple, Dragonfruit or Candied Plum? Our Lip Glazes are between a gloss and a lipstick - they have some pigment but still have a gloss-like quality.
Most importantly, don't forget SPF! Sunscreen is key to protecting your skin from age spots, damage and of course skin cancer.
While we suggest using a separate sunscreen underneath, our Creme Foundation and Tinted sunscreen both have an SPF 28 which give an added layer of protection. Of course we only use natural, mineral sunscreens - no harmful chemicals.
Our skin and lifestyles change in the summer, so why not our makeup routine? Let us know in the comments if you'll be trying any of these tips.
If you have any questions about making the transition (or anything else product-related), feel free to use the chat feature on our website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or book a free video appointment with our Beauty Concierge, Michele. Now get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather! xoxo