You change your wardrobe with the seasons, so why not do the same for your hair and beauty products? Although winter left us with dry skin and chapped lips, it also kept our hair a little less frizzy and didn’t make our makeup melt outdoors. With the right products and routine, you can seamlessly transition your face and hair into spring. Here’s how.
Protect yourself from frizz
Winter’s cold temperatures and lack of humidity was a nice change for us with frizzy, curly hair. However, spring brings warmer weather and lots of rain, a.k.a. our hair’s worst nightmare. For extra protection, start with a frizz-fighting shampoo and conditioner duo, like Living Proof’s No Frizz shampoo and conditioner. If you prefer to use products to eliminate frizz, I love John Frieda’s line of products. The Frizz-Ease Serum and Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray are my favorites and they control your frizz without weighing down your hair.
In winter everyone is expected to be pale- unless you have naturally tan skin, in which I hate you. In spring, it can be hard to compete with those coming back from spring break or vacations with their newly-tanned faces, so bronzing is a must. Swipe a light to medium-shade bronzer (sans glitter) to your face and neck, paying extra attention to where the sun would naturally hit you (along your forehead, temples and cheekbones). A universally-flattering shade is Benefit’s Hoola. Use a kabuki brush to evenly distribute color for a soft finish.
The deep emerald liners and dark burgundy lipsticks should be packed away for winter. Spring is all about pastels and lighter shades. Swipe some pastel eyeshadow (like this NARS eyeshadow in D. Gorgeous) with a hint of shimmer across the eyelid until you get your desired shade. For your lips, find a shade of pink you love. Whether it’s bubblegum pink (like Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in “Bubblegum Pink”), a pinky-peach (Maybelinne Color Whisper in “Bare to be Bold”) or a paler pink (NYX Matte Lipstick in “Pale Pink”), your lips will be the center of attention.