Transition Your Beauty Routine for Spring
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.
I love the flirty colors of spring – and how cute is that kabuki brush!
great tips Rachel, I don’t have to tan ‘don’t hate me lol’ but I do look forward to using lighter colors.
haha! I don’t hate you 😛
I’m all about sweeping on a little bronzer for that perfect spring/summer glow! I’ve heard great things about Hoola, but I’ve never tried it.
It’s a bit pricey, but it;s a good non-sparkly bronzer!
I am dreading the humidity…my hair hates it! I just got a new bronzer yesterday since I’m super pale 🙂
I’m pale too (when I’m not using self-tanner!)
Ha – Frizz Ease – I definitely need this for spring!
I actually have SUPER frizzy/curly hair and I wish frizz-ease worked for me! But I just purchased 2 colors of the Maybelinne Vivid’s collection and will definitely be snagging some Whisper shades soon. Great picks!
oh no! It usually works pretty well for me, but in the summer sometimes I need extra frizz protection!
I’m excited to switch back to bronzer for spring and summer. That eye shadow is such a pretty color!
I MUST HAVE THAT LAVENDER SHADOW NOW! Okay, sorry, it is SO pretty. And this is so true! I was actually just thinking about this. I mean in the winter I feel like I have to use extra conditioner and spend extra time applying lotion. In the summer, I am spending more money on oil absorbing sheets and definitely frizz control products!
So true! I barely have to use my redness moisturizing in the summer and I always wear less foundation
Great advice! I’m so pumped to have warmer weather. I’m definitely a seasonal dresser, but I’ve never really thought much about changing up my makeup routine. I’ve wanted to try bronzer for awhile now, but I’ve been nervous to take the leap. Anti frizz products are so necessary though… so is sunscreen!
Try one that’s not too orange or sparkly- you’ll love it!
The lavender shadow is awesome! Yay for spring colors 🙂
Love this! I definitely make a big makeup transition for spring and summer, it involves more SPF, a darker lighter form of my foundation (I am tan year round, and only get get more tan!) and definitely lighter lip colors! 🙂 I love Benefit Dallas as my bronzer, I like a little shimmer. 🙂
Exactly! I’m jealous of your year-round tan skin!
The Hoola bronzer is one of me favorites!
Love this post!!! I never really transition for the seasons, but I probably should! I love those lipstick colors.
Love this post, doll- great tips!
I actually could’ve done with more frizz products for my hair- did a quick wash last night, went to bed with wet hair, and this a.m. my normally beachy-wavy hair was a bit of a fuzzball. Side-braid to the rescue! 😉
Hm, I’ve never thought of transitioning my makeup. Love this idea!
Frizz Ease makes my happy and I just gave my mom a kabuki brush!
Great post girl! I definitely switch my lipsticks out in the spring but I still wear my ‘hooker’ red (is that tacky?) lipstick all year long.
haha nope! Red looks good year-round in my opinion!
i’ve been meaning to try hoola bronzer! great tips – as usual 🙂
Hoola is SO good. I also love their Dallas.
I am the whitest person EVER so bronzer just looks like clown makeup on me! I love that sunkissed look and I wish I could achieve it. Oh, and Smashbox makes the best pinks! Love this list girlie ♥
This bronzer is good and I’m pretty pale, too! And you have perfect skin!
I need to try some of those frizz treatments! My hair is so crazy in the summer.
I agree it’s such a good idea to change up you beauty products for spring. I am in love with that lavandar shadow.
I just started transitioning my products as well! Frizz control is a must! I get keratin treatments in the spring/summer to manage – nothing else has worked quite as well!
Lots of my friends get that- mine’s not that frizzy/curly to do them, but it works wonders on those who do!
Hulu is such a great bronzer. I want to try those lipsticks you recommend now!
I have practically been a life long user of frizz ease especially in the summer. It reallly does work! I would love to give that smashbox lip color a try.
Thanks for these tips!!! I will say that e.l.f. has an ah-mazing blush that is crazy similar to NARS and it’s like $3!!! You need to check it out!!
Oh I’ve been dying to try the Whisper colors! Do you like them?
I haven’t actually! I use the Revlon Color Bursts which are very similar (and came out first) but I do want to try the Maybelline ones- I’ve heard good things!
I need a new bronzer! I’ll have to check out the Benefit one!
Love that lavender eye shadow!