Spring is here and it’s time to spruce up your daily makeup routine! Say bye-bye to those drying matte foundations and caking your face in dark eyeshadow and plum lipstick, unless that screams spring to you. Open your makeup kit and make room for some amazing products that will keep you satisfied and anxiously awaiting summertime.

Let’s go step by step:

Skincare 

Skincare in the warmer months is very important to make sure your pores don’t get all clogged up by sweat and to make sure you’re looking fresh, young and dewy-er than ever! This moisturizer and toner are the dynamic duo of spring skincare. Spritz the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, all over your face to get rid of any morning oils and to prep your skin for primer or moisturizer. This deliciously rose smelling water is also a great pick-me-up for the midday drab when you just feel like nothing on your face looks good anymore. After the rosewater spray dries completely, moisturize your skin with the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer. This moisturizer is perfect for spring because it isn’t a heavy cream that’s going to turn you into a grease ball in ten minutes, and it also smells like jolly ranchers, who wouldn’t want that all over their face?

Foundation

Usually for Spring and Summer, foundation can be a bit heavy and tends to not hold up through normal daily sweating, however the L’Oréal True Match Lumi Foundation is the exception. Not only does this foundation have 15 warm, cool and neutral shades in it’s color range, but also provides a beautiful “glow from within” look that keeps you looking fresh all day. *If you have overly oily skin, the original L’Oréal True Match will work so much better for you and give almost identical results without making you shiny.

Powder

The key trick to making your foundation last all day long is setting powder. This translucent setting powder from Coty Airspun is perfect for a light dusting over the entire face, and even to bake with under the eyes, if you’re into under-eye concealer. Without settling into wrinkles, fine-lines, pores and unwanted areas, this powder is a godsend.

Blush & Bronzer 

Here’s another amazing dynamic duo that’s definitely a must-have if you want a pre-summer tan and a little peachy glow. The Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer comes in two shades, Light Bronze and Bronze, for us fair/light girls who can’t wear the million other bronzers that are out there. This bronzer has no shimmer, is the perfect neutral toned brown, applies like literal butter and smells like a tropical vacation. What a steal. The Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso is the perfect peach for any skin tone. This satin finished baked blush gives just the right amount of luminosity for your cheeks, allowing you to make each day a little bit peachy.

Highlighter 

You can’t wear face makeup in 2017 if you’re not glowing 24/7. Strobing aka Highlighting is all the craze in the beauty community, especially for the warmer months. If you want to look like a bronzed goddess for Spring, get your hands on this Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Sun Dipped. Your highlight will be poppin’, guaranteed.

Eyeshadow

For eyeshadow, there are two options that you need to have in your spring makeup kit. First, if you’re a college student, busy mom or you just don’t feel like putting in the effort to blend four different shadows over your eyelids each morning, pick up the Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Inked in Pink. This cream eyeshadow not only lasts all day on your lids and wont crease, but also flatters every skin tone out there. If you’re willing to put in a little more effort to get ready, or want a one-stop-shop to get beautiful eye looks, no matter what shadows you choose, you must grab the Tartelette 2 in Bloom eyeshadow palette. This palette has 12 eyeshadows ranging from a beautiful matte white for the brow bone to super dark grayish-black with all the pinky-rose tones in between. It’s a keeper for sure.

Mascara

As the seasons get warmer and we get sweatier, a mascara that keeps your lashes curled, separated, pitch black and waterproof has to be in our makeup must-haves. The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is the winner here. This rose-gold packaged tube really packs a punch. Do your mascara in the morning, and we promise, your lashed won’t droop, flake or run a single bit.

Lipstick 

Spring is the perfect time to bust out those bright lippies you’ve been hibernating all winter. Take a leap out of your comfort zone and throw on a color that you never thought you’d wear out in public. Match a bright magenta lipstick like the Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Shock & Awe with rosy eyes and peachy cheeks for the perfect spring makeup look.

To take it all off

After all this makeup talk, you probably want to take off the face you’re currently wearing and start over with these products, right? The perfect makeup remover wipes to get rid of all the makeup thats been sitting on your face for hours are the Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes. These wipes are for sensitive skin and will remove even the toughest waterproof mascara with no intense rubbing or scrubbing. They also don’t burn your eyes which is ALWAYS a plus!

Hopefully this list of spring makeup must-haves has given you some inspiration and made you think about picnics in the park and picking flowers with your favorite people. Go out and grab some of these items and let us know what you think!

About The Author

Sarah Schreiner is a sophomore journalism major at UNT. She is a sass queen if you have ever met one. She loves laughing at her own tweets, taking candid photos of her best friends, and has no clue what "morning" is.

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