As the weather slowly swaps out snow for spring breezes, the warm sunshine hints at its imminent return. Visions of lazy days by the pool or the beach start to fill our thoughts as the days stretch a little longer as the weeks march towards summertime. And with the beginning of warmer days comes the hope of spending more time in the sunshine enjoying the gorgeous spring season. But the change of seasons means we should also be thinking about a seasonal refresh to our beauty routine. Let’s take a look at the five essential beauty products you should be using this spring.
Skin Essential: Non- Orange-y Bronzer
We all know that bronzers provide the most beautiful faux-tan skin look but the wrong one can turn your skin a scary shade of orange. Choosing a great bronzer is key this spring so you can sport a sun-kissed look without damaging delicate skin. We love Ambient Lighting Bronzer from Hourglass because the bronze pigments give you a warm glow with one of the four shades that complement just about any skin tone. This stunning spring must-have essential can be swept over your whole face or even used as a subtle contour shade. But no matter how you use it, your skin will be beautifully bronzed without that tell-tale orange undertone of many bronzers.
Eye Essential: Bright Eyeshadow Palette
There are few flowers that signal springtime as much as the delicately gorgeous Japanese cherry blossom. Capturing this cheerful, bright essence of springtime in an eyeshadow palette is the Sakura Blossom Palette by Violet Voss. We love the bright hues and subtle complimentary tones in this 18-colour mix. The Sakura Blossom Palette is one of our spring essentials because it brings the lovely look of springtime to all skin tones but the hues are not too saturated or sparkly for everyday wear. Changing your makeup to match the feel and look of the season is a simple way to welcome the new season while still looking fresh and on-trend.
Lip Essential: A Signature Lip Color
Everyone needs that one go-to shade that works for your skin tone regardless of the season and for the springtime, we think lip stains are a great option. We love the Playtint Cheek and Lip Stain from Benefit for a bright pink-lemonade pop of color that will stay all day. Whether you like a light coat for a hint of colour or you want a richer look using multiple tint layers, this lip stain is our lip essential you can’t do without this spring.
Hair Essential: Claw Clips
These stylish claw clips have always been a fun way to pop your hair up in an impromptu twirl or even used to accent a gorgeous updo style at a spring wedding event, and that’s why they are on our list of essential beauty products this spring. Claw clips can style long or short hair but we love them because anyone can wear them. We love the claw clips from Kitch because they have a beautiful selection of finishes like this rose gold bar clip as well as this stunning white butterfly claw clip made from recycled materials that will perfectly complement any casual or dressy outfit with its adorable design.
Essential Cleanser: Chemical-free & Gentle
We can all agree that our faces put up with a lot of tests, trials and even mistakes when it comes to skincare products. So this spring we think one of your essential products should be a cleanser that is free of chemicals and other harmful ingredients as well as being gentle on your delicate skin. We love the Gentle Face Cleanser from Dermageek because it is sulfate-and fragrance-free as well as unnecessary synthetic dyes that can all damage your skin over time. This affordable cleanser is perfect for daily use and we know you will love experiencing its gel-to-foam transformation when you add water and wash with it just like we did.