Warmer weather is just around the bend, which means it’s time for a little spring cleaning—well, when it comes to your makeup bag at least. Take a peek at the products you use most often—because it’s time for a fresh springtime overhaul. Put away the dark eye shadow and nude lipstick you favored during the winter and go ahead and play with color. Here are seven ways to totally change up your makeup look for spring 2018.
1. Try A Rose or Peach-Toned Blush
There’s nothing quite like a pretty pink flush to instantly transform your face. After all, a rosy tone is a signifier of youth. Use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Precious Peach. Swirl a fluffy makeup brush through the blush and apply to cheekbones for a luminous and radiant complexion.
2. Perk Up Your Peepers with Pastel Eye Shadows
We love a neutral smoky eye as much as the next girl, but when flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, why not add some of those gorgeous colors to your everyday look? Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadow in Violet Luster, L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink, or L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Eternal Sunshine to create a statement look.
3. Switch Up Your Lip Color
Spring is a great time to rock bold color on your lips. Think: super-bright shades in an array of matte and gloss finishes. For a matte lip color, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in At the Drop of a Matte or Matte at Bat. If you’re partial to something with more shine, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Gleaming Plum or Lacquered Strawberry.
4. Start Off Every Makeup Look with Primer
If you’ve been skipping out on primer, it’s time to make using it a priority! Depending on your desired finish—radiant or matte—choose between the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Lock Makeup Primer. Both primers will smooth and refine your “canvas,” prepping it for the rest of your makeup.
5. Reach for Lighter Coverage
As the temperatures begin to rise, you may feel like your winter foundation is a tad too heavy. You don’t have to go makeup-free if you don’t want to, though! Instead of wearing a full face of foundation, try minimizing your complexion-perfecting products to just a concealer and setting powder, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder.
6. Get Glow-y
Now that the sun is shining and everything seems sparkly and renewed, it only makes sense that you’d want your face to reflect that. Apply a liquid highlighter, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops, to the tops of your cheekbones, or mix a little bit into your foundation for subtle shimmer. It’s available in two shades: Golden Hour and Daybreak.
7. Embrace Colorful Eyeliner—And Mascara
Most of us tend to stick to black eyeliner and mascara year-round, but if there was ever a right time to really play with fun colors, it would be spring. With just a swipe along your upper or lower lash line and a coat of mascara, you’ll be able to create instantly eye-popping appeal. To get the look, pair the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue with the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt Blue.
Now that your makeup routine is in shape for spring, your skin care routine needs an update, too. Find out How to Transition Your Skin Care Routine from Winter to Spring.