Transitioning my Makeup from Winter to Spring: What’s in and what’s out?

I don’t think I’m the only one who can say they get excited as soon as the warm weather hits. It really inspires me to switch up most things in my life. Most recently I dyed my hair a deep auburn that shines bright red in the sunlight. Besides my hair I also feel inspired with changing up my wardrobe and make-up routine. This really inspired me to create a What’s In and What’s Out post about my make-up routine switch ups for the spring and summer months. Obviously I’m just speaking for myself and my usual make-up transitions during the hotter months so if you do the complete opposite transitions there’s no harm! There are no rules in make-up!

Cool Toned Mattes Vs. Warm Shimmers

During the winter months I tend to gravitate towards more matte shades of eyeshadow, in particular cool toned mattes. My go-to palette this winter was The Balms Meet Matt(e) Nude palette. I love this one because of how versatile it is. You can easily create an everyday look or a more smokey night time look. I also love how cute these palettes are and all the shades names. For the spring summer months I really like to add more shimmery warm browns to my looks. My favorites are my Natasha Denona 5 color eyeshadow palette in #4 and two Make Up Geek shades in Magic Act and Legend. All these shadows are so rich and pigmented. When foiled with some Fix+ they really just pop on the eyelid.

Dewy Setting Spray Vs. Matte Setting Spray

I know this one can really depend on your skin type but since I have such combination skin I can luckily pull off the dewy skin look and matte skin as well. During the winter months my skin is so dry that I do enjoy a more luminous look. This Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist does break the bank but all you need is a spritz or two. During the summer though I’m putting this away for a more matte look. I really want my make-up to stay on and look fresh throughout the heat from the summer days. Two of my favorite matte setting sprays that really SET my make-up are Urban Decay’s De-slick setting spray and Boscia’s White Charcoal Mattifying Setting Spray.

Stark White Highlight Vs. Bronze Glow

My first in your face highlight I ever purchased was Becca Pearl. I have very fair skin so in the winter I’m as white as can be and this highlighter really pops on my skin. When I have a slight tan it’s a little too stark for me and I tend to go for my of all over bronzy look. I love the Jeffree Star Skin Frost in King Tut. He offers so many bronzey shades that there is definitely one for all skin tones. This one really warms up my face and adds the prefect glow on top of my cheek bones.

Deep Purple Vs. Vibrant Bright Plum

During the colder months my go-to going out look is a deep purple lipstick (or a deep red but we’ll get into that later). I love a dark liquid lipstick that you can put on and forget about, especially when you’re drinking throughout the night. My favorites are Huda Beauty Material Girl and ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Panda. During the warmer months I love to try out brighter more vibrant lip colors. Maybelline Vivids in Hot Plum has been a staple for me for years now. It’s such a fun color and a comfortable formula.

Wine Blush Vs. Bronzey Cheeks

I think this is a very popular switch that most make-up lovers make. During the winter months when I’m pale I love a natural eye and face look with a deep wine blush on my cheeks. I think it just really amps up a plain every day look. My two favorites are Milani Red Vino and NARS Goulue which is the Sephora VIB Blush NARS made. During the summer I like to simplify my makeup routine a sometimes combine my whole bronzer, blush and highlight. This is a great product for that. NYX Ombre Blush in Nude To Me adds the perfect bronze look to any cheekbones.

Deep Red Lips Vs. Bright Red Lips

Like I mentioned above during the winter months I love a deep lips. Whether it’s  purple or a deep wine lipstick I love have sultry these colors look in the winter. For my winter red lips I switch between Hourglass in Icon and Maybelline Divine Wine. During the summer though I love a true blue toned red lip. This is such a classic look that you can never go wrong with. I think every brand makes a red like this but my favorite formulas are Urban Decays Vice Lipstick in 714 and Mac’s Ruby Woo.

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