By Lyndsey Fought
With the changing season it’s a good idea to evaluate what’s in your closet and makeup cache. Of course your wardrobe changes for the spring to fit the warmer weather, but it can be fun to switch up your makeup to fit the warmer weather, too. Your skin hue usually gets warmer in the spring, so it’s a good idea to have a different palette for spring and summer.
Everyone always talks about having the correct staples in your wardrobe, so here’s your staple list for the spring spanning makeup, wardrobe, and personal care.
Foundation with sunscreen. For the past few seasons BB cream has been all the rage, and it also covers both foundation and sunscreen, generally. As I am a bargain shopper, I use Cover Girl brand that I got for about $6. It doesn’t matter which route you go, so long as it’s something that works to moisturize you and protect you from the sun.
Layering Tanks. As the weather begins getting warmer, we lose one of my favorite things about the winter: the ability to layer. However, investing in a number of different tanks that you can put under whatever you’re wearing and still be cool in is a must! My personal favorites for this are the Perfect Tanks from Old Navy. (They come in a ton of colors, too.)
Light-weight Cardigan. Spring weather turns on a whim so it’s a good idea to have a nice button up but light weight sweater on you.
White Nail Polish. I know it sounds odd, but white polish underneath any color will brighten it up and bonus: you will probably only need one layer of the color over the white. Try white under any neon or pastel colors.
Wipe Out Deodorant Erasers. Warmer weather will show more arm and underarm and you might haphazardly get deodorant around the sleeves or at the bottom of your shirt; remove it with these handy dandy erasers! (Try Amazon.com to scour prices.)
Cream Blush. Help the sun-kissed look along by using some cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. Blush is one of the most underutilized makeup products and it can really brighten all of your facial features and highlight your cheekbones. I use Revlon Cream Blush and love it.
Dry Shampoo. People seem to be a bit hesitant when it comes to dry shampoo but my hair suffers when I wash it every day. While my skin is adjusting to the spring, my scalp tends to get oilier than normal. I spritz it with a bit of dry shampoo and work my fingers through it to re-energize my tresses. Try it!
Small Cross-body Bag. It’s not the time to be weighed down with a large purse. Pick a cute color (this seasons color is teal—which incidentally was my wedding color in July, not saying, but also just saying I probably started the trend) and go with it. Limit yourself to enough space for your cards (credit, debit, id), some cash, makeup essentials, and your sunglasses.
Facial Towelettes. After a day out, remember to cleanse your skin. I use the “Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh” towelettes, which have vitamin C and fruit acids. They’re great for removing make-up.
Any Pocket Anti-Bacterial Gels. This is pretty self-explanatory, but remember to protect yourself from germs when you’re out and about in spring.
You always look fabulous, of course, but now you can enjoy the sunshine with these staples that can up your confidence and keep you feeling fresh!
I have too many interests and I get easily distracted, so I haven’t completed a single thing in my life. Yay, hyperboles! I have been to culinary school and I like baking cupcakes. I write the beginnings of too many novels. I am driven by ambition and delayed by perfectionism.
I would like to travel the world, learn from others, write some best sellers, and have a restaurant or bakery someday. I am a Slytherin. I like the tenth Doctor best (followed by ninth). I am too obsessed with Downton Abbey and the whole etiquette of that era. I never forget to be awesome!