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From Winter to Summer: Here’s your ultimate transitional makeup guide

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Summer calls for a seasonal switch up — think summery dresses, minimal makeup and dewy skin. You can’t walk around with a thick layer of foundation melting off your face under the sweltering sun, can you? Or have stripes of smudged eyeliner running down your cheeks. That’s why, we’re here to give you the complete low down on all the makeup swaps you ought to make as we walk into the sunny season. Come on ladies, let’s dive right in.

Swap to a dewy, lightweight foundation

The #1 complaint during the winters is dry skin. The dry indoor heat and cold outdoors are not doing you any favors. You’re used to reaching out for thicker foundations and formulas but with the sun peeking, we’d recommend switching to ultra lightweight, dewy foundations and natural tinted moisturizers or bb/cc creams. Consider these your new summer beauty complexion staples.

maybelline fit me fresh tint with spf

Maybelline New York Fit Me Fresh Tint

mac strobe cream

M.A.C Strobe Dewy Skin Tint

Neutral Lippies are your go-to

Deep velvety reds, warm brick oranges and vibrant berry hues. Your winter lips were dramatic, warm and luxurious. If you didn’t wear a show stopping red lip during the holidays, did they really even happen? But, it’s time to trade in holiday inspired shades for fresh neutrals and pastels. Step into spring makeup with antique rose inspired shades, as well as cool browns. We’re totally digging the understated, no makeup lips for a fresh start to the spring.

nykaa matte lipstick

Nykaa So Creme! Creamy Matte Lipstick

swiss beauty liquid lipstick

Swiss Beauty Super Matte Liquid Lipstick

Smudge-Proof your eyes

Bestie, you don’t want your makeup to melt off your face, do you? Streaks of mascara staining your lids. Strokes of kohl blending into your eyeshadow. Not a look. You must pick out formulas that are smudge-proof, transfer-proof, and water-resistant.

maybelline colossal mascara

Maybelline New York The Colossal Mascara

colorbar waterproof eyeliner

Colorbar Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Play into the dewy-ness with a highlighter

Sweep a little bit of a liquid highlighter over the high points of your face to play into the freshness and glow of your skin during the summers. Add a pop on the apples of your cheeks, along your temples and jaw, and the tip of your nose. You can dab some on your cupid’s bow to accentuate your pout.

benefit high beam highlighter

Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid

nyx professional makeup born to glow illuminator

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow

Invest in a primer

We cannot stress on how important it is to layer your face with a primer during summers. Primers set the base for your makeup, and extend its staying power. If you don’t use one, your makeup will come off quicker than if you had used one. Fancy a flawless base? Get a primer.

Lakme absolute blur perfect primer

Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer

smashbox photo finish foundation primer

Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth

The simple wash of pastel

The dark and dreary days are coming to an end. With this, we’re ready to hit pause on sultry smokey eyes and trade them in for brighter, fresher looks. There’s no better way to brighten up your eyes than by adorning them in a pastel color with a shimmery finish that catches light well. Sweep a fair, frosty shade all over your lids and be sure to blend some into your inner corners to make your eyes pop even more.

huda beauty nude eyeshadow palette

Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

swiss beauty ultimate shadow palette

Swiss Beauty Ultimate 9 Pigmented Colors Eyeshadow Palette

Setting Sprays are your BFFs

The best part about summer: being out in the sun. The worst part: your makeup sliding off. . Just as its name implies, setting sprays dry down your makeup to leave an airbrushed finish. From glow boosting to matte formulas, these sprays will leave you feeling refreshed and dewy, while keeping your makeup smudge-free and long lasting.

maybelline new york fit me matte poreless setting spray

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte

faces canada makeup fixer setting spray

Faces Canada Makeup Fixer Setting Spray

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