Ever feel like you need a do-over? Your skin, hair, makeup…it’s all feeling a bit bleh. Well, if you find yourself stuck in a beauty slump, this spring reboot is for you. Lean in and take copious notes as i walk you through what to refresh and rework just in time for your first white party of the season. Let’s go!
LIVEN UP YOUR LIP
Matte lips matter, but not for spring. Soften your lip situation with Glossier Generation G ($18). Use these sheer matte sticks to shift your vibe from statement making to a subtle flush of color. These low maintenance, almost see-through shades make Generation G painted lips wayyy more kissable than traditional matte formulas. You will want one of each!
BUILD YOUR TAN
Great tans aren’t born overnight (well, at least they shouldn’t be)…a gradual build of color is the goal for spring. Don’t be that girl showing up to work pale one day and Beyonce the next. Now’s the perfect time to start working Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer ($6) into your daily repertoire. Ditch those get-tan-quick products (they work a little too fast sometimes) and build your tan, naturally. What’s really cool is that you can customize and choose from two formulations: fair to medium skin or medium to tan skin. Never be orange again!
GEAR UP ON THE GLOW
If your skin is still slacking in the glow department, up the ante with a fast-acting glow-getter like Natura Bisse Diamond Instant Glow ($88). In just 10-minutes, the three-part ampoule system delivers a spa quality exfoliation, peeling and lifting effect. The immediate result is brighter, tighter skin with the suppleness of an actual baby’s butt.
GIVE YOUR NATURAL CURL A WHIRL
It’s always a good time to go natural, but spring, in particular, seems to speak to our innate desire to connect with natural hair options. MoroccanOil Curl Re-Energizing Spray ($26) supports a girl in her quest to live her best natural life. Make the switch from weekly blowouts to refreshing your slept-on curls with this ringlet reactivating spritz. Not only does it give curls a dose of snapback, it also deposits a nice serving of moisture and shine. Get it, curl!
MORE WATER, PLEASE
Swap stronger toners and astringents for a more skin-soothing micellar water. Simple Cleansing Micellar Water ($8) not only cuts through tough waterproof makeup, it also hydrates and replenishes moisture-starved skin. The no-rinse-required cleansing water is best used after a thorough wash, but it can also be patted onto dry skin or over makeup for a boost of hydration. Ahhh!
DARE TO GO BARE
If a foundation-free summer is on your list of #goals, we have a two words of advice: start now! Blemish-free skin is possible with the proper, targeted treatment. Swap your usual anti-aging serum for one that’s all about the bright. So for clear skin by spring, add Urban Skin Care RX Even Tone Night Treatment ($68) to your bedtime routine. Formulated with real deal, medical grade, dark spot busting ingredients, this once-a-day skin brightening serum reverses the appearance of hyperpigmentation in about 8-12 weeks. Prepare to ditch your full coverage foundation for good!
-Felicia Walker Benson of @thisthatbeauty