4 Spring Beauty Trends & How to Get the Look

It’s a new season, and that means there are a slew of new beauty trends to watch. If you’re ready to make the most of spring, consider these fabulous looks that we scouted on the spring/summer runways.

The Bold & Beautiful Lip

From radiant pinks to show-stopping reds, there was no way to miss the brilliant shades of lipstick that turned heads on every catwalk. The key, though, was in their less meticulous application. It wasn’t the precision that made these looks special, but the soft, almost blurred effect that lent the face a more casual, soft appearance. You can make that look your own by investing in a sheerer product, like Glo Minerals Sheer Lipstick, to elevate your pout without that heavily drawn-on effect.The Hint of Sparkle

Glitter, shimmer, everywhere! The sparkles lent models ethereal looks that felt soft, natural, and elegant instead of unapproachable. You don’t have to coat your eyelids with glitter to make sense of this trend, either—even a subtle take on the look can elevate your beauty routine in the best possible way. Try something that is easy to include in your daily regimen, like bareMinerals Highlighter Stick . Swipe it onto cheekbones for an instant glow that nicely complements your skin all season long.

 
The Romantic Hairstyle

While sharp bobs and quirky braids are two highly popular looks this spring, the other end of the spectrum shows the beauty of pure romance. It was tough to avoid the delicate curls, the wound-up braids, and the Victorian-era stylings that created balance for the otherwise edgy, modern ensembles on the runways. A great hairbrush is key to getting each style right—try Bio Ionic BoarShine Paddle Smoother Brush  to smooth strands and elevate your shine.

 
The Pretty Pastels

If you’re not about to slick on a coral lipstick and don’t want to coat your eyelids in electrifying hues, you’re in luck—pretty pastel shades were just as present, if not more so, on the runways. These shades touch on the lighter side of the spectrum and provide you with a spring-fresh way to capitalize on some of the season’s sweetest products and most unexpected shades. Now is the time to experiment with the greens and roses you might not otherwise wear. Pick up a couple of Tigi Cosmetics HD Eye Shadows  to perk up your eyelids.

Images courtesy of Vogue

3 Tips to Upgrade Your Spring Self-Care Routine

Are you doing everything possible to take care of yourself? If not, you could be putting your own wellbeing at risk. It’s not just about drinking enough water, eating right, and exercising regularly—although these are all key components of a well-rounded lifestyle that nurtures your body. It’s just as important to nourish your soul, though, by partaking in regular self-care practices that promote a greater sense of peace and mindfulness. You can accomplish that by reevaluating just what you do for yourself on a regular basis. If you find that it’s not enough—that you can give more of yourself to others, for example—then it’s time to refresh your routine this spring. Here’s what you need to do.

 

  1. Block Out Some You Time

It’s easy to get carried away by the responsibilities of family and work. Squeezing in even a moment of peace can be difficult if you’re always on the go. It may even come as a shock to your system to discover just how much your mind and body crave a little dedicated “you” time. That’s not to say you need to give up your responsibilities or forgo doing what you do on a regular basis. Those are the building blocks of your life, and they’re what bring you joy. But in order to provide the most for others, you need to set aside a little time for yourself to enjoy whatever it is that you love—a good book, a hot bath, a long walk, a rejuvenating nap. You’ll feel the difference right away, and when that happens you’ll recognize its value more than ever.

  1. Discover the Power of Scent

Fragrances have the power to transport you to another part of your life entirely. Maybe it’s a tropical note that takes you back to those cherished family vacations, or the heady floral that reminds you of the perfume you wore on your first date with someone special. Scents are transformative in many ways, and not just because they’re often associated with memorable occasions. Consider making them a more integral part of your lifestyle, whether you’re spritzing a gentle fragrance onto your pillow at night to help lull you to sleep or lighting a candle to invigorate your senses and brighten your home during springtime. We love NEST Fragrances Classic Candle in Grapefruit ($40.99) for both its beautiful packaging and its ability to boost spirits in an instant.

  1. Create a Dedicated Morning Ritual

Devising a morning routine can be life-changing. The key isn’t just to wake up earlier, but to perform activities of value during that period. This means you aren’t blearily making your way to the coffee machine for your first java jolt, but cultivating a ritual that sets the tone for the day. Avoid checking your email and social media first thing—these aren’t conducive to the calmness that you need to relax during those early hours. Stretch gently, sip a glass of warm water with lemon to detoxify, and turn on some music as you enjoy a nourishing breakfast. This is a great time to add something revitalizing to your day, too, or maybe a patch to keep you awake all day long. The Good Patch- B12 Awake Patch

Images courtesy of Vogue

How to Properly Layer Your Hair Products

Sure, you may have a dedicated hair care routine. But are you using your products properly? If you aren’t layering them in the right order, then you may not be maximizing their value so that they can do the most for your mane. Here’s what you should know.

  1. Get Started in the Shower

The bulk of your routine happens in the shower, and it all comes down to the type of shampoo and conditioner that you use. Make sure that they’re suitable for your unique hair type, because anything that happens after that is all dependent on how well you cleanse and treat your strands in the shower. Don’t skimp on conditioner, for example, just because you think it’s going to leave it greasy and heavy. Opt for a lightweight formula like Joico Smooth Cure Sulfate-Free Conditioner to soften and nourish.

  1. Add Extra Moisture as Needed

If your hair is dry or frizzy, a little extra moisture is essential for keeping the brittleness at bay. Try something that softens on contact, like TIGI S Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray , to elevate shine and reduce the frizz that threatens your style. Use it after you’ve towel dried for best results.

  1. Use Your Heat Protectant

It’s hair care 101: always use a heat protectant if you plan to use a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron. It essentially creates a shield that prevents damage that might otherwise occur due to high temperatures—and if you’ve ever scalded a finger on your styling tools, you know just how hot it can get! Try Hot Sexy Hair Support Me 450ºF Heat Protection Setting Hairspray.

  1. Pump Up the Volume

If your hair tends to fall flat, it’s important to build volume at the roots with a product that plumps and holds. For best results, flip your head upside down and apply directly to the roots. Something like Obliphica Professional Seaberry Quick-Dry Volume Spray  works well because it’s so lightweight—you won’t have to worry about stickiness causing unneeded weight.

  1. Apply a Styling Product

Depending on your hair type, you may need to skip the volumizing booster and opt for a styling cream, instead. A product like Rahua Control Cream Curl Styler is designed to control unruly manes, for example, and make your strands more manageable. Using your styling product as the final step is a great way to lock in your style and ensure a fresh look throughout the day.

How to Transition Your Skin from Winter to Spring

It’s that time of the year again. As you begin to swap your cozy coats and over-the-knee boots for lightweight cardigans and cute wedges, it’s time to rethink your skin care products. Daylight savings is this week (finally), and unless a last-minute winter surprise hits the forecast you can probably safely stow away the heavy-duty moisturizers and familiarize yourself with your warmer-weather favorites. Here’s how to make a seamless transition from winter to spring


Spring Clean Your Pores

Preparing your skin for warmer weather begins with a fresh canvas. Once or twice a week, swap your daily cleanser for a penetrating product formulated to purge oil, dirt, debris, and other impurities from the skin. Ingredients such as mud and clay are ideal for purifying the skin and dissolving oil that could otherwise leave your skin shiny for hours. We love Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Cleanser.

Exfoliate Twice a Week

If you have dry skin, you may exfoliate regularly already in an effort to reduce those telltale flakes. Otherwise it’s worth adding a quality facial scrub to your routine to renew your complexion just in time for spring. Skin may appear a bit lackluster after months spend indoors in dry heat. A scrub revives your skin, boosts circulation, and leaves it softer, too. Try Glo Skin Beauty Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub  for a smoothing treat that smells great, too.

Try a Lighter Moisturizer

Unless your skin is extremely dry on a regular basis, you don’t need to stick with the same heavy-duty moisturizer that saw you through fall and winter. A lighter emulsion is just right for hydrating skin without leaving skin greasy. You can also easily wear makeup over these formulas. Try bareMinerals Smart Combination Smoothing Lightweight Emulsion  for instant softness without the weight.

Never Forget Your SPF

No matter what the time of year, it’s imperative to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the ravages of potent ultraviolet rays. Be sure to select a broad-spectrum formula that combats both UVA and UVB rays to prevent both skin cancer and signs of aging, like wrinkles and dark spots. Remember to do this last—and make it a point not to skimp. If you’re short on time, try a moisturizing SPF product infused with a hint of color. We like Avene Complexion Correction Shield SPF 50+.

Get the Look: Academy Awards 2019

It was the first host-free Academy Awards, but that’s not the only thing that had people buzzing in the aftermath of the glitzy event. Steamy musical numbers and historic wins aside, it was the beauty looks that brightened up the red carpet and gave us all something to covet. Here are a few of our favorites—and how to make them your own.

Amy Adams

Few actresses convey classic, old-world Hollywood beauty and charm like Amy Adams. Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto created a downright breathtaking makeup look that is as approachable as Adams herself. To achieve the look, begin with a brightening product, such as Dr. Brandt Pores No More Lumizer Primer. After applying your foundation of choice, dust on Tigi Cosmetics Bronzer ($33.99) to sculpt cheekbones and achieve a fresh, lit-from-within glow. To emulate her natural, matte pink lips, slick on bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Crave .

Image courtesy @stephensollitto

Julia Roberts

As the final presenter of the night, Julia Roberts had one job—and she did it masterfully while looking like millions. Artist Genevieve Herr enhanced the star’s natural beauty with a hydrating primer, such as bareMinerals Good Hydrations . After applying foundation, follow with a dusting of radiant pink Glo Skin Beauty Blush in Flowerchild . Use the shades in the bareMinerals Stargazer Cream Eyeshadow Trio  to bring a sparkly finish to your smoky eye. Complete your look by adding a vibrant berry-toned gloss, such as Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss in Candied Rose .

Image courtesy @genevieveherr 

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz unleashed her fiery side when she hit the event in a red latex gown from Givenchy. The unusual yet highly fierce number not just turned heads, but set tongues wagging with its come-hither approach to red-carpet style. To rock a dress so bold requires some moxie and a great beauty look from Kay Montano to match. Use the dramatic shades in the PÜR Cosmetics PRO x Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette  to create the ultimate smoky eye. Rub Glo Minerals Cream Blush in Guava onto cheekbones and finish with a coat of deep pink YoungBlood Lipgloss in Rhapsody .

Image courtesy
@kaymontano

Krysten Ritter

Presenter and actress Krysten Ritter made a bold statement in her stunning crimson lace maternity gown. The look was punctuated by cascading black waves that tumbled down her shoulders, along with a polished look that defined dramatic thanks to artist Amy Nadine. Start with Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Make-Up Less Tinted Moisturizer , apply a blush of choice to your cheekbones, and contour the hollows with a shade from the Glo Minerals Contour Kit . Play up your smoky eye with Jane Iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner, then complete the look with the ultimate finishing touch: a slick of PÜR Cosmetics Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Dutty Wine .

Image courtesy @amynadinemakeup

 

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