Clean up your makeup routine

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Spring cleaning isn't just for your closet ladies! I'm going to help you dig through your trusty makeup bag to help you swap out some of your tried and true products for new light and airy options that will help you transition into summer without total confusion.

FIRST & FOREMOST, LET'S TALK ABOUT SKIN

The winter can do some major damage to your skin, so be sure to continue exfoliating at least every other night. If you are in need of some heavier action, add a toner to your morning routine. Apply the toner after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Now that we have your skin clean and glowing, swap our your heavy creams for a lighter moisturizer. Try a product that will quickly absorb into your skin. These type of moisturizers will allow your skin to breath easier in warmer more humid weather conditions.

GET THAT HEALTHY GLOW

With the warmer temps and more sun exposure we all want to let our skin shine, but not without a bit of coverage. Switch out your full coverage foundation to a BB cream for a lighter application. Most of the BB creams I have found have SPF in them. You can mix the BB cream with a bronzer or highlighter to provide more of a sun kissed glow to ease your way into a bronzer summer.

PRETTY UP THAT POUT
Given the fact that you will be sporting some new sunnies most of this season, skip the four step eyeshadow palette and grab a cream eyeshadow stick. These are super quick and easy to apply. You can even just blend them in with your finger. Use all over your lid or just around your lash line for slight definition.

PRO TIP: Grab a color that is complementary to your eye color, that way no matter what you are wearing it will be the most flattering color on you.

Time to brighten up that pout! Don't be afraid of testing out some new bold lip colors. With fresh and soft makeup, a pop of color on your lips is such a beautiful spring look. Ditch the tubes of lipstick which may or may not melt in your purse while at the beach... and go try a lip pencil! These products are so easy to apply, they offer a lipliner and lipstick in one product and typically are very long wearing.

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