In the spring, and especially in the summer, my daily makeup routine becomes very simple. On warmer days, I usually don't wear much makeup, but I still want my skin to look flawless. Here are a few go-to products that I love to use.
BB creams are a great one-step product to quickly perfect the skin. I recently tried the Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB and was amazed at how smoothly it went on the skin and how light it felt. I love its higher SPF since my usual day-to-day tinted moisturizer only is an SPF 20.
If you have read my site you probably have seen me mention the Benefit Hoola Bronzer before. This is the go-to bronzer that I use on myself and clients. It is a matte bronzer that is great for contouring and for giving the skin a sun kissed glow.
Laura Mercier always comes out with beautiful body-bronzing products this time of year. The Radiance Baked Body Bronzer is designed not to transfer onto clothes which is a must for any body products. I recommend lightly dusting it on the desired areas, then letting it sit for a few minutes before dressing.
This time of year I am often rushing out of the house early to do makeup for a wedding. More often than not you will catch me in this Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick, Shade La Favorite. I choose coral because it pairs perfectly with bronzed skin and neutral eye makeup. This particular formula is also matte and long lasting.
I can never go without blush. In the spring and summer, I like to use a brighter shade since my skin is usually a bit more tanned. This Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat gives the cheeks beautiful colour and leaves the skin looking radiant.
Since in Vancouver we don't always have the best luck with the sun, I usually end up relying heavily on self tanner. The Kate Sommerville 360 Tanning Towelettes for Body are quick and easy for self-tanning. If I don't have time to do my whole body, I use the Face Towelettes a couple of hours before bedtime and then wake up feeling sun-kissed.
What are your spring beauty must haves for spring?
Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.