April 6th 2010

Top four Spring make-up picks

Spring is finally around the bend, and updating your look from winter is an absolute must. Lucky for you, it’s a simple transition, moving from accentuating that pale skin to highlighting that healthy glow.

Speaking of healthy glows, we want it to shine through, and loading on unnatural makeup is the last on our list of beauty to-do’s. Here are the our top four Spring must-haves for helping you look your absolute best.

Sheer Pink Gloss

Sun-kissed skin can be perfectly complemented by sun-kissed lips. Going too pale will make you looked washed out, and a hint of pink is the key to beauty success. Among our favourites? Revlon LipGlide Sheer Color + Shine in Pink Lightning. Glide-on lip colour makes it easy to use, and this product features a colour-tip-pen for easy application. With full colour, shine, and packed with moisturizing vitamins, it does double duty as a lip balm, too.

Neutral Eyeshadows

Opt for shades just a few shades darker than your classic beiges and neutrals. Finish with a hint of shine by using a clear gloss to correspond with your kissed-clear lips. You can also get one with a little built-in shimmer, like L’Oreal Wear Infinite Eyeshadow Palette for Brown Eyes in Summer Dusk or creamy goodness with Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows in Not Just Nudes.

Get Back to the Bronzer

For awhile, bronzer was the number one must-have in your make-up case. It’s back in business, as we start to step farther and farther away from the tanning beds. Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Bronzer comes in a talc-free solution, perfect for those with sensitivities or allergies. The formula reduces break-outs and works wonders for irritated skin. We also recommend Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer, with a silky-smooth sun-kissed finish that looks like you spent the morning outside.

Brown mascara

Save your blackest blacks for the nighttime and ease-up during the day with brown mascara instead. Your skin will glow alongside the neutrals that you feature, and the kiss of pink lips will complement with a small splash of colour. Bright colours have seen their day when it comes to mascaras, and brown is leading the way for the perfect daytime look. For those with darker features, opt for a black-brown instead. CoverGirl Marathon is the perfect waterproof solution, but Ecco Bella Brown Mascara is our favourite.

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Andrew loves art and design, and pursues his studies in his final year at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He loves seeking out new artists and giving them their dues, and in his spare time, focuses on his own abstract sculpture.