The days are getting longer, the daffodils are in full bloom and your skin is finally getting that vitamin D hit it’s been craving for several months… yes it’s spring at last and the perfect time to clear out your makeup bag and give yourself a spring make over.
- Makeup and toiletry bags can harbour masses of germs and bacteria, and if you sometimes experience a reaction to a product you have used for ages you will probably find that these hidden germs are the cause. So firstly, I insist that you empty your entire makeup case and give clean it with some mild soap and water and arm yourself with a pack of makeup wipes to clean the cases of any products that have got a bit gunky! Don’t forget your makeup tools – these can not only harbour nasty bacteria that can can rashes and dermatitis, but will also very kindly spread them to every cosmetic you use them with! A soak with Bare Escentuals Brush Conditioning Shampoo is a must, and will not only leave your brushes clean and germ-free, but will also condition the bristles to prolong their lifespan.
- Dispose of any item of makeup that has changed consistency, smells different, has a damaged case or is over 18 months old. Needless to say, you do not need 6 mascaras or the lime green-glittery eye shadow you used for last year’s Hallowe’en ball… be ruthless and throw them out!
- You should now be left with an immaculate makeup bag with plenty of space for your new spring look. For many of us, our skin changes with the seasons and now may be the time to switch to a more sheer foundation to allow your skin to breathe as the temperature rises. Becca Luminous Skin Colour will not only provide you with coverage where you need it, but also contains SPF25 to protect against sun damage.
- Big beauty trends this spring include bright pastel eyes, which Becca Demi Matte Eye Colour Powders create effortlessly due to their highly pigmented ingredients and super fine texture to allow subtle blending. Team this with a bright pop of sheer colour on the lips with Becca Glossy Lip Tint to achieve a bright, enviable look a lá Christian Dior’s SS 2011 catwalk. Finish off with a slick of Becca The Ultimate Mascara to frame the eyes and you’re good to go!