My Spring Makeup Routine: Trends + Tips


As a professional makeup artist, I love experimenting with different makeup products and techniques for each season.

Spring is a time of renewal, and that includes refreshing your makeup kit. In this blog post, I’ll share my tips on how to change your winter makeup kit for the perfect spring makeup kit.

In this blog post, we’ll cover how to change your winter makeup kit for the perfect spring makeup kit, essential spring makeup products, achieving a dewy makeup look, the lip oil trend this spring, and waterproof makeup tips.

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why a different makeup kit is needed for spring

spring makeup bag

As the weather starts to change, so does our skin.

During the winter months, our skin is often drier and more prone to flakiness, which is why we tend to use heavier, more moisturizing makeup products.

However, as the weather starts to warm up, our skin tends to produce more oil and sweat, which can make heavy makeup products feel uncomfortable and look cakey.

In addition to the change in our skin’s texture, the change in the amount of sunlight we’re exposed to can also affect our skin tone.

During the winter months, we’re often exposed to less sunlight, which can cause our skin to become paler.

On the other hand, as we head into spring, we’re exposed to more sunlight, which can cause our skin to become slightly darker and warmer in tone.

With these changes in mind, it’s important to switch up our makeup routine to ensure that we’re using products that not only complement our skin tone but also work with our skin’s changing needs.

For example, using a heavy, full-coverage foundation may feel too heavy and uncomfortable on the skin during the warmer months, whereas a lightweight tinted moisturizer or BB cream can provide a more natural and comfortable finish.

Additionally, as we head into spring, we’re often drawn to brighter, more playful colors that reflect the season’s energy and vibrancy.

Swapping out darker, winter-appropriate shades for brighter pinks, corals, and pastels can help us achieve a fresh and youthful look that’s perfect for spring.

what to look for when switching to a spring makeup kit

When switching to a spring makeup kit, look for products that are lighter in texture and have a dewy finish

Swap out heavy foundations for lightweight BB creams or tinted moisturizers.

Choose blushes and lipsticks in shades of pink, peach, and coral to give your skin a fresh and youthful look.

Also, don’t forget to add SPF to your routine to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.

Products that should be swapped out from winter makeup kit

  • Say goodbye to heavy matte lipsticks and dark eyeshadows.
  • It’s time to swap them out for lighter and brighter shades.
  • I recommend replacing your winter foundation with a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream for a more natural look.
  • Opt for a cream/liquid blush instead of a powder blush to add a dewy finish to your cheeks this spring. Luminous blush is also a plus!

Essential Spring Makeup tips

Now that we’ve discussed why it’s important to change up your makeup kit for spring, let’s take a closer look at the essential products that you’ll want to include in your spring makeup routine.

These products will help you achieve a fresh and youthful look that’s perfect for the season.

  1. Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream (or CC cream)

As we’ve previously mentioned, a tinted moisturizer or BB cream is the perfect base for your spring makeup look.

These lightweight, sheer products provide just enough coverage to even out your skin tone while still allowing your skin to breathe.

They also typically contain SPF, which is important for protecting your skin this season.

One of my favorites is the elf camo cc cream.

(it’s not that lightweight because it is full coverage! If you are looking for a sheer lightweight coverage my recommendation is this one here instead)

  1. Cream Blush

A cream blush is a great way to add a fresh natural-looking color to your cheeks.

Unlike powder blush, which can sometimes look dry and cakey on the skin, cream blush blends seamlessly for a dewy, youthful finish.

  1. Lip oils – lip tints

If you’re looking for an effortless way to achieve a natural and hydrated lip look this spring, lip oils with tint are the perfect solution.

They provide the nourishing benefits of a lip balm while also adding a sheer tint of color for a fresh and youthful look.

Plus, they’re versatile and easy to wear, making them a must-have in your spring makeup routine.

our top recommendations are this lip oil by NYX and this lip oil from sheglam.

  1. Pastel Eyeshadow Palette

Pastel eyeshadows are perfect for achieving a soft, romantic look that’s perfect for spring.

A pastel eyeshadow palette allows you to experiment with a variety of shades, from lavender to mint green, for a look that’s both playful and elegant.

I have this palette by Makeup revolution, and I love the pressed glitter included in the palette for adding extra glow to the looks!

  1. Waterproof Mascara

As the weather gets warmer, it’s important to switch to waterproof mascara to prevent smudging and smearing.

A waterproof mascara will ensure that your lashes stay defined and voluminous all day long, no matter how much you sweat or your eyelids get oily.

My favorite Waterproof Mascara: Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

What’s in my spring makeup bag?

Spring is a season of renewal and growth, and my makeup bag is no exception.

This season, I’ve added some exciting new products to my routine that are perfect for achieving a fresh and glowing look.

Starting with my base, I’m using the Camo CC Cream from e.l.f., which provides full coverage without feeling heavy or cakey.

It also has SPF 30, which is essential for protecting my skin from the sun.

For concealer, I’ve been reaching for the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, which is a cult-favorite for a reason.

It covers up any blemishes or dark circles without creasing or settling into fine lines. (well, it doesn’t crease because I always do my under eye makeup trick)

For a pop of color on my cheeks, I’m using a liquid blush from Sheglam. This formula is easy to blend and provides a natural-looking flush that lasts all day.

Moving onto lips, I’m loving the Sheglam Lip Oil for a natural, yet moisturized look. The lip stain provides a long-lasting pop of color, while the lip oil nourishes and hydrates my lips.

To finish off my look, I’m using my trusty waterproof mascara from Maybelline, which stays put even on the hottest and most humid days.

I’m also using the NYX brow glue laminating gel to keep my brows in place, and a liquid bronzer from Sheglam to add some warmth and dimension to my face.

Overall, my spring makeup bag is filled with products that enhance my natural beauty and provide protection and hydration for the changing season.

Related: My honest review about the Sheglam Brand, Shein’s Beauty brand

dewy makeup look for Spring

Dewy makeup look is all about creating a fresh, radiant and natural glow on your skin.

It’s a popular trend for spring as it complements the season’s bright and fresh vibe.

It gives your skin a healthy, youthful, and luminous appearance. It’s perfect for those who want to achieve a natural-looking finish without going too heavy on the makeup.

To achieve a dewy makeup look, it’s important to start with well-hydrated skin.

You can use a moisturizer or a hydrating primer before applying your foundation.

You can also mix in a few drops of facial oil with your foundation for added radiance. ( I have a full step by step tutorial on how to get the dewiest juicy skin here)

Opt for a lightweight foundation or a tinted moisturizer to allow your skin’s natural glow to shine through.

Use a cream-based blush to add a subtle flush to your cheeks, and a highlighter to accentuate the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, nose, and cupid’s bow.

A dewy makeup look is different from other makeup looks because it focuses on creating a natural and radiant glow on the skin.

It’s all about enhancing your skin’s natural beauty and achieving a fresh and youthful appearance.

Other makeup looks, such as a matte or full coverage look, aim to create a flawless and more polished appearance, often with a focus on covering up imperfections and blemishes.

In contrast, a dewy makeup look allows imperfections to show through and instead focuses on creating a healthy and natural-looking complexion. It’s perfect for those who want to achieve a minimal, effortless, and fresh-faced look.

Related: How to turn your matte foundation into the perfect dewy foundation (3 methods!)

Lip oil trend this spring

lip oil sheglam
buy this lip oil here

Have you tried the lip oil trend yet?

I recently started using them and I am loving it!

It’s a trend that’s inspired by the Kawaii, Asian-style lip makeup and it’s completely opposite to the bold matte liquid lipstick trends we were doing years ago.

Instead, it’s all about achieving juicy, fuller-looking lips with a natural-looking shine.

One thing I’ve noticed since using lip oils is that I have to retouch my lip makeup more frequently throughout the day.

But it’s worth it for the beautiful glossy finish and added hydration they provide.

If you’re looking to try the trend, I recommend using a nude lip liner similar to the natural shade of your lips and slightly blending it before applying the lip oil.

This helps define your lips naturally and ensure the lip oil doesn’t bleed.

valeria, beauty editor behind real beauty school with glossy lips for spring makeup

Waterproof makeup tips for this spring

When it comes to makeup, waterproof products can be a lifesaver, especially during the warmer months or if you’re planning on being near water.

Not only can waterproof makeup last longer, but it can also withstand sweat and water, ensuring your makeup stays put all day.

I have a full guide on how to make your makeup waterproof here, but here are a few tips:

  1. Start with a primer: Using a waterproof primer can help create a barrier between your skin and your makeup, helping your makeup stay in place.
  2. Use waterproof products: Opt for waterproof formulas for your mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow. This can help prevent smudging and smearing, especially around your eyes.
  3. Set your makeup: Using a setting spray or powder can help keep your makeup in place and make it more resistant to water and sweat.
  4. Layer your products: Applying thin layers of makeup can help prevent caking and ensure your makeup is evenly distributed, which can help prevent it from running.

Final tips for Spring Makeup!

In conclusion, updating your makeup kit for spring is important to keep up with the changes in our skin’s texture and tone, as well as to embrace the energy and vibrancy of the season.

Swapping out your winter foundations for lightweight BB creams or tinted moisturizers, opting for brighter shades of blushes and lipsticks, and using SPF are some of the key changes to make.

Essential products for the perfect spring makeup kit include a tinted moisturizer or BB cream, cream blush, lip oils with tint, pastel eyeshadow palettes, and waterproof mascara.

These tips and product recommendations can help you achieve a fresh and youthful look that’s perfect for the season.

So, update your makeup kit and get ready to enjoy the spring season with confidence and style!

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