How to Transition Your Makeup from Winter to Spring

After the long winter months, our makeup routines need a refresh! We’ve gone months with darker wintry shades, our skin hasn’t seen the sun as much, and we need a little TLC! Here are some tips on how to transition into spring makeup…

Purge Your Makeup

It’s time to go through your makeup products and purge! Get rid of all the products that you haven’t used in months…maybe even years! Toss colors and products you don’t like. Throw away products that are expired. Purge! Now, I know sometimes it can be hard throwing away things you paid good money for. I get it. But those things aren’t serving you. They are just sitting in your drawers and in boxes in your cabinets taking up space and causing clutter. It’s time to say goodbye. You will feel so much better when you get rid of the bottles and tubes and compacts that you just don’t use.

Clean Your Makeup and Tools

Once you’ve gone through your makeup products and just have the products that you use and love, it’s time to clean your makeup. Simply take either a sanitizing wipe, a damp wash cloth, or spray a towel with brush cleanser and wipe down compacts and tubes. Clean up any eyeshadow dust. Get your makeup looking tip top! If you use Seint makeup, then did you know you can melt your highlight, contour, bronzer, and lip & cheek colors?? By melting them down, you can get them looking new again! Simply take the tins out of the compact and place them on a skillet on your stove or an electric griddle. Cook them for a few seconds until they heat up and start to melt. You can take a toothpick to help spread the product out. Let them completely cool before you move them so you avoid making a mess! And while you’re cleaning, don’t forget to clean your makeup brushes! The quickest and easiest way to clean them is by using a clean towel and brush cleanser. Spray the towel with the cleanser and swirl the bristles of the brush on the towel until the brush is clean. That’s it! This way to clean your brushes is super easy! It kills the bacteria, conditions the bristles, and lengthens the life of your brushes!

Seint Makeup Brush Cleaner

Update Your Makeup Colors

The fun part of getting your makeup routine spring ready is to update you makeup colors! You don’t need to do a complete overhaul, but adding a few shades can help you feel fresh and ready for the warmer season! Since you most likely didn’t see the sun a lot during the winter, your skin may be lighter than usual. Make sure that your highlight (foundation) blends well into your skin and isn’t too dark. A new shade may be in order if you feel like it’s not blending well. In general, if you notice texture, your highlight is probably too light. If you notice it looking orangey, then it’s probably too dark. And if you want to get a natural looking sun-kissed glow, then try out cream bronzer! It’s a great way to put a little color back into your skin. Great products to help update your look without breaking the bank are adding in a few new eyeshadows or lip & cheek colors. Dark colors are reserved for fall and winter and light and bright colors are reserved for spring and summer. Here are some great options that are very springy!

Cream Bronzer Bundle

Must Have Eyeshadows for Spring

An easy way to change up your look is to use a few new eyeshadow colors. Add some new shades into your palette and you’ll look and feel fresh! Check out these eyeshadow swatches so you know how the colors really look!

These shades are perfect for spring: GigiTawandaOn WednesdaysUnicornLullabyLondonBend & SnapSoul MateKinMamaMi HijaStardustCrush

Best Eyeshadows for Spring
Eyeshadow Look for Spring


Eyeshadow Look for Spring


Eyeshadow Look for Spring


Eyeshadow Look for Spring


Must Have Blushes for Spring

I think we sometimes get stuck in a makeup rut. We reach for the same products day in and day out and forget to think utside the box! And an easy way to change things up is to try a new blush color. Add just a little bit of cream blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend it to beautifully bring some flush to those cheeks. Check out these blush swatches so you know how the colors really look!

These blush shades are perfect for spring: Dahlia,  Baby WatermelonTropicana, Hollywood, Frenchie, CindyPetal, Pink Grapefruit

Best lip + cheek for spring

It’s important that you know what colors look best on you. If you have a cool skin tone, oranges and peachy shades won’t look the best on you. Let me help you! Simply fill out my makeup survey and I can guide you to know what colors will look great on you! Or, you can take the makeup quiz or look at the color match guide for help.

Make sure to spring clean your skincare routine too!

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About the Author

JoEllen is a licensed aesthetician, certified makeup artist, and certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer. She works with women helping them look and feel confident. She loves teaching women simple beauty techniques so they can feel empowered to try it at home. Her motto is that when you look and feel good, you do good!

How to Transition Your Makeup from Winter to Spring

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How to Transition Your Makeup from Winter to Spring