And if you're feeling inspired to update your makeup bag, why not work some natural beauty products into the mix? There's no better time to spring-clean those toxins out of your beauty regime.
We chatted with makeup artist Tina Turnbow about how to do just that.
Turnbow is known in the industry for her fresh and feminine makeup looks, and she scours the market for the best natural makeup to use on her celebrity clients (like Keri Russell and Amanda Peet). Here are some of her top picks.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser: No better way to "spring clean" than by whisking away all the dead, dry skin that's been accumulating all winter. Turnbow is a big fan of this sugar scrub for its exfoliating properties and yummy lemon-y scent.
Tinted Moisturizer with SPF: Turnbow says now's the time to lighten up from heavy creams, add a glow to your skin and protect with SPF -- all in one. Aveda Inner Light Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 and Kiss My Face Tinted Moisturizer both get her stamp of approval.
Subtle Bronzer: Yes, it is possible to add sunny warmth to your cheeks, forehead and nose without having to turn to ruddy, overly shimmery traditional bronzer. "Use a face powder that's a half-shade or shade warmer than your skin," says Turnbow. Or try Physician's Formula Bamboo Wear Silk Bronzer which comes in light, medium and dark.
Punchy Lips: Spring is a time to brighten up your color choices, and Turnbow says she leans towards lip colors with a stain-like finish. "Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in Fuchsia #54 is beautiful," she says. She also loves Zuzu Luxe Lipstick in Vino de Amor because, "it's the most pigmented all-natural lipstick I've ever seen, and it's the most beautiful wine color." Turnbow says she used it on Vera Farmiga for the "Up In The Air" movie premiere and people went nuts over it. Also, "it's cool to use a natural lip color because you basically eat it."
Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm: Cream blush sinks into the skin and creates a delicate wash of color, so you don't have to be afraid of what looks super-bold in the tube. Turnbow says brightening up your cheeks is an easy way to freshen your entire look: "I love it when you look pinched. It's so sweet and youthful; it also immediately brightens your eyes."
Shimmery eyes: "Something shiny for eyelids is pretty for spring," says Turnbow. "I like pencils that have a little bit of shimmer in them." Don't be afraid of color -- remember, you don't have to put it all around your entire eye. Turnbow's trick is to line your eyes just along the outer three-quarters of the upper lash line and smudge it. "It opens up the eye and gives an almond shape." Try Tarte Flower Child Natural Eyeshadow Palette (Turnbow designed it herself.), which comes with eyeliner in shimmering jade and a whole slew of fun colors to play around with this spring. One cool thing she suggests is doing a gray or bronze smoky eye with shadow around the outside and then applying the jade liner on your inner rims.
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