Spring Beauty Swap
13th OF September 2012
Just as Spring inspires us to switch the chunky knits for pretty floral frocks–our make up bags are also vying for a spring fling of their own. Get spring ready in a flash and ditch those heavy cold-weather cosmetics for more lightweight and luminous options with our Spring Beauty Swap Guide…
RESCU’S Spring Beauty Swap Guide…
While we need a rich, intensive moisturiser in the winter months–warmer weather calls for a more lightweight, non-greasy option that won’t clog pores and lead to breakouts. Upping the SPF is also imperative to protect against increased sun exposure and ward off pigmentation and premature ageing.
We love: Garnier Skin Naturals Ultra Lift Day Cream SPF 15 RRP $16.95. Stockists Ph 1300 659 259. Olay Complete Defence SPF30+ Daily Moisturising Lotion RRP $14.70 and Skinstitut Perfect Protection SPF 15+ RRP $45.00 Stockists Ph. 02 9460 7559
Spring beauty is all about dewy, glowing skin. Ditch heavy, pore-clogging powder and matte-like foundation for an ultra-light, ultra-breathable option. If you’re not too hung up on full coverage, get gloriously glowing skin by opting for a great tinted moisturiser or BB cream, which is infused with light deflecting pigments for the illusion of naturally flawless skin. Tip: to cover up pesky pigmentation and/or dark circles, use a concealer.
We love: Lightweight Foundation-Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup RRP $68.00
Tinted Moisturiser-L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair BB Cream, $35.95, 1300 659 259, Korres Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30 RRP $49.95.
Spring calls for lovely luminous skin. Replace that ultra-replenishing, moisture intensive cream cleanser for a skin brightening cleanser that works deep down to rid of dirt, sweat and make up, correct uneven skin tone and impart a positively radiant complexion.
We love: Antipodes Juliet Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser RRP $33.00, Aum Anti Age Organics Brightening Milk Cleanser RRP $23.95 Aveda Enbrightenment Brightening Cleanser RRP $59.95.
Brighten up your beauty bag this spring by switching the deep reds and wine-coloured lipstick hues of winter–for sheer, pared down and pretty shades that will flatter both your new lightweight, luminous complexion and spring wardrobe.
We love: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm RRP $35 (comes in 16 shades–our fave is Mighty Mimosa) Kate Moss Lasting Finish Spring Lipstick Collection (comes in six shades–our fave is medium rose shade #19) RRP $11.95 Stockists Ph. 1800 812 663 Gloss: Napoleon Luminous Lip Veils (available in 19 shades–our fave Berry Contrary RRP $27.00)
While popping neon nails are indeed having a moment, this spring, we’re opting for pretty pastels and muted, minimalist hues; they’re much more wearable and are more about complimenting both our skin tone and wardrobe, rather than commanding attention. Think creamy shades of gray, white and pale pink, and pistachio greens, pale purples and cotton-candy pinks.
We love OPI’s opaque pastel pink polish Mod About You, soft creamy lilac shade Do You Lilac It, and creamy white hue Don’t Touch My Tutu. RRP $19.95
Springtime also calls for a fresh fragrance update! Check out our pick of the best new Spring Fragrances here
Mascara flakey, foundation cakey and applicators dirty? It’s time to Spring Clean Your Beauty Bag!
And with Spring Racing Season gearing up, we’ve got your Spring Racing Beauty Essentials covered!
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