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MakeUp for Spring

By April 09, 2013 , , , , , , , , ,

The temperature is (finally) rising and flowers are starting to bloom, beckoning the beginning of Spring. With Spring sales starting at most stores, I couldn’t help but get an early start to investing in makeup and accessories for this season. I’m no makeup expert, but there are a few purchases I’ve recently made that I wanted to share as being essential for this season.

1) Tinted Moisturizer
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If you’re anything like me, you probably hibernated through Winter and didn’t get much sun. Well, it’s Spring now and that pasty complexion won’t do. A great way to add some color is to invest in a tinted moisturizer, like YoungBlood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint. I love this product because it’s not as thick as foundation and doesn’t run the risk of making you too orange like bronzers do. And because it moisturizes, I use this as my makeup base to both hydrate and add that dewy glow. Sephora has great options for tinted moisturizers, but I got mine from Henri Bendel, which sells YoungBlood and many other up-and-coming makeup lines.

2) Colored Lip
Image Source: Sephora
I’ve always been on the conservative end of lip colors, but with some coaxing from my sister, I decided to try out a bright lipstick recently. It took some getting used to initially, but I love it! It adds that extra pop of color to my outfit and also makes me feel more confident for some reason. NARS has a great collection of different shades, many of which that suit the Indian skin tone (the shade I got is named “Christina”).

3)  Jasmine Perfume
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Finally, I picked up the most sublime perfume from Kate Spade called Live Colorfully. If I could describe the smell of Spring, this would be it. The perfume elicits the scents of jasmine and water lilies without veering on the side of being too heavy or sickly sweet. This is quickly becoming my favorite go-to perfume lately, quite possibly because it reminds of a lazy day at a tropical beach!

So these are my favorite Spring purchases. What products have you all tried lately that top your list?

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  1. I was thinking of buying a new perfume, will check this one out ! Have yet to try a tinted moisturizer , though am using a tinted sunscreen !!

  2. Have always been scared to try tinted moisturizer:( but I guess should try at least once. will try the perfume.

  3. I like the idea of pop of color on lips and good that you mentioned the Indian kin tone suitable lip color..its so difficult to get a lip color that suits me, usually its dark red/berry colored. I am using Clinique's even better make up with Spf 15 for spring; very light-base and great coverage too.

  4. I am currently loving Aveeno's tinted moisturizer and working well with my acne prone skin. love to add some color on my lips :)


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