Spring has (finally!) sprung here in Autralia, and it’s about that time we shed those Winter coats. The new season is finally welcoming us back to the smell of fresh flowers and the warm kiss of sunshine on our bare skin.
But, after months of hibernating through those icy days and nights, before you re-join the rest of civilisation there are a few simple yet effective tactics that will instantly reverse that I-have-been-dehydrating-in-front-of-the-heater-for-3-months-look.
Below are a few little tips to fast-track that fresh-faced glow that only the warmer months tend to bestow us with.
The less is more philosophy is always preferable during Spring/Summer. It is important to remember, however, that your makeup is only ever as good as the skin underneath. This is where an exfoliator can swoop in and save the day (or the season). Try Ila Face Scrub For Glowing Radiance, a powerful all-natural blend of Cotswold honey, ground blackcurrants, naturally derived damascene rose and sustainable Sandalwood that will clean, soften and moisturise.
Incorporating a daily serum into your beauty routine will give your face a boost of nutrients that will penetrate to an even deeper level than your moisturiser can. For dull looking skin try Odacite Passionfruit Orange Serum for your daily dose of vitamins A-C, orange oil and passionfruit for firm, toned, luminous skin.
CREAM OVER POWDER
The tendency to sweat more in the warmer months can have catastrophic effects on the way your foundation blends into the skin. Often powdery formulas can look uneven and streaky due to sweat and perspiration, so try swapping to a creamy based formula to maintain an even dewy glow. W3ll People Narcissist Stick Foundation is a good spring edition to your make up bag. It is lightweight yet covers impurities and will leave your skin with a satin finish.
Hands down the niftiest little makeup cheat going around is none other than luminiser, which gives you an off-the-runway look with just a little dab here and there. Apply Vapour Organic Beauty Trick Stick Illuminator on the areas of your face that naturally catch the light: your brow bone, bow of lips and top of the cheek bone for an effortless lit-from-within and iridescent result.
Spring is the perfect time to embrace a more understated pout. Retire your bold tone lipsticks for the year and have fun with a splash of sheer lip gloss. Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss nourishes and protects with its abundance of vitamin C and organic Jojoba for a perfectly glazed set of kissers.