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While spring has been underway for several weeks now, the weather’s fluctuating behavior has left our glam looking like we’re still in fall. Spring is seen as the segue into summer, so most beauty-related trends will stay intact up until September. New makeup, skincare and clothing collections have recently just hit the market. With every other seasonal re-brand, you might be left confused trying to figure out what to buy.
Sunscreen is a best-seller at this time of year. Brands like La-Roche Posay, Supergoop, Elta MD and Black Girl Sunscreen create stellar formulas to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and avoid any “white” or “grey casting” on people of color.
Scott Barnes, known as Jennifer Lopez’s makeup artist, recommended Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Body Mist for bodily sun protection that also adds an intense glow to the skin, replicating the result of a glow oil or highlighter.
Foundation, concealer, powder and other products with matte formulas might be needed for heavy-duty days, but springtime beauty is all about letting your skin breathe and recover from the dryness of the colder seasons. Face makeup is often a hit or miss depending on your skin type, but, as long as the coverage is buildable, you can create whatever is comfortable to wear in the warm weather.
Springtime calls for color, so don’t be afraid to add some color to your eye makeup. If you’re not a professional with pigment, an eyeshadow pen is more doable. E.L.F, Laura Mercier and Urban Decay offer an array of glitters, metallics and mattes for the eye, and pencils make application a lot easier.
Spring is often students’ favorite time of year to debut new outfits and new makeup, and junior Laura Arroyo is no stranger to switching up her makeup for the season.
“My beauty advice for any springtime look is to look for hydrating products that give your hair and skin a fresh glow,” Arroyo said. “My go-to products for the warm weather are rose water spray, a tinted moisturizer or CC/BB cream and clear lip gloss.”
College students are often on a budget, so Ulta is the ideal cosmetics store for them. They have an amazing rewards program that lets you gain points that convert into actual money that you can put towards purchases. Luxurious storefronts like Sephora sell products that are in the higher price range, but Ulta carries both luxury and drugstore brands that appeal to all audiences.
While the fall and winter are reserved mostly for sweats and other laid-back looks, spring is a time to embrace colors and put your best foot forward. Spring beauty is a year-round concept, however, so don’t limit yourself just to this time frame. If spring beauty trends aren’t your thing, forget about what’s in and put on whatever makes you happy.