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Spring Cleaning Guide: Makeup

Spring Cleaning Guide: Makeup

Spring cleaning doesn’t just apply to your skin care products. As seasons change, your makeup should too. Update your makeup drawer with these spring cleaning tips.

Replace your winter colors with fresh spring makeup shades. An apricot or peach blush will give your skin a pretty golden glow. We like jane iredale PurePressed Blush in Copper Wind because its mineral formula creates a soft touch of color with a sheer, natural finish.

Refresh your eye makeup with a soft pastel shade like glo minerals GloEye Shadow in Lilac. Neutral eye makeup is also big this season, so the natural tones of stila Eye Shadow Trio in Goddess should come in handy.

Replace that dark winter lipstick with a sweet pink shade like glo minerals GloLip Stick in Socialite. This moisturizing lipstick offers high color payoff with a long-lasting formula.

Swap your heavier foundation for a formula with lighter coverage. Colorescience Sheer Creme Foundation has a lightweight formula that offers sheer to medium coverage with a flawless finish.

Finally, if you still have your spring shades from last year, it’s probably time to throw those away. These spring cleaning tips will help you determine if your makeup is past its expiration date:

  • Liquid foundations last three to six months
  • Cream foundations last four to six months
  • Mineral makeup lasts up to one year
  • Concealer lasts six to eight months
  • Powders (eyeshadow, blush, foundation, etc.) last up to one year
  • Lipstick and gloss last for up to one year
  • Mascaras last one to three months, depending on proper care (don’t pump the wand and be sure to closing the lid tightly)
  • Eye and lip pencils last for up to one year

Which spring makeup colors are you adding to your collection? Let us know in the comments.

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Kristen is a copy editor for LovelySkin who loves catching up on the latest in skin care and beauty trends. Her favorite things include cats, concerts and Harry Potter.

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