There is nothing better than a new season, mostly because it’s a great excuse to buy new clothes and new makeup(!!!). Just as you rotate your wardrobe during the fall, winter, spring and summer months, you should do the same with your makeup, especially your foundation. While a more hydrating, full-coverage formula works in the winter, spring is an entirely different ball game as the weather change is drastic. To get some aid on the switch ups, we turned to New York City makeup artist Ashley Rebecca for her tips on what you should look for in a spring foundation.

Go Lighter

“Changing your moisturizer and foundation in the spring is a great way to refresh your makeup routine and deliver some lighter, dewier coverage to your face that will lend an overall glow and natural finish,” says Rebecca. Since the weather is lighter and warmer, you can go lighter in texture, but make sure you’re layering on the SPF. If you absolutely love the winter foundation you've been using, there are still ways to make it more wearable for the warmer months ahead.

Mix It Up

One way to keep your winter foundation in rotation is by taking a small amount of your fuller coverage foundation and mixing in a serum or light moisturizer to give it more of a tinted-moisturizer look and effect. “Mixing a liquid illuminator in will also give you a nice glow, and, depending on the tone, some warmth,” adds Rebecca. We love the Lancôme Teint Idole Highlighting Drops for this.

Choose the Right Formula for Your Skin

Regardless of the season, you should look for a foundation that works for your skin type. Some other foundation recs we love for the spring months? Try Lancôme Teint Idole, Maybelline Superstay 24/7 Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, and IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation.


Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn
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About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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