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There is nothing better than a new season, mostly because it’s a great excuse to spring clean your collection and buy 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-based 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. Because the weather is 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 the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, the new IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Foundation, the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless, and the IT Cosmetics Oil Free Matte CC Cream.

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