Your house isn't the only thing in need of some spring cleaning. The advent of warmer weather means it's time for the full-coverage foundation and matte lipstick you wore throughout the polar vortex to go into hibernation, as heavier product formulas have a harder time holding up in rising temperatures. To help you kick-start your annual spring cleaning routine—because let's be real, that mess in your apartment can wait—we put together a list of the weighty products you should retire for the season, and the sheer counterparts to trade in their place.
narscosmetics.com). The new class of tinted moisturizers like Bare Escentuals' Complexion Rescue ($29; bareminerals.com) and Maybelline's Dream Pure BB ($7; drugstore.com), prove to be just as effective, merging skincare ingredients with a whisper of color that still allows your natural complexion to peek through.
sephora.com), which moonlights as a blush, or a product that fuses vivid color with a gloss or balm formula. We love Burberry's Lip Glow in Oxblood ($29; burberry.com), and L'Oreal's Pop Balm in Wild Lily ($8; ulta.com). Ensure your hue won't quit by first swiping on a layer, blotting it down with a tissue to create a stain, then top off with a final coat.
bobbibrown.com) and YSL's Full Metal Shadow ($30; nordstrom.com) combine the elements into a streamlined option that blends easily on your eyes, allowing you to be on your way in one application. We also love the airy, iridescent finish of Benefit's Creasless Cream Shadow in Blue My Mind ($20; benefitcosmetics.com), which adds a pop of color without veering into middle school territory.
net-a-porter.com) and the Smashbox L.A. Lights in Silver Lake Sunset ($29; nordstrom.com) are universally flattering against any complexion, and even your contour game gets simplified with a multi-tonal stick like Benefit's Fine One One ($30; benefitcosmetics.com). Make sure to position the lightest shade on the top to enhance your cheekbones.