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How To Spring Clean Your Make Up Routine

Spring has FINALLY arrived and we couldn’t be more excited to dig out our Sunglasses. We may be being slightly optimistic, but they’re the perfect hangover cover-up! With the lighter evenings and warmer days, it’s the perfect time to switch up your make up, so step away from the berry lipsticks and embrace your new spring make up routine with help from HQhair.

Say goodbye to Panda eyes

Panda eyes are never a good look, especially at 11am in the morning. The increase in heat and humidity can spell disaster for regular mascaras, so if you add one thing to your spring make up bag, make sure it’s  waterproof mascara – it’ll also come in handy for those inevitable April showers!

We love the L’oréal Paris mega Volume Collagne Waterproof Mascara, its super-staying powers mean that it will stay put no matter what you’re doing…

Break up with berry

Break up with your dark, matte lipsticks and say hello to bright, sheer colours for a killer spring make up look. Opt for sheer corals, pink and nude lipsticks, teamed with plenty of highlighter for a fresh and glowing spring look.

If you can’t bear to jump off the matte-lip band wagon, opt for a semi-matte finish like the gorgeous, bright shades from MDMflow and you’ll be ready to slay all day.

Bronze it up

With the sun making the odd appearance during spring, bronzer is a must-have in your make up bag to add a sun-kissed glow to your face. Team with a pretty coral blusher and you’ll have your spring make up nailed.

The Balm’s Betty Lou Manizer 3-in-1 Bronzer is the perfect addition to your make up collection as it works as a highlighter, eyeshadow and bronzer – the perfect product for those emergency touch ups!

All about that base

Warmer weather and thick full-coverage foundations are not a good match, so swipe right on a lightweight BB cream to avoid the dreaded cakey foundation look. If you prefer a little more coverage, apply a full coverage concealer to any problem areas before setting with a translucent powder.

SPF is important all year round, but adding a BB Cream with SPF protection to your Spring make up bag is essential. The HQ gals are o(BB)sessed with the Decléor 24-Hour Moisture Activator BB cream with SPF 15 protection, it leaves a flawless finish to the skin and keeps your skin fresh and hydrated all day errrrrry day- our Spring make up must have!


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