Spring forward: 5 ways to freshen up your makeup routine

Spring Makeup Trends

It might be Spring, meteorologically speaking, but is your face still saying “Winter”? I feel you! Here are five simple ways to bring some of the fresh looks of the season into your beauty regimen.

1Back to brown

The 90s are back — and a slash of tawny brown lipstick might just be the quickest way to update your day-to-day makeup. In three tawny shades, Charlotte Tilbury’s matte Supermodel Lipsticks, $34, hit just the right note; I’ve been wearing the nude-rouge Super Sexy for the past three weeks and, while it hasn’t quite transformed me into Cindy Crawford, I’m not sure I can live without it any more. Also, lip liner, that other 90s favorite, is non-negotiable.

2… And keep it in a mini lipstick case

Louis Vuitton Lipstick Case

So you’ve found the perfect lipstick for spring; how you carry it counts, too. The fashion world has gone nuts for the nano handbag — just big enough to accommodate a lipstick tube, and nothing else. Louis Vuitton kick started the trend with this $1,390 lipstick case. Go figure.

3Make it metallic

Metallics were all over the runways, and they look so good in photos. Get the look with the new “dialed-up beauty extras” by Glossier Play, which just launched to much excitement. Its Glitter Gelée, $14, comes in four different shades; dab it on anywhere you fancy a bit of glam shimmer (though it’s not advisable on the lips).

4Think sustainable

Makeup Eraser

Speaking of glitter, Glossier wisely advises against washing it off with water to keep it out of the waterways. Yes, the beauty world is paying attention to sustainability, and it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest trends of 2019. One way to green your routine is to ditch the makeup remover wipes that add up to a whole lot of landfill. Switch to a makeup remover cloth like The Original MakeUp Eraser® Makeup Remover Cloth, $20, from Sephora.

5Make friends with mascara

Fetish Eyes

Mascara has been having a hard time of it lately, as many beauty aficionados have been opting for lash extensions instead. But that was before makeup maestro Pat McGrath launched her new mascara, FetishEYES™, $28, promising all the drama and garnering rave reviews. Also making waves is UK brand No7, which sells a tube of its 360 mascara every 9 seconds. And you don’t even need to find a UK-bound friend to seek it out for you; it’s available at stores including Walgreens for $9.99.

Susannah Cohen is a fashion journalist, e-commerce editor (specialist subjects: lingerie and diamonds) and Jewish mom. Recently relocated from London to the West Coast, she’s feeling a lot more spiritual these days.