Forget spring cleaning! The best thing to do when the weather warms up doesn’t involve trash bags or glass cleaner. Instead, why not refresh your beauty routine with a few new products. (So much more fun.) From a weather-appropriate cheek stain to a new brush head for your Clarisonic, here are the five beauty refreshers you need now!
Don’t let the name scare you. A creamy cheek stain doesn’t actually stain your skin, instead it gives a natural flush that also imparts a slight sheen. We’re especially fond of Tarte’s Cheek Stain ($30) in the hues Flush, Natural Beauty, and Exposed.
Tip: Rub a little product between your fingers and gently pat into your skin—don’t rub!
The latest thing to happen to lips? Glossy lip color! Keep it mature by choosing a formula that’s shiny, but sparkle-free. We like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Stained Gloss Lip Tar ($18).
Tip: Don’t even think about applying this with your fingers! OCC’s products are highly pigmented, so apply slowly using the included brush.
When was the last time you changed the brush head on your Clarisonic? If it’s time—the brand suggests you change the brush every three months—then opt for their latest version. Their Luxe Contour Brush Head Satin Precision ($30) is super soft and incredibly gentle.
You’re probably sick and tired of us talking about eye masks—those clever little patches that instantly de-puff eyes after a long night—thanks to all the celebs who swear by them. We say, if you can’t beat them, join them! Try Shiseido’s Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask ($18 for three).
Tip: Pop the patches in the fridge for 20 minutes before using as the cold will maximize the benefits!
We’ve been talking about oil face wash for a while now. Why? It’s an insanely gentle way to remove makeup and nourish skin at the same time! Boscia’s Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil ($28) is a refreshing oil that cleans without feeling greasy!