Glow Up! Spring Makeup Haul

From new hair products by Kristin Ess and Drybar to a glowy Too Faced bronzer and peach-inspired palette, these spring beauty products are a few of my favorites.

This spring is all about the glow! After a long, dry winter in Chicago, I can’t get enough of bronzy, peachy products that feel like they’re bringing life back into my skin. I’ve been stocking up on a few new beauty products for spring (and picking up some old favorites) that are brightening, hydrating, light and glowy to help get skin summer ready.

A few of these—the Juice Beauty primer, Ecotools brushes and Too Faced bronzer—I’ve seen in so many YouTube videos and blog posts that I had to try out for myself. And they did not disappoint. Those combined with some of my favorite NARS and Tarte products are making their way into my spring beauty rotation.

Before moving onto makeup though, start with skincare! These are my favorite winter skincare products that will help exfoliate and prep your skin for better application. I’ve also been obsessed with the Tarte Cleansing Cutie, which you can use with any cleanser, to gently exfoliate and remove dirt and oil (Clarisonics are way too tough on my sensitive skin and this is a great, cheap, deep-cleaning alternative!).

What are your favorite spring beauty products? Have you tried any of these already?

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Illuminating Primer

This Gwyneth-approved lightweight primer is perfect for summer skin. Use it as a primer or add a pump in with your foundation or tinted moisturizer for a smooth, glowy finish.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

I’ve been using this tinted moisturizer for years. It’s super lightweight with built-in SPF and evens out skin tone without being too matte.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Shape Tape sells out in minutes for a reason. This full-coverage concealer flawlessly covers redness or dark circles and is great for highlighting and brightening under eyes.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette

This peachy palette is so pretty and full of neutral shades that are fresh, bright and perfect for warmer weather. The shades are super pigmented, creamy and smell like peaches!

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Get Glowing: BECCA Champagne Pop vs. Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighters

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BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector review: Which BECCA highlighter is right for you, Champagne Pop or Opal? 

I’ve been going through a serious highlighting binge, and the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed powders are some of the most beautiful highlighters I’ve ever laid eyes on.

I’d been dying to try Champagne Pop, a collab with makeup artist and YouTube personality Jaclyn Hill, after reading all the reviews and seeing it used in countless tutorials, but of course it was sold out—and had been for weeks. So I went to Sephora to play around with some of the other BECCA shades and fell in love with Opal. But when Champagne Pop came back in stock a few weeks later, I had to pick one up to see what all the hype was about. This holy grail highlighter launched in July 2015 as a limited-edition shade, but earlier this year BECCA Cosmetics announced that it’s now a permanent shade by popular demand.

What it does, according to Sephora.com: “Find refined luminosity in any light. This bestselling formula is enriched with ultrafine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light so your natural radiance is never lost.”

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