It's mid-March, it's been cold for months, and if you're anything like us, you're knee-deep in a beauty rut. But spring is almost here -- tis the season to renew and recharge! Here, we've come up with fifteen ways to update your beauty regimen for the new season -- get ready debut a brand new you.
Here, we’ve come up with fifteen ways to update your beauty regimen for spring 2011 — get ready to debut a brand new you!
1.) Dazzle in Denim
Bored with your eyeshadow selection? Try MAC’s new limited edition “Jean-ious” Eyeshadows ($19.50, maccosmetics.com). The go-with-everything shades come in the cutest denim-inspired compacts.
2.) Turn Your Shower into a Spa
Pamper yourself with a deliciously scented, uber-moisturizing shower gel. The Body Shop’s new Shower Gel for Earth Lovers in Watermelon & Eucalyptus turns your shower into a tropical oasis!
3.) Curl Your Lashes
Upgrade your mascara game with Stila’s groundbreaking new Forever Your Curl Mascara ($22. ulta.com). The formula has lash-curl memory, so your lashes stay continuously curled all day long.
4.) Get Glowing
Don’t let dull, winter-worn skin ruin your look. Blend Physician’s Formula Cashmere Wear Bronzer ($11.30, amazon.com) over cheekbones, nose bridge and forehead for a sunny, outdoorsy glow.
5.) Rock a Juicy Pout
Juicy, fruit punch-hued lip gloss is all the rage for spring! Try Revlon’s new Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss ($7.49, drugstore.com) comes in sizzling shades like Strawberry, Papaya, and Hot Coral.
6.) Add Color to Your Cheeks
If you’re not a fan of blush, get into it! A pop of pink or melon on the apples of your cheeks really wakes up brown skin. Try Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Peony ($9.99, target.com).
7.) Use a Moisturizing Shampoo
Don’t just depend on your conditioner to nourish thirsty tresses — start with a hydrating shampoo like MoroccanOil’s argan oil-based Moisture Repair Shampoo ($46, amazon.com).
8.) Enhance Your Brows
To score this spring’s full, uber-dramatic 1980’s brow, use a pencil like Nars Brow Pencil in Ipanema ($21, sephora.com) to lightly fill-in overtweezed or naturally sparse arches.
9.) Start Batting a Thousand
Major lashes are back, ladies — but if you don’t have them naturally, subtly enhance your peepers with Sephora Collection Flirt It Lash Duo ($8, sephora.com).
10.) Embrace Orange
Orange is the official color of spring 2011! Introduce this bold hue into your look with a sexy mani or pedi. We’re loving Givenchy’s new Acid Orange Nail Lacquer.
11.) Exfoliate Dull Skin
Months of cold weather can result in dry, ashy skin. Clarins One-Step Exfoliating Cleanser ($35, sephora.com) cleanses and polishes skin with natural botancials, leaving it looking impossibly radiant.
12.) Deep Condition Overworked Tresses
Our hair really takes a beating from relaxers, color and heat-styling. Treat your tresses to Dark & Lovely Moisture Gloss Conditioner ($5.50, at drugstores), a nourishing, shea butter-infused formula.
13.) Brighten Your Eyes
Trade in your dark, smokey winter shadows for Technicolor-bright teals, yellows, and ambers — so springy! Try Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Island Oasis Eyeshadow Palette ($42, neimanmarcus.com).
14.) Smolder in Red Lips
Go for the bold with fire engine red lips, one of this season’s hottest trends! Black Opal Rich Red Lipstick ($7.25, blackopalbeauty.com) looks stunning on all brown skin tones.
15.) Consolidate Your Products
Instead of a sprawling, cluttered makeup drawer, invest in an all-in-one palette. Tokidoki Sodashop Palette ($49, sephora.com) comes with 12 eyeshadows, an eyeliner, and a nail file.