From wake-up routines, to skin-care routines, to workout routines, your day can start to feel more than a little formulaic. But spring has sprung, and the change in season is an easy opportunity to give your daily groove a little shakeup.
Your beauty regimen is a fresh, fun way to kick it off. Sure, you have your holy grail makeup finds that you will *never* be without, but it might be time to sift through your cosmetic bag for old or expired products as part of your spring cleaning. With a little extra space, you can turn your attention to makeup essentials that help you best express yourself.
Take it from makeup artist Isabel Y. Rosado, who loves how makeup can tell a story. "I never want makeup to change who I am," she says. "I wear the makeup, it doesn't wear me." And when it comes to shopping for new cosmetics, she knows there are tons of choices out there, which can feel intimidating to the stick-to-the-routine types. "One thing to remember is to have fun and explore. Be curious with your makeup journey."
In other words, don't be afraid to try out new products that feel a bit outside your comfort zone. This spring, Walmart is making that leap a little more accessible with the Beauty Glow-Up Event, online and in-store through April 21. You can experiment with spring makeup finds (and restock on all your faves, too) for a fraction of the price. Use this list of must-haves as your guide to shaking—and cleaning—things up, and get started filling your cart.
9 fresh makeup finds for spring
Ever wonder what one-and-done product a makeup artist always has on hand? For Rosado, it’s concealer. “It gives my skin that extra-polished and awake look,” she says. Enriched with vitamins A, C, and E to nourish the skin, this matte creme concealer from Black Opal—a Black and woman-owned brand—is full coverage and true to tone.
Multi-use items, like this lip-and-cheek tint, are a must-have in Rosado’s cosmetic bag—and this creamy formula is easily buildable, upping its versatility. For cheeks, simply swipe, blend, and buff with your fingers or a brush. For lips, apply using your fingertips (just don’t forget to wash your hands first).
Don’t let the affordable price tag fool you—this six-shade palette from Relove by Revolution is packed with pigment for an intense color payoff. If fiery tones aren’t for you, fear not: You can choose from eight palette options, from matte to shimmery finishes.
Have you yet to find makeup that’s actually long-lasting? Give primer a try to help products grip all day, Rosado says, especially if you’re prone to oily skin. This pre-makeup makeup is packed with botanical ingredients (like green tea extract and sunflower seed oil) and can help minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines.
Spring is dewy-skin season, and this highly-pigmented serum highlighter will help you achieve the look with a glazed-donut-level glow. Use your fingertips to apply to the areas you want to highlight (psst: a little goes a long way), or mix it into your moisturizer or foundation for instant, all-over radiance.
Another product Rosado never leaves home without? Mascara. “It’s an effortless way to define my eyes without using eyeliner,” she says. This full-volume, smudge-resistant option doesn’t just embolden your eyes—it doubles as a lash-lengthening serum, too. Who knew a mascara could work double time?
If you wouldn’t classify a nude-colored eyeliner as a need-to-have, hear Rosado out. “I love to [apply] cream-colored eyeliner with an angled or liner-shaped brush,” she says. “Colored liner is a fun way to change things up from a traditional black or brown.” She recommends pairing it with black mascara (on your top and bottom lashes) to help tie the look together.
If you’re looking to even out your complexion, this Neutrogena formula is a super-hydrating, skin-friendly choice. Made with hyaluronic acid, it’s oil-free and non-comedogenic, so you don’t need to worry about clogging your pores. Cheers to the two-for-one, skin care-makeup special.
Liquid eyeliner can be intimidating, even for the most seasoned cat-eye pros. But with its long-lasting formula and easy-to-use tip, you’ll learn to love this stick in no time. Let your self expression shine with different shapes and styles, and usher in the spring season with that new, I-nailed-it kind of confidence.
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