6 Spring-Ready Makeup Swaps

Feel like you're stuck in a winter-beauty rut? Yeah, join the club. For months, we were so immersed in dark lipstick and full-coverage foundation that we'd nearly forgotten how to do our makeup for sunny days with temperatures above zero degrees. To put it bluntly, we barely remember what dewy skin looks like, not to mention how to get it.
But, we're committed to being ready for spring when we emerge from hibernation. In order to do so, we're going to swap out our winter go-tos and replace them with products that fit the season's beauty requirements. Think barely there foundation and colors bright enough to lift even the most lingering seasonal affective disorder symptoms.
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Ditch the heavy foundation and grab this water-based tinted face gel instead. You'll still be able to see your skin through it, but it'll give you decent coverage while evening out discoloration. It dries to a dewy, radiant finish to make you look like you've been breathing fresh spring air for months rather than minutes.

Pixi H2O Skintint, $24, available at Target.
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For a dewy, natural glow, a simple powder blush won't do. Instead, grab a cheek stain in a vibrant pink shade. Put it on the apples of your cheeks, and sheer it out over your cheekbones with your fingers.

Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush, $30, available at Sephora.
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Nothing says spring like colorful sheer lips that pop in the sunlight. We're not saying you should get rid of your dark lipstick entirely, but this ultra-vibrant, spring-perfect coral has us singing a new tune.

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Stoked, $22, available at Lipstick Queen.
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Simply swapping black mascara with a lighter brown shade will brighten up your whole face. And, as an added bonus, this will make your lipstick stand out even more.

Guerlain Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara in Brown, $30, available at Nordstrom.
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If you're feeling brave, try playing around with a true-orange lippie. It'll be like sunlight and daffodils for your face.

Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous, $8.99, available at Ulta.
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The surprise eyeshadow color of the season is vibrant blue. Swap out your go-to nude for this pop of color, and apply it in a graphic shape on your lids.

Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Esmaralda, $25, available at Sephora.
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