These products will freshen up your look as we head into spring. The dark, berry shades which have been everywhere this winter are hard to wear when you are starved of sunshine. Smooth out your skin, layer this season’s pastels, and show everyone YOUR spring has SPRUNG!


Start off with Eliz­a­beth Arden’s silky, light­weight, uni­ver­sal primer that instant­ly smoothes out pores and lines, giv­ing your make­up the per­fect can­vas to glide onto. Eliz­a­beth Arden Flaw­less Start Instant Per­fect­ing Primer, $61.

Clar­ins’ light­weight foun­da­tion opti­cal­ly ‘blurs’ imper­fec­tions to reveal nat­u­ral, flaw­less-look­ing skin. Clar­ins Pore Per­fect­ing Mat­i­fy­ing Foun­da­tion, $64.

Keep shine-free all day long with this kit con­tain­ing oil-blot­ting papers and a translu­cent pow­der that work togeth­er to reduce skin shine in just a few easy steps. Clar­ins Pore Per­fect­ing Mat­i­fy­ing Kit, $53.


Depend­ing on your skin tone, sweep your blush­er brush across all or just a cou­ple of this palet­te of high­lighters. Touch to cheek­bones, your breast bone, and the tops of shoul­ders for a light- reflect­ing shim­mer. Wet n Wild Mega­GloTM Illu­mi­nat­ing Palet­te, $13.


This Clar­ins four-in-one pen­cil is the absolute bomb. Fill out thin­ning brows, high­light eyes with a pop of blue, smudge under eyes with the sul­try black, or out­line lips in nude to pre­vent your lip­py bleed­ing. What a make­up bag work­horse! Clar­ins 4-Colour, All-In-One Pen, $50.

This sea­son is all about pas­tels. MAC do a well-edit­ed palet­te of dusky rose hues, offer­ing count­less colour com­bi­na­tions. MAC Easy Porta­bil­i­ty Eye Shad­ow Palet­te Pastel, $59.


Smooth on this sup­ple, minty oil to instant­ly plump lips. Clar­ins Instant Light Lip Com­fort Oil 06, $30.

Final­ly, apply a slick of lip stain to keep your look light and fresh. Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain, $7.

Get the look

Watch make­up artist Desiree Oster­man apply this whole look: