In Transition - Taking Your Make-Up From Winter to Spring and Beyond

It’s official: Spring is finally upon us.  While we are no doubt happy for the added sunshine and noticeable rise in temperatures, neither seems to stick around long enough to require any major changes be made to our daily beauty routine.  Still, with winter drifting quietly away and summer lingering just over the horizon, there are a few key tricks and trends that one can embrace to keep pace with this transitional season.  Below are five must-have products for Spring 2013:

1.  Le bébé Coo Wet Wipes

{Pictured Above: Le bebe Coo Wet Wipes}

These handy little wipes aren’t just for the little ones! Packed with soothing ingredients like chamomile and witch hazel (which helps to reduce inflammation), they are the perfect addition to your get-fit plan.  Throw them in your gym bag for a quick facial clean-up pre and post work-out. 
Available at lebebecoo.com

2.  Alba Natural Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer

{Pictured Above: Alba Natural Hawaiian Oil-Free Moistureizer}

By far one of the best moisturizers on the market today, this oil-free formula which includes refining aloe and green tea, sinks down deep leaving skin feeling supple and smooth, but never greasy.
Available at albabotanica.com

3.  MAC Limited Edition Lipsticks

{Pictured Above: MAC Limited Edition Lipsticks in Embrace Me, Heroine, Silly and Ablaze}

Perhaps the easiest way to change your look this spring is to simply change your lipstick.  Extra bright colors are still very much on trend and these limited edition shades from MAC will add a bit of pep to your step – come rain or shine!
Available at maccosmetics.com

4.  Essie and Butter London Spring Collections

{Pictured Above: Butter London Spring 2013 Collection, Essie Resort Spring 2013 Collection}

Did someone say polish change? Ditch the dim hues you've been clutching for colder weather and pick-up one of these pretty pastel lacquers.  You can swipe on a whole new attitude in all of five minutes (just be sure to allow ample drying time!).
Available at butterlondon.com and essie.com

5.  Nars Illuminator

(Pictured Above: Nars Illuminator in Laguna}

Although a deep dark tan is still best applied during the summer months, no one wants to look like they’ve been hibernating all winter now that the flowers are finally in bloom.  Rather than piling on the self tanner or opting for a darker shade of foundation before its truly necessary, try mixing a bit of bronze illuminator into your liquid foundation or applying a dab of this bottled up miracle to your cheek-bones, fore-head and jaw-line. You’ll look fresh as a daisy - no need to mention how little effort it actually took.
Available at narscosmetics.com