You’ve cleaned out the closet.
Let’s get you started with The AskSuzanneBell Closet Edit.
Next up, the make-up drawer!
Time to ditch that eyeshadow you’re saving for next Halloween and those 3 crusty tubes of mascara. Remember, makeup has a shelf life, and colors change with the season.
It’s time to refresh!
Over coffee this past week, my dear friend Celeste and I were dishing on what we love for spring. You all may recall Celeste, as she has been featured for her fabulous shoe and style picks, in past posts on AskSuzanneBell.
Since you couldn’t join us over coffee, I put together a list of what’s on our radar right now – it’s just like you were there!
As always, none of these products are sponsored. Just us two girls, our picks, and thoughts.
Muted neutrals are popping up everywhere. And, I love how they work so well together! Muted taupe, is one of my favorite new colors, as in my favorite sandals, and bag.
Our favorites: OPI ‘Worth a Pretty Penne’ (Suzanne’s Pick)| OPI ‘Humid-Tea’ | OPI ‘Press * For Silver | Deborah Lippmann ‘Naked’ (Celeste’s Pick)
If you don’t mind spending a bit more, we share a common love of Armani products.
I have been a longtime fan of Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.
Available in a wide array of colors. I always have a salesperson try it on me, to get the correct shade.
The Paint Pot, is another swipe-and-go eye product, that I use daily.
Goes on as a creme, and dries to a shimmer. For my skin tone, I use Indianwood.
Maybelline ‘Color Tatoo Metal’, is similar to the MAC Paint Pot, for a fraction of the price.
I find the MAC Paint Pot lasts longer – but for a drugstore buy, Color Metal Tatoo, is pretty good.
‘Terracotta Light’ Sheer Bronzing Powder (top left)
I have not tried Bronze Mania, but since Celeste loves it – I will be checking it out. For bronzer, I use terra-cotta light from Guerlain. With any bronzer, have a makeup professional help you with your color, to avoid looking like you smeared dirt on your face (yes, that can happen – been there!)
Does anyone else love their hairdresser? Not only do I love mine, for cut and color, but she’s a makeup artist as well! So while passing the time in her chair, awaiting my new ‘do, I always ask her what’s new, in the world of cosmetics.
On my last visit, while sitting in her chair, I grabbed my phone and ordered 4 products – based on her recommendation.
Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in ‘hope’ – a perfect nude color for my skin tone. Moisturizing, long lasting, matte color. My new fave!
Is Matte, not your thing? Other LipSurgence products are available, HERE.
Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation, a lightweight foundation powder. Wear alone or over foundation.
Amazonian Clay 12- Hour Blush, in ‘charisma’.
Maracujá Creaseless Concealer, full coverage, waterproof and long wear without creasing. I use it under the eyes.
With Tarte, I find I get the best prices, directly from the Tarte website. If you sign up, they will send you promo offers quite often, and I find this to be cheaper than purchasing this product from Sephora.
take 15% off your Tarte purchase at Tarte.com with code: 9vyth3873kc2rgzp32uc
I love NARS The Multiple in ‘Orgasam’, as the weather heats up. It’s a cream-to-powder formula, to use on cheeks, eyes and body. Nordstrom currently has an exclusive new color, ‘Hot Sand’, that looks gorgeous.
The Beauty Blender
Hands down, the best blender for foundation and more. I’ve tried others and always come back to this one. Use wet or dry to blend product.
Dry Winter Lips and Skin?
Get spring ready with this lip scrub – it’s so yummy, you might want to taste it!
FRESH Sugar Lip Polish
An exfoliating treatment that leaves lips soft and smooth | $22.50 | Sephora
Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips
This multi-task lip balm can be used on dry cracked skin, as a cheek shine, eyebrow tamer, on cuticles and of course as a lip gloss – all with no smell or taste. | $23.11 | Amazon.com
Tinted Lip Treatment
Sugar Lip Treatment with SPH 15. The perfect sheer lip color.| 12 colors | $22.50 | Sephora
FRESH Brown Sugar Body Polish
A moisturizing body scrub that smells divine! A true luxury! | $38.00-$65.00 |Sephora
Remember, the key to looking refreshed, is to stay moisturized.
I’ll leave you with this fab drugstore buy, that Celeste swears by.
Vanicream Skin Cream, jar with a pump | Fragrance Free| $13.39 | Target
Keep it by your bedside, so you remember to apply – day and night!
Have a favorite product you love?
Do share by dropping a comment down below!
How do you refresh your beauty routine?
Does anyone have a makeup drawer, that looks as nasty as mine?
Have a lovely weekend, and see you back here next week!