Now that it’s finally the start of a new decade, time is flying by and spring and summer are fast approaching. However, transitioning your wardrobe and your skincare routine to match the weather doesn’t necessarily mean you have to break the bank and blow your budget. So, here’s our list of must-haves that are worth spending on for the coming months:
1. A lightweight moisturizer that won’t clog your pores
Firstly, everyone knows that taking care of your skin is the first step to looking put together. In the heat, you’re usually prone to sweat more and suffer from oily skin. To remedy this, Allure recommends the Cosrx Natural BHA Skin Returning Emulsion from Korea, as an affordable option that moisturizes your skin and refines your skin texture at the same time.
2. Sunblock to protect your skin
To prevent wrinkles, dark spots, and leathery skin, sun protection is a must for your face. For those who are unaware, it’s good practice to reapply sunscreen every two hours because it wears off, and you should try and find a product with broad-spectrum coverage for the best protection. For those with sensitive skin, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen comes in a baby formulation that’s free of parabens and fragrances that can cause irritation.
3. Highlighter to make your skin glow
Sweeping some highlighter on the bridge of your nose and your cheekbones can help you glow in the sun. e.l.f. Baked Highlighter is an affordable consumer favorite because of its vivid payoff, crazy affordable price, and color variety. It’s also perfect to sweep on your collarbones if you’re at the beach or you want to look particularly gorgeous for a night of dancing.
4. Eyeliner that stays on in the heat
One problem with warmer weather is that it tends to wear out your makeup over time. The good news is that some products are more heat-resistant than others. For instance, we named Revlon’s Colorstay Skinny Liquid Eyeliner the best smudge-proof eyeliner for its long-lasting formula and precise application.
5. A lightweight hooded jacket
When it gets slightly chilly inside a mall or a restaurant, you’ll want to invest in a coverup or a jacket that goes with your summer outfit. The versatile twill hooded jacket by Woman Within is a good choice because it comes in a variety of colors and inclusive sizes. It’s perfect to throw on top of a flirty dress or a pair of denim cutoffs for an effortlessly casual look. Plus, it comes with handy pockets to tuck your hands in when you’re feeling extra cold.
6. A flowy maxi skirt
Lastly, you can’t go wrong with wearing a maxi skirt. This gorgeous patterned skirt from ASOS isn’t too expensive, and florals are the perfect option for spring. It’s also anything but typical because of its adorable stripes and stunning embroidery. Pair it with a plain white tee and some sneakers, or a lacey cami and heels for a romantic evening.
Whether it’s skincare, fashion, or beauty, this list has you covered for the advent of summer and spring. Don’t forget to shop responsibly and don’t overspend!