Saving Face! How to Get a Natural Spring Glow in 5 Easy Steps

Let's just get this out in the open - I don't mind walking out of the house without a drop of make up on my face. In fact, I do it all of the time. I like to let my skin breathe. Besides, my mom said I "look beautiful without all of that junk on my face" anyway. But, I will also admit there are some days when I just want a quick look without all of the hassle.This is where that "spring glow" comes in! Something about the rain, blooming flowers, and perfect days that gets me going. But, back to make up…I put together a little slide show to show you how I get that "spring glow" in five easy and quick steps. Nothing too drawn out or complicated. This is great for those days when you're in a hurry or don't want to mess with a full face of make up. I do know we all have different skin types and tones. These are products that work for me. Find what works for you and your skin!

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neutrogenaneutrogena1) Wash Your Face with a Gentle Daily Scrub
First things first! Wash your face with a gentle daily scrub. I use Neutrogena's Deep Clean Gentle Scrub. It gently exfoliates your skin, by getting rid of dead skin cells. A scrub will give your face a natural glow. Remember, we all have different skin types. If this is too harsh for you, try a scrub once a week, instead of daily.

clinique CCclinique CC2) Apply CC Cream to Your Face
Next, I apply a CC Cream instead of foundation. CC Cream, also known as color control/color corrective cream, was designed with light to moderate coverage in mind. I like Clinique's Moisture Surge CC Cream. It helps brighten my skin and diminish any redness.

mascaramascara3) Use an Eye Brightening Mascara
When I want that simple spring glow, I don't worry about eye shadows or eye liners. Instead, I reach for an eye brightening mascara. Smashbox' Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara has a patented Blue Prism Technology contains a blend of micas, titanium, and blue pigments that make the white of your eyes pop!

finishing powderfinishing powder4) Apply a Brightening Finishing Powder
I was recently introduced to a finishing powder and I can't get enough of it. This is perfect, as we're coming to the end of this quick routine. Bobbi Brown's Brightening Finishing Powder is an all-over powder that illuminates and will give your skin a fresh and healthy glow.

lipsticklipstick5) Finish with a Sheer Lipstick or Gloss
Finally, finish your "spring glow" look with a light and sheer lipstick or gloss. I try to stay away from anything to heavy, dark, or sticky. I love L'Oreal Paris' Colour Caresse by Colour Riche lipstick. They come in a range of bright colors that are lightweight and sheer.

- By Monique Frausto
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