- For lips, use a gloss to obtain a fresh look. You don't need to use a liner or lipstick underneath because you have the freedom to pick a gloss with pigment already in it. That will give you a sheer wash of color. Using a gloss rather than a matte lipstick will create the illusion of a really full lip with a ripe, voluptuousness perfect for your spring look.
- Lorac Mocktail in Tequila Sunrise, Tropical Dream, Sex on the Beach and Razberri Cosmo, $18, at Beauty 101. Wallet lipcolor in Sheer Daiquiri and Sunshine, $17, and Tarte Snappable Mix 'n' Match lip gloss, both at Bamboo Apothecary.
- For cheeks, if you have normal to dry skin, go with something in a cream consistency for spring. For oily skin, stick to powder blushes. Always look for noncomedogenic products that won't clog pores.
- FACE Stockholm Cream Blush-On, $21, at Pixie Cosmetics & Skincare and Aveda Petal Essence Face Accents in Plum Fresco, $17, at Paris Parker.
Luminizers can be used to enhance or highlight cheekboones. They give a healthy, dewy glow that's brighter than the dull, matte blushes of winter. To apply, use the index and middle fingers for liquids, and a brush for powder. Start from below the middle part of the eye the apple of the cheek and work in a circular motion up to the hairline. You also can use luminizers to highlight the brow or mix into lip gloss.
Smashbox Artificial Light Luminating Lotion, $30, at Beauty 101.
Brozners mixed with face lotion or foundations can work as a nice natural highlighter on the skin to achieve a golden sun-kissed tone. You can also use a liquid bronzer on your eyes (a little under the brow area to accent your brow bone) or mix it into your lip gloss. Gold lips are something you'll see more of this spring.
Too Faced Caribbean in a Compact Bronzing Powder, $25, at Beauty 101.