March is a confusing month. While it’s technically spring, many of us aren’t quite free from winter’s lingering grasp. As we ready ourselves for warmer weather, packing away our woolies and boots to make room for sundresses and sandals, take a moment to reevaluate your daily beauty routine. These 10 affordable swaps will ensure an easy transition, preparing you for the warmer weather that lies ahead.
Swap: Full-coverage foundation
With: Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer ($13)
Let your skin breathe with this luminous tinted moisturizer, clinically proven to brighten and even skin tone while providing full-spectrum SPF 30 sun protection.
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Swap: Dark lipstick
With: Sonia Kashuk® Moisture Luxe Tinted Lip Balm in Hint of Coral ($9)
Stolen straight from high-fashion runways, coral-y orange lips are set to dominate this spring. Ease into the trend with this ultra-rich and uber-wearable coral balm from Sonia Kashuk.
Swap: Body butter
With: Vaseline Spray & Go Lotion in Aloe Vera ($7)
This fast-absorbing, continuous spray-system dispenses loads of intense moisture quickly and effectively, minus the greasy feel of heavier creams. With its verdantly fresh scent, the Aloe Fresh variety is just right for spring.
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Swap: Moisturizing masque
With: Queen Helene Natural English Clay Mud Pack Masque ($4)
Spring clean your complexion with a time-tested mud masque. A cult classic, this treatment is designed to relax tired facial muscles, tighten sagging skin, stimulate circulation and soften lines and wrinkles, and costs less than a large latte.
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Swap: Deep conditioner
With: Natural Infusion Macadamia Moisturizing Light Oil Spray ($7)
Deep conditioners can weigh down hair; lighten up with this weightless spray conditioner, enriched with macadamia nut oil. The fine mist gives even coverage and can be used on both damp and dry hair.
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Swap: Dark metallic polish
With: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Bon Bon ($4)
Trade your winter darks for this pale pink-y-peach that (subtly) screams spring. Time-saving bonus: All of CoverGirl’s Outlast polishes boast a built-in base AND high-gloss topcoat.
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Editor by day and the voice of High Plains Thrifter by night, Meghan McAndrews is known for her weekly nacho night get-togethers and ongoing commitment to bringing big hair back. In her free time, she can be found scouring church-basement rummage sales, cooking in her kitchen or daubing it up at the bingo hall.