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The ultimate spring beauty guide

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

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Bye bye parkas and snow boots! Hello spring flowers and sunny days. Can you tell we're more than ready for spring? Get prepared for our fave season with these must-have beauty finds.

Makeup & skin

The ultimate spring beauty guide from SheKnows.com: Makeup & Skin

  • Multitasking SPF: SPF is a must no matter the season, but spring is a great time to start upping the number of protection. This season, we'll be grabbing an SPF that offers a high level of protection and a universal tint. Our pick: SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 (skinceuticals.com, $34)
  • CC cream: Sure, the beauty industry might be working its way through the alphabet (EE creams are now a thing, have you heard?), but we're still partial to CC creams. They protect, correct and cover without the feel of a heavy foundation! Our pick: Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream(pharmaca.com, $31)
  • Makeup brush cleaner: Extend the spring cleaning to your makeup bag this season with a brush cleaner that wipes away the week's worth of makeup. Your makeup will go on easier and you'll avoid any brush-induced blemishes! Our pick: Japonesque Makeup Brush Cleaner Spray (japonesque.com, prices vary) 
  • Concealer: As much as we may try to achieve perfect skin, sometimes the odd blemish pops up. Show them who's boss and mask the evidence with a concealer that covers up all of your imperfections. Our pick: Vichy Laboratoires Dermafinish Corrective Stick (vichyusa.com, $28) 
  • Eye cream: It's never too early to start protecting your peepers from the signs of aging. This spring, clean up your laissez-faire attitude toward anti-aging and add an eye cream to your beauty routine. You'll thank us in a few years! Our pick: Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Revitalizing Eye Cream (avalonorganics.com, $25)
  • Toner spray: On those days when your complexion could use a boost, reach for a refreshing spray that will turn your blah skin into a red carpet-worthy glow. No uber expensive dress required! Our pick: Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence (tataharperskincare.com, $85)
  • Lipstick: Store those deep winter lip shades for next year, ladies. The color of the moment? Flirty pinks. Take a cue from the spring flowers and pretty up your pout in a fresh new shade. Our pick: Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipstick (neimanmarcus.com, $25)

Hair

The ultimate spring beauty guide from SheKnows.com: Hair

  • Blow dryer: Don't let spring showers fool you into believing you can't rock a sleek blowout. Blow on this season with a tool that offers top notch skills and style to boot. Our pick: Panasonic EH-NA65-K nanoe Hair Dryer (shop.panasonic.com, $180)
  • Shampoo & conditioner: Breathe new life into fine, flat hair with a shampoo/conditioner duo that promises bounce and volume. The key to our spring product of choice? Oxyfusion technology. Our pick: Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner (drugstore.com, $5)
  • Hair accessory: Toss your hair-sabotaging winter hats and cozy up to some colorful hair accessories this spring. They're the perfect small way to take your look to the next level! Our pick: Remington hair ties (drugstores nationwide, prices vary)
  • Volumizer: Seeking full hair without the weight? We've found the product for you! Our latest fave boasts all these attributes and is infused with grapefruit and mint for a refreshing experience. Our pick: Herbal Essences Naked Volume Collection Volumizing Souffle (drugstores.com, $7)
  • Dry shampoo: It's a girl's little beauty secret, but sometimes it's hard for color-treated hair to find the perfect formula. Luckily, we stumbled upon a dry shampoo that will mop up excess grease, extend your blowout and protect your sensitive color-treated locks. Score! Our pick: ColorProof Evolved Color Care DrySpell Color Protect Dry Shampoo (Salons and spas nationwide, $26)

Body

The ultimate spring beauty guide from SheKnows.com: Body

  • Recovery cream: Signs of spring are in the air but it's still a bit nippy outside. What's a girl to do? Treat your damaged winter skin to the moisture it craves with a potent recovery cream that'll have you in tip top skin-baring shape in no time. Our pick: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (firstaidbeauty.com, $28)
  • Fragrance: Winter's musky scents served their purpose, but this spring we'll be lightening up our scents as we peel off layers of clothing and prep for the warm months. The scent of the season? One with tropical undertones! Our pick: Escada Born in Paradise Eau de Toilette (ulta.com, $45)
  • Revolutionary razors: Sometimes we get a little lazy with our shaving routine in the winter, but this spring we're actually looking forward to the process thanks to our new fave razor for sensitive skin. Our pick: Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor (drugstores nationwide, SRP: $10-$13) 
  • Argan oil: Body oil is often touted as a miraculous skin-saver. Argan oil? A true dream! This season, indulge your entire body — skin, nails and hair — with the nourishing natural oil for a non-greasy treat. Our pick: Moroccanoil Pure Argan Oil (moroccanoil.com, $50)
  • Stain-free deodorant: A busy girl like you has little time for obnoxious deodorant stains. Avoid them entirely with a clear formula that won't leave white powder all over your fave LBD. Our pick: Secret Clinical Strength Clear Gel Deodorant (secret.com, $8)

Nails

The ultimate spring beauty guide from SheKnows.com: Nails

  • Neutral nails: Move over deep shades, neutrals are back in town for spring! But any old shade just won't do. This spring, we'll be painting our tips with all-natural polishes made from a vegan water-based formula. Our pick: Scotch Naturals Spring Neutrals Cocktail Trio (scotchnaturals.com, $15 each)
  • Nail jewels: Sick of the same old mani? We are too! Spring is the perfect time to spice up your nails with some fun embellishments that express your mood. Our pick: Hex nail charms (hexnailjewelry.com, $2)
  • Flower power: Forget your boring old polish this spring and swap it out for a creative nail kit that lets you play around with the spring's hottest thing: flowers. How fun, right? Our pick: Ciate Flower Manicure (sephora.com, $30)
  • A taste of summer: Looking ahead a few months to those hot, humid days? So are we! That's why we're digging these fun, colorful polishes that get us a little amped for summer. Our pick: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color High Gloss Nail Lacquer (elizabetharden.com, $17)

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