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My Change of Season Beauty Routine

Mar 29 2010 - 12:00pm

Editor's note: The following is a guest post written by Rachel Zoe [1], stylist, fashion designer and creator of The Zoe Report [2]. This week Rachel discusses her change of season beauty routine.

Just as our wardrobe transitions from Winter to Spring, so should our beauty routine! My change of season regimen is all about getting lighter and more au naturel in the makeup and hair department, while throwing a few other warm-weather picks in the mix: bright polish shades, sun-kissed body lotion, and moisturizers with a high SPF. Read on to discover more . . . ! xoRZ


The Spring and Summer months are truly a time to give your hair a rest from styling tools — step away from your blow dryer! — and excessive salon visits. I love to just shower, run a little bit of Moroccanoil [3] through my hair, and head out the door. It keeps frizz at bay and strengthens my hair at the same time.

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation with SPF 20

It is important to pay attention to the SPF in your foundation all year long, but even more so when the weather is hot and you will be spending a lot of time outdoors. Try Giorgio Armani's Lasting Silk UV Foundation [4] with SPF 20 — the coverage is flawless without feeling heavy.

Berry Polish

In the Fall and Winter, I gravitate toward a lot of dark deep reds for my nails, like Chanel Gondola or Vamp, but whenever Spring rolls around I am all about pretty berry shades and eventually transition to a white polish by summer. Think: Raspberry [5] by Essie or Cream Tea [6] by Butter London.

Tinted Lip Balm

While keeping your skin protected from the sun, don't forget about your lips! Make sure to have a balm or chapstick on hand at all times! One of my all-time faves is Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment [7] with SPF 15 — the softest stuff ever! It is berry-stained for a hint of color, but still looks natural.

Shimmery Eye Shadow

Another important step in my change of season protocol is to swap out dark black liquid eyeliner for a shimmery shadow as liner. The look is less harsh and very Spring-appropriate. I like Too Faced's Beauty Mark [8] duo — use the Gilded Rose as a light shadow and apply Black Foil as your liner with a thin-tip brush.

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