To celebrate the beauty of Spring, I recently stopped by Bartell Drugs annual Spring Beauty Event for a mini Spring makeover, as well as some shopping for a few beauty items that are perfect for transitioning to Spring and Summer. As the weather heats up here in Seattle (hello 80+ degrees today!) I am seeking all things that go with that Summer carefree vibe and don't feel heavy in the heat, including 5 favorites I am sharing today!
I am proud to say that I am a 3rd generation shopper at Bartell Drugs. Rumor has it in my family that my Grandpa was even on a radio commercial for Bartell Drugs at one point, and I think it might just be his favorite store! Seattle-based and family-owned since 1890, Bartell Drugs is currently celebrating over 125 years serving the Pacific Northwest! My favorite stop for a beauty shopping spree and makeover while I support the local economy.
Bartell Drugs hosts two beauty events per year, one in Spring and one in Fall (stay tuned for the next one!), the perfect time to stock up on beauty for seasonal transitions. As part of the Spring Beauty Event this year, Bartell Drugs introduced new beauty lines including Pacifica, e.l.f., LA Colors and NYX. I am particularly excited about all the new Pacifica, an Oregon-based vegan cosmetic line! (and the Pacific BB cream definitely made my 5 favorites list today!)
My mini spring makeover at the Bartell Drugs Spring Beauty event was so fun (Thank you Bartell Drugs!). I had the opportunity to consult with a professional cosmetician for makeup and beauty tips and tried products from the new lines available.
|Beauty Products used during my Spring mini-makeover!|
After my makeover I browsed the beauty aisles and snagged some beauty products perfect for transitioning into warmer weather, including these 5 favorites I am sharing today.
5 Favorite Beauty Products for Transitioning to Spring/Summer (all available at Bartell Drugs!)
1. Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream
Light as a feather, this multitasking miracle is an all-in-one bare skin tint, illuminating primer, perfecting finish and age defying skincare. Hydrates, primes, illuminates and leaves a sheer bare skin finish. Perfect if you're not entirely comfortable going nude, but it doesn't feel as heavy as foundation in the heat.
2. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Oil-Control Powder
Designed to give sheer, illuminating color to help enhance the skin's natural, healthy appearance, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Power is perfect for achieving that natural summer look. Enriched with Vitamin C and botanical conditioners, this powder is lightweight, soft and ideal for controlling oil and shine in the heat. The shimmer is the perfect amount and the color give a beautiful, healthy glow.
3. Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara
I often find long-wearing waterproof mascaras super irritating for my eyes as a contact lens wearer. As an alternative, I have come to seriously love the Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara, which I follow with a sweep of clear mascara to seal the color and I use only clear on my bottom lashes. A perfect alternative if waterproof mascara irritates your eyes, Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara is made from an exclusive vitamin E and olive oil formula that nourishes and strengthens lashes. Think length and separation without clumping, flaking or smudging!
4. L.A. Color Mosaic Bronzer
I like to apply a bronzer with a slight shimmer over the apples of my cheeks, across the bridge of my nose and on my temples to mimic where the sun naturally hits my face. The Mosaic Bronzer Multi Colored Powder is a bronzer, highlighter and blush all in one compact. With a swirl over the entire compact you can achieve a radiant on the go glow! I am currently a huge fan of this Bronzer in the shade sun-kissed bronze!
5. Pacifica Devocean Deeply Devoted Natural Lipstick
Kiss heavy lipstick goodbye. The Pacifica Devocean Lipstick is a hydrating natural lipstick that will last for hours, but doesn't feel heavy or sticky in the heat. 100% vegan, it lasts with intensity and is chock full of hydration and anti-aging benefits. I like to tap on the lipstick with a finger and blot and repeat until I reach the desired intensity of that "I just ate a Popsicle" look. I am particularly fond the color Tenderness for a pretty Spring or Summer pink. Plus it seriously smells so good I want to eat it!
|Shopping for Spring/Summer Beauty!|
|I want to try all the Pacifica please!|
|The Pacifica Devocean Lipstick made my favorites list!|
|If I'm going to wear lipstick in Summer, it has to be moisturizing!|
|These elf brushes are such a great deal!|
|Loving the mascara from NYX!|
|Bartell Drugs has such great deals on beauty like this Buy 1, Get 1 1/2 price!|
|Beauty products from Bartell Drugs I brought home with me!|
Photo Credit: Lauren Shelzam / Bartell Drugs
*Bartell Drugs graciously provided free product/gift card in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.