As the days become longer and the weather becomes warmer, we inevitably shy away from the darker colours in our wardrobes and reach for the brighter, sunnier pieces of clothing. And, the same goes for our makeup and skincare.
You can pack away your blood-red nail polishes, plum lipsticks and super thick night creams for another six months in favour of lightweight skincare products and shades of pinks and corals.
To help you swap out your cosmetics, Big W has taken 50% off a bunch of affordable skincare and makeup staples from brands like Sukin, Rimmel London, Simple and Glow Lab — making it the perfect time to snap up any staples you might need as the new season begins. But, you’ll have to get in quick as the sale wraps up tomorrow — Wednesday, September 16.
Here are a few things we’ll be adding to cart to give our skincare regimes a little refresh in preparation for the hotter months ahead.
Sunscreen is a product that needs to be used year-round — no matter the weather or if you spend most of your time inside. So, if you need to replenish your SPF stock before the hot weather kicks into gear, consider trying the SPF30 Sheer Touch Facial Sunscreen by Sukin.
This lightweight sunscreen contains zinc oxide as the active ingredient for UVA and UVB broad-spectrum treatment. The formula is also reef-friendly, non-greasy and doesn’t leave a white cast behind. Shop for $12.47 (down from $24.95) via Big W.
Swiping on a bold and bright colour is a surefire way to get you in the spirit of spring. This polish by Rimmel dries in just 60 seconds, is chip-resistant and offers anti-fade high-shine colour. At $3.47 (down from $6.95), this is a super affordable way to inject some brightness in your beauty bag.
The cold weather can leave your skin looking dull and feeling dehydrated. This Brightening Sheet Mask by Glow Lab is packed full of natural plant extracts and is enriched with vitamins to exfoliate and nourish your skin, leaving a radiant complexion. Shop for $2.47 (down from $4.95).
In winter, we’re all about thick and nourishing creams but come spring, we switch to a lightweight cream that doesn’t feel as heavy on the skin. This moisturiser from Simple is the perfect product to bridge the seasons as it’s super light but ultra-hydrating.
Formulated with pro-vitamin B5, vitamin E, glycerin and borage seed oil to soften the skin, Simple’s Hydrating Light Moisturiser doesn’t contain any perfume or unnecessary ingredients so its perfect for sensitive skin. Shop for $4.97 (down from $9.95).