Thursday, 2 March 2017

Makeup staples for spring

Spring is fast approaching, which means we can drop the winter wardrobe, as well as heavy, full coverage makeup. Light, fresher looks are more favourable
, and subtle skin is definitely my favourite switch that comes with the change of seasons! 

I thought I would mention a few of my go to products for achieving a simple, stripped back look. 
For a base, I like to have as light a coverage as possible in spring and summer (as my skin will allow). I recently discovered Charlotte Tilbury's Light Wonder foundation and absolutely fell in love with its creamy formula. It glides on like a dream, and provides just enough coverage to even out your skin tone and softly hide imperfections. It has a dewy, sheer finish and is gorgeous for every day. 
If I feel I need slightly more coverage, or want to set my under eyes I love the Ben Nye Translucent powder in 'Pretty Pink'. It has a lovely, brightening effect thanks to its pale pink colouring and is a great finishing touch, without being too heavy or 'cakey'. 

Unless I am going out at night, I tend to keep things simple with my brows, as I get them regularly threaded and tinted I like a pencil type product for easy application and a natural finish. At the minute I am obsessed with the Benefit Goof Proof eyebrow pencil, the nib is the perfect size for thickening the appearance of my brows, without being too heavy. I love how quick and simple it is to use, and it has become one of my essential makeup products. 

I personally feel as though my makeup isn't complete without blusher. I think it gives such a healthy glow, and everyone looks better with a flush of colour on their cheeks! The current colour blusher I'm using is Mac Mineralize Blush in 'Warm Soul'. This is a stunning shade described as a 'mid tone beige with gold pearl', but I would definitely say there is a soft, hint of pink. I find myself turning to this product a lot as it's just such a versatile shade that goes well with any other makeup look. 

As I have mentioned before, my all time favourite lipstick is Charlotte Tilbury's Penelope Pink, and I finally repurchased it the other day. I just love how moisturising the K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula is, making it ideal for day to day wear. For me this is the perfect nude shade, with just the right amount of pink. It is subtle but really compliments my fair skin and I think I will struggle to find a lipstick that will beat this. 

Mascara is one of my most important beauty products as I think it makes the biggest difference to your face and overall look. Eyelash curlers also improve the performance of mascara, and really help give an eye opening effect, making you look refreshed and wide awake. I have actually had the same eyelash curlers from Primark for about 3 years, I simply replace the pads every few months and I have to say it surprisingly does a fab job! Maybelline mascaras are such great value for money, and I find their formulas to be so impressive. My current mascara is the Maybelline Falsies in Dramatic Black which I will be doing a post on soon, sharing exactly why I love it so much.

What are your favourite makeup products for a simple look? Do you make any switches to your routine for spring? 

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