Wednesday 11 May 2016

Springtime Make Up Menu

Hi guys!
Until this past year when I went absolutely make-up crazy, I've never been the type to banish certain items to specific seasons (banish was probably the wrong word but I had a massive mind blank, insert a more appropriate word of your choice), but looking in my make up collection last night, I realised there are some products that just scream spring.
For face products, the obvious essential for any season, but especially spring (think pink and pearly) is a good highlight to whack on those cheekbones. I couldn't recommend any other than High Beam from Benefit, since its just a holy grail. Posietint, also by Benefit, is another gorgeous product for spring; personally I use it as a lip stain with the matching balm over the top, but it would also work well as a cheek tint at this time of year. A beautiful addition to my spring make up routine is a Baked Blush from NYX - I have the shade 'Chiffon' and its a lovely pink-brown shimmer blush that can also double up as a highlight. BOOM. I only got this recently and its by far the prettiest blush I own and a staple in my spring style, particularly considering I'm not a blush fanatic in the slightest.

As for the eyes, it has to be something shimmery and simple. Spring is associated with exam time, and during these months I never have the excuse to pack on the make-up, because I'm constantly stuck inside surrounded by mugs of hot chocolate and piles of broken dreams.  Due to this I definitely turn to cream shadows that you swipe on in one movement and you're good to go - my favourite will always be Maybelline's Color Tattoo in 'Pink Gold'. It's a pink champagne shade that stays put all day and works as a base or on its own. If I want to go all out on the occasional night out or event, I'll use the Color Tattoo as a base and use the Boudoir Eyes palette from Toofaced to enhance the eye look. To be specific, the shades 'Satin Sheets' and 'Sugar Walls' work amazing with the cream base. I have a full review of this palette here if you want to check it out. 

Finally, for lips I keep it super simple in Spring and Summer, usually just sticking to a lipgloss or tinted lip balm. Three lipglosses I'm loving at the moment are the Loreal Mega Infallible Gloss in 'I Got the Power', the MUR gloss in 'Natural Pink' and a Sephora gloss in 'Fresh Peach' (hands up if that name is making you crave a juicy peach.) These glosses are so easy to throw on without a mirror when you're in a hurry and the colours aren't too intense. Honestly my favourite is probably the MUR gloss - I literally paid about £1 for it and its majorly impressive! I'm talking the least sticky lipgloss I've ever tried. Obvs the Loreal Glam Shine glosses would be on this list if they hadn't been discontinued *cries* (Yes, I'm still bitter.) If you're looking for a bolder spring lip then I think the Soft Matte NYX Lip Cream in 'Athens' is the perfect pinky nude to complete your look.
What are your favourite products for Spring?


  1. That NYX blusher looks so pretty, I have such a long wishlist for NYX I'm definitely going to have to make an order soon :)
    Love Holly x

  2. I really want to try the Maybelline Colour Tattos but i also love the Rimmel eye shadow stick in Rose Gold! It is a really nice colour, last for ages and blends in really nicely!

  3. I love posie tint and most of benefits tints!
    Kathy x


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