Spring is one of my favourite seasons, so naturally I’m going to write as many things spring related as I can over the next few months. With the lighter mornings coming in, I’m ditching the burgundy nail polish and making a couple of small changes to my makeup. To me spring makeup is all about fresh looking skin and pale pinks, which I’m all for! I’ve picked out some products that have started to make their way into my routine.
I’ll start off with the base, it is has to be Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. Don’t let the original double wear put you off if you’re not keen on the intense coverage that gives, this leaves a much lighter finish. What makes this different to many other light/ medium coverage bases I’ve tried is how long it lasts, I’ll have this on my face from 7am until 6 pm and I’ll still have some coverage left at the end of the day. It leaves a lovely natural looking satin finish, making it perfect for my oily skin as I like to add a highlighter on top to have a glow rather than from my foundation.
For concealing and highlighting around my eyes I have been reaching for the Temple Spa Glint Concealer*. I have the shade light- medium which surprisingly isn’t too dark and works really well at adding some coverage and reflecting the light at the same time. I use a small amount of a high coverage concealer directly under my eyes (a standard when you’re in your final year at uni), and over the top I apply some of this and blend it with my finger to really warm the product up. I love that this doesn’t leave my under eyes looking thick with product. An added bonus about this product is that it has gorgeous natural ingredients, leaving my under eyes feel hydrated throughout the day.
As I said earlier, I’m all about the pale pinks! A quick mention to Sidecar from the Naked palette too, I feel like you can justify buying that palette to have that shade alone, so gorgeous. I’m going to be traveling from home to uni and to my boyfriends a lot over the next few months so I wanted to pick something more travel friendly. This Wet N Wild Trio in Walking on Eggshells is the best affordable palette I have ever used. The shadows are soft and blendable with little fall out and the colours look really pretty together.
For nails the Ciate nail polishes not only look really cute but their colour range is fab too. Ferris Wheel is a lovely pastel blue and Golden Sands is a pale pink nude with a golden sheen running through it. I usually buy Ciate in TKMaxx for around half the price, winning! My perfume obviously has a change up, I love floral scents all year round so in the winter I opt for those with woody undertones so I’m not too out of place (plus I love ’em), but now spring is here the lighter more fresh florals are coming out. I love this Marc Jacobs Daisy Body Lotion, the perfume doesn’t stick around on me but I love to wear this as a base for many of my other floral perfumes.
Lastly, lip colour! I’m basic and up for a good nude lip all year round, but this year I really want to experiment more with colour. The Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Peony is the most wearable pink I own. These lipsticks have amazing colour pay off so look really odd without a good amount of makeup on, but when I’m wearing a good base an a blusher it looks really girly and perfect for this time of year. I thought this would leave a matte finish but it actually has a sheen on the lips, it is really comfortable to wear and lasts for hours.
I’m loving the lighter mornings already and I can’t wear to switch up some more of my products. Have your started making changes to your beauty regime?