The transition from winter to spring is where my wardrobe and beauty routine sees the biggest changes. I ditch the full coverage base and berry toned lip for something lighter and fresh, and my whole makeup bag ends up being switched up.
At the moment there have been two foundations on rotation for day to day, either the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light or the La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Blur. The Effaclar BB Blur is the perfect spring/ summer base for me, at first I didn’t think I would get along with the mousse like texture, but it actually feels nice and lightweight on the skin and smoothes over the visible pores on my cheeks. It has a matte yet natural looking finish and lasts a good 7-8 hours on my skin! It also has an SPF of 20 which never goes a miss for the occasional sunny day in the UK.
Another alternative for the no makeup (still wearing some makeup) days is just using concealer. I love the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer for this (the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is a dupe, and just as good – except the lightest shade is still quite dark so something I gravitate towards when I’m tanned/ wearing fake tan). I make sure to moisturise my skin or use a facial oil and then just take a damp beauty blender and conceal around my eyes, nose and any blemishes – finish off by adding some bronzer and I’m good to go.
Switching up my lip colour is one of the things I get most excited about, I have a fair few different lipsticks but a more recent addition to my collection is the No7 Lovely Lips Lip Balm in Parisian Pink. This is beautiful for spring/ summer, its a moisturising comfortable lip balm yet it provides a really pretty wash of wearable pink to the lips. It’s really easy to throw on and I’m now tempted to buy the other 3 shades in the range.
If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably be sick to death of hearing me harp on about Becca Opal, I’m actually obsessed! This is the most wearable and stunning highlighter I own making it perfect for a fresh spring makeup look. It’s a finely milled, lightweight powder with a peach/ golden finish, perfect if you have pale skin like me. Another product I’ve found myself reaching for pretty much every time I wear eyeshadow is MAC Vanilla Pigment. I love using this with matte eyeshadows to bring them to life or in the inner corner of my eyes to keep a smokey eye looking bright. Admittedly using a pigment is a bit of a faff, but the finish makes it worth while.
Lastly my fragrance and nail polish picks are completely switched up. I think my love for perfumes comes from my mum because she always seems to have around 10 on rotation at once, and now I’m obsessed! A few fragrances I can’t be without for spring are Paul Smith Floral, Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede and Chloe Love Story. All three of these scents are floral based with fruity or musky/ woody twist making them perfect for this time of year. In between Bio Sculpture Gel treatments the nail polish I have been reaching for the most is the Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Rose Hip which is a stunning pale blush pink shade. The Gelly formulation from Barry M provides a glossy, pigmented colour that lasts a good few days without chipping – for £3.99 they’re a bargain.
How do you switch up your makeup for spring?