Other than switching up my lip colour to match the weather I’m not someone who usually changes up my makeup for the season, but for some reason this year I’ve really taken a dive into my collection and changed things up in my makeup drawers for Spring. So here’s my current go to spring makeup look.
Elf Tone Adjusting Face Primer has been the newest added to my collection and definitely one that I’m still deciding on. It’s purple tone and adds a lot of brightness to the skin which is great for a spring makeup look of course.
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid is made for spring, with a gorgeous luminous finish this stops the skin from looking flat whilst providing a medium but buildable coverage. It also contains a smidge of SPF that isn’t too high, but probably just enough to get away with during spring months.
To stop myself getting oily the powder I’ve been reaching for at the moment is the New Look Pure Colour Pressed powder also with SPF, this is the first product I’ve tried from the New Look range (a clothes shop for my abroad friends!) and I must say for £2.99 it does a really good job adding a little bit of coverage, mattifying the skin without it starting to look completely flat.
Next up is concealer, this is so god darn expensive but man is it good. The Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer is great, it really is every bit as good as people are talking about, lightweight, unnoticeable on the skin but it’s so high coverage without being cakey in the slightest. Great for under the eyes and creating a real flawless look.
The Sleek Blush By 3 palette you’ll know i’m trying to use up if you saw my recent post but I don’t think there could be a better time of year to try and finish up that middle shade. Similar to NARS Orgasm (which I’ll probably replace this with when it’s finally gone!) but its a lovely pink with gold shimmer running through it’s not too pigmented but just adds a healthy glow to the cheeks without being too much.
At the moment I’m opting for a more subtle contour (because I’m enjoying an extra 5 minutes in bed instead of attempting to make myself look like Kim K), and with a big fluffy brush I’m just adding some of The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer to add a bit of definition to the face in the cheekbones.
Last for face is Freedom Pro Highlight in Diffused, this is lovely for washing all over the face like the Hourglass Ambient lighting powders they do a fantastic job of copying. In the pictures of this look I’ve got this across the forhead, tops of cheekbones, down nose and on the cupids bow and it adds an undetectable light to the face that’s so flattering. This is still new to be and I’ve not reached for it all that much yet but I can see this becoming a favourite quickly
I’m not reaching for mascara a lot at the moment as I’ve got lash extensions on but now they’re starting to thin out occasionally I will reach for a coat or two and Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara has been the one which I’ve tended to reach for. I did love this when I got this from New York but I can’t have used this more than 10 times and it already seems like it might be close to trying up. If you do have this mascara (or the max factor equivalent let me know if it is prone to drying up quickly!)
Absolute Primer Eyelid Primer is not one that I’m besotted with mainly because of the gross rubbed off packaging that looks shameful but I’m determined to see this finish so I can replace it with my favourite one. That being said it does do the job well and there’s not really anything to complain about as eyeshadow does stay in place all day with this.
theBalm Schwing has me converted and I’m not looking forward to the day that it runs out and I have to use something else from my collection. Completely matte without any flaking off or transferring, and it’s a product that really does last from 8am until 11pm.
ModelCo More Brows continues to be the brow product of choice for it, adding a little bit of filling in and thickening without making my already deep brows be the only attraction on my face. Less is more when it comes to brows for me and this is just perfect.
The Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette which is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I bought the MR version over Urban Decay as I thought I wouldn’t reach for this all that often but I’m definitely having a moment with this palette and find myself reaching for it a lot at the moment. The first 5 shades have had a lot of use for every day for a bright eyed pink look which really brightens the eyes with one of those mid browns worked into the crease and outer corner. I do love that copper colour in here which I reach for a lot in evenings, but the first 5 are the stars of this palette for me.
Last but not least is lips of course and this is duo which matches perfectly to one another, MAC’s Brave with a smidge of Fleur De Force written in the stars gloss in the centre of the lip makes them look full and juicy and the slight pink peach tone in both take them away from being a brown tone nude into a prettier shade for spring.
So there we go, let me know if you’ve changed up your makeup bag for spring and what products you’re reaching for in the comments.
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