Spring Beauty Favourites

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easter has been and gone, leaving me probably about 2 stone heavier considering I easily ate chocolate all day for four days straight. I have to say though, that I am incredibly glad that at the age of 23, I am still getting Easter Eggs, but anyways moving on. What I mean from this chocolate ramble is that Spring is here.

The sun is shining each morning and the other day, I walked around in just a t-shirt. A T-SHIRT. So with this in mind, I've been having a little revamp in my make up bag. There's something about the sun that makes me want to overhaul my make up look, and I ditch the dark colours, for pastels and well there's no exception for this year.

First things first, foundation. Recently, I have been having a bit of bother with my skin, it's been a bit dry so a lot of the foundations I own have been making my skin really dull and have clung to dry patches. I haven't been a fan of this, obviously, so looked to others in my collection. I decided to try Bourjois Healthy Mix again as I always remember this as a dewy foundation and I'm glad I did. I mix in a little with a liquid highlighter and it provides a really nice dewy, radiant finish. I tend to use a primer to keep oil at bay and set with powder, I also need concealer to cover spots, blemishes and dark circles, but I've been trying to concentrate on having a nice finish to my skin rather than concentrate on coverage.

 Things are getting a bit pose-y and shoulder-y- apologies. 

I've been getting back into peach blusher recently, after having a break from the old peachy cheeks over winter, I felt it was time to dig it back out. I've been using a new blusher though, and this one is from Zoeva*. I didn't realise that Zoeva did make up as well as brushes, but they do, and let me tell you  they are pretty darn good. This blush is perfect for peach lovers, it's perfect for most skin tones and adds a bit of warmth to your make up look. It's pigmented, lasts all day and is only £6.50. I've been really loving getting back into peach blush though, and I will update you on the other Zoeva bits I've been trying soon.

Next we have highlighter, as you probably know by now, I am pretty obsessed with highlighter and I'd forgotten about this gem and I'm annoyed at myself for forgetting about it. Benefit's Watts Up Highlighter, is a stick highlighter that really does give you this glow that not many other highlighters can deliver. It doesn't go cakey, it blends in well, it gives you that sheen that you see on supermodels cheekbones on those pins you pin on Pinterest. It's been perfect for adding a spring glow to my cheeks, and thankfully due to cutting out a cleanser (naughty origins) and upping my moisturiser game, along with a good highlighter, my skin is looking glowy and healthy again. Phew.

I'm still obsessed with any kind of gold/bronze eyeshadow combo so no change there, but lips, I have been changing things up a little. I'm still lip lining, Rimmel's East End Snob is such a pretty pink colour, that seems to just help to shape and plump your lips and then I tend go over the top with Bourjois Color Boost in Peach on The Beach which is this gorgeous almost neon coral pink that I just love.

And ta da... spring make up revamp complete.

Have you updated your make up look for Spring?

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