Whilst in the North of England those sweet Spring breezes are still escaping us and I've worn my thermals in April more than I care to admit. We are in Spring and like every beauty lover out there I've been switching my makeup up accordingly and going back to a couple of old faithful items as well as branching out and adding some new pieces into the mix because it's the perfect time in my opinion to trial beauty products. When the warm days do appear it gives you the chance to really challenge something's wear time as well as of course getting to enjoy some pretty new pieces for Spring. And whilst this look isn't at all groundbreaking [insert Miranda gif here] it's a fail safe aesthetic that works every time we're blessed with the blossom season.
LANCOME LA BASE PRO HYDRA GLOW*: I've been flitting back and forward with this and the Too Faced Hangover Primer as they're both priming products that deliver some serious hydration to the skin and make you look so much more awake than you probably feel. It contains one of my most loved ingredients for beauty products which is hyaluronic acid which we all know is incredible for making the complexion feel happy and look plump. Even though products like this don't help your base wear time they help with how product sits on the skin and wears throughout the day. You can use this on concentrated areas or just all over the skin for a general brightness boost.
L'OREAL TRUE MATCH FOUNDATION: I've been flitting back and forth between all my base choices and dipping my toes in a lot of options. But for Spring I always return to this classic which is the L'Oreal True Match foundation which is something I think is perfect for every day. It's a medium coverage that is very much a skin-like finish and it doesn't sit too dewy or too matte. Although I do think this is suited towards a more oily skin rather than a dry one. In combination with a hydrating primer, it provides the exact look that I want from my products and gives the appearance that I'm a little more flawless than I actually am but I don't look like I've dunked my face in a tonne of product. For a more affordable base, I think this is a wonderful option that stands the test of time beautifully and the shade range is absolutely huge which is awesome for a more budget base line.
INIKA COSMETICS BAKED MINERAL ILLUMINISOR*: This was the product that really kicked me to switch things up a little even though I've been doing well at reaching for other shades in my stash like the Tarte Blush in Blushing Bride. But this is such a 'me' shade it's very much like the typical cheek options I go for like Nars Douceur and Tarte Exposed which is those dirty dusky nude pink shades that flatter my skin perfectly. This illuminating cheek product from cruelty free vegan brand Inika is meant to just be used as a highlighter but I really love it all over the cheek, it's a very muted tone so it's not something that's going to make a statement but as a soft hue of colour it's perfect. It does contain some shimmer but it's nothing too overbearing which makes it perfect for Spring to add that little bit bit of glimmer to the skin.
KIKO LESS IS BETTER COLLECTION*: Anyone who knows my beauty content will know that know that to tear me away from my champagne shadows and my Too Faced Shadow Insurance is a tough challenge and not one to be taken lightly. And of course, it doesn't matter what season it is I will always reach for those shades. But a combination I've really been enjoying which is very minimal is the Kiko Shadow Stick in Pearl Ivory which is a creamy shade that I use all over the lid to help neutralise any discoloration on the lid as well as create a smooth base for any shadow that I might apply over the top. Then I've been reaching for the Less Is Better palette which I've featured in a few IG snaps if you want to see shades and I've just been reaching for the simple matte vanilla. Typically I think matte shades can be a little unflattering on the eyelid but in combination with the cream stick, they work beautifully in combination with each other. Kiko in general offer up some really wonderful shadow options if you don't want to spend a tonne of money but still want a shadow that not only feels awesome upon application but stays around too.
BURT'S BEES LIPSTICK*: I'm a nude lip lover all year round anyway we all know this and whilst the shades might vary in terms of how pink they are or how dusky they are in tone it's generally a very nude affair over here. A new nude that I've been really enjoying just because it's so easy to slick on is from the new Burt's Bees lipstick line in the shade Nile Nude. And if you're a long-term reader of mine you will know that before the Fresh Sugar Lip Balms dominated my collection I was very much into the Burt's Bees balms. This new release still harbours all the benefits and usability of the balms but they're a little more long lasting a pack more of a punch in the pigmentation stakes.
What makeup will you be applying this Spring?