Hello! Spring usually brings lighter formulas, shades and overall looks, so I thought I’d have a rummage through my makeup bag to show you what things will be adorning my err.. face this Spring. I tend to go for lots of pinks, oranges, peaches and nude eyes so keep reading to see what I love.
To get rid of the Winter blues, I always try to make my base as radiant as possible, even if the weather is still a bit gloomy outside. Helping me do this is the wonderful Becca Radiance Primer (or cheap on Amazon here), which does add a huge amount of glow to the skin without looking shiny. Ontop of this I apply a pea-sized amount of Benefit Big Easy, which is one of my go-to bases of choice recently as it’s light but offers a decent amount of coverage. It’s easy to apply, as you can just use your fingers making it a great lazy day option.
For cheeks, as previously said, I love peach and pink shades so MAC Powder Blush in Peaches is a great option and one I always have in my Muji storage. I’ve used it for years and love the natural peach tone it gives skin – perfect for Spring! As for pink, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Pale Pink is such a perfect shade. It’s a cream formula and so easy to blend, which is great if you want a more every day look (or you can built it up to be more bold!)
On my eyes, I tend to use more minimal shades and build up colour on my lips or cheeks instead. To do this, I tend to use soft colours such as Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Brown Metal, which is a gorgeous natural shimmery nude shade. As for other shadows, I tend to reach for my Stila In The Light Palette, as the shades are so versatile and are buttery soft.
Lip-wise, the lovely Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Tutti-Frutti is the perfect bright Spring shade. It’s hydrating, as you’d imagine with ‘butter’ in the title, and has quite a perfecting effect when applied. The bright orange/coral shade is such a lovely colour! If the weather becomes warmer and my skin gets oiler throughout the day, a great option to take away the shine is Benefit The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine. It’s so handy to keep in your bag if you’re out for a day in the sun, as there’s a brush already included and is a great powder to use.
So they’re my top picks for spring as they’re all perfect for lazy days when it starts to get warmer and you can’t be bothered with a full face of slap! I especially love the primer and Benefit’s light base, they just work so well and are definitely worth picking up!
What are you loving for spring? Let me know in the comments!