Sunday, 6 April 2014

Spring Edition - Must Haves

Today i'll be showing you all my spring must haves, the perfect products for the typical British 'spring' weather. Living in England particularly the North East its fair to say the weather is always hit and miss, its essential to take both sunglasses.. and an umbrella when leaving the house. Therefore its important to have make-up which last though possible humid sweaty days.. and cold, windy, rainy days.  Here are my 'essentials' to throw on my face and get out the house!
Firstly I want to begin with the base, this is super important to get right because anything you apply on top of a 'perfect' base should last you most of the day. Of course I recommend looking after your skin and keeping it in tip top condition, making your make-up application easy peasy!
After skin care I would start with a quick spritz of the Urban Decay All Nighter Make-up Setting Spray (wow mouthful or what!) this is going to lock your make-up in place and keep it looking as fresh as possible throughout the day, also on a warm spring day what's nicer then spraying a cool mist over your face ahh..
Next Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser is an amazing product for evening out your skin texture and also creating a silky silicone base to apply your foundation onto. As much as people think a mattifying base is not for spring, and usually opt for the more dewy look, its important to keep any oil under control and then add the dewiness after!
Glowy skin is so flattering in spring and I LOVE Nars Sheer Glow for a medium/buildable coverage. This is liquidly however the coverage is amazing therefore feeling light on the skin, but also covering any nasty blemishes. For a cheaper foundation I would recommend Boujoir Healthy Mix Foundation.
Finally YSL touché éclat well well well.. doesn't ysl packaging make you feel all fuzzy and special, just me? its important to understand this is NOT  a concealer and will not cover dark circles and this is a highlighting pen, therefore to brighten the under eye area  this is perfect! The light creamy consistency is perfect for a skin-like texture!
If your skin tends to get oily I would set your base with a light weight powder, my favourite is Mac Cosmetics Prep & Prime Translucent Powder.
Once your base is complete you may find your face lacks depth and a bit of colour, so lets add some!
Nars Orgasm Blush is a firm favourite of mine and adds a subtle coral wash over the cheeks, this does have some sparkle in girls so use with a light touch!
To bronze/contour the face its important to have a bronzer with NO shimmer or glitter, this gives the most natural effect, a tip I like to use is buying a face powder a couple of shades darker. I like to use Macs Minralize Skinfinish Natural and just choose a shade accordingly!
Like I said previously I prefer to keep any shine/oil under control with my base and add dewiness after with a highlighter such as Urban Decays Illuminated Highlighter, a swipe of this to your cheekbones and cupid bow and your ready for the day!
And of course I couldn't go without a lip product with a typical coral shade! This is Mac's Lipstick in Vegas Volt and is an Amplified Crème finish meaning its a true opaque colour lasting around 4 hours but is creamy unlike a matte finish! This colour is super bright but can be blotted to a sheer pink!
I really hope I've helped recommend a few products that help me out during the spring months and personally its the most tricky season to find products for! If you have any questions please leave them below as I love helping out and speaking to you all.
Until next time bye! x


1 comment:

  1. I don't own any of those products! But i'm so jealous!!!