Spring Makeup Picks

Monday, April 25, 2016

top makeup for sping


The blossoms. The daisies. The longer days...The windy storms. The freezing temperatures. The blistering hot sun that hides for a few minutes to reveal wintery conditions. Yes, it's a typical Spring season for us here in UK. And yet again, I find myself more inclined to getting my makeup spring ready than my house. (I really should get onto that too!)

I planned to write this as a Top 5 post the way I did with my Autumn Makeup Picks post but I actually couldn't choose just five products. There are just so many things I'm finding myself reaching for these days that I apply on my face that sing SPRING! I did eventually manage to whittle it down so here are my Top Spring Makeup Picks that I'll be enjoying this season:


best spring makeup stila mac hourglass l'oreal kiko



MY SPRING BASE & FACE


L'Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer | £9.99
This white liquid is ridding me of my fear of dewy bases and I find myself loving the illusion of glowing skin this creates. Underneath my foundation, this light-reflecting primer creates a beautiful glowy base that can easily be mistaken for a goodnight's sleep, youthfulness and naturally radiant skin. Made with super fine shimmer, you can use this as a liquid highlighter too for a more concentrated glow on the high points of the face.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit | featured here
And if you're going for glow, it doesn't get any more beautiful than this palette. I'm loving how finely milled each of these powders is, depositing the most beautiful sheen on the face that looks like it's coming from within. The face powders are unlike anything else I've used, perfectly diffusing light and creating a flawless, glowing base. The blush and bronzer shades also add to the glow making the face look radiant. I'm especially loving Luminous Flush and Dim Light right now.

Milani Cosmetics Baked Blush - Luminoso | £6 | featured & swatched here
Sticking with a glowing complexion, this infamous blush is my go-to this season. The perfect peach shade is baked with an irrisistible golden shimmer that brightens the face and makes for a happy, healthy, sunny complexion. I look at this blush and it looks like spring time in a pan.

KIKO Rebel Bouncy Blush - 02 Adorable Pink | review
This delightful cream formula is easy to apply for a pretty pop of colour on the cheeks. This shade is perfect for this season, bringing some brightness and perkiness to the complexion. I love how quick this is to use, patted on and blended nicely with the fingertips. The satin finish also means the face isn't left looking flat.


MY SPRING EYES


ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Desert | $5 | review & swatch here
I love a natural looking cream eyeshadow to brighten and even out my eyelids and recently I've been reaching for this satin finish light warm brown. It's very close to my natural skin tone making it discreet, which is perfect for me. It has a lovely sheen and delicate sparkle when it catches the light too. Sometimes I will take a medium matte brown shadow and use it in the crease for some definition but I love how fresh and awake this shadow makes me look.


MY SPRING LIPS


Where I'm enjoying a dewy base which catches the light, I find myself loving a good matte lip these days.

MAC Matte Lipstick - Taupe | £15.50
I had a rocky start with this lipstick, feeling like it aged me and didn't suit me, but now I can't seem to get over it. This is a peachy brown which isn't quite a nude shade on me but also not bold by any means. It's a sophisticated shade that works so beautifully on my complexion. I love the creamy formula too which is comfortable and long lasting.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Patina | £16 | review & swatch here
As you know, I love my pink lipsticks and I waited a long time to get my mitts on this. It is that lovely dusky pink shade that brightens up my face and makes me happy to look at it. It's a perfect Spring shade which I can always count on to finish off any look that I'm doing. This liquid lipstick formula is incredible too.

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Brink | $5 | featured & swatched here
I'm also obsessed with this cutely packaged peach lipstick that packs a punch when it comes to pigmentation. It's an incredibly pretty shade that medium skin tones will love as it is about as perfect a peach lip as we can probably get. The creamy formula glides on and isn't fully matte, giving the lips a beautiful plump, satin finish.


There you have my Spring Makeup Picks. I feel like I'll be using most of these right through summer too because I love the way they look on me.

What are you Spring Makeup Picks? Do you share a love for any of these products I've mentioned? Let me know...



You may also enjoy reading: Top 5 | Autumn Makeup Picks



Sal xxx
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27 comments

  1. I couldn't get my hands on this Hourglass palette, would love to try x
    http://www.yukovablog.co.uk/

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    1. It is my most stunning makeup item for sure. xxx

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  2. I've been lusting after the Hourglass palette forever, now I know it lives up to the hype..
    I may accidentally need to buy it ;)
    Fab picks :)
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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    1. Hahaha! It's the most amazing palette I own. This one was limited edition but the trio powders is something I can see myself picking up after these go for sure xxx

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  3. Yes to all of these! I'm wearing Luminosos today, it's so pretty! :) Isn't Spring in UK the craziest season ever, haha! xx

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Hehehe! I told you, a lot of my Spring choices were the same as yours. Great minds eh? ;) It's freezing again today, even though its so sunny!!! xxx

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  4. That stila lipstick looks so pretty! I've been meaning to try out their formula for ever. Now I may just have to pick up this pretty pink shade :) That milani blush is also gorgeous! I've heard such good things about it, and you really can't beat that price.

    Mili

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    1. Yes, the Stila lipstick is one of my faves because the formula is lovely too. Milani blushes are just............wow! I need more xxx

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  5. I used to love the L'Oreal primer - i need to repurchase it! The Hourglass powders will be a staple of mine and luminoso. Taupe is one of my favourite lippies, i reach for it went i want something statement but not statement (if that makes any sense haha). I love the sound of the Stila one. Lovely post :) xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. Absolutely makes sense about Taupe...that's how I feel about it too. You need to try the Stila one hun xxx

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  6. The Ambient Lighting Edit is so purdy! I need to get my ColourPop lippie sticks out and use them! And potentially do an order haha

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Isn't it just gorgeous! Hahahaha! I'm so shocked at how pigmented the ColourPop Lippie Stix are...and yes, do another order. I love all your colour choices xxx

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  7. Ah gorgeous photography! You've picked three of my absolute favourite lip products :D I'm loving Luminoso and Luminous Flush for Spring too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Thank you so much hun! Blossoms make everything prettier ;) xxx

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  8. Great post as always Sal 😘
    I really need to try kiko blushes. I ordered Milani luminoso blush recently. It hasn't arrived yet and I can't wait. That hourglass luxury is a beauty 😍
    Colour pop shadow is stunning.. I love soft golds. Great picks. Love, Ash xx
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    1. Thank you my love. Oooooh how exciting...I can't wait to hear what you think of it...I really want to get the whole lot of Milani blushes but I'm holding back! ;) xxx

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  9. I absolutely love Spring and anything Spring makeup and skincare. I love your line up of products and I could easily use all of them. I still have not purchased any Milani Blush? *ponders* Thanks for sharing my lovely Twinnie...xx

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    1. Milani blushes...you MUST!!! You can't go wrong...especially because the quality is far above what you expect for the price. You're welcome my love...thank you xxxx

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  10. Great Blog post !! Love posts like this <3 keep up the amazing work

    Jadiee'sLittleBlog

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  11. Lovely picks, Sal! I'm still a bit wary of dewy bases and how they'd fare on the underground! I wish pink lipstick suited me, but I'm more of a brown/grey kinda gal haha xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks lovely. Oh gosh...yeh I don't think the lighting in any area of the Tube or stations is flattering hehehehe! Wow...you're far braver with you lip colour choices than me. I haven't quite got to grey yet, though brown is growing on me ;) xxx

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  12. I love Stila Patina lipstick, it lasts all day long.

    www.yourbeauty.ie

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  13. Those blushes look sahhhhhhhhh pretty.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  14. I really like Spring makeup - this year I've really gotten into wearing BB cream rather than foundation which is always a sign that the seasons have changed! I recently saw someone on YouTube mention the Kiko blushes and I've got them on my to-buy list now!
    Rebecca | Notes From September
    Xx

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  15. Loved this, you have some great picks! I'm not quite Spring ready either but hope to be there soon heehee!

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  16. Oh my goodness, these products are calling out to me, I love the Hourglass Ambient Palette x

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

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