The Spring Makeup Edit

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Although you'd never be able to tell from the low temperatures we are experiencing, the blossoms, longer days and brighter clearer skies tell us that Spring is well and truly underway. And even though we could all very much wrap up in our thickest jumpers and slippers and sip hot beverages all day, we are all embracing the sunshine the best we can. And for me that means changing up my makeup to get me feeling all seasonal.

While my eye look of choice will forever be matte, I have been reaching for products to help me achieve a natural looking glow and a fresh-faced luminosity for the rest of my makeup. I'm loving products that give my complexion a radiant, bright look and while my usual full coverage, matte makeup can be heavy and ageing, these products truly help me look naturally more youthful.


Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream* | post | £70 (spf 30)

This luxury primer, moisturiser and mask in one has been my go-to for achieving a perfect base for my makeup but also to perk up my complexion for my makeup-free days too. This is a very hydrating product without being too rich or greasy on the skin and while I personally wouldn't waste this as a mask, you can apply it more liberally for 15 minutes for a radiance boost. As a primer I find this helps keep my makeup looking fresher for longer, gives me a wonderful glowing base to layer my makeup onto and I love that the tube comes with a pump.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | post | £32

I find myself reaching for this foundation a lot these days and with good reason. Its a wonderful formula that never feels heavy or cakey on the skin, and even though the coverage is medium-buildable it looks wonderfully skin-like and never too much. It's like my skin but better in a bottle and I love that it has a lovely glow about it, keeping my complexion looking fresh and radiant all day. I'm actually obsessed with it and can see myself using this forever.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealers | post | £19

These concealers pack a punch without ever seeming to. I always feel like I reach for them when I want to look flawless but wearing as little makeup as is possible and that is exactly what these are perfect for. Creamy and lightweight, the formula is hydrating and has a smooth, skin-like finish. I use these under my eyes to conceal dark circles and they do the job wonderfully without making me look too made up.

Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder | post | £32

For that lit from within glow this powder gives my skin a beautiful subtle sheen without looking shimmery or glittery in any way. It sets makeup into place while reflecting light to blur imperfections and helps to make my skin look naturally radiant. I especially appreciate this powder because I have oily/combination skin and usually have to opt for a matte look but this powder helps me achieve that coveted radiance while keeping my oils in check.

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Blank Canvas Cosmetics Master Series Palette One* | £29.68

This palette is incredibly beautiful with a lovely selection of warm matte shades to create numerous natural or more dramatic looks, and one universally flattering champagne shimmer shade perfect to complete any look. Personally, I find any of these rich brown shades works wonderfully all over the lid for that sweep of colour to add some dimension without any drama. If you like a more natural eye look to accentuate your eye shape then this is the palette to reach for.


Mahogany Naturals Bronzer - Bronze Array* | £35

I'm not the most skilled when it comes to the art of contouring but I do like to add some dimension and warmth to my face with a little bronzer action. I am obsessed with this two-sided bronzer from one of my favourite skincare brands - Mahogany Naturals. I swirl a big brush in both sides together and the shade is perfect for my complexion, neither too warm nor too pigmented, allowing me to build up a little colour on my cheeks. The subtle sheen in this product makes it look incredibly natural and makes me look sculpted and radiant all at once.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator - Gilded Honey* | post | £16.50

For someone who never really fell for the dripping in highlighter trend and avoided gold highlighters like they carried the plague, I have fallen hard and fast for this swirled beauty. This highlighter has stolen my heart and I'm obsessed with how this looks on my skin. A perfectly balanced gold that isn't too golden, this highlighter makes me look youthful, radiant and compliments my skin tone perfectly. A light dusting of this on the high points of my cheeks makes me look like I'm just born with that glow.

Milani Rose Powder Blush | post | £12

Although I find the Mahogany Naturals Bronzer to be the perfect amount of colour, if I do want something to make me look a little more rosy while still keeping everything looking natural, I've been reaching for this. Its a beautiful matte dusty pink that perks up my complexion giving me that naturally flushed look. This is a great shade that would work for a lot of skin tones too.

Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Lip & Cheek Color - Perfect Nude* | post | £24

This twist-up tube houses a creamy formula that glides onto lips and cheeks for a touch of colour. A cream blush is always a good option and this one is easily blended onto the cheeks and I really like how subtle it is in brightening my complexion. This product is perfect for no-makeup-makeup and if you are a fan of natural looking makeup. This works as a lip colour too but I prefer to use this on my cheeks because the shade is too light and ashy on my pigmented lips.


Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick - Stoned Rose | post | £24

I will always love using liquid lipsticks but this season I am really enjoying going back to my good old lipsticks. This formula is super comfortable on the lips and so hydrating that sometimes I forget I am wearing any lipstick. It's quite sheer, especially on my pigmented lips, and this nude dusty rose shade has a hint of peach in it making it a great natural lip colour on me. The finish is slightly shiny without being overly glossy and makes the lips appear plump and youthful.

Rosie For Autograph Lip Glossy - Supermodel Smile | £12.50

There was a time when I only owned lip glosses (it wasn't even that long ago...eeeeek!) but recently my makeup collection seems to have outgrown lip glosses so much so that it hasn't caught on to the fact that glossy lips are back. So of course I have been making the most out of one of the two lip glosses in my stash. This is a light peachy pink nude shade that brightens my lips and makes them appear wonderfully voluminous. I've been wearing this on top of liquid lipsticks and lip liners for a shiny finish to my makeup looks. The formula is hydrating and non-sticky and I love that its a twist-up crayon making it super handy to travel with.

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What makeup products have you been steering towards this Spring? Can you believe how cold it is? Are there any favourites here or any wish list products here? I'd love to know...

Sal xxx
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*This post contains PR/Gifted items. All opinions are my own & 100% honest. Please see my Disclaimers for more information.

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