Sunday, April 10, 2016

Beauty ¦ Spring makeup shakeup.

When it comes to makeup I'm a fan of dark lipsticks as much as the next gal however for me it is all about the bright makeup shades. Today I thought I would show you some of the products I've been using recently to add a little colour into my routine so without further ado lets get on with it.

Starting off with lipsticks (Which is a little backwards but I'm going to role with it anyway) I've been really loving super bright shades.
Clinique Lip pop - Poppy pop
I think if someone asked me what my current most favourite lipstick was I'd have to say this one. It's the most stunning orangey red shade with a glossy finish yet despite the finish it doesn't move about on the lips and it has some serious staying power. Once the gloss has faded away you are left with a stunning orangey shade on the lips and I just absolutely love it.
NYX Soft matte lip cream - Antwerp
I'm not 100% on the formula of these however I just absolutely love the colour so I had to include it in this post. In terms of formula I find this one looks really pretty when you first apply it however unless your lips are completely soft and even it tends to clump up and attach itself to dry patches as well as falling into any lines. However the shade is just stunning, it's a gorgeous mid tone bright orangey pink that doesn't have to much blue in it. I do find that I can combat my problem with the formula as long as I keep an eye on it and keep it topped up.
Rimmel Kate moss - 110
I wore this lipstick for pretty much the entire summer last year. I love the formula of these despite the fact they are matte they don't cling to any dry patches and they are still moveable when they are on the lips. The shade of this one is similar to the shade of Poppy pop however it does have more orange to it. I think if you want to give an orange a go I'd definitely recommend this one.
Bourjois Rouge edition velvet - Pink pong
I really love the formula of these and if you are looking for a super bright colour pink pong is the perfect choice. It's a very blue toned bright pink and definitely not one for the faint hearted. If I had to say one bad thing about these they really smell chemically however the formula is so incredible I can deal with the scent.
Illamasqua - Corrupt
I ordered this from the Illamasqua sale expecting it to be a nude however when it arrived it turned out it was a mid tone bright pink which I really wasn't sure about it however I tried it on and totally loved it. The one thing about this lipstick is that it is so matte and incredibly drying. I find without wearing a lip balm underneath it is ridiculously difficult to apply a opaque non patchy layer. However I find it's actually really comfortable to wear with a balm underneath.

Top to bottom - Clinique Poppy pop, NYX Antwerp, Rimmel 110, Bourjois Pink pong, Illamasqua Corrupt.
 Eyeshadow wise I've actually been stepping out of my comfort zone and adding little pops of colour into my eyeshadow.
NYX Hot singles eyeshadow - LOL
I picked this up after watching a Manny Mua video where he used a bright orange in his crease which a peachy shade on the lid and a burgundy shade in the outer V and I absolutely loved it. This is quite a dark peachy shade more than a bright orange and I've been loving using it in my crease. I actually like it so much I ordered another orange-y shade from Makeup geek.
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette - Pop and Danger
I love this palette (as does every other beauty blogger I feel) Pop is the most beautiful peachy glittery shade which looks really pretty paired with NYX LOL and Makeup geek Cherry cola. Danger is something I would have never ever bought as I have blue eyes I was always really scared of blue eyeshadow however I've been really enjoying wearing it under my eyes to add a very tiny pop of colour.  
Left to Right - NYX LOL, Urban Decay Pop, Urban Decay Danger.
 Finally I have blush, I wear a lot more blush in the summer because I prefer wearing it with tanned skin than when I'm super pale.
Essence Blush up - Pinky flow
This is a really pretty light bright pink with some shimmer in it. It works so beautifully on skin that has a little bit more colour as I find it's a little too blue toned for me when my skin is pale. Formula wise considering it's around £3 I really love it. It is a little bit dusty however the pigmentation is really good and it blends very easily.
Illamasqua Blush duo - Lover and Hussy
I had heard so many good things about this duo that when I saw it in the sale I couldn't resist. Lover is a very pretty bright peach-y orange shade which I actually really love when I'm pale too, however I feel like it's going to look really beautiful with a tan. Out of the two shades I think Hussy is definitely my favourite it's a bright pink shade which in the swatch looks quite coral-y however on the cheeks it's more like a very true bright pink.
Left to Right - Essence Pinky flow, Illamasqua Lover and Hussy.
So that's it for today's post I really hope you enjoyed this post and I'd love to know what products you have been adding into your routine for the spring. 


  1. I'm really loving all those lipstick shades!

  2. great haul :) I tried only one product from iIlamasqua and that was a nail polish, but sadly it was either told or simply not good. Lovely colour though. Glad you liked the products in the end, it gives me a bit of hope so maybe I will try them again one day.

  3. I have one of those Essence blushers, they're crazy pigmented!! Lovely picks :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours
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  4. Your post just reminded me that I need to pull out my Essence Ombre Blush that I have. Mine is a bright pink and orange color and I've been scared to use it. I love the products you choose for this Spring!

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  5. Love the lip colours you have chosen!

    Parie x

  6. I love the nyx soft matte lip creams and just so happened to have bought Antwerp and Istanbul today. I find when they start to make your lips look a bit dry putting some nivea lip balm over the top gets rid of this and keeps your lips hydrated as well; hope this helps x


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