Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Spring makeup shakeup.

These are one of my favourite posts to put together at this time of year as I love picking through my collection and picking out all the spring/summer colours. As usual I've picked out a few cheek, eye and lip products I think I'm going to get a lot of used out of in the next couple of months.

Starting of with base the highlighter I jut know I am going to use a ridiculous amount this month is the Urban Decay Afterglow highlighter in Fireball which is a beautiful peachy shade with a pink shift. I was a little concerned this would be to dark for me initially however I find that it actually looks just as beautiful on pale skin as it does on darker skin types. I would definitely recommend everyone checks this out as it is the perfect highlighter for the warmer seasons. I picked out three blushes, the first being the Clinique Cheek pop in the shade Berry pop which is a beautiful bright pink shade. I love these Clinique blushes they are just such a lovely texture and I have to give them points for looking so beautiful in the pan.
Fireball, Poppy pop, Soft pink, Life's a peach
I picked out another pink shade but this time it's a little more muted, Max Factor Cream blush in Soft pink is a really pretty everyday one if you like a super subtle blush. What I love about these is that they just seem to sink into the skin and leave a really beautiful natural flush on the cheeks. I also would have to say that these are definitely the best Drugstore cream blushes I have tried in terms of lasting power. The final blush is one from Sleek in the shade Life's a peach. This looks super scary in the pan however on the cheeks it's fairly subtle. What I like about this is that it isn't overly pigmented meaning if I want a really light dusting of peach I can have it and if I want an incredibly heavy dusting of peach I can have it.

Wild Orchid, Sin, Gumdrop, Bad seed, 36, Hot orange, Stila perfect me palette
Moving onto eyes I had to include this gorgeous little quad I picked up from NYX with my birthday money. This is from the NYX custom palette system and I have the Hot singes shadows in Sin, Gumdrop, Bad seed and Wild orchid. All of the shadows are beautifully pigmented, incredibly easy to work with and so easily blendable. I really love a pink eyeshadow look and I feel like these pinks are a little more summery than something like the Anastasia Modern renaissance palette. I then had to include the Kiko eyeshadow stick in number 36 which is the most gorgeous purple/pink with lots of gold shimmer in it. I love these Kiko sticks as they last such an incredible amount of time and work well for both a stand alone colour and as a base for powder shadows.
I had to mention the NYX primal colours shadow in the shade Hot orange as it is such an incredible crease/transition shade for when I am feeling brave. This is such an insanely pigmented beautiful shadow and I really need to check out more from this range. The final product I have for eyes is the Stila Perfect me Perfect hue palette. I recently reviewed this and I just really love it. It's a perfect everyday palette which looks so beautiful. As well as five shadows it also contains two blushes which just makes it so perfect for the spring time as well as for travel. These palettes also come in a couple of colour ways to suit different skin tones which I love. 

Plushest punch, Crème brule, 110, Not guilty.
Finally we have the lip products. I wanted to mention the Clinique Chubby stick intense in Plushest punch as it is one of my favourite shades to wear at this time of year. It's still deep enough so that it isn't a bright pink however it isn't so dark that it looks more like a berry shade. I also really love how comfortable it is on the lips. I am sure no one is surprised to see a NYX Butter gloss in here. This is the shade Crème Brule which is slightly paler than the other one I always go on about which is Tiramisu. This one looks incredible alone but I also love wearing it over the top of a nude lipstick to amp up the gloss.
Rimmel 110 is something I pull out every spring this is an absolutely stunning orangey reddy corally bullet. I feel like for me this is the perfect summer colour. I love Rimmel's matte formula as I find it incredibly comfortable but still nice and longwearing. The final thing today is another one from Rimmel. I have fallen in love with the Provacalips lip lacquers over the past couple of months as they are some of the best staying lipsticks I have ever tried. The shade not guilty is a really pretty mauvey pink and makes an incredible transitional shade from all the dark berries of the winter months to the bright shades for spring and summer.
So that's it for today I really hope you enjoyed my little spring edit. Let me know what your favourite spring beauty products are in the comments! 


  1. I need to re-arrange my make-up bag! I love the coral colours in spring, and the pastel pinks! :)

    Sophie -

  2. I love these style of posts as they give me so many good ideas for products to use at the right time of year. The NYX eyeshadow quad is really pretty.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  3. Loving all of those coral-y shades! You've got some awesome products xx

  4. Coral, peach and pink makeup season is here!! I love when it gets to Spring/Summer and the pastels/brights start making an appearance, although I'm still loving my nude/purple shades still.

    - Kate x
    A British Sparkle


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