Spring Beauty Must Haves

Monday, March 21, 2016

spring makeup must haves
With Sunday being the first official day of spring, I've decided to get into the spirit of the season and give my current daily make-up routine a little bit of a spring clean. In today's post, I'll be sharing with you my favourite beauty essentials for the spring season. Think tinted moisturisers and a whole load of pink blush. 

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spring beauty essentials

In the spring, nothing beats a fresh faced glow and Benefit's That Gal primer adds the prettiest pink canvas to any base of makeup. Featuring soothing raspberry and chamomile to give the appearance of the brighter, healthier skin. 

For my base, on a day to day basis I prefer to opt for something quite light on the skin throughout the spring and summer, unlike in the winter when a heavy duty, full coverage foundation is a must. Two of my favourite tinted moisturisers include the NARS Pure Radiant and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB. Both offer a light to medium coverage with a fresh, dewy looking finish. The Maybelline offering also provides 8 in 1 benefits including the illusion of a natural glow and hydrates the skin all day long. Both options include an SPF 30 which is an absolute necessity as we enter into the warmer months. 

Now, it just wouldn't be spring without a flush of pink on the cheeks. This season, I'll be switching up my deeper berry toned blushes aka 'MAC Gleeful' for an array of pastel, baby pinks. My favourites include Benefit Hervana with its whimsical blush wheel offering an array of peach, pink and berry hues with a champagne silver in there too for the addition of a flattering highlight. And, from the drugstore the Max Factor creme puff blush in 'Lovely Pink' truly is the prettiest of baby pinks, adding a very natural looking flush to the apples of the cheeks. 

For my lashes, I like to keep it nice and natural looking with a brown tinted mascara rather than an intense jet black. To keep my lashes looking fluttery all day long, Benefit's They're Real tinted primer creates the perfect mink-brown tinted base for the NYX colour mascara in 'Brown'. This duo gives my lashes an effortless, lengthening boost that lasts all day. 

To highlight, you can never go wrong with a champagne silver in the spring, and Topshop's glow cream in 'Polished' features the prettiest, iridescent pink undertone which compliments any spring blush perfectly. 
And to add even more pink to my face, you can never go wrong with a pink tinted lip balm. I am unfortunately prone to dry lips no matter what the season and so as we enter the spring I still want some much needed moisture and the Dusty Girls argyle pink mineral lip shine is perfect for this. Using only natural ingredients including apricot, watermelon and sweet almond seed oil to add tip top moisture for a perfected pout. Its berry tinted pink hue adds the perfect 'your lips but better' shine for day to day wear. For those girls who like to wear a more baby pink tinted hue on the lips, Benefit Posie Balm is perfect. Containing mango butter and sodium hyaluronate to moisturise even the driest of lips whilst still adding a pretty pink tint. Build on several layers for a more pigmented finish. 

Lastly, whilst the weather isn't hot enough to make me look like an oily mess just yet; I can get away with completing my look with a glowing, dewy finish. For this, MAC Fix+ rejuvenates and refreshes my skin whilst pro-longing the wear time of my make-up. 

And so that was my springtime make-up essentials. I hope you're feeling super inspired for the season ahead as I can't wait to delve back into lighter layers and pretty pinks. Until next time,

How have you transitioned your makeup from winter to spring?!

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