Spring Makeup Menu

Friday, 30 March 2018

Spring makeup menu blog post
Spring makeup look

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Spring has finally sprung and this year it felt like we had a long wait for the season due to the unexpected snowfall! But now that the season has finally arrived, I'm looking forward to the brighter evenings, seeing a sea of cherry blossoms on the ground, waking up to the sounds of birds happily chirping away and of course, I'm most excited about switching up my makeup routine for the new season.

A good skincare routine prior to makeup application is the key to a good makeup day and my pre-makeup base of choice at the moment is the Bioderma Sensibio Light Soothing Cream. This lightweight moisturiser is a simple, fuss-free product and is formulated without fragrance so it's ideal for sensitive skin. The product provides my skin with the hydration it needs before makeup application without making it greasy.

I currently have a few foundations on rotation for Spring but one of my favourites is the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless FoundationI'd describe it as a high medium coverage foundation that can be built up to full coverage but for the look down below, I actually sheered it out a bit so it was more of a lighter medium coverage for Spring. It has a satin finish, it feels lightweight on the skin and smooths over any texture from breakouts and dry skin. I highly recommend this one!

My concealer pick will come as no surprise to most of you because I talk about it in nearly every blog post *insert laughing emoji* The Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer has been a firm favourite in my makeup collection for a few years now due to the lightweight, creamy formula that never looks cakey and that works well for both under the eyes and spots.

Profusion review
Spring makeup
Profusion eye & cheek palette

One of my favourite bronzers is the Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer and I've taken this out of my drawer again just in time for Spring as it's the perfect warm golden bronzer that provides my pale complexion with a subtle sunkissed look.

For blush, I've been using the blushers in the Profusion Eye & Cheek Palette*For the makeup look in this post, I used the shade Lush which is a subtle nude shade. The palette also contains a peachy pink hue, a bright barbie pink shade as well as a deeper plum-toned pink. The nude shade is a subtle neutral shade that adds the tiniest hint of colour so it's ideal for everyday wear! The other three blush shades are brighter and more pigmented so the palette has something that caters to everyone's blush preferences. 

I've been loving cream highlighters recently and one of my favourites at the moment is the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand. It provides a beautiful champagne glow to the skin and I can already tell that it's going to be a Spring/Summer essential!

When I'm not in the mood for a cream/liquid highlighter then I'll reach for one of the highlighters in the Profusion Eye & Cheek Palette*. The palette houses two beautiful highlighters, a light golden-toned champagne as well as a darker peachy champagne hue. The formula of the highlighters is excellent - they feel so soft, apply smoothly onto the skin and they provide the complexion with a soft glow or can be built up for a more intense glow without any visible shimmer particles in them.

For this eyeshadow look, I just created a soft, simple look for everyday wear. I used the shade 'Embrace' from the Profusion Eye & Cheek Palette* which is a light brown transition shade, and I also applied the shade 'Comeback', a rich chocolate brown, in the outer corner of the eye, followed by the shade 'Antique', a shimmering gold hue on the lid. I was very impressed with how the eyeshadows performed, particularly the shimmers - so pigmented and they have a lovely metallic sheen - and I thought the mattes blended nicely. There was a little bit of fallout though which is not something that usually bothers me but it's worth noting as you might like to do your foundation/concealer after your eyes. Overall, I think this palette is pretty impressive for the price and you get a mix of eyeshadows and complexion powders so that's handy! I've also been testing out the Profusion Amber Eyes Palette* which has some pretty pink shades in it for Spring.

My current go-to mascara is the Essence Volume Hero Mascara* {Review}. The product provides my lashes with length, volume and a curl and the results last throughout the whole day. I think this is an excellent mascara, especially considering it only costs €3.80!

I've been loving glossy nude lips recently and the Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolour in Dawn is the perfect easy-to-wear, glossy nude lip. 

What are your Spring makeup essentials?

Cliona xx

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