We are now into March, and are therefore now (supposedly) into Spring-although the weather isn't really reflecting that where I live! Anyway, because we have entered a new season, I thought it only right to show you all how I create a simple makeup look for the spring, using some of my favourite products....
Although I normally start my makeup with eye products (I feel doing my shadow and liner first sometimes looks more effective, as I can neaten it up later with my concealer and powder), but for the sake of this post I will start with my base products instead.
Firstly, I dab some of the Benefit Porefessional Primer onto my nose, t-zone and chin (so mostly in the areas that I have more pores), and then blend my Benefit Flawless Oxygen Foundation in with my Real Techniques Beauty Sponge. Concealer-wise, I pop some Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer under my eyes, and Benefit Boing Concealer on my blemishes and discoloured areas. Finally for my base, I just dust some of my Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder all over my face to mattify my skin and makeup.
Next, I go onto my contouring (or attempt at contouring) and highlighting, by starting with my Clinique Contour Stick which I apply in the hollows of my cheeks, down the sides of my nose, at the bottom of my chin and also around the outside of my forehead. I then blend in this cream bronzer, before dabbing some Benefit High Beam atop my cheek bones, and on the other high points of my face (eg the arches of my brows). Then, I dust some of my TheBalm Frat Boy Blusher on my cheeks to give my face a bit of a healthy glow.
Onto my eyes, and firstly (after applying some concealer to cancel out the veins on my eyelids) I apply my eyeshadow-you can find one of my everyday eyeshadow looks created with the Morphe 35 Warm Palette HERE. Then I draw on my Soap&Glory Supercat eyeliner, before just cleaning up any smudges with concealer on a thin makeup brush. For mascara, I use my Soap&Glory Thick and Fast which is perfect for getting to all those little stray lashes, especially in the corners of my eyes. Finally, I draw in my brows using the Soap&Glory Archery Pen, and again neaten up with some concealer.
The brushes that I use in my makeup are featured in the photo below (minus my Beauty Sponge), the blush brush on the left being from Primark, the thin pink brush from Ted Baker, the thin black and gold one from Wilkinsons, and the two on the far right are from the Real Techniques Core Collection.
Above is a bit of a photo of what my makeup looks like after all that applying. I normally just pop on a pink lipstick as well to add to the spring vibes...right now I am loving MAC Creme De La Femme and NYX Liquid Suede Lipgloss in the shade Tea & Cookies.
I really hope you all enjoyed reading this post, and gained a bit of an insight into how I like to do my makeup in the spring!
Thank you for reading,
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