Spring has sprung
So I don’t know about anyone else but I love changing my makeup depending on the season, berry tones are autumnal, red is wintery, pastels are spring and brights are summery. Well, we’ve recently entered Spring and I’m so excited to start playing around with new makeup looks, especially as I’ve recently turned my back on having a matte finish to my skin and instead prefer to go for something glowy. Although the weather has been rather bipolar recently (one day lovely and warm, the next pouring rain) that doesn’t mean that spring isn’t apparent. Flowers are blooming, leaves are returning to trees and everyone just seems to be in a more positive mood…although energy levels are lacking.
Spring is probably my favourite season, the warm days and cool evenings are perfect for me. I love nothing more than snuggling up in a blanket in the evening and watching a couple of films, and spring is perfect for that. Another thing I love about spring is that it means I’m coming to an end of the university year which means I can spend more time blogging (well more time without feeling guilty about it) and since it’s only a couple of months until Aesthetic Obsessed celebrates its first birthday, I’m excited.
Anyway onto my favourite items for my typical spring makeup look. I love to use a majority of liquid products on my face opposed to powder (with the exception of eyeshadow) as these add a more dewy and healthy look to the face. As well as this I tend to reach for a lower-coverage foundation as I prefer a more natural look with my skin…plus I’ve recently started to fake tan as the warmer weather has come around, and I already look more glowing and healthy. This means I don’t have to worry about my skin so much and I can let it breathe more.
One product I always gravitate towards when the weather warm lands is my Pur Cosmetics Liquid Veil foundation (£28.00) in the shade Light, I love this foundation because it’s an aerosol and has a light to medium coverage depending on how much you apply. I wish I could wear this foundation all year round but the light shade is too dark for my natural skin tone (I’d say it’s similar to Ivory in Rimmel foundations) but since it is an aerosol it doesn’t expire in 12 months like other foundations which is extremely useful. As I said I like to use liquid products on my skin and my favourite liquid bronzer is Benefit Dew the Hoola (£24.50) I currently only have the little travel sized but I’ll certainly be purchasing the full sized one once I run out of this. It helps to warm up the overall look of my skin, and just gives it a healthy glow, I apply this with a stippling brush for a more natural look. To create a natural flush look to my cheeks I use the Benefit Posietint (£25.50) although you do have to work incredibly quickly with this product, however, once you get the hang of it, you can get a pretty flush to the cheeks. A small amount of this product can go a long way.
When it comes to eyeshadow you can’t go wrong with pinks and peaches in springtime, and my favourite palette is my M.A.C. Warm Neutral (£49.50) as it has an amazing array of pink shades, as well as a more bronze transition in the shade ‘Sable’. Although if I am just wanting a wash of colour then you can never go wrong with ‘Amber Lights’ although it swings more towards an autumnal shade. Another palette I’ve recently put together consists of shadows by Makeup Obsession and include the shade Scene* (£2.00), Ibiza* (£2.00) and Cinnamon* (£2.00). I also use a one of the highlight shades Gold* (£3.00) as it is too dark to use as a normal highlight but makes a beautiful shade to wear on the eyes. All of these shadows are beautifully soft and highly pigmented for the price!
Finally, we cannot forget lips, something that can make or break a look. I personally adore corals, pinks or bright shades in spring, especially if it’s a lipstick I throw on and know it will wear well. First up we have Tanya Burr Afternoon Tea Lipgloss (£4.99), which is one of only a handful of lipglosses I actually enjoy wearing. Next, has to be on of my favourite bright colours M.A.C Men Love Mystery (£16.50) it’s a blue toned purple that looks slightly pink in some lights, but it’s certainly an attention grabbing colour. Another bright shade I love is Rimmel Coral In Gold (£4.99) which as the name suggests is a coral colour which has specs of gold within it. Now onto two lipsticks that swing more towards pink than nude but that might just be because of my skin colour and they could be more of a nude on other. The first is Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive (£7.99) which is a very similar product to the Clinique chubby sticks but for a fraction of the price, next is a product I mentioned in my ‘What’s in my bag’ post and it is the Burts Bee lipstick in Blush Basin* (£9.99).
So these are some of my favourite products to wear in Spring, obviously it isn’t a full face but somethings I just don’t change up a lot. What is your favourite spring trend?
Love you lots like jelly tots x
Photography & Disclaimer
All photos within this post were taken by myself on a Fujifilm Finepix S4240 in natural lighting and edited on VSCO. Any product marked with an asterix (*) was kindly gifted to me.
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