Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Spring makeup picks

Although there are no rules in makeup and you can totally wear whatever you like most of us, probably, switch things up a bit when the season changes. With Spring in full bloom I thought I would share with you some makeup bits that are very Spring appropriate in my eyes and ones that I've been reaching for and certainly will for the next couple of months.
When the weather warms up, the flowers start blooming and sun is shining I like my makeup to look fresh and youthful. Although I still can enjoy a dark smokey eyes and vampy lips on a Saturday evening, on everyday basis I reach for different tones, lots of pink and peach shades to give me that sense of girlie, youthful Spring makeup.
I have lots of products that I will be using for the next few months but I'm sharing with you some of my favourites which usually got to be used the most around this time of year.

Spring makeup picks

I think the one makeup item that most of people like to switch for Spring/Summer is lipstick. I personally go for pinks, peach-y nudes or peach-y pinks as they make me think of all the fresh blooming trees and flowers.

Spring lipsticks

Spring lipsticks swatches

NYX Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose, £6.50 - I've mentioned many times on my blog how much I adore the formula of these lipsticks, they're super pigmented, opaque in one swipe, applies on the lips smoothly and last a good amount of hours even with some moderate eating and they don't feel drying. The finish is more satin then straight matte but I do prefer that. Tea Rose is a beautiful dusty pink rose shade, it livens up my face instantly.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate, shade #101, £5.49- pretty nude-ish pink, it's the matte formula but, again, it has more of a satin finish, it feels actually quite hydrating on the lips, it lasts about 3-4 hours.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate, shade #33, £5.49 - this is a cool toned pink, perfect for Spring, it has slightly glossy finish, it's very comfortable on the lips and although it's not very long lasting it's super easy to re-apply it even without a mirror in front.
Freedom Makeup Pro Melts, shade Up, £3 - the formula of this liquid lipsticks reminds me  a lot of Too Faced Melted Lipsticks, it's very pigmented, feels comfortable on the lips and although it doesn't dry matte it lasts quite well on the lips, it's not sticky or very easy to smear. Up is a beautiful peony pink.
ColourPop Lippie Stix in Frida, $5 - beautiful peach shade, it feels very comfortable on the lips and it lasts well, although it does accentuate dry skin so lips need to be well prepared before application.
Too Faced Melted Metal Lipstick in Metallic Macaron, £19 - bright, almost neon, pink that is actually very wearable when on the lips, it's a bit on the sheerer side making it perfect for everyday wear. It applies smoothly and it lasts about 4 hours with drinking and light eating.
Too Faced Melted Metal Lipstick in Metallic Peony, £19 - when I got a set of 4 Melted Lipsticks for Christmas I knew that this shade will be perfect for Spring, it's a soft pink with subtle golden sheen to it, it looks very pretty on the lips and it lasts quite well too.
Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Mother, $20 - this is my only one Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick but I am very impressed with the formula so, hopefully, not the last one, it's very pigmented, it applies beautifully and dries completely matte but without being overly drying. It lasts for hours even with eating and drinking. Mother is a gorgeous mauve rose pink, perfect all year round but especially for Spring/Summer.

When swapping shades of lipsticks it's only natural we tend to reach for a different blush to complement the colour on our lips. I love soft pinks and peaches for this time of year as they fit perfectly with the fresh, youthful looking makeup.

Spring blushes

Spring blushes swatches

I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts in Candy Queen Of Hearts, £4.99 - this is a beautiful soft pink with glow-y finish, I love those blushes that offer subtle sheen and make my cheeks look lifted and youthful without being too shimmery. This I Heart Makeup (part of Makeup Revolution line) offering is just stunning, very easy to apply and it lasts well on my skin for up to 8 hours.
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, £6.99 - this is a cult product right now, I've had it for couple of years and I love it as much as I first got it, it's a stunning peachy shade with the most gorgeous subtle glow. If you're still not owning Luminoso you are definitely missing out :)
Max Factor Crème Puff Blush in Seductive Pink, £8.99 - another one of my all time favourite blushes, beautiful soft pink with a very subtle sheen to it, the formula is very similar to Hourglass Ambient Blushes but it costs only a fraction of the price.
Too Faced Love Flush Long Lasting 16-Hour Blush in How Deep Is Your Love, £25 - I own the palette with all blushes from this range but you can get every shade separately. How Deep Is Your Love is a stunning coral-y pink which adds beautiful flush of colour to the cheeks, I love the formula of these blushes, they blend so easily and last all day on my skin.
Too Faced Love Flush Long Lasting 16-Hour Blush in Justify My Love, £25 - the same amazing formula but a cool toned pink shade, perfect to pair it with some soft pinks and purples on the lips and/or eyes.
NARS Deep Throat, £23 - beautiful rosy pink with subtle golden sheen to it, the formula is amazing, it blends easily and lasts all day on my cheeks.
Hourglass Ambient Blush Luminous Flush, £32 - I have this shade in my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette but if you want to treat yourself to some amazing blush for Spring with fantastic formula and the most beautiful glow then Hourglass is the answer. Luminous Flush is a beautiful soft pink which leans tiny bit towards coral making it very flattering on many skin tones.

The last makeup item I want to talk about today is eyeshadow. I like to reach for soft pinks and peaches also for my eyes during Spring time and I have a few palettes which deliver some gorgeous shades perfect for this time of year.

Eyeshadows for Spring

Some of my favourite shades from each palette.
Eyeshadows for Spring swatches

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette, £39 - (check my review) I absolutely love this palette, it contains some beautiful pink shades which I adore to wear all over my lid with some darker matte shades in the crease for a quick but pretty Spring makeup look.
Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, £39 (it will be available by the end of April/beginning of May in Debenhams UK) - although this palette didn't impress me as much as I was expecting (check my review) I still think it has some beautiful shades that are perfect for Spring/Summer eye makeup.
Freedom Makeup Pro 12 Eyshadow palette Audacious 3, £4 - absolute bargain of a palette, 12 beautiful, good quality eyeshadows with some pinks, mauves and coppers, perfect to create any look for day or night, in my opinion it's a great dupe for Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.
Zoeva Rose Golden palette, £18 - one of my favourite eyeshadows on the market are from Zoeva and this palette is just stunning for Spring, it contains beautiful pinks, rose gold and coppery shades with an excellent formula.
I'm a bit disappointed that Zoeva increased the prices of their products since the brand became so much more popular, even on the older products, I don't think it's fair but it doesn't change the fact they do create amazing makeup and brushes.

So these are all my Spring makeup picks, hope you enjoyed this roundup. Let me know if you switch your makeup for Spring and if so, which products and shades are your favourite.

Dagmara

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