Spring make up look

Hello Spring!

If you live in the UK you would have struggled to miss the sun showing its face for the past few days and it finally truly feels like spring and summer is on its way!

Today we went out to enjoy the sunshine and I wanted to share with you the products I wore on my face. As you may have already guessed I am fairly low maintenance with make-up (although my boyfriend who was waiting for me to get ready would probably like to disagree) so I try to make things as simple as possible.

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Base

For my base I use the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Unifant tinted moisturiser. I’m planning on doing a separate review of this product. After my moisturiser I used the Maybelline Fit Me matte+ poreless translucent powder, applying it all over my face with a large powder brush, concentrating on the T-zone in an attempt to keep my face oil-free.

I then used the Maybelline Fit me concealer to brighten my undereyes and make me look more awake. I am a total convert to this concealer and I’ll definitely repurchase it when this one runs out. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you how great it is, as I am a bit late to the party with this one and everyone else has already raved about it at length.

To add some warmth and definition to my face I used the No7 bronzer in the shade Caramel. I really have to make sure I apply this sparingly as it’s still a tad too dark for me (still holding out for that tan!). I got this bronzer with a voucher I received in last year’s No7 advent calendar so I’m not sure if I would repurchase it again as it’s quite pricy. The packaging is really nice and sturdy through and it does feel a lot nicer than other bronzers I have used in the past.

For my blusher I used the L’Oreal Life’s a Peach blush.  I have been on the search for a coral blush for a while and I’m really pleased with this one. It has a lovely peachy scent and also comes with a little brush which I don’t use with it, because I’m in love with my Real Techniques blush brush. I think this colour is perfect for the spring/ autumn months and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of it this summer.

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Eyes

For my eyes I used my new Tarte palette which I received this week in the Look Incredible Deluxe box. These shimmery shades are made for summer and apply ever so smoothly! It’s unusual for a shimmer to have such fantastic colour pay off but these shades are fantastic! They say you don’t need eye primer with them, so I put that to the test today. I’d say there’s minimal creasing so it may actually be worth using an eye primer but the colour still stayed put throughout the day. I used the matte shade (tiki) all over my lid and then applied the pinky shade (heat wave) on top.

I finished off the eyes by applying a couple of coats of the Armani eyes to kill mascara. This mascara is fantastic for giving my eyelash both volume and length and I have now mastered applying it without getting it all over my lid and messing up my eyeshadow. Bonus!

Lips

On my lips I used Rimmel Stay Matte liquid lip colour in the shade Coral Sass. This shade is very vibrant and summery. Unfortunately today it applied quite patchy and streaky and I couldn’t fix it whatever I did so I decided to apply a coat of No7 High shine lip gloss in Naturally Nude on top. I think this combination worked really well and softened the overall look to make it look less crisp than with the liquid lipstick alone.

I finished the look off with a couple of sprays of the Nyx Matte Finish Setting spray. I don’t normally use setting spray, however I thought it’d be a good idea for the hotter weather and I do think that this, together with the translucent powder help my make up to stay on longer and my face to look less shiny.

Until next time,

Anna x

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