Fresh Faced for Spring

3.14.2014


Even though temperatures have barely been above freezing over the last month, the snow has started to melt, the sun is shining and I'm in the mood for Spring weather. When I think of 'Spring' makeup, I don't think of the typical pastel colours, I think fresh faced, simple and dewy. 

The weather is slightly warmer so I no longer have to deal with dry, flakey skin (yay!) Even though its not 100% perfect, I like to use a lighter moisturiser before I apply foundation to give my skin a little extra moister. My go-to in the spring in summer months is my MAC Strobe cream, is illuminating moisturiser that primes my skin for makeup and helps give my skin a dewy finish. 

I want to keep my foundation light, so of course I reach for my Bare Minerals foundation to even out my complexion and cover any redness or blemishes, but it also leaves a very natural look to the skin. For concealer I wanted something lighter than my MAC pro long wear, so I decided to try Garnier's anti dark circle roller ball. It has a cooling formula which helps soothe any puffiness under my eyes, cover my dark circles and brighten my under eye area. 

To warm up my complexion I use a tiny bit of my Laguna bronzer to add a little dimension and I dust a peach toned blush over my cheeks to give my skin a bit of life. I tend to reach for peach toned blushers in the warmer months because I find its more natural looking and more brightening than the typical pinks. 

Day-to-day, I like to keep my eyes simple, I lightly define my brows with my trusted MAC eyebrow pencil in Fling. A few coats of my Tarte's Lights Camera Lashes mascara and my NYX white eyeliner on my water line helps my eyes look bright and awake throughout the whole day.

I like to finish this look with a light pink lipstick or lip gloss and I'm good to go. 

16 comments

  1. I love strobe cream at this time of year as well. How is the tarte mascara? x

    Anna | On The Dressing Table

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    1. The Tarte mascaras are amazing! My favourite is the Gifted mascara, definitely check them out if you can!

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  2. Love your product pics! I definitely agree with the fresh faced idea in Spring, bright eyes and dewy skin. Strobe cream seems like the perfect product for dewy skin! Sadly as I live in the Southern Hemisphere I'm going into Autumn - you are making me jealous!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Thank you! Im jealous of you as you just had your summer, its been a brutal winter!

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  3. I haven't tried BareMinerals products before but I really want to give their foundations a go. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. You should try it out, everyone I know who's tried it, has loved it!

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  4. I really want to try the MAC Strobe cream! I have dry skin so it seems right up my alley.

    morganlorraine.blogspot.com

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    1. Its great for summer, I would layer it over a sightly thicker moisteriser in the winter/colder months because you'll probably need a little extra moisture! Definitely give it a go, its a beautiful product

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    1. I recently re-descovered it. I completely forgot about it after falling in love with my MAC pro long wear!

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  6. I always go back to that garnier concealer during spring and summer time!

    xx
    http://www.analeote.blogspot.com

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    1. Me to, its so much lighter than my MAC pro long wear, which I love, but it can be a bit to thick for my liking - plus I never end up getting enough sleep, so its great for my dark circles!

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  7. Bare Minerals foundations are great for Spring/Summer weather, I've been wearing mine a lot recently too :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. It feels so much more refreshing compared to liquid foundation!

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    1. Thank you! I've been nominated quite a few times to do this, hopefully I can get around to it soon

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