Saturday, 28 March 2015

Spring Makeup Essentials

Spring is officially here in the UK which means a slight re jig in the makeup department. Spring always makes me super excited as it means bringing back out the pinks and the lightweight products! Also, entering a new season is the perfect excuse to do a little shopping for some "well needed" new makeup.

When the warmer weather starts to make an appearance and the mornings become lighter, I begin to fall back in love with dewy skin and quick easy eyes. Today I want to share my favourite products that I will be using and loving over the next few months, as the weather gets warmer and the season changes there are so many products I will be using and many new ones to try, but these are my favourites. 


















First up is the Bare Minerals Stroke of Light brightening concealer, I discovered this product quite a while ago and I've been an avid user ever since. The lightweight consistency and salmon undertone is perfect for concealing under the eyes, and concealing them well! This concealer is super lightweight yet so high in coverage and brightening, meaning you can apply the amount you wish to without feeling cakey or heavy in makeup. Stroke of Light is available in several shades, this particular shade is Luminance 1 which is the lightest available, perfect for paler skin tones, I notice that the as the shades get darker they become more yellow undertoned rather than pink. 

Next up is the newly released Max Factor Cream Puff Blush in 'Nude Mauve', a stunning light baby pink nude shade that looks so flawless when swept onto the skin. The texture of these blushes is of something else, the product is so creamy and soft that they leave a beautiful finish that also gives a lovely glow to the cheekbones too. I do think the product could be slightly cheaper, perhaps £6.99 instead of £8.99 but that being said, the quality is incredible and the blush will last a lifetime! 














MUA are an amazing brand from the drugstore, their new Spring Break Palette is an absolute steal at just £4.00, the shades are perfect for this time of year and the quality is completely on point. In particular I have to mention the mint and pink shades included in the palette, they are the perfect shades for the upcoming months. 

When it comes to quick, easy eye makeup on the Spring mornings I will definitely be running back to my well loved Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold, the most beautiful pink shimmer in cream form. Maybelline Colour Tattoos are such amazing products and make fab dupes for MAC Paint Pots and cream eyeshadows by other brands such as Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury. Pink Gold is such a pretty colour that works beautifully on my pale skin tone, its also a fab product for the warmer weather as it has fantastic lasting power. 














Lastly, no makeup essentials post is complete without mentioning the lip colours I will be addicted to over the next few months. MAC Creme Cup is a staple in so many's makeup collections and it quickly became one of mine after receiving it for Christmas. MAC lipsticks are fab quality, last on the lips for hours and available in so many shades, this one in particular is my absolute favourite. Creme Cup is a light dusky pink in a cremesheen finish.

Rimmel Kate Moss 101 is a matte shade in another lovely pink shade, so perfect for Spring. The Kate Moss range from Rimmel offer some amazing products, I love all of the lipstick shades and the textures are amazing. Although this particular shade is matte it's a lovely formulation to work with and doesn't at all feel drying or need a re application very often. Both of these lip colours can be paired with the Rimmel East End Snob lip liner perfectly for a longer lasting look and a more precise finish. 

What products are your essentials for Spring?


91 comments :

  1. Those lipsticks are gorgeous, and I love that MUA palette!(:

    -Charlotte xo (http://makeupbeautyandlifefashion.blogspot.co.uk/)

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  2. I'm honestly in love with all of these products , Spring time makeup is my favourite! x

    Blushhx

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  3. Im in love with the Kate Moss lipstick, the shade is perfect for spring! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  4. Gorgeous picks, I really love Creme Cup and is one of my favourite MAC Lipsticks. I’ve been digging out 101 also as it’s perfect for the Spring :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. It's lovely isn't it, can't believe I resisted getting it for so long! x

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  5. I absolutely love that MAC lipstick! It's always been one of those must-haves!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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    1. It really is, wish I'd picked it up sooner x

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  6. All this products are soo good ♥ I love the blush.. so classy! Finally spring come also in Italy :)

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  7. the mua pallet is amazing. i actually just picked it up last week. Great blog post.
    Becca
    https://lovefashionandmakeup14.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/28-3-15-makeup-and-bedroom-decor-haul/

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    1. It's lovely isn't it, thank you Becca x

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  8. The MUA palette looks gorgeous! Lovely post hun!

    Charlotte // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  9. All these products are so gorgeous! Definitely going to have to pick up the MUA palette.

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    1. Definitely do, it's a lovely one, a must have! x

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  10. everything looks amazing! Creme Cup is one of my favorites, and I really want to try the concealer because it sounds really great!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl
    Other Modern Girl

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    1. It's such a lovely lipstick, everyone needs to try it, the concealer too! x

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  11. I have this lippy and love it so much, perfect for spring! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  12. I love the Maybelline Colour Tattoos and there are some really great shades in the Max Factor blushes :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. I definitely need to pick up more shades! x

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  13. That MUA Pallette has some gorgeous colours in it, and such a good price aswell. I may have to get one myself!
    x

    www.sabrinaharriet.com

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    1. The shades are all so beautiful and absolutely perfect for Spring x

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  14. I have been eyeing up Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold for some time x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely pick one up, its a stunning shade! x

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  15. The max factor cream blush is so so pretty, I have pale skin so I think this would give me a beautiful glow! x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

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    1. It definitely would, its very subtle but beautiful x

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  16. kate moss 101 is literally my life haha! I wear it basically everyday its so good for how cheap it was!

    Love this post! Just came across your blog and followed, Your photos are flawless!
    chantelle | chanbelle x

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    1. Ahh so glad you love it too, its an amazing shade! Thank you so much x

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  17. Anything easy for the eyes is my go-to for spring, like the Color Tattoos.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. It's a fab way to add colour into your look at ease x

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  18. I'll have to pick up the 'Pink Gold' colour tattoo, I always see my friend wearing it but never get round to getting it for myself! :)
    https://cherieedle.blogspot.com

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  19. The Spring break palette is gorgeous!! Love the shades in it and the price is incredible! x
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

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    1. Such a bargain right?! You really can't go wrong :) x

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  20. Ohhhhh my gosh the mua spring break palette I need it in my life. I also have my eyes on the bare minerals stroke of light. Thanks for sharing!

    Fi| www.fislittleblog.com

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    1. You definitely do, its beautiful! Really recommend the concealer too x

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  21. I really love colour tattoos but I don't have the 'Pink Gold' yet. I'll have to have a look next time I'm in Boots. I'm really loving Barry M nail polishes at the moment for more seasonal colours

    Nikki x
    Queen Ginge

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    1. Definitely have a look into it, it looks very pink in the pan but actually can sheer out to just a very subtle pink shade. x

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  22. I love Maybelline color tattoos but I never tried out this specific shade, it looks gorgeous!
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. Ah you need to try it, its perfect! x

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  23. I am so desperate to try some of the max factor blushes, they look so pretty and natural and the shade selection is to die for!

    Ooh La Luce | Beauty, Life, Fashion

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    1. You should pick one up to try, really recommend this particular shade x

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  24. Love the lipstick shades, so pretty!
    Need to check out the MUA palette :)

    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Gorgeous aren't they, highly recommend the palette for this time of year x

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  25. The Creme Puff Blushers are indeed gorgeous! Need to get some more.

    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

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  26. The MUA Palette looks so pretty! And I love the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks! Lovely post xx

    Beauty Girl

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    1. Thank you, everything is so pretty :) x

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  27. Love the concealer! I need to repurchase it :)

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  28. Want to buy all these products now haha! Bare Minerals is definitely a brand I need to try more of x
    alicekatex ♥

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    1. Definitely is, love the brand, their original foundation is my holy grail x

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  29. I love Maybelline's color tattoos, work so well!

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    1. They're amazing for quick, easy looks x

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  30. Your blog is gorgeous - I love the photography and how you make the effort to reply to all comments. New follower here, would love if you'd take a little look at my blog too - follow back if you like it xxx

    The perks of being a hipster- 20 things you think when planning a wedding!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words so much :) and thank you for following! x

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  31. great post, particularly love the lipsticks xx

    Halcyon Velvet

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    1. It really is, definitely a great product if you're new to MAC lipsticks x

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  33. The BareMinerals concealer sounds great,d definitely need to try it out in store. Love the shades in the MUA eyeshadow palette, definitely spring colours x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. You should, its a really great concealer! x

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  34. The MUA palette is such a bargain, wow !. Love the MAC lipstick too,such a pretty shade :) x

    Caitriona | Blog

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  35. Very nice post and inspiring blog! :) Keep up the great work, I’m a fan!

    xo Ana ♥

    http://www.omgyousassqueen.blogspot.co.at

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  36. Everything in this post is gorgeous, so many pastel shades! You're making me want to buy everything, especially that MUA palette and the Maybelline Colour Tattoo!
    Stroke of Light is amazing isn't it! I can't stop using it :)

    Becki | beautyandthebrunette.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. Haha whoops sorry ;-) I really can't sing enough praises about the stroke of light! x

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  37. I love the look of those lipsticks. I'm really into pastel colours for Spring. : ) xxxx


    Carly's Beauty World - UK Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I love everything pastel in Spring! x

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  38. MUA is such a terrific brand & they come at a wonderful cost. The Spring Break Palette looks amazing!

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. It really is a great one, love it! x

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  39. Max factor Cream Blush Puff sounds so interesting and looks brilliant as well. It reminds me of a colour I used to use by Bobbi Brown (and smashed the glass bottle, tragically haha). Have a lovely week! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. Oh no thats such a shame, I've smashed so many products, its so disappointing x

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  40. Really love your spring essentials! All look so pretty, the MUA Palette and Max factor Cream Blush Puff sound and look so nice defiantly want to try them!

    Ellie-Victoria.com

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    1. Thank you Ellie! Definitely give those products a go x

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  41. The MUA palette looks lovely! I can't wait to get the pink lipsticks out again.

    Summa x
    www.summaspicer.co.uk

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  42. I have been loving MAC lipsticks lately! Great post!

    www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

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    1. Me too, I definitely need to add more to my collection! x

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  43. That MUA palette is perfect for Spring! Such lovely colours :) I loved mac lipsticks now too - a recent convert :)

    Emma xx

    www.alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. I wish Australia was going into Spring!
    What camera do you use? Im currently trying to upgrade mine for my blog posts.

    Thanks xx

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