Spring has just arrived and summer is not far away, it’s time to amp up your makeup routine. Here are a few of our favourite products for the coming season.
This is THE lipstick all the bloggers and makeup artists use. With a full coverage, that will last all day, it is the perfect lipstick to carry around. With their vibrant colours and long lasting effect, you will be set for the day.
How cool would it be to come out of the shower tanned? Well, the brand St-Tropez has worked on an ingredient called DHA (it is a chemical colour which will interact with the amino acids in dead skin cells and the change to a browner colour is the result of this interaction). This ingredient reacts better to a wet skin because the product is spread easily and it absorbs faster. And that’s exactly what we needed: feeling good after a shower and as a bonus, getting gradually tanned.
We are all aware that applying mascara can get a little tricky and at the end of the day when you realize it’s more or less gone, you know applying some more will make your lashes a little too thick. Well, Urban Decay has come up with a new concept featuring a clear serum mascara. You want to freshen up your mascara? Apply the serum first – this will soften and separate your lashes. This way, when adding a new coat, it will look fresh and glamorous.
Have you ever dreamed of having a gorgeous pair of Louboutin shoes? Well, the shoe designer, decided, in 2014, to work in beauty as well (fantastic right?) and he launched a nail polish range called “The Luxe Lacquer” with around 30 different shades. Our favorite of course is the Louboutin Red shade because this way you can replace the Louboutin shoes with Louboutin nails. Also, if you are in the mood to treat yourself, you can get your nails done at some of the Louboutin stores.
This full-coverage foundation will cover anything you want to hide: redness, acne spots, dark marks. And, I know sometimes when applying foundation you can have this thick feeling on your skin. However the ”magical” trick about the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (as the name suggests it), is that you don’t feel any extra layer on your skin. ABRACADABRA !
This lipstick is definitely a must have in your makeup bag for Spring Summer. When applied at first, it will have a glossy sensation and look, but once it slowly dries the matte effect kicks off. Although there is not a huge variety, the colours from the range are stunning and vibrant.
Spring Summer rhymes with parties and late nights out hanging around nice cafes. You will definitely need an eye cream to hide the visible effects of your busy social life. Clinique’s Pep-Start eye cream is the perfect one for this season. It will brighten and hydrate your eyes and make you feel fresh.
This new Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette, which was launched earlier this year is a must-have to complete your Urban Decay Naked eye shadow palettes. The range of neutrals, darks, mattes and metallic will leave you with a variety of different styles to create and for the summer if I could give you a tip, use the gold and bronze eye shadows which will look natural and make your eyes stand out.
This oil free skin tint from Nars will protect your face with an SPF of 30 (the minimum you will have to apply in the spring summer) and it will make your skin look flawless. It is comfortable to wear, has a natural look, and a matte finish to help control the shine throughout the day. But never forget when applying foundation; always use powder on top to set it.
With all of these makeup products I have listed above, you will definitely need a good makeup remover. It is very important that you take off your makeup every night and that you go to bed with a clean face, you need to let your skin breathe and the cells regenerate. Some makeup removers can be harsh on your face and this is why I recommend the Garnier Micellar Water. It is adapted to all skin types and will leave you with a skin that looks and feels fresh. This cleanser removes your makeup and the excess oil. After spending a whole day enjoying the sun, the best part of the day is removing your makeup and feeling fresh.
So, what beauty products will you be trying for spring? Leave us a comment below and let us know!
Written by Emilie Heyl