Beauty

My Favourite Spring Essentials

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Ah, it’s the season of blossom and daffodils, longer evenings and best of all: warmer weather. Spring is finally here, and I couldn’t be more excited to put away my coats and whip out my new jackets. 

A change of season means a change in my beauty/skincare routine. Not a massive change, just slight little adjustments that I feel are necessary. If you can call spending ££ on products-you-don’t-really-need-but-they-looked-pretty necessary. There are a lot of products that I love using (are you surprised), but there are a few essentials during Spring time that I just cannot live without. 

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When the weather gets warmer, it’s 100% certain that I will be spending more time in the sun. This is especially true for this month as I will be going to India for three weeks, where temps can go up to 40 degrees. omg I know. So one thing I like to make sure I’m doing when I’m in the sun, is feeding my skin. That’s right, you gotta protect and hydrate your skin at all costs whenever you’re outdoors. Since using products made for sensitive skin, my skin has never felt or looked better. I started using the Avene Riche Moisturiser in Winter because of how gentle it is. But recently, I’ve started using the Avene UV Riche Moisturiser with SPF in it, and I am in love. This moisturiser is hypoallergenic and non comedogenic (which basically means it won’t clog your pores and make you break out, yay) so it’s perfect for sensitive skin. 

When the weather starts getting warmer, I tend to reach for more lightweight products, and avoid wearing thick, high coverage makeup. However, I am not blessed with flawless skin but instead with dark circles and under eye bags, what a combo. If I get enough sleep, my dark circles aren’t very profound, but binge watching Netflix can sometimes take over sleep. That’s why I am always reaching for my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit, because it does an amazing job of hiding those designer bags. Whenever I’m not feeling a full face of foundation, I just grab my NARS Concealer and I’m good to go. It’s a very nice + creamy product, so it’s super easy to blend with just your fingers. And it doesn’t budge, no creasing whatsoever, which I’ve also spoken about in this post.

Okay, so can we talk brows and how important they are? Who knew brow bars would excite me way more than actual bars? I’ve tried and tested a lot of brow products, but there have only been a few that have changed my brow game. The NYX Control Freak Brow Gel is the best brow gel I have ever used, and I have used many. This brow gel is like glue for my brows, they do not budge. Some gels I’ve used make my brows feel really hard and immovable, but this one by NYX is so lightweight. It’s definitely one of my best brow investments. If you can get your hands on one, I would 100% recommend that you do. 

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I love a good palette. No, really, I do. I don’t think you can have too many, and you always need that new one. I’ve spoken about the Sleek Solstice Palette in my Give Me The Glow post, and it is definitely one of my favourite go to palettes for the Spring. Three of the highlighters are powders + one is quite creamy (top left) so you can choose the type of finish you want. I love applying the powder highlights over the cream highlight for a nice + glossy finish. This is a great every day palette because of how lightweight the highlights are. It’s also super easy to use, I like using it with either my fingers on a damp beauty blender for a more pigmented look. Plus it’s so travel friendly. 

I love a good blush palette, especially one with such beautiful colours. I bought the Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Hot Spice recently and I’m already in love. The colours in this platte are quite warm, with peaches + amber, and they would complement warmer skin tones so beautifully. There are also two shimmery blush shades that I wouldn’t necessarily use on my cheeks, but maybe as a subtle highlight. 

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You guys already know, that I love a good glow right? Which is why I just have to mention my L’Oréal Lumi Magique PrimerIt is such an amazing product, that everyone should have in their makeup bag. It’s a really lightweight product which is why I love wearing it underneath my makeup as a primer. I also love wearing it as a highlighter, either mixed in with my foundation or on it’s own. And it’s a great product to use on those days you don’t want to wear any makeup, but you still want to have that natural wake up glow.

And there you have it, all my favourites for this season in one post. Hope you guys enjoyed catching up! Do you have any favourites this Spring?

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16 thoughts on “My Favourite Spring Essentials

  1. I am actually bursting at the seams wanting to try that Nars concealer, it’s literally been the longest time! After trying the Sheer Glow foundation and one of the Velvet Lip Glides my need to try it has just got even worse! I love the sound of that Avene moisturiser with SPF too, I’ve actually been looking for a new one so I’m going to have to check that out! Great post lovely

    Ellie x

    http://www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. It’s only such an amazing concealer! It hides my dark circles soooo well!! I cannot live without it! NARS has some great quality products, you just cannot go wrong with them. The Avene moisturiser is definitely my fave – I went and picked up some more yesterday haha! Thanks for reading Ellie! xo

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