The best beauty related thing about Spring is the change over from Autumn/Winter products to Spring/Summer; clothes, makeup, shoes – you name it, I want it!
It’s also the time when Beauty companies start bringing our all the pink and coral themed products, as now is the perfect time to be switching to a healthy, dewy look rather than the matte vampy look we all seem to sport during the winter time. I’m completely over the thick winter coats and scarves, and already looking forward to denim jackets, converse and lighter nights!
As I’ve previously mentioned, all my winter favourites are packed away for another year, and I bust out all my spring pastel shades. I also spend hours trawling the aisles of makeup counters looking at the newest releases, seeing if there’s anything that I’d like. Here’s a few of the products I want for this season:
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye shadow Palette (RRP £39.oo, Debenhams) – I don’t own any of the Too Faced Eye shadow palettes, and I’m dying to try some of them out as I’ve heard they’re wonderfully pigmented and beautiful to wear.
Although this isn’t technically a new offering, it’s come back around a second time and this time I’m determined to try and get my hands on it (Not gonna lie, this’ll be very hard as it seems to be sold out everywhere I look). I love the look of the warm, rich shades or brown and gold, and the coral pink shade in the centre makes me drool. This palette seems like the perfect combination of brown and gold for me, and each and every one seems wearable. I’m aiming to get this definitely before the start of summer, as I’d like this to be the palette I take with me on holiday. The price of this is a little steep, but from what I’ve heard about the quality I’m sure it’ll be worth the money.
Clinique Crayola Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm – (RRP £17.50, clinique.co.uk) – I really like the look of these. I’ve heard that the Clinique Chubby Sticks make great lipstick ‘stains’, and the packaging on these is so retro!
For me, the shade Fuzzy Wuzzy looks like the perfect nude shade for Springtime, especially useful to keep in my bag for on the go top-ups. I also like the look of Razzmatazz and Melon, which are respectively a lovely Raspberry pink for Spring drinks after work, and a more coral pink for daytime use. Because they are so moisturising, they have a lovely sheer colour that is great for a subtle pop of colour without being too overpowering. They are a little expensive for a sheer balm, but for Clinique I think they are actually quite affordable!
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in the shade Porcelain (RRP £42.00, SpaceNK.com) – There are a few Hourglass products featuring on this list because they’ve come out with some fantastic looking ranges lately, this being one of them.
Now, I have to say this is MEGA expensive for a foundation stick and one that, at the moment, I cannot justify in purchasing but I really do like the look of this so much! I’ve seen a few YouTube Beauty Bloggers using this, and the finish is so flawless and airbrushed I want to see for myself how it works. It’s probably a little too full coverage for Springtime, but I have no doubt – based on other Hourglass products – that it creates such a dewy look that would actually be perfect for this time of year. I’ve also read that it doesn’t require a concealer which is great because at the moment I’m having an issue with dry skin under my eyes and I’m finding concealers tend to crease, so this foundation sounds like my problem solver product!
Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo (RRP £26.00, SpaceNK.com) – There are far to many shades here that sound right up my street! Again, another stick format that creates a highly moisturised pop of sheer colour (This seems to be the thing for Spring), I just love the look of everything to do with these! I love the packaging, the names, the colours; everything.
Seriously, look at the shade range of these products; every single one is a wearable shade, from the pinks and nudes to the reds and browns. I especially love the look of ICON (Shown left) and LEADER, both of which are deep reds, and INFLUENCER and SEEKER which are more dusky pinks. These actually seem more affordable for Hourglass, and definitely seem like they’re worth looking at. I don’t own many of these chubby lip sticks, but they seem to be more popular this year so I need to take a closer look at them.
Benefit BIG Sexy Lip Kit (RRP £25.50, Benefit.com) – These seem so fun, I’m not even thinking of the practicality of applying them!
In theory, they’re designed to make things easier; a 2-in-1 lipstick and lip liner. In practice I’m not sure how they’d apply, but I’d love to give them a go! This particular kit comes with 4 shades, but I think there are a lot more included in the range from what I’ve seen on YouTube and Snapchat. Basically, on the tip you have a darker lip liner, and the rest is the actual lipstick. It is supposed to line your lips and create an ombre effect, making them appear fuller. The tear shaped tip looks easy enough to use, and the colours look so highly pigmented in swatches I’ve seen, I can’t wait to go and try them out myself! Benefit have such great, affordable products and I’m sure this one won’t disappoint.
Please let me know in the comments what products are on your Spring Wish List, or if you have any recommendations that you think I’ll like!