Updating my makeup bag

Spring makeup = dewy, rosy and gloriously glowing. It’s really not that hard to achieve and with a few changes in your beauty box you’ll be set for spring into summer.
For bases I still don’t want to be really light as the weather isn’t boiling and I’ve been loving the Bourjois healthy mix foundation lately, I don’t feel like my skin is weighed down at all by this foundation and I would definitely try it if you’re looking for a new foundation. I also love the Bourjois 123 colour perfecting CC cream but I couldn’t mention that in every post could I? Despite my loathing of Benefit’s high beam in my ‘spotlight on Benefit’ post a while ago, I think I’ve been converted. Perhaps I was applying it wrong but now I really like it! I think using a brush doesn’t help as it takes ages to blend that way, I just use my fingers – and don’t apply too much as that can be awful!

Despite being quite pale and finding it hard to find a bronzer that’s cool enough for my skin, I thought spring is a great time to branch out of my comfort zone. After seeing a recent Essie Button video (oh how I love that girl) I really wanted to try a more orange/slightly shimmery bronzer. I dug out my L’Oreal Paris Glam Bronze in 6 and was really impressed with the results – mixed in with my usual blush it created a really nice tone that I wouldn’t of had otherwise, I think it would be great for spring as it really lifted my face up. With the highlight as well it was practically glowing (in a good way of course) – thanks Essie!

Keeping it pretty neutral with my eyes and eyebrows in the spring as I think it’s nice to have a more natural look, with the colour on the cheeks, you don’t want look like you’re wearing the whole makeup counter, although this shouldn’t be the case with any makeup look! Soap and Glory brow archery epitomizes my love for natural brows and I don’t think I will ever hate the Naked 3 palette, perfect for spring.

With neutrals eyes and glowing skin I thought I would go for a pop of colour on the lips. Look no further than a corally bright pink (I will always have a thing for coral lips they’re just gorgeous)! Mac crosswires and NARs Niagara are quite similar (I did a full review of the NARs lipstick here), and I cannot stop wearing them at this time of the year! Its an easy way to brighten up your face without looking like a doll, I love it! The pink is gorgeous and I can’t wait to wear it out more.

Is there anything that you have changed in your makeup bag for spring or anything you’d like to try? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Danielle 13th May 2015 at 6:42 pm

    i just started using high beam and i love it! i think it's really nice for spring 🙂

    danielle | avec danielle

  2. Eleanor Pritchard 13th May 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Liquid/cream products are always great for spring and summer as the longevity is much longer if it's hot! <3

  3. Eleanor Pritchard 14th May 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I will always love the Naked palettes, they are so versatile! xx


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