Makeup Artist’s Five Spring Favourites.

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Spring is a wonderful time to go through your makeup bag or skincare drawers to see what products need to be put away for a while and what needs to come out of hibernation, so to speak. In this post I will be discussing my 5 favourite products for spring to hopefully inspire you to look for ways to bring a bit of light and playfulness into your beauty routine, now that the weather is getting warmer.

  1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturiser.

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An ultralight and gentle moisturiser that is perfect for sensitive skin, or even acne prone skin, due to its lack of fragrance and comedogenic ingredients. One of the most exciting ingredients in this moisturiser, for me, is dimethicone (bad for hair, good for skin) which is also the active ingredient in most make up primers. So, in summary it traps moisture in the skin, it evens out skin texture and it is a perfect base for makeup. I use it in my kit and on my mug and it has never led me astray.

  1. Andalou Naturals Coconut Water Firming Toner.

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Something that helps me physically and emotionally (lol) when its spring but still cold as hell is the Coconut Water facial spray by Andalou naturals. It smells like a tropical holiday and feels incredibly hydrating and refreshing on the skin especially when the heating is STILL drying your skin out. I enjoy using this product as a toner after cleansing my skin and sometimes after a makeup application to help everything settle nicely on the skin. And it smells nice. Have I mentioned that?

  1. Mac Lipstick – Syrup.

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An oldie but a goodie for me, I have been using this shade of lipstick for years both professionally and personally. With it being a perfect your-lips-but-better shade, it works with a many looks and for many occasions, it has even doubled as a cream blush in a pinch. Love it.

  1. Stila Eyeshadow – Kitten.

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Another product that I have loved for a long time is the Stila eyeshadow in the shade Kitten. With it being a sparkly champagne coloured eyeshadow it’s great to use on its own or with pretty much any other eyeshadow colours. It’s a very buttery consistency, is heavily pigmented and blends super well. It also works quite well as a highlighter on the cheekbones and cupids bow, when you don’t have your regular highlighter on hand.

  1. Sally Hansen Nail Polish – Pink Slip.

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Okay I admit it is a bit of a cliché to like a light pink nail polish for spring . . . but this is one cliché I flaunt with pride. This very pale pink (leaning toward white-ish) nail polish is perfect if you are not that into very girlie colours or want to go for a more professional look. The Sally Hansen applicator brushes are wide and rounded at the tip for a quick and easy application and I personally find the formula does not chip very easily and is great for someone that works with their hands.

What are your spring favourites? Let me know in the comment section down below.

Have a beautiful day.

xx

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Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the products mentioned above, all opinions are my own.

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