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Now that it’s March I am even more impatient for spring’s arrival. I am so over the piles of snow, the cold and the general ickiness that winter is. I want sun and flowers, already! I’ve “protested” winter a few times on Instagram, but I thought it was about time that I did it here as well.
A luminous base was super important for me with this look, so I brought out all of my “glow makers”. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation has been my favourite foundation since I bought it this summer for multiple reasons – it’s a perfect shade match, it’s a light-weight formula that has really decent coverage, it stays put really well…but it also gives a great glow to your skin even if your skin is feeling a bit dull. (Thanks winter.)
Because I’m perpetually fighting spots and acne scarring, I can’t go without concealer, so I whipped out my L’Oreal True Match Concealer and used a small smudge brush from e.l.f. to dab it onto the problem spots. I’m also always battling with my dark circles (though thankfully my glasses do hide them pretty well), so I also popped on a layer of Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser, which isn’t quite as heavy as my Bobbi Brown Concealer Duo so it’s nice for a light base.
While that started to set, I primed my eyes with the L’Oreal concealer and smudged some of my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk over my eyes so that the eyeshadows would really pop. I combined two shadows from the Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Color Icon Palette – the right side brow bone colour and the left side eyelid colour. When mixed together they make a beautiful slightly shimmery lilac colour that I can definitely get behind.
I wanted everything about this look to be light, so I just blended the lilac colour out and popped a bit of the left hand side brow bone colour in the inner corner and on my bone. As an after thought once my blush was on (I’ll get to that in a minute) I also used a fan brush to apply this as a highlighter and while it wasn’t as nice as the shade I usually use in my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, it did it’s job nicely.
I skipped the eyeliner and applied a coat of my favourite mascara of the moment – Maybelline Lash Sensational. I have a sneaky feeling this might be a dupe for Benefit’s Roller Lash, though I haven’t used it so I can’t say for sure – but it is the same brush shape.
I forgot to include my brow tools of choice in the photographs, but I have been adoring the combination of L’Oreal Super Brow Artist Liner and the gel in Revlon Brow Duo (even though the brush is enormous). It makes it super easy for a lazy brow girl like myself to make my brows look somewhat put together. A+ in my books.
I like to finish of my face last, just in case I have any fall out (which I didn’t) or any incidents with the mascara getting everywhere (which I did). So after I touched that up, I swirled Annabelle Blush On in Peony over my cheeks. I have been really enjoying this blush, by the way. It tends to fade a bit unevenly on me, though I blame my spots more than the product itself. I always get the perfect amount of blush on the first try so it takes a lot of work for me to over-blush myself with this blush, unlike some others in my collection. Peony is the perfect matte pink for spring too – adds a nice, healthy flush while allowing some of the glow to seep through from the foundation. It’s a good ‘er.
Lastly I popped a quick, light layer of Annabelle Lippsies in Cherry on my lips, which is a slightly more pink-toned red than any other lip crayon I have and is nice and hydrating too.
I love how light and effortless this look looks, I think in part to the lack of eyeliner. It’s a nice change to the more dramatic looks I’ve been clinging too this winter.
What are your go-to spring products?