I love the changing seasons and spring is no exception – it’s possibly my favourite. Feeling some warmth in the sun after a long winter is so uplifting.
As well as adding some new pieces to my wardrobe, I also like to add some beauty bits to my collection.
Nail polish is probably the easiest and most inexpensive way to give a nod to the current season’s trend. I have recently added a couple of new nail polishes to my collection. I went for a khaki green from Kure Bazaare (shade Khaki). Khaki is definitely one of the shades for spring/summer 2018 and who says it has to be limited to clothes? Although I generally wear lighter, neutral shades, this caught my eye while I was at the till in Content Beauty.
Glossoworks is LoveLula’s own brand of nail polish. I received the shade Come Clay with Me in the March LoveLula Beauty Box. It’s possibly the perfect shade for spring. A fresh, glossy pink that I’ve found when I use two coats and a top coat lasts well.
I like to use self tan throughout the year, but in particular in spring. My favourite self tanning product is Winter Skin from Eco by Sonya. You can build up the colour over time and I think would work for those with paler skin. It’s easy to apply and it leaves a lovely sun kissed glow to my skin (I also use this on my face).
I generally go pretty light when it comes to bases, but feel even more inclined to do so when spring comes around. I’ve recently purchased Juice Beauty’s Tinted Moisturiser with SPF30 which I can report first impressions are good! I also like Green People’s DD Cream (which I am about to reorder as I have a voucher to spend). I recently bought the Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation which has pretty light coverage and keeps my skin hydrated all day.
I think a glossy lip competes a natural makeup look (I’m talking a neutral gloss, obviously). I recently ordered Inika’s Organic Lip Serum as I was having a bit of a ‘lip moment’. The description got me “…with no added colour, this lip serum provides shine and seals in moisture when applied on top of your favourite organic lip colours, as well as when used alone on top of natural lips. Use as a remedy for sore, chapped lips, morning and night, or to create a ‘gloss effect’ over organic lip pencil or lipstick”.
I have never tried a ‘lip serum’ before so wasn’t sure what to expect. I really like this. It definitely feels different to a gloss, more nourishing and leaves a great shine without the gloop of a gloss. I have been wearing this as suggested, either alone or on top of a lip pencil. I would choose this as a makeup item rather than something to combat really dry or chapped lips.
Possibly the easiest way to inject a healthy glow into your makeup routine. My current favourite is the Ere Perez Carrot Pot in Harmony. I think getting cream blush application right can be a little tricky. Go easy – less is more for a natural look. I like to go over the edges with my foundation brush to make sure it is blended well. Concentrating on the apples of your cheeks also helps with the ‘healthy glow’ effect.