Yay! Spring is here. The clocks have gone forward and the evenings are lighter! And although I didn’t enjoy losing an hour of sleep or the last few days of having to convince B and A that yes it is acceptable to go to bed when it’s light, I am happy that Spring is here and warmer weather is on the way.
I’ve spent winter wearing berry lipsticks and dark clothes so I’m ready for a change. Traditionally, Spring is the for pastels but I’ve yet to make them suit me. Instead, out come the brighter clothes. At the moment I’m more than a little obsessed with a natural make up look so that I don’t look too ‘done’.
Here are some of my favourite items that I’ve been using recently for a natural and pretty, glowy look for Spring.
L’Oréal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipsticks
I’ve had these for a while – so long that I’m pretty sure that the shade names have changed slightly! I use 601 which is a nude beige and 201 which is a pinky coral colour. These are one of the first liquid lipsticks that I tried and I love the consistency, they are somewhere between a lipstick and a gloss but without the stickiness that sometimes comes with a gloss. 601 is definitely my go to lip product for that ‘no-make up’ make up look whereas 201 just gives me a little more colour but still understated so won’t clash too much with all my bright Spring clothing.
H&M Eye Colour Palette in Ready, Set, Glow
This was a recent purchase as I’d heard really good things about H&M make up and had wanted to try it for a while, but every time I went there I would get distracted by the cute kids clothes so never went to look at the makeup… This is one of the issues I’m faced with when I’m shopping with my kids!
However, this palette was worth the wait. It is a collection of good sized brown, bronze and gold coloured eye shadows. Five of them are shimmery and the other four are matte including a pigmented black shadow that was perfect as an eyeliner. The highlight was a little too light for me, which did disappoint me, but the quality of the shadows more than made up for it. They are quite pigmented, soft and buttery which I loved but there was quite a lot of fall down so if you are planning to use this, do your eye make up before you do your foundation. It’ll be much easier to clean it up! I tested this palette both with and without a primer underneath and as predicted they lased longer on my oily lids with primer, but they still lasted quite well on their own.
Considering this palette was only £9.99, the packaging was gorgeous. It felt sturdy and more expensive that it actually was – which is always a bonus. I also loved that it included a handy little ‘cheat sheet’ for ideas for a range of looks. Such a good idea for people who are only just getting into make up. This palette is available here.
Makeup Revolution Lip Gloss and Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream
I love the Make Up Revolution Lip Amplification lip glosses but what does drive me potty about them is the lack of shade names. This shade is beautiful and another ‘my lips but better shade’ but I can’t share the shade. However, at £1 each they are always worth a try until you find the correct shade for you.
The Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream in Caramel is a favourite right now. I really love the shade. So much so that I wrote a more detailed review here. This is my absolutely my favourite lip product at the moment and looks beautiful on. I love the sweet smell too. It reminds me of chocolate, which reminds me of Easter, which is of course my favourite part of Spring.
What are your favourite products for Spring right now? Are you a fan of pastel colours? Or do you prefer a more muted colour palette. Let me know in the comments.