I've actually had this photo and post idea ready for a couple weeks, but it seems like spring has shown itself and then completely disappeared again. We got an inch of snow early this week and the forecast is calling for it again tonight. It's April 9th, come on now. I didn't want to sit on this post any longer so snow or no snow, I'm talking spring beauty picks today. I'm all about four things: the glowy base, the flushed cheek, the bronze eye, and the pink lip.
THE GLOWY BASE | Let's be real, I reach for glow-giving bases all year long, but the springtime is when I'm most desperate for that fresh dewy skin look. I've really been liking using the L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation on days I can get the color to work - it's super lightweight and easy to wear for everyday, and it leaves the loveliest luminous glow on the skin. My other glowy base love is the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. This will always be one of my top favorites - it's so glowy and actually feels moisturizing, and yet it lasts all day long on me. I don't know how my skin doesn't eat it up, but I'm impressed. I always like to add a bit of extra glow - you know me. Cream highlighters become especially important to me in the springtime. My absolute favorites are the rms beauty Living Luminizer - the most stunning product ever - and the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight.
THE FLUSHED CHEEK | I have to be careful with this one, as I think as I get older I'm developing a bit of rosacea or something. I do still love a nice flushed cheek look though, as long as it's not an actual real-life flush. Again, I love a good cream product. My absolute favorite blush of all time is the Stila Convertible Color in Lilium. It's the nicest soft pink shade, and the formula stays looking fresh and dewy all day. If I want a little more pizzazz I go for the Clinique Cheek Pop in Berry Pop - admittedly this shade is a little too bright for my taste now, but I still love the formula. It adds a lovely bright pink to the cheeks that when blended out gives a believable flush rather than looking clownish.
THE BRONZE EYE | Again, I go for bronze eyes pretty much year-round, but when spring rolls around I love me some shimmery eyeshadow. I haven't been able to stop wearing the Tartelette in Bloom Palette (review), which, as the name suggests, is just perfect for the season. The NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Kalahari is also a perfect pair, with their rosy-bronze hues. If I'm going for a cream, I've been reaching for a really neutral bronze in the form of the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette or the Wander Beauty Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow in Bronze - I absolutely love them both.
THE PINK LIP | I'm still on that neutral/brown lip train, but with spring coming I've really been feeling adding a bit more pink into my look. For a super natural wash of color I've been in love with the Glossier Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick in Like - it's the nicest pink shade that gives that "bitten" look to the lips. Another sheer pick that I love is the NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita - it's such a pretty rosy nude. The Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Nude Pop is absolutely perfect as well, being quite a pinky nude. It has the nicest formula and sticks around for quite awhile without being drying. If you're more of a gloss-wearer I'd highly recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Glosses - they're ultra-pigmented and long-lasting but not gloppy or sticky at all, and Kristen is a lovely neutral pink. And my liquid lipstick pick of the season is the Jouer Lip Creme in Petale de Rose (review), again a really pretty neutral pink shade.
What are your top beauty picks for spring? Do you have spring weather yet where you live?