Spring has finally sprung and as the weather begins to brighten up I tend to do the same with my makeup.
I like to keep my makeup fresh and natural looking and these have been my go to products over the last month.
Bourjois Bronzing Primer
I have spoke about this products LOTS over the past 3 years. This velvety cream blends effortlessly onto the skin to give a beautifully bronze glow. I use it instead of a regular powder bronzer to contour slightly and blend over the high points of my face so I look sunkissed.
It lasts for ages and its very good dupe for the Chanel Tan de Soleil.
Available from Pharmacies nationwide RRP €12.99
Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector - Apricot Shimmer
Again a product I have spoken about lots. I have about 4 of these in different shades and will admit that they are one of my all time favourite makeup products.
I love the soft squeezy tube which manages to dispense just the right amount of product so there is no waste,
the formula which is a hybrid between a balm, gel and gloss but is non sticky and
lastly how is makes my lips look smooth & plump with a beautiful sheer wash of colour.
The Lip Perfectors also contain shea butter which leaves your lips nourished and soft.
Available from pharmacies nationwide RRP €20
Youngblood Creme Blush in Champagne Life
This is the perfect creme highlight (well that's what I use it for anyway). It is a beautiful warm golden shade that blends really well and gives the perfect hint of shimmer to the tops of your cheek bones, brow bone and bridge of your nose. Available from Youngblood stockists nationwide RRP €27 or direct from www.youngbloodirldirect.ie
Clarins Rouge Eclat Age Defying Lipstick in Pink Blossom
Another Clarins product!!! I saw this in my local pharmacy and toyed with buying it for a few weeks!!!
But I'm only human and eventually gave into temptation.
Pink Blossom is the perfect rose shade and the formula of these lipsticks are amazing.
They apply like a balm so glide on without any dryness and leave you with glossy hydrated lips.
I love the colour and think it's the perfect spring shade that will look great with a tan in summer also.
Available in Clarins stockist nationwide RRP €24
Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Pink
At this stage I think you are beginning to notice a trend.
I love fresh dewy skin and lips for Spring/Summer and this blush gives the perfect pop of colour.
It blends easily onto the skin to add a radiant healthy flush. Brilliant if you have dry or older skin but suitable for any skin type. And cream blush is pretty much foolproof to apply...simply warm the product with your finger, pat off any excess on to a tissue (or the back of your hand) and then just smile. Apply the blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend the colour backwards. If you feel you have applied too much color, use a sponge or stipple brush to pat over the top and remove some of the colour until you get your desired result. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!
Available in pharmacies nationwide RRP €10
What products are you loving for Spring/Summer 16? Let me know in the comments below.
I hope you enjoyed reading this!!!!
Until next time...Be Happy
My regular readers will know how much I love mascara and I just adore the Lancome range since my days working at the Lancome counter in my first pharmacy job many many moons ago. They are such good quality and I don't mind paying a little extra for them. I picked up their latest offering at Christmas as part of gift set. It came with the mascara (obviously), a travel size Bi Facils (Lancome's amazing eye makeup remover) and a Black Kohl pencil (you can never have too many black kohl pencils) all for €30. Bargain!!!
What makes this mascara so different to others is the new "Swan Neck" shaped brush. Lancome claim that "this new application technique will effortlessly create open full and even lashes because the high precision brush can grab lashes close to the root and perfectly fan them out, corner to corner".
So what did I think? This mascara grabs EVERY little lash including the annoying inner corner ones so if you have short lashes this is perfect for you. My first few attempts were a little bit fiddly but take your time and get used to the brush. It's easy to coat each lash from root to tip and this formula delivers on its promise of super lifted, fanned out lashes. And after a full day of wear there were no smudging or flaking!!
My only critique would be that once you apply a second coat things can get a little messy. My lashes tended to clump a little but nothing a lash comb didn't sort out.
Would I repurchase? Yes! I know it's a little bit expensive but in my defense some days my makeup can just consist of concealer and mascara. So when I find a mascara that makes my lashes look long, separated and fanned out I'm going to stick with it.
But don't take my word for it....Check out your local Lancome counter and ask the very nice people there to either give you a sample or try it on so you can see for yourself!!! It is available nationwide for €33.
So I hope you enjoyed this quick review...If there is anything else you would like me to try out just let me know in the comments below.
Until next time...Be Happy!!!
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!