My Day-Time Spring Look.

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Okay so I know it's technically 'Summer' now but I've only just got my Spring look sorted! Stupid Irish weather. It's only really got bright with me recently, and the change has led me to mix-up my usual make-up routine a bit and I thought I might like to share it with you all.

First up is my base, which admittedly hasn’t changed too much between the months but indulge me.. I moisturize using my Nivea Daily Essentials: Oil-Free Moisturising Day Cream for Oily & Combination Skin, and then prime with Maybelline Baby Skin. I find these two products paired gives the smoothest base on which to apply foundation. I still love my MAC Studio Fix Fluid but now I’m wearing it a-lot lighter than usual! I think this is much better for a spring look as I personally like my skin to have a healthy glow. I then apply some Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer anywhere I might showing signs of tiredness. This concealer is perfect for spring as it’s very light and doesn’t look too obvious that you’ve got it on.

I then apply YSL Touche Éclat in Luminous Radiance on top of the cheekbones for a subtle yet rosy glow. Although I usually love a strong contour and highlight look, for this I prefer a softer one, as this is a more girly and fun make-up style. To achieve this more understated contour I pop Disobey by Illamasqua in the hollows of my cheekbones and thoroughly blend. After this is when my look has properly changed. In the colder months I was purely contouring but now I think it’s time to inject some colour back into my face! Using my favourite peach or pink blush (Lover and Hussy by Illamasqua respectively) I place this on the apples of my cheeks and blend into my temple, I haven’t done this is so long and I’m loving the burst of colour it gives. To finish off my face I place some more highlighter (this time in powder form) on top of the cheekbone to re-emphasise the delicate glow.



Now for the biggest change, the eyes! I am very faithful to my browns and tope colours when it comes to the eyes, but since purchasing Naked 3 I’m becoming (slightly) more accustomed to rose-golds. Day-time looks always mean matte shadows for me, so from N3 I use Strange (a pale pearlescent shade) on the inner corners and to the middle of the eye before blending with Limit (a dusty rose) on the outer corners. Finally I use Nooner (a medium pinky-brown) through the crease to give my eye some depth without looking too perfect.

When it comes to liner I sometimes find using black on those pink-tones can look a bit harsh! Enter the gorgeous Illamasqua Precision Ink in Havoc that my sister picked up for me (well done Carla). This liner is a gorgeous aubergine colour that I use to create winged liner. This liner really makes my eyes pop! It’s a really subtle colour that is still dark enough to be paired with black mascara – perfect. But before applying this I line my waterline with a nude pencil to make the eyes look bigger. I also don’t coat my bottom lashes for this look, purely because I think it makes me look more doe-eyed!


Finally I lightly powder my T-Zone with a loose powder and pop my favourite rosy pink lipstick on. I used to be quite heavy handed with powder and cover the whole face, but I’m currently favouring a more dewy skin look.






And that is it! I hope you enjoyed this insight to my latest spring look (even if it was quite lengthy)! Have you guys changed up your make-up now that the weathers improving? xo

6 comments:

  1. Love your makeup its fab :) i have yet to purchase any of the Naked palettes but you look stunning, and i haven't tried any illamasqua either but i think i might now especially the aubergine liner, I love that idea for a change x

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    1. Aw thakns so much! To be honest if it was your first palette I wouldn't go for Naked 3, my favourite is the original Naked, much more versatile and flattering. Everyone that comments my blog says they barely use Illamasqua but it's my favourite brand! The liner is amazing and they do it in lots of different colours! xx

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  2. This is a really cute look. So rosy and spring-like! I've just bought the Naked 3 palette and I can't wait til it arrives and I can experiment!! x

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

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    1. Thanks that's what I was going for! It's really good for Spring trends you'll love it xxx

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  3. It looks beautiful! Can't believe i have only just found your blog through twitter! It's so pretty, new follower here haha! xxx

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    1. Aw thank-you so much that's lovely! It's only getting sorted properly now, still a rookie haha! Yours is lovely too I just got you on BL xxx

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