Blush

As Spring is finally here I thought it would be good to go through my blushers and see what ones I haven’t used in a while. This post will be about the ones that survived the clear out. I always go for quite peachy pinks because I love that natural flushed look. Without me rambling anymore please see below my much loved blush collection.

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I always love wearing blusher and even more so now that it’s Spring time! As you can see above I love powder blushers, it’s like a safe zone for me. Keep reading for more in depth thoughts on some of my blushers.

Lets start with my favourite ever blush, the Kiko Milano Rebel Bouncy Blush in 02 Adorable Pink – and this is exactly what it says, adorable. I have been using it almost every day since I bought it about 2 months ago and featured in my Kiko Milano Spree post as well as my Before and After Makeup post. I honestly can’t rave about this enough, not only is it my favourite blush but I am going to admit it’s my favourite makeup product of all time and not to mention, the packaging it just beautiful. The colour is an amazing coral pink that applies so nicely to my cheeks.

Before I bought anything Kiko, I used to use Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush because I just love sweeping it over my cheeks to give them a bit more colour and it doesn’t have to be packed on and it just lovely to use because the pigmentation is brilliant and by brush picks it up really easily which I like when I’m in a hurry.

Another goodie I have written about before is also one of my favourite face products which is the Golden Sugar Blush palette this is such a bargain for what you get and I always find myself using at least three of the different shades when I get this palette out. The colours all just work so well together I’m never disappointed with the outcome. As I love this so much I decided to also pick up one of the individual blushers and it was £1.00, you really can’t get much better than that and it’s really nice and compact so really nice for travelling.

One that I have been using and loving the past week is the Givenchy Le prisme Blush which now Spring is here is fast becoming one of my treasured blushers. All the colours blend so well together or sometimes I use my finger to get one or two colours and it sweeps on like silk on your skin but this is one of the more expensive ones but so worth it.

The packaging it so lovely and sleek I love putting this in my bag as it has a brush and a mirror so I don’t have to worry at all during the day. With this you really get the quality along with the price.

So that’s a round up of my blushers and some of the beautiful products I will be using this Spring. Let me know what Spring makeup bits you’re using and if any are worth me picking up!

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Before and After Makeup

I haven’t really posted any pictures of me with makeup on so I thought maybe it was about time I did a before and after. It was actually quite fun because I took photos at different stages. Apologies for the state of my hair, I was a windy day and I just really didn’t want to do anything with it (and my fringe is shamelessly clipped up).

All of the products I used are affordable and I bought them in high street shops. The picture above is me with absolutely nothing on and no editing too and the one next to it is with the Barry M primer and the L’Oreal Infallible Base also not edited. I like this combination as it really smooths out my face and makes it look more evenly toned.

I have quite a lot of redness generally all over my face which is super annoying on days that I don’t want to wear makeup but I kind of just tend to get over it. I have just bought the new Flawless Colour Correcting Primer by Barry M. I have never tried any Barry M makeup products before so this is really interesting to use. It looks scarier than it is, honest. I found that you have to shake the bottle a little bit otherwise it comes out watery.

I used the Rimmel Coral Glow Sculpting Palette to slightly contour my cheek bones and make them more defined. I like this because it’s not a heavy colour and seems to compliment my skin quite nicely. I then use the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights to highlight under my eyes and on top of my cheeks. The products picks up on the brush so easily and gives a lovely Spring glow. I always put on blush last as I like it to go over the top of everything and I so obsessed with Kiko’s Rebel Bouncy Blush in the shade 02 Adorable Pink and it really is adorable. I have not gone a day without wearing it since I discovered it!

For eyes I used the Clinique Colour Surge eye shadow trio which unfortunately I can’t find a link for anywhere! This is what I call my ‘safe’ option. It’s a really lovely, easy to use eye shadow and I just love it for everyday wear as it lasts really well and I never have a problem with it creasing and it highlights the eyes really beautifully.

I have also been using the They’re Real Tinted Primer by Benefit which I have in a sample size and it really does make the eyes look so much better than just going in with mascara.

 

For mascara I generally use the Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama which I have loved from day one. I then used Kiko Deep Black Eye Marker and I have fallen in love with this too. The nib makes it really precise and you don’t have to keep going over and over it so it’s super quick to use in the morning before work which is always going to be a plus for me. On my brows I used the L’Oreal Brow Artist Shaper followed by the Brow This Way Styling gel. I love the colour of this pencil as it matches my brow colour well when normally they’re too dark for me as I only have thin eyebrows.

On my lips I’m wearing the Arrow Lip Balm which I got in this months Birchbox and it has a lovely texture on my lips, smells of mint and is such a nice pink shade on my lips so it’s a win win all round.

Finally a photo of the finished look. For me this is a good everyday work makeup look and it doesn’t take me long at all.

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Do you use any of these products? What are your thoughts?

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