Spring Edit.

Now that it's April, I feel like I can actually start doing some proper spring related posts. The sun is/was coming out and it suddenly doesn't feel wrong to be looking forward to the summer anymore. I've had a rummage through my drawers, searching for all things pretty and pastel in order to feel a bit more seasonally appropriate, and here's what I have come up with.

Spring makeup, to me, is all about just enhancing what you naturally have but there will always still be bits that we want to hide which is why concealer comes top of my list. My latest love has been the Maybelline FitMe Concealer (I have the shade Light and it's actually a little too dark for me at the moment, so it may not be one for the fairer amongst you) a creamy concealer that still delivers on coverage (and a possible dupe for the NARS Creamy Concealer). A naturally flushed cheek is perfect for the spring time, and theBalm's DownBoy fits the bill perfectly: a pretty baby-pink colour that blends seamlessly into the skin, this is definitely a must-have around this time of the year. To finish off the skin, a dewy setting powder that makes the skin look as if it is lit from within, it has to been the Bourjois Rice Powder - which I apply a light dusting of using the Real Techniques blush brush. 

Keeping with the natural look, I think it is nice to go for products with lighter and sheerer finishes than one would, perhaps, use in the colder months. For lips, this is where butters and glosses come into play. Two of my favourites are the Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti and theBalm's Plump My Pucker Lipgloss. Both deliver a subtle wash of colour that help to perk up the face, whilst being fuss free to apply and the easiest thing ever to throw on in the morning. Then all that is left is the eyes, which I like to play up by using a nice, fluttery mascara, such as the Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp, which helps to add volume at the roots and a tiny bit of length for a natural-ish look. 

What will you be wearing this spring? 


  1. I absolutely love the Revlon lip butter, that is one of my all time favourites to just throw on for an good, easy lip colour. Also love the Java Rice, especially to set my under-eyes.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. Really love the bourjous java rice.. although it smells kinda old womenish!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

  3. I love keeping things light in the spring, cuts down on the time it takes to get ready in the morning, too! :)

    A Brunette In The City

  4. I love using spring colour lipsticks and blushes, they really make me feel fresh and natural during these months. This photo is so pretty too.

  5. love this rice setting powder, and this blog post is really helpful! XX

  6. I really love the balm products they are so georgeous, great post!
    Love Harriet from Kosmetic Kaleidoscope xxxxx

  7. love the powder!

  8. I've been trying the maybelline fit me concealer lately and it oxidizes so much! I'll need to wait till I have a bit of a tan to use it


  9. Ive been testing the Yves Rocher Mascara too & really love it. It makes my lashes look healthy & like you said fluttery. I want to try so many things from The Balm - its such a cute brand.

  10. New follower here, I absolutely love your blog - keep it up :)

    Jess | Beautiful Benefits

  11. Nice blog post !

  12. I really want a the balm blush!


  13. i want to try the bourjois thing! xx

  14. i keep forgetting to buy the bourjois rice powder will have to tattoo it on my head

  15. Lovely picks and gorgeous photography as always Maddy ^_^
    I love the look of the The Balm blush, I own mary-lou and I'm utterly obsessed! would love to delve into the rest of their line!
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe

  16. The Balm hands down makes some of the best blushes. I have Frat Boy which is just amazing for spring!



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