So this week, with the weather beginning to warm up (more like a heat-wave!), we thought we'd share with you a few ways to add a pink spring vibe to your makeup look, choosing our favourites for eyes, face, lips and nails. So here goes...
Firstly, eyes; one of the easiest ways to add colour into your look no matter what time of year. For spring we've chosen 2 of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos in Pink Gold and Metallic Pomegranate. If you've been reading over here for a few months, you may already know how much we love these - we did a full review here. These are brilliant for hotter months as the creamy consistency is quick and easy to work with and they are so long lasting! We also picked the UD Naked 3 Palette as it works so well on it's own for creating many different eye looks and paired with these cream-gel eyeshadows (we love Pink Gold with UD's Nooner in the crease).
Now spring and summer is a time you can add that pop of colour to your cheeks. That I've just been strolling along the breezy beach look. We've got 2 blushes here which we think work so well with many different looks in spring/summer. Firstly, the No7 Pop & Glow Cream Blush Stick in Rose Blossom, a lovely addition for your collection. We talked about it in more detail in this winter to spring bases post but overall, this is a great convenience blush with a beautiful, bright colour and a brilliant formula for this time of year. Then there's the Maxfactor Creme Puff Blush in 30 Gorgeous Berries. This is a great shade for spring/summer as it gives a lovely colour to the cheeks. The formula is easy to blend out and lasts nearly all day (with a primer under your base). You can't be too heavy handed with this shade though as it can look quite dark so if you think you're not a pro at applying blush, (like me) the shade 05 Lovely Pink may be one to try out as we have seen many great reviews of this shade. I know I will be picking it up when we next hit the aisles of Boots.
During autumn and winter we all love to get out a bold. matte lipstick, whether it be a red or a purple, but as spring and summer arrive pinks and nudes seem to be on the menu more. For a gloss option there's the Maybelline Colour Elixirs, which, just like the Colour Tattoos, we have already reviewed here. We've picked out three shades (above) that we feel are more suited to the warmer months and will go well with pretty much any make up look. Overall, these aren't sticky glosses and have quite a long wear time for the type of product they are. Next there's the Maxfactor Elixir Lipstick in 615 Star Dust Pink. This is a really lovely pink shade which can be quite light and pretty with just one layer but also built up to become more of a bright, out there pink. The formula is nice and simple: quite sheer and with a finish that everyone will like. Finally we have the Barry M Genie Lipstick which we have reviewed here. This lipstick adapts to the alkaline levels of your lips to become your shade of pink so you know that it will suit you and be completely wearable. We've just started wearing this again as the warmer months begin so it might be one to pop in your basket next time you're in Boots.
Nails are often one thing that we forget about seeing as we're at school and can only really appreciate nail polish in the holidays. But as the weather is warming up, and even the outfits may venture out of the monochrome spectrum, we thought we'd give you a couple of nail options for when you want to do a mini manicure. Firstly Orly's Pink Chocolate - a beautiful red-toned pink. I had a manicure done last year with this and it was the colour that stood out to me as being the most bright yet still pretty pink. Then there's the mini Ciaté nail polish in Kiss Chase. This is quite similar to Pink Chocolate although it's a little brighter and more vibrant. If you want to add a little something to your usual single colour, Barry M's Confetti Top Coat in Marshmallow is really pretty, with white and baby pink strands just to put the finishing touch to your mani (I like to use this just on an accent finger).