Spring is finally upon us! Usually try to live in the moment as much as possible, but this year, I’ve been anxiously waiting for it to become spring since January 1st and am so happy the weather is FINALLY starting to warm up (let’s ignore the fact that it’s forecasted to snow over Easter…)
I have to admit that I’m one of those people that changes my makeup depending on the season, and in the springtime, I ditch the vampy shades I’ve been wearing all winter. The more colourful makeup items resurface from the bottom of my collection, and in particular, you’ll see a lot of peachy shades in this post, which pretty much carry me from March to the end of August. Read on for my picks!
ColourPop Lippie Stix in Topanga
I bought this Lippie Stix back in February, so I haven’t owned it for very long. Admittedly, I’ve only worn it a few times since, but the formula seems to be quite decent. This is a bright peachy-coral in a satin formula; I would say it looks brighter in the context of my entire face compared to just a lip swatch. I’ve included this Topanga because the bright, warm shade is perfect for the warmer weather.
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in RD732
I talk about this lipstick all the time – I mentioned it in my 8 Beauty Products I Love That No One Talks About post, although that post was more about the stellar formula, while in this one, I’m focusing on how perfect the shade is for spring. This looks a lot darker in the tube than it does applied, and in photos it looks surprisingly similar to Topanga. Topanga is much brighter and more coral with a finish that leans more on the matte side and an opaque coverage, while RD732 is actually a medium warm pink that is more sheer. The super glossy formula is also perfect for the season – no more of the heavy matte look for spring!
Milani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso
I know the picture makes it look like I’ve never worn this blush – I promise you I have, because it’s one of those shades that make a reappearance every spring and summer! This peach blush is so freaking gorgeous. It’s a baked blush, so the formula is smooth and it leaves a very pretty, subtle sheen on my skin. The shade reminds me of the NARS Orgasm blush, but without all the horrendous glitters.
Physician’s Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer
If there’s any product that reminds one of warm weather, it’s these Physician Formula Murumuru face products since they smell like tropical goodness. I chose the butter bronzer in particular because as the weather warms up, I start incorporating bronzer back into my routine. This one in particular isn’t completely matte, but it’s not shimmery either – as you can see in the swatch, it has a very subtle sheen that gives your face a soft, airbrushed glow. I will have a review of this bronzer (and the other products in the murumuru butter line) up in a month or two.
Makeup Geek Highlighter in Luster
Spring is when I start to bring out the more colourful highlighters, as I tend to gravitate towards the champagnes and golds during winter time. A shell pink like this Makeup Geek highlighter in Luster is perfect – a little different from the typical golds, but not too crazy of a shade. I also mentioned in my 8 Products I Love That No One Talks About post (am I getting repetitive yet?), although similar to the Shiseido lipstick, that post focused on how amazing the formula of the Makeup Geek highlighters are, while in this post I’m singling out Luster for the colour.
ColourPop Super Shocker Highlighter in Hippo
If you want to try experimenting with a highlighter that’s even more colourful (but still wearable), ColourPop’s Super Shock Highlighter in the shade Hippo is one I’ve been loving lately. Like the Lippie Stix, it’s fairly new to my collection, but I’ve been wearing it quite a bit lately in order to test it out for a review. I was worried that the lavender would look ashy on me, but finding the right blush to go with it really helps with that. So far, I feel like cooler-toned bright pinks look really flattering with it!
Sally Hansen Hard as Nail Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Orchid Around
As a kid, I loved Easter maybe even more than Christmas because I loved the pastel-coloured everything that came out during the holiday. I never got over loving pastels as an adult, but as much as I love soft shades, I’ve learned that they clash with my warm-toned skin. Instead, I’ve discovered shades like Orchid Around, which is a brighter version of a pastel that looks a lot better on me.
Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Closing Night
If you are more of a neutral lover for your nails, I have a recommendation for you, too. Grey is a more unique way to wear neutral nails compared to the usual nudes. Closing Night from the Essie Gel Couture line is the perfect fit for spring, because it’s not as dark of a grey as one would normally wear in the fall or winter, and it also contains tiny microshimmers which make it a little more special than a grey creme polish.
And those are my picks for spring! Let me know in the comments what your favourite products for spring are!