Spring Clean | Makeup Edit

Spring is in the air… sunshine and flowers mark the official start of spring…

More than a few weeks ago I did a declutter of my makeup collection. I published the declutter on my Instagram stories. You may have seen that if you follow me on there (socials are on my site loves…) It was definitely overdue and I cleared out lots of unused products, products that had sat at the back of drawers and expired items too. I brought a lot of products out of my drawers and placed them on my dresser so I could grab them easily and also tidied up my collection so I could see what I have. I wanted to continue to declutter and had a “Spring Clean” seeing as it’s now officially the spring season. Spring to me means fresh linen, blooming flowers, sunshine, lighter evenings, easter and of course glowy makeup. I wanted to switch my makeup a little and start using some of my newer releases as well as existing products to get that “spring glow”…

During the spring and summer I love having a glowy base. Besides eyeshadow doing my face makeup is one of my favourite parts of applying makeup. Im no expert but I feel comfortable with how I apply my base makeup. I love a radiance or illuminating primer that gives me a healthy base without looking too dull or grey. Charlotte Tilbury’s Healthy Glow is perfect for that. The healthy glow is a tinted moisturiser and can be worn alone or under foundation. Im not a huge fan of tinted moisturisers but this one seems to work fine for me. The thing I love about healthy glow is that it adapts to your skin tone. You only need the slightest amount too as it has tanning ingredients in it. It also saves having to apply fake tan as I can just wear this under my foundation and apply supermodel body to the rest of my body (otherwise my face is totally different to the rest of me lol)

When it comes to spring I like to start wearing much more pink, nude and rosier tones especially with eyeshadows. Im such a warm toned gal and love these types of palette’s the most. I recently picked up the new Soft Glam Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. This palette is gorgeous and perfect for this time of the year. I love the metallic shades in this and it’s lovely for creating looks day or night. You can read my first impressions of the soft glam palette HERE

One of my newest products is the Latte Palette by Dominique Cosmetics. The latte palette has been created by youtuber Christien Dominique. It has a mix of metallics and mattes. Most of the shades are warm toned but the metallics are a lot lighter. I have been using the metallics in this palette as lid toppers. They are absolutely stunning and make my blue eyes pop. I have been using some setting spray when using thee metallics and they look even better. You can also read my post on the Latte Palette HERE

Everyone that has read my blog so far and followed my on my socials you will know that I love intense shadows especially the super shock shadows by Colourpop. I have quite a few of these shadows. The formula is insane and the pigment is amazing. Just one swatch of these super shock shadows will leave you shocked!! I can’t believe how good they are for the price. I love wearing these alone on the lid or as lid toppers. I own a lot of rose, nude and pink shadows in this range and Sequin is one of my favourites. It’s beautiful for this time of year…

I also love a good highlight at this time of the year whether there powder, liquid or stick form I love to glow.  I like to switch up a lot of my highlighters and bring some “current loves” out on my dresser. During this time of the year I love champagne and rose highlighters. Everyone loves Jaclyn Hills champagne pop and sadly I don’t own the compact version only the stick form. I feel like this is just as good though and I adore Jaclyn’s makeup artistry. It’s crazy how she makes makeup application look so easy yet I’m here just about mastering how to apply my base lol. You can pick up Becca’s products from cult beauty, space nk and their website. Im fairly new to liquid highlighters and I have been loving drugstore ones lately. Tanya Burr’s liquid highlight is lovely, it’s not intensely blinding but it’s good enough.  You can pick up Tanya’s products from feel unique and superdrug..

During this time of the year I also love to use face palette’s as there perfect for travel too. I also bring them forward in my stash so I remember to use them.  One of my favourite face palette’s in my collection is the Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow. This product has a bronzer, highlighter and blusher. The highlight in this palette is stunning and it’s the only time I start to wear bronzer more too. I’m not a huge fan of bronzer as I hate any that make me look muddy or too “orange” or even “glittery”. I but I have to say I got on so well with the one in this palette. It gives the most nicest glow and encourages me to use it more especially when the sun is out. I feel like when the sun is out and the temp is up it makes me want to use more glowy products..does anybody else do that??

I also love to switch up my mascaras as they can dry out super quickly or the brushes end up being so clumped. I recently picked up Maybellines Total Temptation and I am in love. This makes my lashes look super long and thick but without the clumping. I have to admit I was drawn in by the pretty pink packaging (as you do!) and surprisingly I was impressed. I love this product and definitely going to pick up more..

Lastly when it comes to lip products my most favourite are lipsticks. Charlotte Tilbury is a brand I will continue to swoon over and her lipsticks are stunning. You all know I love a good nude but when the weather starts brightening up I have to pull out a brighter lip. One of my favourites, one I always talk about on my Instagram is the shade Miranda May. I take this on holidays with me or weekends away as it’s the most stunning shade I’ve ever seen. It’s a coral pink which complements my skin tone quite nicely of and it also looks stunning with that champagne highlight loves….

Besides switching up some of my products I also love to tidy my makeup collection up by continuing to declutter, cleaning the drawers I store everything in and also cleaning the actual products. There’s nothing worse than opening up a product that’s dirty or too horrible to use. I love fresh, clean and new products…

Have your had a spring clean of your collection yet????….