Sunday, 9 April 2017

Pink Spring Makeup Look!

I feel like it has been a while since I have done a makeup look so I wanted to create something very spring and a little colourful for today's blog post. Do let me know in the comments whether you prefer these sorts of pictures as well, I am a little undecided.
My skin has been so super dry lately and so I have been in need of a super hydrating primer. The only one I own that does this is the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm, it prevents my foundation from going cakey while helping it last all day. As always my foundation is the L'Oreal True Match, you know I love this, it evens out my skin, matches me well, blends amazing and doesn't go too cakey on me, which is amazing. For anyone who cares, my shade is golden ivory. Since the foundation covers really well, I find I don't have to conceal my under eyes but I still want to highlight so I am using the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer in Extra Fair. This is a medium coverage but it has such a luminous and dewy finish so I love to apply it in all the places where I want to highlight. I have definitely been preferring this over my more higher coverage concealers. A step I have recently been adding into my everyday routine, cream bronzer. I have been rotating between the LA Girl Pro Concealer in Toast and Benefit Dew The Hoola. Benefit Dew The Hoola is better for when I am feeling extremely pale but they both do a great job. I am loving cream bronzer at the moment because it just melts into the skin and just looks much more natural and flawless. It also lasts longer so it wont melt off in this warm(ish) weather.
To set me under eyes I am packing on some LA Girl Translucent Pro Powder, but I am not baking because it can leave a white cast. I love to set my under eyes though because it prevents creasing and makes my under eyes look super smooth. For the rest of my face I am just dusting a little more of that powder over my entire face with a fluffy brush, but not too much because I don't want to suffocate my skin.
For both bronzer and blush, I am digging into the Barry M Get Up and Glow Palette and I am taking the bronzer shade just around the perimeters of my face and the shimmery pink blush just along the apples of my cheeks. I have never used this before until this post and it is actually quite nice. The bronzer was probably a little too dark but with a light hand it looks fine and the blush is very pigmented so less is more.
For highlighter I am using the Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights, and I would recommend using this with a damp brush just because it makes it a little less chunky and a little more metallic. This is not my favourite highlighter but it is the only one I own that has a pink reflect to it. It is pretty and pigmented but after using it I am still not the biggest fan, just because it is very glittery which isn't what I am all about.
Onto the eyes, just with that concealer and powder earlier, I am just priming a setting my eyelids and moving straight onto the eye shadow. I didn't want to makeup the eye shadow too pink so that it would be unwearable, I wanted to keep it pink but a little more neutral. Beginning in the crease with Makeup Geek Tuscan Sun which is a matte rosy pink colour. To deepen up the crease, I am applying Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear, which is a deep, warm brown shade, and I am just applying this to the outer corner bringing it slightly into the crease. The main event, on the lid I am applying Makeup Geek Rockstar which is a duo chrome pink and grey, it is so beautiful because it turns pink as soon as the light meets it. I am applying a few layers of in just to intensify the colour but keeping it on the lid.
For liner I am using the LA Girl Endless Kohl Liner in brown, just on the upper lash line to intensify the eye a little. I love this pencil because it is very pigmented and easy to apply, I mentioned it in my March Favourites, link here.
Finishing off the eyes with some mascara, Covergirl Full Lash Bloom mascara has been a current favourite of mine. It is very similar to Benefit They're Real. I am applying this on both my top and lower lashes, just to really open my eyes.
Keeping the eyebrows simple, I am just going to fill them in quite messily and naturally in with the Freedom Duo Brow Powder in Soft Brown. I love this on days when I don't want a super bold brow or something that is barely there, it is a good in-between.
Finally for the lips, I am lining it with my favourite lip liner, MUA Caramel Nougat. This only costs £1 and it is amazing, pigmented, creamy, so I would definitely recommend. I am just filling in my entire lips in with this. To top it off and give it a pink touch, I am using the Stila Lip Glaze in the shade Pink Grapefruit. The formula of this is quite thick and sticky but it give a nice amount of colour and it makes your lips look super plump and glossy.

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Grace xx


  1. That highlighter shade looks gorgeous! Such a great post. X


  2. Lovely post! I am so intrigued by the post shave balm for a primer!

    1. I love using it, definitely recommend!xx

  3. I love your picks, that highlighter looks so pretty!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush♡

  4. the Barry M Get Up and Glow palette looks and sounds amazing. I love the Makeup Revolution highlighter! great post x