The Spring Beauty Edit



Spring is finally here and, as someone whose mood is unduly influenced by the weather, I'm super excited about that! For me, Spring shades aren't my natural territory but I'm becoming more and more of a fan of fresh, natural makeup, which is perfect for this season.

Base


MAC Strobe Cream in Goldlite | £25 | This moisturising, priming, highlighting all-in -one is in the mix, as usual! It can be used underneath makeup or mixed in with your base to give a natural, healthy glow. The shade I have gives a golden sheen however you can also get this in pink, peach and (bizarrely) red.

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser (St Moritz) | £30 | review | This is another product regular readers will know all about! It's just the best hydrating (but not greasy) light base I've tried yet; it looks so natural but gives enough coverage to even out the skin tone. It just never fails to give my skin a 'perfected' and radiant look. It's also really long-wearing on me for this type of product.

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer (Medium) | £20 | review | I think this has made it into every beauty edit I've done since I discovered this; it's just always appropriate! This is a medium-full coverage concealer that gives the most radiant look under the eyes. It just always makes me look fresh and alert, even when I'm really not! It also never looks heavy or caky. For me, Spring is all about having natural, healthy-looking skin and this definitely helps achieve that look.

Cheeks

Topshop Glow Pot in Gleam | £10 | This has to be one of my favourite cream highlighters that I own; I just love the dewy-but-not-greasy formula and the shade itself is perfection. It's a sort of champagne gold colour that looks so natural and blends out beautifully to give the skin a subtle, healthy glow.

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette | £59 | This palette contains an amazing array of shades: there's a deep plum, a bronzed nude and a vibrant peach. I absolutely love the Hourglass blusher formula, as regular readers will know - it gives your skin a glow from within, which is perfect for a Spring makeup look. Instead of being shimmery or sitting on top of the skin, they look natural and effortless. These also wear really well on my skin - I don't struggle with patchiness when I use this palette at all!



Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette | £39 | review | This product is seriously overhyped, buuuuut I do still really like it! For me it's a really wearable way to experiment with peachier tones because it's a very warm palette and I tend to suit those sorts of shades the best. Of course I love the quality of Too Faced eyeshadows; there's not a single dud in here; just creamy, long-wearing, pigmented shadows. As well as the obvious peaches, there are warm brown, gold, champagne and bronzed nudes in the mix.





Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Copper | £23 | This cream eyeshadow stick is such an underrated gem - personally I like it more than the ones I have from By Terry. It's this gorgeous warm gold colour with a dewy, metallic sheen. It isn't greasy and it doesn't crease; in fact it's practically bulletproof in terms of wear time. It can be used on the inner corner if you have a darker skin tone or if you're fair, all across the lid for a fresh-faced makeup look.


Lips

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal | £20 | I honestly use this product at least once a week because it's such a minimal-fuss lip option. Although it's pricey, it is one of the best lip balm formulas I've ever tried and the tint is a lot stronger than I've found in other similar products. It moisturises as well as adding a warm nude-pink hint of colour.

ColourPop Matte Lippie Stick in RAYEzor (discontinued) | $5 | Sadly this is no longer available, though the shade Hotline is very similar. I'm a matte lip kind of girl overall so I had to have a Spring-appropriate option in the mix. This is very creamy and does have a slight sheen but will still give your hours of wear before the need for a top-up arises. It's a really nice warm peach-brown nude shade that's just deep enough to work for my skin tone.


Skincare and Everything Else

Pixi Glow Mist | £16 | Of course fresh, radiant skin is going to look good all year round but I think it's a fundamental of Spring beauty. This face mist never fails to refresh and revive my skin when it's looking a bit dull and tired. It includes natural oils and aloe vera so also moisturises and soothes the skin.

Glossier Super Glow Serum | $28 | UK Shipping | This is a water-light Vitamin C serum that will work on any skin type in need of a bit of glow. I like to use it in the morning as it's both refreshing and fast-absorbing. It gives my skin that healthy look I'm always in search of. Rumour has it that this brand should be available to ship to the UK later this year so keep your eyes peeled and in the meantime I've linked my post detailing how I ordered this.

Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne | £44 | This has to be my #1 Jo Malone scent (though it's certainly not the most famous from her collection) and probably one of my all-time personal favourites. It has the perfect balance of sweet, floral and fruity. I often find floral scents too sharp but honey and nectarine turn this into such a pretty, understated scent that's perfect for this time of year.

Essie Eternal Optimist Nail Polish | £7.99 | This is such a classic, unassuming nail polish but it never fails to work. It's a sort of blush pink tone that's bolder than a true nude but will still go with just about any outfit or makeup look. I find it very opaque and I get an impressive amount of wear out of it before it starts to chip around the edges. It's a bold statement but I think if you only ever buy one Essie polish: it needs to be this one.


What are your Spring beauty essentials?


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24 comments

  1. I love the Too Faced Born this way concealer, It looks flawless! ColourPop Lippie Stix are some of my favourite formula's, my current fave shades have to be Bound, Aquarius and Frida but they have now discontinued Frida!

    I love NARS Bases, One I am starting to use again is the Matte Velvet one which is light - medium coverage.

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    1. Ah what a shame! I used the Velvet Matte a lot last Spring, maybe I need to dig it back out...xx

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  2. I love the look of the Hourglass palette: I've been contemplating whether to pick it up or not because the price is quite steep, but I think I will. Loved this spring beauty edit Jasmine! xx
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
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  3. That Hourglass palette looks gorgeous! I'm a total sucker for a pretty palette x

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  4. That sweet peach palette is defintiely on my list!! Wish we has access to Too Faced products


    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  5. Topshop Gleam is so pretty, I imagine it glistens beautifully in the sun. Thanks for sharing such a fab selection of products!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. It's gorgeous - I'm surprised more people don't talk about this product! xx

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  6. I still love the look of the sweet peach palette even if it is over hyped haha Has so many nice shades!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I recently got the Pixi Milky mist and I love it, the glow one is next on my list. I'm so desperate to try Glossier, I heard its coming over to the uk soon. The Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette is perfect for spring. I need to check the NARS base xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  8. There are so many great products here that I've now added to my super long makeup wishlist! I've been meaning to try the hourglass blushes for ages - the price tag has always put me off, but I think I'm going to have to take the plunge, those colours are beautiful!

    whatevawears.co.uk

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    1. I know what you mean - the singles are also great though :) xx

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  9. Some of these products are in my Spring makeup rotation too! I'm obsessed with the blush palette xx

    Beautylymin

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  10. I want that hourglass palette so flipping badly :( But I so share your love for the too faced peach palette :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  11. Oh the Jo Malone fragrance sounds lovely! I love fresher, softer makeup looks for Spring but that's also time when I let my creative juices flow a bit more and experiment often with colours :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  12. Every time you talk about that Jo Malone scent I feel the need to make yet another trip to the counter and do some sniffing! I adore Jo Malone. I need to spend more time looking at Laura Mercier, because I never know where to start, however, that Copper shade is gorgeous and maybe just the thing to start with!!
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    1. It's stunning - I'm always surprised it doesn't have more hype in the blogging world! xx

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  13. Love your blog! Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette has been on my wishlist for nearly a year now ♡

    My blog: www.gottabechez.blogspot.com

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  14. This is such a great beauty edit! I love the products you showed here the palette is so pretty :)
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/04/trend-alert-sunshine-yellow.html
    http://brandobeauty.uk/stripes-attitude-spring/

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  15. I need this MAC strobe cream in my life, I use the BECCA one right now but this one looks really great as well!

    Tia | The 10am Blog

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  16. I really want to try the Too Faced concealer out, I have really been loving that brand recently!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  17. Thank you for your comments, all! :) xx

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  18. Your picks look & sound lovely! The swatch of LM Copper looks absolutely beautiful. I need!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  19. That Essie shade is super stunning, I've been loving all of their neutral shades! I've been meaning to pick up a new scent when I go into Jo Malone but I get so overwhelmed with the choices! I'll have to take a look at this one xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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  20. The Mac stuff looks gorgeous!

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