Spring Picks

You may see a colour theme going on here. Yes, my spring colours are reds, pinks and (mostly) corals. In spring i prefer a light base on the face, light to no eyemakeup, a bright sheer lip and bright coloured nails.

Mostly coral and sometimes a light red or pink and only sheer lipsticks or lipbutters. Current favorite coral lipsticks are the L'oreal Caresse "301 dating coral" or as you may have already read in my february favorites the L'oreal Colour Riche "176 Sunset Angora",which is slithly more pink than the dating coral lipstick. In the lipbutter department i use the Clinique Chubby Stick "04 mega melon" which is a red-mauve or the Catrcie pure shine colour lip balm "060 go flamingo go" (german) which is more rosy pink. These two are less opaque than the L'oreal ones so you have to build them up a bit if you want more colour on the lips. A big favorite from last year was the Revlon colourburst lipbutter "025 Peach Parfait" but lately the big glitter chunks seem to put me off a bit, but it's still a great lipbutter range ( i also like the colour "050 berry smoothie"). Another great line if you live in the US or Canada are the Maybelline color whispers. These are in between the sheer lipsticks and the lipbutters, because they are as moisturising as a lipbutter but as opaque as the lipsticks. The colour payoff is really good and at the moment i am loving the colour "45 who wore it red-er". After swatching the colour on the back of my hand i couldn't get the tint off, even after using a micellar water, so they are quite longlasting. In general i am more a sheer lipstick lover and a coral addict than someone who likes creamy lipsticks or pink.

As i already mentioned springtime is BB/CC Cream or light coverage foundation time. I wrote about this product here way to often (review here), but i just love the Garnier Miracle Skin Cream so much. Slap it on, some concealer and mascara on top, a bright lipstick and you're good to go. Another option with a bit more coverage is the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream.
For concealer i only use the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser at the moment, it's medium coverage which highlights your undereye area and still feels light on the skin.
For the spring fresh glow i use either a powder highlighter like the p2 glow up highlighter "021 high beam" (german) for a nice sheen on the cheeks or the Body Shop radiant highlighter as a base under my foundation/BB Cream or mixed together with it for an all over glow or as an highlighter only for the cheekarea. The body shop highlighter is in a rosy silvery colour while the p2 one is golden.
Blush wise my current favorites are the Milani baked powder blush "02 Rose D'Oro" as a coral option or the catrice multi colour blush "060 strawberry frappuccino" (german) for a rosy blush.

What are your favorite makeup bits and bobs for spring?

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