Spring is upon us and lately, I’ve been gearing towards a more fresh-faced makeup look. knowing that I will be doing more colourful looks this spring/summer, I thought I’d share my current go-to makeup look + my favourite lip colour at the moment.
Keeping within the ‘fresh face’ theme, for me, that is clean looking skin + a subtle/bright coloured lipstick. For example, switching from a deep red lip colour to a nude lip makes the biggest difference in anyone’s look with minimal effort. With that being said I’ve rediscovered a lip item that I’ve had in my drawer and haven’t put it down since.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick “07 Nude-ist”
The formula of Rouge Edition is the reason why I think this is perfect for spring: It does not dry matte, but once you apply – gives a nourishing, matte finish. A velvet finish if you will.
For me, sometimes I may feel like I don’t want the heaviness of a traditional liquid lipstick, however, I still want a matte-looking lipstick. This lipstick is right in between.
Pigmentation: This is another reason why I love it. Though it may not be to someone else’s ideal, I’d say it is sheer to buildable. Once you apply, it’ll give a sheer amount coverage but since the texture is very creamy, this allows you to add more coverage to your desire without build up.
The shade I have is “07 Nude-ist”. This one, in particular, is super versatile and through my eyes, a universal colour – bright, yet subtle.
Depending on what look I’m going for, I like to use a lip liner here and there but when I’m in a rush I simply run this across the centre of my lips and gently blend in with my fingers.
All in all: This has become a lipstick I always have to carry in my makeup bag. Whether it’s when I’m travelling or if I need a something on the lips but don’t know which lipstick to go for. This is a must have.
Skin- Loreal True Match Foundation
Concealer- L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer
Setting Powders- Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Refills
Bronzer- Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
Glow- Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance Palette eyeshadows “Primavera” + “Vermeer”
Eyebrows- Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette (Dark Brown Eyeshadow)
Lashes- Bourjois Queen Attitude Mascara
Lips- Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick “07 Nude-ist”
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Sometimes it gets hard to find time to kick back and relax with busy schedules paired with the ‘no rest’ mindset. I’ve always been the person to create tonnes of lists and reminders to get things done, that I actually end up forgetting to take care of myself. For me, I think Sundays are one of the best days to unwind in order to take on the new week in perhaps a better mood.
They’re so many different pamper routines to choose from however by recording what I often do to relax, I’ve come up with 5 simple things you can do to unwind on your Sunday (or any day depending on what day works best for you)
1. Face masks
Using A face mask is probably my personal favourite way to relax. Aside from the endless benefits, any simple mask can give your skin, It’s a great multi-tasking product as you can either relax in a meditative state or work on other activities (which I’m about to tell you).
As a kid, I used to hate reading, but over time my philosophy on it changed for the better. As I’m homeschooled, reading plays a big part in my life. I think it’s a different feeling when you’re taking time out to read out of interest as opposed to reading for school or work. It’ll always benefit you regardless but for me, it’s one of the best ways I know to help one feel calmer and relaxed.
I can’t speak for anyone else but I can assure you I drink plenty of tea, even when it’s not intended to relax. A Sunday afternoon cup of tea is something anyone can make easily, and with so many flavours of tea, now available to choose from a cup of tea is always a good way to relax. Tea also has nutritional and beauty benefits which are an added bonus.
This is like a workout, but for your mind and without the subtle pains days later. It’s as simple as sitting in a quiet room, closing your eyes and concentrating on your breathing, that’s it. Meditation is something so straightforward yet heavily effective, on not only your body but leaving your mentality in a more peaceful state of mind.
Doing this for at least 5-10 minutes (when you wake up in the morning and/or before you go to bed) is all you need to notice a difference in the overall outlook of yourself when done consistently that is. Another great thing that I love about it is that It can be done at any time of the day. If I have five minutes to spare and I want time to calm my mind, I’ll simply meditate.
It’s easy to be uninspired and not feel much motivation to get things done. However, one thing I often do to feel more enthusiastic is to look at the things that put a smile on my face. This could be anything from coffee table books (my personal fave) to going on walks or even watching my favourite film. There will always be something that’ll put you in a better mood even when you don’t feel like yourself on some days.
I’m not saying you have to use these suggestions in particular in order have a good pick-me-up routine, these are just things I’ve noticed I’ve been doing more of to unwind on my Sundays, so I thought I’d share with good intentions. Happy Sunday! Enjoy your Day!
Lots of love,
I’m currently obsessed with lace dresses, I paired this dress with my favourite platform shoes from ZARA
I went for a glowy/glam skin look using my favourite face products:
@lorealmakeup True Match Foundation, bronzed with @bobbibrownuk Foundation Stick “Chestnut” under my eyes I used @lagirlcosmetics Pro Concealer and set it with @anastasiabeverlyhills Refill Powders (which I’ve done a blog post on) Quick tip for a glow on the go: use eyeshadow to highlight, I used “Vermeer” + “Primavera” from the #ModernRenaissance palette.
DRESS – TK MAXX
COAT – THRIFTED
BAG – RIVER ISLAND
Whenever I feel my skin is a little dull, I like to treat myself to Erno Laszlo’s Luminous Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel ✨ I’ve been using this exfoliant for almost a month now and my skin has never looked and felt so luminous 😆
What’s your favourite skin boosting product you can’t live without? 💖
Brows: @nyxcosmetics_uk Eyebrow Gel “Espresso” #nyx
Concealer: @maccosmetics Select Cover Up concealer “NW45”
Eyes: I used @Anastasiabeverlyhills #ModernRenaissance palette (for the crease of my eyes)
Lid + Inner corner highlight ✨@toofaced Cat Eyes palette (shimmery pink shadow) mixed with #Anastasiabeverlyhills Modern Renaissance palette’s “Primavera” + “Vermeer”
Eyeliner: @nyxcosmetics #nyxliquidliner
Mascara: @bourjoisparis “Queen Attitude” mascara
Swatches of 3 of the Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit Refills:
I use Nutmeg to set under my eyes, Carob to contour and L’orange for blush (favourite combo at the moment).