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14.4.16

Five Minutes Spring Makeup Routine! ♡


For the past few weeks, I have absolutely fallen in love with some new everyday Spring makeup staples. While some things never change (aka. my Maybelline Falsies Mascara and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealers), I have found some makeup products that work amazingly well for this time of the year and are super fast and perfect to use for my I-need-to-get-out-the-door-RIGHT-NOW makeup routine. ♡



Face:
Step 1 - Sunscreen: 
I have recently switched from my Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream SPF 50 which I have been using for years to the La Roche-Posay Uvidea XL Melt-in SPF 50 sunscreen. I much prefer this La Roche-Posay sunscreen in the Sping/ Summer because it is a lot less greasy/ oily than the Shiseido one I was used to, and this La Roche-Posay Uvidea XL sunscreen feels a lot lighter and doesn't make putting on sunscreen feel like a chore. I love that this sunscreen doesn't cause my makeup on top to "pile"/ rolls into balls (if you know what I mean :O) and it sits on top of my moisturiser really well. I have tried other La Roche-Posay sunscreens before and have never had much luck with them, but this one works unexpectedly well! The only downside for this product is that it is only available in Asia (I think) - but it is definitely worth searching for online! :)

Step 2 - Concealers: 
For my undereye (designer) bags - the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer  has always been my go-to. 
For the rest of my face - I don't use a foundation and like to spot-conceal instead. I usually mix two different shades of the NARS radiant creamy concealers together (Custard and Chantilly) but lately I have been lazy and have been reaching for my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer instead. It works really well and is definitely faster than mixing the two NARS shades together in the morning! ♡



Step 3 - Powder:
For setting my concealers, I use the Givenchy Prisme Libre in Mousseline Pastel, which is basically a colour correcting powder :) I very briefly mentioned this when I first ordered it and I have never stopped using it ever since. This is perfect for Spring/ Summer because it is so lightweight and silky, and is my favourite setting powder that I have ever used so far :)

Step 4 - Contour and Highlight (optional):
I don't do this every single day but I love contouring and highlighting my face just a little bit if I am in the mood to or if I have an extra minute :) The Rosie for Autograph Starstuck Contour and Highlight sticks work so well for my super rushed morning routine because they are so quick to use (thanks to their handy packaging) and are a dream to blend. Sometimes, I only reach for the highlight stick if my skin is looking a little dull and other times I go full on, adding the contour. Either way - they look super natural on the skin. ♡  



Eyes:
Step 5 - Brows:
After finishing my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz as well as two of my Japanese eyebrow pencils I got from Hong Kong, I was desperately trying to order another Brow Wiz online when I found my oldie but goodie Benefit Brow Zings, which I fell in love with again :) I love how defined my brows look when I use this product and the mini brushes inside the palette are super handy when I don't have time to reach for a separate brow brush. ♡

Step 6 - Eyeliner:
For the past few years, I have been using liquid liners for my upper waterline because I love how black liquid liners look; but recently - liquid liners have just not been my best friends. They smudge on my eyes like CRAZY (I never used to have this problem a year ago but now they literally make me look like a human raccoon after just a few hours of having the liquid liner on) and so I decided to go back to another oldie but goodie - the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black, and am soooo glad I did! My eyeliner doesn't smudge anymore and manages to stay in place for the whole day, which is just what I need :)

Step 7 - Mascara:
The Maybelline Waterproof Falsies Mascara is the number one mascara that I have been using and trusting for the past 4 years. It is pretty much the only mascara that holds my curls while still being really lightweight and giving me those super voluminous lashes. Plus it is cheap! I cannot ask for more :)



Lips:
Step 8 - Tinted lip balm/ liquid lipstick!
I usually like going for red/ rosy lip shades in the darker months of the year but ever since Spring has arrived, I have been reaching for these two lippies more than anything! My go-to is definitely the Clinique Chubby Stick in Mighty Mimosa. It is moisturising enough for this time of the year, and I love the natural looking peachy/ pinky shade for everyday <3 As for days when I want a stronger lip, I absolutely love the Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 479 Magique - a bright pink/ coral that sets really beautifully and doesn't fade easily at all. ♡

And that completes my 5 minutes everyday Spring makeup routine! I hope you are all having a great week and enjoying the weather outside! ♡


6 comments:

  1. I agree with you that Maybelline's Falsies Mascara is truly superb! I love how well it holds the curl of my lashes. Also, I love your lip product shade picks! Xx

    Elle // laorcabella.com

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    1. Thank you! ♡ I haven't found anything that beats Maybelline Falsies so far <3 Best mascara for me! :D

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  2. This is absolutely lovely - loving the products, can't beat a little bit of NARS - love them and their products! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
    http://www.youtube.com/sprinklesofstyle

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    1. Aww thank you! And I agree :D I love me some NARS hehe <3

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  3. Hi! ♥ so lovely and inspiring! perfect for a quick and bright spring look! I am bringing out the pinks as well these days! :)

    Have a great week!
    x Josune @ Your Beauty Script

    http://yourbeautyscript.com

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    1. Thank you Josune! <3 Pink is the best for Spring :D Have a great week to you too! xx

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