Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Current spring obsessions

The sunglasses are on and the toes are painted. We all know what that means? Spring is here! We can finally ditch those jumpers (nearly) and dust off those flip flops. Here are some of my current obsessions to help me get into an acceptable state before summer begins...

Mac mineralize skin finish natural in light plus. £24
This is the perfect powder for all skin types in my opinion. I am dry so like to use a dewy water based foundation, as much as I love this to let my skin breath, the staying power of these is not great! So i set my foundation with this and because it is so finely milled it doesn't cause the skin to look cakey! I dust this over my forehead, nose and chin just For a longer lasting finish!

Chanel soleil tan de chanel £31
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cream bronzer. It's not too dark and if blended well looks seamless. The finish is glowy and even and it glides on. You can apply this with a sponge (as recommended by the sales assistant) but I use my sigma flat top kabuki F80 to either contour or swirl it where the light would naturally hit! I recommend putting it on between foundation and powder so it doesn't look cakey! Finished off with a cream blush for a radiant glow!

Bobbi brown longwear even finish foundation SPF 15. £30
This is my current favourite foundation for everyday. I discovered it in John Lewis when the girl behind the bb counter did my make up - she used a standard foundation brush to put it on and it melted effortlessly into my skin (which for my dry skin is almost a a miracle) I then knew I had to have it! I usually apply it with either a foundation brush or flat top kabuki to blend it into my skin then ill take a little bit more with my fingers to areas that need a little bit more coverage! The finish is dewy/satin on my dry face and it really feels like your own skin and not cakey at all!

Urban decay naked flush palette. £20
Now this is a pretty recent purchase but I am in love with it already! It has a bronzer a blush and a highlight! The bronzer is light but buildable which I like as I am
Not the most tanned! I use this for contouring. The blush in this palette is like a deep pink and the colour pay off is fantastic! I do use this with a light hand though because it can be a little bit too pigmented (if that's even possible) and you don't want to come off looking like a clown! Hmmm
And the highlight is just your basic champagne toned shimmer! I like.

Revlon nail polish in sugar glaze. £6.99?
Not only is this a gorgeous colour but it's also scented like perfume! Perfect for those sunny days. I love the formula of this polish, it goes on really nicely and dries quick too! Which is a plus for me because I hate waiting for my nails to dry, why is it as soon as you paint your nails you suddenly need the toilet? Or a drink? Or anything that will cause a smudge!

:-) the perks of being a girl!

X Annie x

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