26 February 2014

Spring 2014 Makeup Edit

Don't get me wrong I love Autumn/Winter, especially the build up to Christmas but as soon as it's over I just start dreaming of Spring. There's only so many times you can stare out of the window at brown trees! I'm dreaming of Spring, luckily I can already tell Spring is on it's way, there are a few flowers starting to bloom and the evenings are certainly getting lighter. So in honor of that, I thought I would show you a few of my favourite beauty bits that to me epitomize "Spring"!

Ciate Pepperminty Nail Polish
L-R | Ciate Sugar Plum,  Ciate Pepperminty, Ciate Ferris Wheel.

Every year when spring comes around, so do the pastels! It's so nice to see lots of pretty colours again after months of black. These mini bottles have been sat at the side of my dressing table waiting, just waiting for a hint of spring. Now it's time to whip them out and I'm so excited! Look out for nail polish coming your way soon.

Onto Lip products, there's only one shade that comes to mind for me when I think of "Spring" and that's coral.

Coral Mac Lipsticks
Coral Mac Lipsticks Swatches
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 Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 1
Mac Costa Chic
Mac Ever Hip
Mac Vegas Volt
Mac Lady Danger

It's sadly time to put always all the gorgeous dark, vampy lippies because Spring is all about looking fresh faced. Coral lips are a huge trend this season and any of the above shades, fit perfectly.

I personally think red lips work any time of the year, though I tend to sway more towards orange toned reds, like Mac Lady Danger.

 If coral lips aren't really your "thang" the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in number 1 might just be for you, it's a lovely non sticky gloss that adds just a hint of peachy pink colour. It's a must if you find lipsticks too high maintenance.

Now you've got the prefect pout, you need to add a bit colour to your cheeks, coral of course!

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Lush Nectarine
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Lush Nectarine
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Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Lush Nectarine
Mac Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder (from the Archie's Girl Collection)

Gorgeous peachy coral cheeks really give the skin such a lovely flush, like you've just been walking out in the countryside soaking up that fresh air. This Laura Mercier beauty in Lush Nectarine is the newest addition to my blush draw and just look at that pigmentation, one word - stunning! Unfortunately my other offering is from last years Mac Archie's Girl Collection, so I don't know if you can get your mitts on it anymore, but if you can, do it! It's not as pigmented as the LM one, but I actually like that, it makes it a little softer, perfect for daytime wear.

What are your beauty essentials for this Spring? Do you have any favourite coral products in your Spring beauty wardrobe?

XOXO Claire
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  1. Great range of colours, perfect for spring :)
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  2. I always bring out the bronzers from the back of my makeup storage in spring, alongside all my pretty spring and summer bright lipsticks. I love the four MAC lipsticks you have swatched, they're gorgeous!
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. Thank you, I might pull out my bronzer, I need as much help as I can get :)
      xxx Claire
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  3. I'm the same about spring I love coral lipsticks X

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    1. You can't beat some coral, especially in lipstick form :)
      xxx Claire
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  4. I LOVE that blue nail polish! I must have that lol!

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    1. It is stunning and would make a great addition :)

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  5. I love all the products you picked! Spring beauty is full of such lovely colours xx

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    1. Thank you, I love spring colours even though they don't necessarily work on my skintone. That's why i love nail polish :)

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  6. Wow lovely products, looks like you are all set for spring!! Love lady danger have to have that lippy!!

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  7. What stunning photos! I feel like running out and buying those nail polishes right meow! haha they're absolutely gorgeous! And I agree, nothing beats coral in the summer! Seriously so over winter and can't wait for the sun xx

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    1. Aww thank you, I'm trying, though may not be fully there yet. Bring on the nice weather! :)

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  8. I can't wait for Spring either, thank goodness it's just around the corner! These products are all lovely, and scream spring! I especially like the look of the pastel nail polishes and clarins lip gloss!
    Great review :)
    So glad I found your blog, now following you on bloglovin :)
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    x

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    1. Awww thank you so much, it's very much appreciated!

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  9. great picks! and your photos are amazing! so clear! x
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  10. Ever Hip is such a beautiful colour, I hate myself for never grabbing it - I wish it was a permanent shade! x

    lillies and lipbalm

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    1. I really don't use it as much as I should, maybe they will bring it back, you never know :)

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  11. The blush with the hearts is so cute :D

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