5 May 2015

Spring Minimal Makeup Essentials

I feel like every year Spring goes way too fast, and I hardly have time to enjoy it.  This year, it seems to be here for longer.  Did that make sense?!  I don’t know, but the gist is for once I feel like I can enjoy Spring without constant rain and cold!  This also means I’ve had the chance to significantly change up my makeup routine and the products that I use.  I’ve already mentioned my favourite Spring/Summer base products here

Spring Makeup Essentials ft Clarins Fix Makeup Mist Estee Lauder Lipstick Kiko BB Cream - Aspiring Londoner

Pretty much on a daily basis, I’ve been using the Kiko Cosmetics Modern Tribes Sunproof BB Cream.  It’s really effortless to use and just feels like moisturiser.  The added SPF also means I don’t have to use another product.  For just running errands and for a ‘not too made up’ face, I’ve been loving this!

Due to the warmth, my cheeks do flush so I forego blush nowadays quite a lot.  For quite natural, minimal eye makeup I’ve been reaching for Estee Lauder Little Black Primer.  It gives the curl, the length and the definition I want without looking like I have a lot of mascara on.  In fact it looks like I have nothing on my lashes, it’s an amazing, amazing product – I couldn’t recommend this enough!  Just to add a little more definition, I go in with the Clarins Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil in 01 Black (£17).  I draw quite a thick rough line along my lash line and smudge with my fingers.  This gives a quite day appropriate smokey effect to the eyes without looking like I have put a lot of effort in.  I’ve been loving this eye pencil a lot recently, I put it to the ultimate test and wore it on my waterline to the gym! Guess what?  No smudging whatsoever!  Really good for your waterline or even as eyeliner, as it sets and just doesn’t move, even on my oily lids.

To finish everything off, I apply a moisturising lipstick, one of my recent favourite has been Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Shine Lipstick in Inspiring (£25).  The formula is really moisturising and creamy.  It keeps my lips soft through the day and the colour is amazing for the sunny weather.  It’s a light pink with a touch of mauve, you know I’ve been into mauve recently.  This totally fits into the effortless look as it goes with any look.

As the Kiko BB Cream is quite dewy, I’ve been setting my makeup with a setting spray rather than powder.  My weapon of choice has been Clarins Fix’ Make-up Refreshing Mist (£23).  It not only sets my makeup so I don’t look like a grease ball an hour later, but also keeps that dewiness of the BB cream.  I love the sleek packaging, the glass bottle does mean it’s a little clunky for putting in your handbag.  As it’s not a huge bottle, it’s not too bad.  I use it around midday to add a little moisture back into my skin and keep that dewiness of my makeup.  A fantastic product as the weather is getting warmer, it’s already made it into my bag as a permanent product!

Have you changed your makeup routine this Spring?  What has been your daily go-to product recently?  Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!

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Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.

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