Spring is creeping up and what better time to prep for a warm season than with some beauty essentials. I put together a might fine list of my beauty must haves and I think it’s time for them to enter your life as well. What are some of your Spring Beauty Essentials?
From left: MAC’s ChatterBox, a perfect light pink color that would look great with a smokey golden eye.
CoverGirl 350 Eternal, a beautiful fuchsia color that can be worn during the day or night.
Illamasqua in Flare, this is what an orange/coral lipstick should look like, keep the rest of your face simple with this color, black eyeliner and mascara will do the trick.
Emani in Promiscuous (vegan) this is the perfect blue based red lipstick I’ve ever owned. Pair it with a classic smokey eye and your ready to hit the town. For a day time look, wear Promiscuous with a pink or peach blush and simple black eyeliner and mascara.
CoverGirl 300 Flame is a great lip color between orange and red. Pair the lip color with a peach blush and neutral eye and let your lips be your pop of color.
Dior 475 Rose Caprice, I love this bright pink color! It goes on so bright and it’s a perfect pastel color. This lip color is great for a day or night. Pair it with a basic eyeliner, mascara for day and a smokey eye for night, with hints of purple if you’re not afraid of color. ;)
Before I wash my face, I use these Olay wet clothes to take off a good amount of my makeup. They always make me feel so refreshed, even though I just removed my entire face. They’re great for sensitive skin and you might be thinking “Do I really need anti-aging products in my 20′s?” and the answer is yes. It’s never to early to start using anti-aging products, it’s a very smart move to start using them once you’ve reached 24 or 25, you’ll be happy you did.
From left: Pure Argan Oil is amazing, you know why? You can put it anywhere. Well, almost anywhere. It’s a great moisturizing oil for your skin and hair. I love putting it on my face at night and it’s a great products to moisturize your cuticles. It’s perfect to run it through your hair and ends when they’re look a little dry or start to split.
Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray eyeshadow primer, when it starts to get warm the last things you want to happen is for your eyeshadow to crease. This primer helps your shadow stay intact throughout a warm spring day and a little goes a long way with this eyeshadow primer, you just need a tiny dab on each eye.
Makeup Forever’s HD Primer, after you’ve put on moisturizer, you put the primer on your t-zone and cheeks and this will smooth out skin with applying foundation or powder. If you have big pores like me, or just want a photo finish, this primer is perfect.
The Miss Dior Cherie perfume has been my go-to scent for about three years and as you can see, I’m a huge fan as you can tell by the nearly empty bottle. It’s the perfect light scent that leaves you feel fresh from the morning you spray it on, until the evening when your changing into your PJ’s.
The Joico Joimist finishing spray has quickly become one of my favor ties. I’m a huge fan of their K-Pax shine serum and their hair spray holds a look in place without giving hair the hairspray crunch look.
From left: By far my favorite brow tool. The Urban Decay Brow Box comes with two shades, wax, a brush and tweezers, everything you need to fill in your brows.
I am so thankful my makeup artist friend introduced me to the Long-Lasting Setting Spray about two years ago. After spending a good amount of time making yourself look amazing, spray the setting spray to really lock in everything. It’ll keep your makeup looking fresh all day and night. This is great for the spring because it keeps your face looking fresh all day, regardless of the heat.
BEAUTY TIP: If you’ve never been one to fill in your eyebrows, you should give it a try! The brows frame your face and can easily change your look, you don’t have to fill them in heavily, but filling in little areas will really brighten your face.
Eyelash Curler and Clump Crusher mascara from CoverGirl, the slight angle to the brush allows getting in the corners of your eye, getting every single one of those eyelashes.
Lime Crime liquid eyeliner in Citreuse has quickly become my new favorite eyeliner. Every time I wear it I always get asked who makes it and now you know! The pigment is amazing, yes, it really goes on that bright, it’s a true neon eyeliner.
BEAUTY TIP: If your going to wear a neon eyeliner lay it above black eyeliner to give it more definition. You’re not laying the neon on top of the black, but laying the black and then right above the black put the neon. Also, don’t be afraid to pair it with a bright pink or fuchsia lipstick, think of it as color blocking your makeup. See how I did it below
A little out take while I was taking photos. Marlowe totally has potential to be the new face of Dior.