Happy Monday! Kicking the week off with some of my favorite beauty products as of late! I love switching up my makeup as the seasons and weather change, and spring/summer is one of my favorite times to do that! Lush pinks, lots of glow, soft skin & silky hair, I can’t get enough. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do if you try!
I love low-key makeup days, especially as the weather gets warmer! It’s nice to wear less and look a bit more fresh & natural. This is one of my favorite products to look polished while still natural, especially in the shade honey. The balms add a little color (some more than others as there’s quite a few shades!), hydrate and soften, while also protecting from the extra sun time, since let’s be real, we’re all soaking up every second we can outdoors now that it’s finally not freezing!
When I do want a fun and statement lip, I’m loving Charlotte’s new Latex Glosses… they go on beautifully, last long, and give a gorgeous pop of shine & color! Cannes Tropez is a lovely pinky-nude that’s perfect for spring and summer, giving a nice pop of fresh pink without being too much. The color looks especially lovely with a tan!
You guys know this is one of my ‘holy grail’ products that I always have on hand… I can’t see myself ever falling out of love with it! Worn over a moisturizer or bb/cc cream, it leaves skin looking dewy and glow, while still very natural and fresh. It provides a bit of color and coverage, creating a bit of filter effect. It’s technically skincare, so you can wear it to the gym or wherever! I like to mix the sunny flash shade with my foundation when transitioning to being a bit darker for summer. The subtle shimmer gives extra glow and it adds a bit of tan color, so it’s a great way to extend your winter/spring foundation and not need to buy a new shade!
Speaking of glow, I’ve recently been loving adding some glow to my eyelids. I pat just a bit of one of these gorgeous, pigmented cream foils in the center of my eyelid and it adds a bit of natural glam to any makeup look. It also comes across beautifully in photos, making your eyes pop! They look just as lovely worn alone over the eye for a fresh, dewy look, and apply nicely without being sticky at all (unlike some cream shadows I’ve tried). They come in a cute mirrored eyeshadow palette, so you also get 5 gorgeous eyeshadows with them!
One of my favorite hair oils, I especially love this one during spring because of the lovely rose scent! I find myself reaching for oils a good bit more during the warmer months since between going a bit lighter color-wise and spending more time in the sun, my hair gets dried out, which can lead to brittleness and tangling more if I don’t keep it nourished and hydrated. I love this particular one as it absorbs beautiful and quickly, smells amazing, leaves my hair shiny and silky, and it’s free of bad ingredients like parabens & sulfates.
This highlighter will always be a favorite of mine (as will Dior in general), but I especially love it for spring! It’s leaves your skin with the most natural, luminous glow. While I do sometimes like shimmer/sparkly highlighters, especially when going for a more fresh-faced look, I love highlighters that are just smooth glow, which is exactly what you get with this Dior highlighter. It also looks beautiful mixed with water for a more intense look, or brushed lightly over your décolletage.
Spring brings out the blush-lover in me unlike any other season. There’s something about rosy cheeks to match the fresh pink flowers popping up everywhere that’s just so lovely! I’ve been loving this one by Tarte lately; it’s a warm peachy-pink with gold flecks that looks similar to a natural blush when applied lightly. I love that it’s buildable though, as I love wearing it a bit brighter for events and such, or when I have more of a tan! It also lasts long and doesn’t look cakey.
I love fake tan. I am as white as you can come when I’ve gone too long without sun, and I just prefer to not look half-dead, haha. I love St. Tropez’s Express Mousses for a fast, intense tan, but they can turn out badly if you miss a spot or don’t do a great job exfoliating before applying. I’ve been loving mixing these tanning drops with a moisturizer for a subtle yet buildable gorgeous tan. I also love that the results last long and require less maintenance if you’re adding them to your moisturizer every other day or so!
It’s not quite beach weather yet, but I’m already mentally 100% ready for it to be! As much as I’m a city girl at heart, I absolutely adore the beach. I find nature to be such an escape from the stress and hustle of day-to-day life, and the beach is especially that for me, having spent so much time there my entire childhood. I love Maison Margiela’s Replica Line scents in general, as they aren’t girly or frilly, but more neutral and reminiscent of memories and places. They’re beautiful and balanced! Beach Walk is one of my favorite scents of theirs, as it really does remind you of the beach. I love switching it up and using dry oils to moisturize in spring as they’re a bight more lightweight and leave my skin looking so silky and smooth. Replica’s are lovely, doing just that as well as leaving my skin super soft!