Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Shopping my Beauty Stash for Spring


Its crazy that what feels like 2 weeks ago I was tucking into my Christmas dinner, and suddenly its spring and the sun has finally came out to say hello in Scotland. This is usually the time of the year where I do some sort of crazy exam stress fuelled make up shopping and buy everything remotely pastel coloured and get a little too excited for post exam celebrations and summer, but alas I have a holiday in June and I recently found out I'm going to be going to Portugal in September to live for a semester, so I really need to get saving the pennies and stop spending money on make up I don't need. Obviously I decided on this as a perfect opportunity for a 'shop my stash' blog post. So lets see what I found in my collection...

The first thing I always do when spring comes around is buy a slightly lighter coverage concealer. This is normally to do with the fact that my skin is in a lot better condition in the good weather and I don't have as many spots and also down to the fact I like to switch to a lightweight foundation too! I found this Seventeen Stay Time Concealer in my stash and I remember using it a while back and actually quite liking it. Its actually quite similar to the Lasting Perfection Concealer which is one of my all time favourites, but it doesn't cake or crease around the under eye area and its slightly more pink toned meaning that it will match my skin when I start to wear fake tan or hopefully when I actually manage to get a natural tan on my face.

Next I was looking for a bronzer that maybe wasn't so cool toned as my standard Hoola Bronzer but not quite as warm as the others in my collection and I think I've hit the jackpot with this Bourjois Bronze and Highlight Duo. The pigment of both is fantastic and you can use them separately for highlighting and contouring or together to create an all over glow and make skin look really healthy. I'm always really impressed with Bourjois products so I've no idea why it has taken me so long to actually take this little beauty out of the packaging and put it to good use but I really can't wait to see how this looks in the brighter and warmer weather.

Lastly, I went through my lip products looking for some kind of statement lip and came up with this Revlon Matte Balm Stain in Audacious which is a stunning bright orange/coral colour. If you read my blog regularly you probably know that I have these balms in almost  every colour and they are amazing! They are so easy to apply and the colour pay off is absolutely fantastic. I can't wait to wear this with jeans and a simple white T or perhaps a little black dress in the evening. Its so super pretty!

What are you guys holy grail products and shades for spring? Will you be shopping your stash in the warmer weather?
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6 comments

  1. I love the Stay time concealer, I haven't used it in ages so thank you for reminding me!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  2. I've never seen that Bourjois duo before, only the original chocolate bronzer! I've nearly finished up my Sleek contour kit and it looks like it would be a pretty decent replacement, I'll need to keep an eye out for it xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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  3. I love the Revlon crayons, i also love the ones Bourjois do too! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  4. I absolutely love the Bourjois bronzers! They're so cheap but so good xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  5. Oh, these all look lovely! The Revlon balm looks like such a fun colour ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  6. wish we had bourjois here! i do love the revlon balms though :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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