Spring Make Up Picks 2014

Want to know what my make up picks for Spring 2014 are?
Spring Make Up Picks 2014 | MAC Satin Lipstick in Snob, VIVO Matte Lipstick in Pink Sweetie, W7 Chunky Lips in Scandal, MAC Satin Powder Blush in Well Dressed, ELF Brightening Eye Color in Pretty N' Pink, Bourjois Eyeshadow in 34 Rose Tentation, Barry M Nail Paint in 304 Mint Green, Barry M Nail Paint in 307 Lemon Ice Cream and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in 430 Grass Slipper

MAC Satin Lipstick in Snob
If it’s a light pink lippy with a slight cool lilac underdone you’re after, Snob is a brilliant choice as it’s a truly gorgeous product. Snob has a Satin finish which in a nutshell means that it has a slightly cream texture but at the same time provides nice colour pay off. I will say it is a little drying but I find exfolliating the lips and applying a balm before application works well and stops it from clinging to those annoying dry patches. Another good option I find is to apply a clear gloss over the top as it just gives your pout that fuller, glossier look. Here, you can read my full review of the MAC Satin Lipstick in Snob.
VIVO Matte Lipstick in Pink Sweetie
For me when it comes to Spring I go crazy for baby pink shades and Pink Sweetie is one that I’m currently loving. I actually got this shade quite a while a go and at first I adored it but I guess when new lippies came along it kind of got shoved to the back of my drawer. After recently changing my makeup storage entirely and going through what I have, I rediscovered it and it has been in my makeup bag ever since. Pink Sweetie has a matte finish which means that it is of course a little more drying than your average lipstick but at the same time it has better colour pay off. Having said that I wouldn’t say it’s entirely matte as it does have a very slight glossy finish to it. In terms of the shade it’s a very milky, light baby pink which reminds me a little of NYX’s Strawberry Milk but it’s a little darker, less peachy and more wearable. I’d say it’s definitely a shade worth checking out.
I’ve been loving the whole chubby stick concept so when I received this Chunky Lips in Scandal from one of my favourite budget brands W7, I was over the moon. Scandal is one of those shades that from the first time I laid eyes on it, I knew it was a shade I’d get on with. It’s your classic baby pink but it’s really, really creamy in texture and I must say the staying power really impressed me. Full review coming soon!
Well Dressed is one of those products from MAC that I’d contemplated buying for absolutely ages. I know within the blogging and YouTube community it’s a much loved popular shade and I can’t believe it took me so long to purchase it. It’s sort of reminds me of a lighter, toned down version of The Balm Downboy as it gives the cheeks a very natural, subtle pink glow. I’m not sure how those with darker skin tones would find this as it isn’t really pigmented but it’s a blush that would go with virtually any look.
ELF Brightening Eye Color in Pretty N’ Pink
Ever since I purchased my first ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad I was hooked. I just find the shadows are well pigmented, buttery soft and really do brighten the eye area making you appear more awake and Pretty N’ Pink is no exception. The tiny palette, perfect for popping in your handbag contains four shades, an ivory white that contains very subtle shimmer. A coral toned pink that works nicely as an all over lid shade. A pretty mauve and last but not least, a pale cool toned baby pink. I find when used together the shadows create a really cute look that is perfect for daytime wear. The quality of course isn’t the best as they are prone to fall out but after from that, I can’t complain for the price.
Bourjois Eyeshadow in 34 Rose Tentation
Another eyeshadow that I’ll be sporting this spring is another pink but this time from well loved brand, Bourjois. Rose Tentation is one of those shades where at first I wasn’t 100% sure about. I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful but the shimmer in the pan looks a little over the top so I sort of avoided using it for a little while. When I eventually did try it I fell in love. It’s just a nice baby pink with gold shimmer throughout and once on the lids, the shimmer and glitter isn’t half as bold as it is in the packaging. I will say that I prefer this when used wet purely because you get better pigmentation but I do use it dry sometimes to double it up as a blush as it gives my cheeks a wash of pink colour which I find rather flattering.
Mint Green where oh where do I start with this shade? If there’s one shade from Barry M I’d recommend for this Spring, it’d be Mint Green. It’s one of those colours where I’ve gone back to it over and over again and who can blame me, it’s perfect. I also love how Mint Green looks top notch both on my pale skin and when I have a tan as it means I can wear it practically any time. It’s just, superb.
Yellow polish isn’t something I normally go for as if I’m honest I can find the colour to look a little tacky but Lemon Ice Cream is a stunning pastel shade that looks classy and really gets me excited for the warmer weather. Like many of the famous Nail Paints, the quality is great but I do find that in comparison to other shades I have it does require a few more coats than normal but I guess that’s simply because it’s a pale shade.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in 430 Grass Slipper
I’m not going to lie, I wear this shade all year round, even in the Winter. What can I say? I’m obsessed with it. However, now that Spring is upon us I find it’s more acceptable to pull off the shade. Grass Slipper has been a firm favourite of mine ever since I purchased it last year. It’s just one of those shades that I can’t get enough of. It applies really well, the colour is phenomenal and it has such a pretty shine to it. I honestly cannot recommend it enough. If you want to see what it looks like on the nails, check out my NOTD post featuring Grass Slipper.
What products will you be using this Spring?
Shannon xo
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