Makeup Products I've Been Loving This Spring
Though the weather has been fairly sketchy here in Chicago for the last couple of months, I’ve been rocking ton of Spring makeup even if the weather hasn’t matched my enthusiasm. “Living Coral” was Pantone’s 2019 color of the year and while I was putting this post together I realized how much that has seeped into the makeup world and as a result my makeup. From the ColourPop Sweet Talk palette, to the new CoverFX Monochromatic Blush Duos, coral peachy-y tones are everywhere.
I recently purchased the ColourPop Sweet Talk palette after deciding that I wasn’t going to get it. But then I saw tons of reviews and looks done with it on YouTube and I caved (story of my life). I am huge fan of ColourPop eyeshadow palettes. They are great for the price - and often better than a lot of higher end more expensive brands’ palettes. Sweet Talk was no exception. The big difference with this palette is that CP has added a pressed version of the Super Shock Shadow formula with a total of 4 different formulas in the palette (including pressed glitters). The Super Shock shadow is still best applied with a finger - like a traditional super shock shadow you won’t pick up much product on a brush. And the pressed glitters…meh. I’m not a huge glitter girl in general and I don’t care for pressed glitters so I don’t really use those shades. But the mattes and metallics are amazing. You can achieve really bright vibrant eye looks or do a really simple soft pastel “wash of color".
My current go-to lip vibes is all about the gloss. Which is ironic since a year ago I was decidedly anti-lip gloss. And now I can’t get enough of them. My favorite type of gloss are ones with a hint of color and a bit of shimmer to them. Right now my go-to combo is the Wet N’ Wild High Shine Liquid Catsuit in Send Nudes with ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in Fantasia layered over it. Send Nudes is a really pigmented high shine neutral-toned nude, while Fantasia is a more yellow-toned neutral with shimmery gold flecks. I line my lips with Urban Decay Nighthawk (my go-to lip liner) and then layer the glosses. It creates an amazing glossy lip with a bit of dimension.
The moment I saw the promo sneak peeks of the CoverFX Monochromatic Blush Duos, I knew I was going to buy one, Or two. I bought two. I was originally going to get a blush and a bronzer but wound up picking up Soft Peach and Warm Honey. I think I will eventually pick up one of the bronzers as well. I don’t wear blush everyday but when I do I like either a really soft subtle matte blush or a shimmery one. This one is the best of both worlds. You can wear them separately or layer the matte and shimmer sides. I was afraid that Soft Peach was going to be too light for my medium-deep skin tone but I loved the shade so much I decided to buy it anyway. So glad I did. First off - these blushes are PIGMENT-ED. You only need to lightly tap your brush into the pan. If you do over-apply they blend beautifully. I’ve been wearing Soft Peach the most of the two because it has just the right amount of color that I’m looking for on most days. Warm Honey is beautiful as well and I wear it when I want more color to my cheeks. The shimmer sides are very subtle. I don’t feel that the shimmer in them is all apparent on the cheeks but that could be because I apply so little. If I built it up the shimmer might be more intense. I now want to buy the Mojave Mauve shade as well as a bronzer.
I recently ordered the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer in my Sephora Spring VIB Sale haul. I purchased the mini because I wanted to try the primer before dropping $52 on the full size.I have been using it most days on the ares of my face where I have larger pores and I have been liking the blurred effect it produces. It’s not the best at oil control however. Although I like the primer I don’t think I would ever purchase a full size. Mainly because the mini actually has a ton of product in it and I don’t think I would get through a full size. You are supposed to use only a tiny amount for your entire face (a rice-sized amount). So economically it just doesn’t make sense to me to buy the full size when the mini will last me ages and is $30 cheaper.
My makeup routine is in flux at the moment. I feel like every season I have to reset and re-asses what products I am using as either certain products start to not looks great as they did or the change in temperature means swapping out for something new. Does anyone else have this issue? Let me know in the comments. And Happy Memorial Day to my fellow Stateside peeps!
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