As promised here we have this years make up menu. It's funny how I always tend to shoot and write this style of blogpost at the same time every year.
First we had the rather colourful orange mascara and HEAVY eye liner and mascara post, next we had a much more natural affair as I learnt to love my natural face and to be perfectly honest, not an awful lot has changed over the past year. I still love a more natural make up look, I've given up liquid eye liner once and for all and the sixties spider lashes that I loved so much have been replaced by a more natural fluttery look. Everything I used in my last make up menu blog post I still love, but the products I'm sharing today are those that have really made a difference to the way both myself and the world see me, products I enjoy using every day and products I tell all my mates about so naturally had to share with you too.
So first up lets talk base, I've been a HUGE fan of the It Cosmetics CC cream (I wear shade light) for well over a year now and still LOVE it for days when I want a slightly higher coverage but my goodness let me talk to you about the Chanel Les Beiges Eau De Teinte. At first I wasn't sure what this little beauty was, whether it was a foundation or whether it was something that sat underneath but as soon as I popped this on to my skin I knew I was in love with it.
Wearing it alone, it's the perfect coverage for me on a daily basis. It's lightweight, hydrating and super refreshing as it's composed of 75% water. The pigments are meant to melt into the skin on contact creating a "radiant bare-skin effect" which I think it does beautifully. It seems to blur my skin and add the most beautiful radiance to it, providing a really sheer coverage to allow my actual skin to shine through in a truly gorgeous and natural way.
Having used it solidly for the past two weeks since it launched I can safely say that it's a game changer and something I will forever have in my make up bag. It is divine!
I'll then cover any blemishes and darker patches of skin for my acne flair ups with the trusty Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, a product I've used for around 6 years now and am yet to find any other concealer that matches it when covering spots.
I'm certainly not shy when it comes down to bronzer, I love the stuff and tend to pack it on most days. For a dusting of bronzy goodness across my entire face I'm LOVING the Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Bronzer (I wear shade Luminous Bronze Light) as it's the perfect shade for me and has a touch of glow in it to add to my much loved radiant look.
I'm also really into the Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer Stick as once again it's a creamy formula so provides a really lovely and natural glow to my cheekbones and creates a gorgeous and natural contour to the face. I simply use a stippling brush to work it into the skin, it's super quick, super easy and super beautiful.
And so there we have a really light, natural and radiant make up look for spring/summer, I truly hope you enjoyed this blogpost and that it has potentially introduced you to some grade A make up. I'd LOVE to hear if you're going to try anything I've suggested and please, as always leave your recommendations in the comments below.
Thanks so much for reading