While I love sharing my thoughts on new products, I also love rediscovering old favorites. While there’s no particular theme for this makeup roundup (I guess you could say all of these products are great for warmer weather), I thought I would share a handful of current spring makeup favorites.
Benefit Hoola Lite: There’s nothing better than finding old product favorites while cleaning. This is a natural light bronzer with a matte finish—a nice alternative when I don’t want shimmer. Most bronzers look muddy or orange on my skin but this one is the exception. The brush is useless though. I use my own contour brush from EcoTools to apply and blend.
Honest Beauty Concealer Duo*: I’m somewhat tired of my Glossier Stretch Concealer, mainly because it doesn’t give me enough coverage (although, I do like the dewy finish). When I tried this concealer duo, I felt like it instantly corrected and concealed my dark under eye circles without feeling heavy on my skin. I wear the lightest shade, Vanishing Vanilla.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+: I’ve always been able to get by using skin tints or tinted moisturizers but lately it’s been breakout central and this CC cream is a life saver for my complexion. I use a foundation brush (also from IT) to blend and buff on my face and it has SPF—a win for spring and summer.
Anastasia Brow Wiz: My friend and fellow blogger, Victoria, raved about this brow pencil. It’s a double-ended tool with the brow pencil on one end and a spoolie brush on the other. For reference, I wear the shade Medium Brown. It’s great for filling in sparse areas in the most natural way possible. Between this and Glossier Boy Brow, my collection is complete.
Urban Decay Petite Heat Palette*: I’m such a sucker for Urban Decay palettes—especially their matte shades. The original Naked Heat Palette inspired this mini, and I say inspired because it featured four matte shades and one semi-matte highlight, none of which are in the original. The size is perfect for travel and I’m obsessed with the color payoff.
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso*: This is one of the few peach blush compacts that look good on my fair complexion. I can wear this to work for a full 8-hour day and it still looks great. The color is fresh and uplifting, yet not too overwhelming.
Stila Smudge Stick in Moray: I rarely wear black eyeliner thanks to this gorgeous golden olive green smudge stick. I like to use this to outline the outer corners of my eyes in conjunction with Glossier Lidstar in Herb. It really brings out the green in my eyes.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder: I mentioned this in my favorite setting powders post and the more I use it, the more I love it. This powder has a silky finish that feels so light on my fair skin. The application with the mini puff is key though. First, you need to prep the puff. Then you have to gently press and roll onto the skin to work the powder in. Needless to say, it’s a little time consuming and I only recommend buying this if you’re a perfectionist.
* The asterisk means product was gifted to me. As always, opinions are my own.
What’s currently on your list of spring makeup favorites?
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