Spring had sprung and it's time to edit my beauty routine for the warmer weather by welcoming brighter shades of makeup, light bases, and fresh scents.
A new base I picked up recently has been on my wish list for months and with the 15% VIB sale, I finally made the splurge. The Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer has been highly praised in the beauty community, and being a big fan of the brand, and light coverage, I knew I would like this product. I have the shade Terre Neuve and the formulation is light but with good amount of coverage, a subtle glow, and an SPH 30 makes this a great product for spring and summer.
A cream blush looks so fresh and dewy on the checks and works well with my dry skin. The Stila Convertible Color in Lillium is a pretty neutral pink color that I like to apply with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush for a natural, flawless finish. It doubles as a lip color but I don't like this shade on my lips. A color I do love this time of year, however, is the Mac lipstick in Crosswires. I like to use this lipstick as more of a stain so I apply on small amount on my lips then rub it in with my finger. The result is a lovely coral pink tint that really brightens up my complexion.
On to nail polishes. I really wear whatever I am currently in the mood for, but I love wearing pastels in the springtime. Essie's Lilacism, a grayish lilac color, is the perfect spring shade in my opinion. My main complaint is this polish chips like crazy on me so I also have to remember to use a base coat. I also love wearing the aqua blue shade of Essie's Turquoise & Caicos. It's a fun shade without being too in your face.
Lastly, it was time to trade out my warm sweet candles and body wash for more fresh and uplifting scents. I started using the Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Shower Gel and it's such a refreshing citrus scent. It's on the pricey side for a shower gel but the smell is divine and it's quite moisturizing. For candles, I'm glad I picked up the Bath & Body Honeysuckle Bouquet candle. There were having a sale on the mason jar candles so that's why I went for this one and I like the packaging. The scent is subtle and light and reminds of fresh flowers of spring.