The warmer months are upon us and for me that means sun-kissed skin, beautiful pink cheeks and of course a strong glowy highlight to brighten up those cheek bones. Starting with warming up my unfortunately pale skin I am obsessed with The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in shade 1. These bronzers are amazing for us pale skinned gals as they are not too red, not too orange and not too muddy and most importantly matte, let me tell you, these are difficult criteria to fill. I apply this product through my contour area and slightly higher to warm up the skin as well as along my forehead and down the centre of my face. The other bronzer that has worked it’s way into my everyday loves is the old faithful Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer in shade 52 and I am sure you have heard well and truly enough about this product over the years so I will keep it quick. I apply a small amount of this deep matte bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks and to my temples to add a slight contour without being too obvious.
Moving into blush, a vital part in making any look complete, and well a vital part in making you look healthy. I have been able to narrow my spring picks down to just two which is crazy, although you may see a sneaky blush love on my upcoming Lust List. The first is a blush that I have been in lust with for months and can’t wait to whip it back into shape during spring, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush, and I have to tell you, it’s a dream. No matter where you stand regarding this product there is not denying the colour is amazing, a champagne, rosy mix works extremely with yellow under-toned skin. The application is almost idiot proof, literally, since the day I purchased it I have never over applied or had to work it in with my powder brush, I feel myself loving this product for years to come. The other colour I am totally enthralled with at the moment is the Nars Deep Throat Blush. If you are a blush junkie I am sure you know all about the Nars Blushes by now and so they really don’t need an introduction so I am just going to skip to the colour. Described as a Flirty, Sheer Peach I totally agree, I will say this colour is comparable to the oh so over done Orgasm Blush, it is slightly less bright so much more natural, there is also substantially less shimmer and glitter, with really only a hint of a golden glow that just warms up the skin and breaths a little life into it. This is a great everyday shade and that is exactly what I have been using it for, it goes with virtually anything, so great for day to night and just an all round amazing shade.
Finally my favourite category of the moment Highlighters. When you are talking about Spring and Summer make up, the first thing that comes to mind is dewy skin. For us oily skinned gals the unfortunate thing about the warmer months is that you have to wear a very mattifying, long lasting foundation to even stand a chance of making it a few hours without melting away, this means its not so simple to keep that dewy glow in your base alone, this is where Highlighters come in to play. The first I have to mention is The Balm Maryloumanizer . I picked this product up on everyones recommendation and I love them for it. This golden champagne product is highly shimmery, but not at all glittery, and oh so light reflecting that it can bring a brightness to even the darkest face. I love the product both as a highlight and an eyeshadow as it works amazingly for both. I will warn that this is such a pigmented product that you really do need to watch how much you apply so you don’t look like a disco ball but will a light application you will look every inch a glowing goddess. The final product is truly amazing, something I have been utterly obsessed with since the day I got my hot little hands on and of course we are speaking of the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle. This Golden shade of both very subtle shimmer and slightly larger glistening pieces blends into the skin to create a very healthy glow that is almost soft focus on the skin. I apply this product very generously to all of the high parts of my face and I really love the effect it gives me. Not a day goes by where I can not apply this product and I see a long love affair on the horizon.