What up guys! Tonight I have a post all about my favorite pale girl friendly makeup products and looks for Spring 2017.
I’ve gathered up all the products I have been reaching for this spring and loving. Grab a snack, cause this is going to be a long one.
I have been using the
under my eyes lately, with allergy season in full effect and my skin not being able to make up its mind on if it wants to be oily or super dry, this little guy has been a life saver.
With the weather warming up, the creasing is real, so Too Faced Shadow Insurance has been keeping my shadow locked in place all day. A little bit goes a long was too. I usually apply a light layer on my lid up to the brow and dust over the crease of my eye with translucent powder so my eyeshadow won’t end up looking gunked up in my crease. The struggle is real for hooded lids.
I have really been into liquid illuminators this year. While the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer is technically a primer, it adds a beautiful glow to the skin.
The Marc Jacobs Coconut Glow Gel Highlighter is super glowing, I love it on the high points of the face just over my foundation or even mixed into the foundation. Despite being a golden undertone I think it looks lovely on pale skin but can look very golden. I would love this in a cool toned shade cause the product is great.
Nyx Born to Glow has been my go to on days I want a cooler toned highlight.
For days I am wanting a rose gold glow, I love love love this little guy from e.l.f. However. I think it’s been discontinued. They do have a baked duo in Rose Gold I think I need.
I really cannot get enough of that Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paarty. I had to make myself not reach for it every single day. It’s peachy, yet rosy and all around perfect for pale skin.
An oldie but a goodie is the Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore. It’s similar in color to the Tarte one but with a glowy sheen. This blush has hit the ride or die status.
When I really want a warmer blush, the two blushed from the e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Face Palette are so lovely. They area delicately pigmented and a natural looking. That whole palette is amazing, especially for porcelain skin.
I used to never use bronzer, but I am really digging it this year to warm up my complexion, especially since I lightened my hair. I use a very light hand and do the “3” method around the perimeter of my face. The two I have been reaching for the most is the BB Bronze Booster from Physicians Formula in light and the one in the e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Palette.
I am always all about the highlight and I am on a kick with these duo chrome ones and ultra shiny blind the gods kind of highlight.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit is just freaking cool as well as the Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powders. I can’t get enough.
Then I have the days of loving a golden glow, yes, even on my pale ass skin I go for the gold (pun totally intended) I think it can be stunning on pale skin. The Tarteist Pro Glow Palette has for of the most beautiful and underrated highlighters plus it’s got the best contour shades for fair/light skin tones. There are also gorgeous champagne options in this palette too. You can find my reviews of all these highlighters here:
These four have been in constant rotation.
The Tarte Pro Eyeshadow Palette is amazing quality and incredibly versatile, and Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey is one that is really cool. I love the warm grungy shade.
And of course, the Naked 3 from Urban Decay has been a Spring staple for me since it’s launch and ABH Modern Renaissance, Well, we have a love affair that is nowhere near ending.
I hardly ever talk about lip liners, mostly because up until recently I had a whole 2 that I liked but these 3 have been giving my lips life lately.
The NYX Liquid Suede Liner in Soft Spoken is that perfect natural lip shade and the product itself is smooth and long wearing. I use this one almost daily with a variety of lipsticks. The Essence one in the shade In the Nude is awesome, all the Essence liners are but the shade was my go-to for warmer liner until Makeup Revolution sneaked in there with a liner from the Retro Matte Lip Kit in Echelon. The liner in those kits are so good but that liquid lipstick was literally the worst thing I ever put on my mouth. It was bad it made me angry, but that liner tho.
As for the eyeliners, I was going to talk about the Covergirl Eyeshadow Pencil but it is also discontinued. So onward we go… The Nyx Faux Black and White collection are bad ass. I am having a moment with BlackBerry from the Faux Black line in place of black liner and Seashell for the waterline. The longevity of these is amazing and unique shades they come in make them fantastic.
This section could have been a post all it’s own.
Starting in the nude/natural/your lips but better shades. First up is my current lip obsession. I never thought I would be so into a soft pink lipstick so much but it is just everything, color, quality, comfort. It’s the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Slow Burn.
Then there is Honeycomb from Bite Beauty, from the Amuse Bouche range. Aptly named and perfect for spring.
These two beauties from Glips have been in favorites before. Kind of hard to get your hands on outside of Columbia but if you can get a lippy from Glips DO IT! They are sooo good. I’m loving Cupcake and Boho Chic still.
Next is two Wet N Wild lippies. I believe the Velvet Lip Pencil in Hickory Smoked was also in my Fall Lip Favorites, its just such a great finish, color, and quality. Not to mention the price point on these guys. The WetnWild Megalast is a new addition to the collection and I haven’t gotten a whole lot of wear from him yet, I thought the shade Rose Bud was the perfect spring lipstick. These Megalast lipsticks are insanely good For $1.99
For some more bold and vampy options cause I’m gonna wear a vampy lip no matter the time of year. Just like I will ALWAYS wear black. It’s ingrained in me. Anyway, I’ve been loving deep brick reds and browns right now. One would think Fall for these shades but I pair with a glowy look like I did in my Ostara tutorial and it just works.
And a couple liquid lippies. That little guy from Tarte… Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Birthday suit. Perfect everyday shade, and Nyx Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken. These are shades I have been picking when I can’t decide on a lippy.
Lastly for the lips.
I typically am not a gloss fan at all but I got these two recently as samples and have actually been digging them. The Buxom Full On Lip Cream in White Russian has a nice, not too sticky formula. Great no brainer lip. The Lancome Metallic Gloss is super sticky but damn it looks good. I mean, have my lips looked better? LOL.
It’s funny cause I am listening to Nine Inch Nails right now. LOL Anyway, This past year I have been on point with keeping my nails … on point. Thanks, Chandra! My roomie does nail art.
This Spring I have been reaching for a lot of nudes, dusty rose shades and mauves… and olive green. One of my go-to for a couple years now has been the WetnWild Megalast in Private Viewing, it’s a classic nude creme. Pure Ice in Mauvelous is also a creme, a pure purple mauve shade for when I am feeling something a tad darker. The Revlon shade in Gray Mauve is an interesting shade, it’s a pale pink nude with slight blue micro shimmer giving it a pearlescent quality. Looks fab with a blue shifting duo chrome taco ahem, I mean top coat.
Then these 2 from KylieXSinful, I don’t care if Mama June made these polishes, they are gorgeous. Karamel is a nude with green and gold shifting micro glitter. Creme del la Creme is a pure rose gold metallic goodness. That name makes no sense, it’s a metallic, not a creme polish! Get with it, King Kylie. Jeez. The last one from the gel range is Tanlines. Dumb name, awesome dusty warm dusty rose shade. I hate tan lines irl though.
Okay, it’s getting weird. I’m exhausted. LOL Here are some links to tutorials of looks I have been rocking this Spring and maybe some throwbacks from the year before.
That about wraps it up, what are some of your Spring picks? Let me know in the comments!