I love makeup and always have. Many of my childhood memories involve slathering on makeup from Fisher Price-type kits and thinking I looked fantastic (though I actually looked more like a clown). Since then my collection has increased and improved, and have gotten infinitely better at applying it. My recent obsession include light coverage foundations, bright blushes, moisturizing lip products, and thick and defined lashes. Everything has an overal glowy, golden look, with lots of pink. Above are what I think are the best makeup products for Spring 2018-
My current favorite foundation is sunscreen, with the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow on top. I like to let it set, and then apply my concealer and foundation. Charlotte Tilbury call it supermodel in a bottle and it truly is. For the rest of my base, I apply bare minerals bareSkin complexion coverage serum concealer under my eyes and around my nose, and tap to blend. I next mix together Glossier Skin Tint in medium and Charlotte Tillbury Light Wonder foundation and apply it with a slightly damp beauty blender. I then set it with Glossier Wowder to get rid of shine.
I love how easy it is to create a custom color with the Glossier Cloud Paint blushes. I mix together Puff and Beam on the back of my hand and dab it on with my finger for a bright wash of color. They layer on seamlessly, so you can keep adding more until you get the level of intensity you want. When I’m in the mood for powder products I love the Dior custom color blush and NARS Laguna bronzer. The Dior blush looks very bright, but it applies much shearer and truly adjusts to the shade of your skin. When I look in the mirror after a few minutes it has settled into a lovely rose glow - which is my favorite type of glow.
I love, love this Chanel highlighter. The Tan de Soleil is just so lovely - it adds a luminescence without any glitter, and makes me look like I have a sunkissed glow. I dab it on the top of my forehead, cheek bones, my chin and cupid’s how, as well as the bridge of my nose as the final step in my makeup routine.
The new Glossier Lid Stars are stunning. I will do a full tutorial with swatches of all of them, I’m just waiting for two more in the mail. They are shimmery without being too glittery, and have that perfect wash of color that I’ve been trying to achieve ever since makeup artists joined Instagram. I also love a good Benefit Cosmetics mascara and Anastasia brow products. Her clear brow gel sets brows like nothing else- your hairs will not move.
Finally, I’ve been loving lip products that add a nice rosy-tint. My favorites are the Glossier Generation G in Crush, Fresh Sugar in Petal, and Bare Minerals gloss in snarky. All of them are super flattering, and perfect for day or night. I also love how the Burberry gloss adds a nice extra glossy pink - a subtler version of Elle Woods- and while the movie might be old, glossy lips will never be.
What are your favorites? Anything on your wish list? I’d love to year your favorites, and your impressions of any of the above! Also, if you haven’t tried Glossier yet, you can get 20% off your first purchase with my rep link - and why doesn’t love makeup coupons?