18 April 2013

Trends | Spring Switch Up

The sun HAS been shining.. and I am now refusing to wear coats because it is April (trust me, not a good idea but I am stubborn!). So, after doing a looooot of research and looking at catwalk beauty trends from the Spring Fashion Weeks, I have finally compiled some beauty switch ups for Spring. Basically, what to swtich from and to for the Spring. Okay, that may not make a whole lot of sense but you will see what I mean, so I will stop rambling and get into it...

Nails | Swap Nail Art for Foundation Nails
Let's face it, we have better things to be doing in Spring and Summer than arting up our nails, we need something simple, something pretty and something a little bit different. Foundation nails are just that, simple and yet incredibly chic. My favourite is definitely Barry M's Lychee, but also check out Chanel's Frenzy if you fancy something a bit more pricey.

Lips | Swap Dark Berries for Fuschia Pinks
She says after just buying Plumful from Mac (opps). Berry was a big big colour for Autumn and Winter, and one I only really got into in the last two months of it. But now Spring is here so dust off your pretty pinks and start applying! Fuschia pinks in particular seem to be the big "it" colour at the moment - some shades I would check out are Rimmel Moisture Renew in Lily Extase, Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Shade 11 and Rimmel Apocalips in Apocalyptic.

Eyes | Swap Smokey Eyes for Colour
I for one am a little scared of using bright colours on my eyes, however Spring is all about the new and it's definitely about colour so swap your browns for blues and greens. One trend I have seen which I love is using blue eyeliner on your waterline. I've seen Kat over at Jemima&Ted do this (check it out here) so definitely check that out for inspiration. Some products I would look up at Rimmel's Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Crayon in Tempting Turquoise or Paranoid Purple or MAC eyepencil in Auto-De-Blu.

Cheeks | Swap Pinks for Corals
I love coral blushes, but I always feel they aren't quite the thing for winter so I stick to my dusky pinks. But Spring is back and so are the corals! They brighten the face and give you a bit more of a glow and summer time look. These are also beautiful paired with highlighters. I pop my highlighter on my cheek bone, up to my hair line and then pop my coral blush on the apples of my cheeks, and then dust lightly up to the highline. I love Topshop's Cream Blush in Head over Heels, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy or Stila Convertible Colours in Camellia.

Face | Swap BB for CC
Beauty Balms have been all the range for the past year, but a new age has come through recently focusing on Colour Correctors, or CC creams. Basically, they are tinted creams to help combat dullness, tired skin or redness. These can be used as bases or foundations as well, just like BB creams. Who knows, maybe there will be DD creams next... One CC cream I have been using is the L'Oreal Nude Magique CC Cream for £9.99.

What trends will you be adopting this Spring time? 


  1. I have definitely been cracking out the corals, they are my favourite makeup colour family and I always look forward to being able to bring them out.
    I've also been using the L'oreal CC Cream, in the anto-fatigue version. I'm so undecided about it, as it's pretty orange, but under my Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid it does give quite a healthy glow.
    Mel x


    1. I found my CC Cream quite orange as well eek! But definitely loving the corals! Looks like you're all set for spring! x


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