I love makeup in the spring time, it's when you start experimenting with colours and going a bit lighter on the base. The majority of my products change this time of year and I love introducing products that make my skin look fresher and brighter.
For my base I put my foundations aside and turn to the trusty tinted moisturisers, BB, CC and all those kind of products. I've always loved the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser (£34.00) for a light base in the warmer months. It hydrates and makes your skin glow but also has a nice amount of coverage. In the evenings I tend to opt for something that gives more in the coverage department, but for the daytime this is perfect. Also, for days where you really want to go light on the makeup, skin perfecters are a great way to go. These don't add coverage, instead it's almost like an extra skincare step. Blurring out imperfections and evening out the skin tone is something the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (£29.00) does really well.
Onto the cheeks, bronzer is something I do all year round so I thought I'd not ramble on about that for once. Instead lets talk about blush, cream blush to be more specific. I think cream products are a great way to go in the spring and I always relate them to this time of year. They look fresher, more dewy than powders and sit better on the skin in my opinion. Another Laura Mercier pick is their Rosebud Creme Cheek Colour (£21.50). I love this natural, rosy pick shade to add a natural glow to the cheeks and it's a cream to powder formula so it's not sticky or hard to blend.
Keeping the eyes minimal and simple is something else I love to do in the spring. I think when people where just mascara with a bright lip it looks really good so that's what I tend to go for. If I want a wash of colour I'll use the Maybelline Creamy Beige Colour Tattoo (£4.99) which is a really beautiful nude. The formula of these are great and I think this shade is lovely for everyday and adds a hint of something something, without being too much.
Mascara time now and having a waterproof formula is essential. They don't smudge, they hold a curl and won't melt off in the sun! Clinique mascaras are great and I love their High Impact Waterproof Mascara (£17.50) for adding length and volume but still keeping the lashes looking natural and separated.
Bright lips is a must for spring and you can find good brights from every brand, drugstore or high end. Matte formulas are best if you want a pigmented shade that will last, and if you want something more moisturising, tinted balms are great for adding a nice amount of colour.