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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Spring and Summer Blush and Highlighter Picks

The weather here in Devon has drastically changed from the amazing Summer like weather we had during the weekend. The sun didn't last here for long unfortunately but that's Devon(and the majority of the UK) for you. Typical british weather. 
Summer is on it's way though so let's hope the weather is looking up again. Fingers crossed!

Anyway as I have mentioned before I love the transition from Spring to Summer. I don't normally switch up my makeup routine much during the seasonal changes. I very rarely wear a dark lipstick or over the top eye makeup. I can always be seen sporting a bright lip, a neutral eye and a slightly dewy, healthy complexion throughout most seasons.

At the moment my makeup routine mainly consists of a foundation, highlighter and blush. They always perk up my complexion during the spring and summer and takes my complexion from dull to healthy which I love. I don't know how I went without a highlighter and blush in my routine for the last few years. They are definitely a 'face changer' so to speak. 

Here are my top 2 picks of blush and highlighters that are guaranteed to brighten up your face and get you spring and summer ready!

Spring and Summer Blush and Highlighter Picks 
Spring and Summer Blush and Highlighter Picks

First up is the SEVENTEEN Instant Glow Shimmer Brick which I purchased over a month ago from Boots. I have it in the shade 'Pink Bronze' which is an absolutely gorgeous champagne/bronze/pink shade which I am in love with. You can mix up the four layers together to highlight areas such as down the nose, cupids bow, inner eye area and the top of your cheekbones for a gorgeous glow. It is so versatile, you can also choose to use just one of the layers for highlighting, contouring or you could even dust them onto your eyelids as an eyeshadow. It is an incredible product but I only like to use this for highlighting. If you'd like to learn more about this beauty keep your eyes peeled, there will be a review up on my blog soon. You can purchase this in another shade too called 'gold bronze' for an even deeper bronzed glow, they just cost £4.99 and there is 3 for 2 on all SEVENTEEN products too.

It's hardly a surprise to me that I've included theBalm Frat Boy Shadow/Blush in my top picks. It is a beautiful peachy/pink shade that is definitely guaranteed to add a healthy flush of colour to the cheeks during the s/s. It is very much a matte blush and there is absolutely no hint of shimmer in it at all. The blush is very versatile as it can be used as a shadow as well as just a blush but I find it looks better on the cheeks. I imagine this would look great on a variety of skin tones. I have quite pale skin and it works incredibly well for me. I wrote a full review on theBalm frat boy shadow/blush here if you'd like to take a peek.  

Ahh, the much coveted MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle, what a shocker! I have so much love for this little beauty. It is a stunning champagne shade which gives the look of luminous, glowy skin. I like to apply it to the higher points of my cheekbones with my Real Techniques blush brush. Although there is quite a lot of shimmer it doesn't make your skin look overly glittery which is obviously not a good look. Who wants to look like a disco ball? It catches the light so well during Spring/Summer. I wrote a full review on the MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle here if you'd like to learn more about it.

And finally, the Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in Sweet Cheeks. I only bought this a few weeks ago in yet another boots haul and I love it already. I may have only bought it a few weeks ago but it's always in my makeup bag and I've found myself reaching for it almost every day. It is quite a subtle pink shade that gives a natural hint of colour to my cheeks. It's not overly pigmented like the fratboy blush but it's just as good. It's not too overwhelming on the cheeks either and doesn't cause those dreaded 'clown cheeks', urgh. Don't you just hate that? I loved this blush so much that I just had to purchase another two. This blush is so inexpensive at just £1.99! That's brilliant, right? 

What are your Blush and Highlighter Picks for the S/S?

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