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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

6 Must Have High End Spring Make Up Products

6 Spring Make-up PicksSpring has definitely sprung, the leaves are green, the blossom is a flurry of white and pink on trees and the flowers are beginning to bloom.  This was the inspiration for today's post, make-up that is perfect for Spring time.  I've been using these products more and more over the last weeks and each and every one of them is beautiful.  For those of you that prefer to use high street products rather than high end keep an eye out for a similar post that will make an appearance over the next couple of weeks.

#1 YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in No.8
YSL Lipstick
I absolutely love YSL lipsticks because they are so soft and creamy. They never leave my lips feeling dry and uncomfortable and although they aren't particularly long lasting they never smudge or look patchy.  
My most worn YSL lipstick is definitely no.8Fetish Pink in the Rouge Volupte Shine range which can definitely be described as the perfect nude or 'your lips but better' shade.  This lipstick gives me a gorgeous pop of colour which isn't too subtle but at the same time isn't too overpowering and the lipstick goes with every make-up look I create.

I can't talk about a YSL lipstick without mentioning the stunning packaging. The gold case and intricate detailing exposing a flash of the lipstick colour that hides within is beautiful and is definitely the best I've seen on the market.

Priced at £24.50 the YSL lipsticks are very expensive but I absolutely love them. Read my review here.

#2 Nars Alhambra Eyeshadow Duo
Nars Alhambra Eyeshadow
Next is this beautiful eyshadow duo from Nars called Alhambra.  The shades are perfect for when you want to brighten up your eyes and wear very light natural make-up for an every day look. Both have a pretty shimmer and the pink champagne and subtle gold look perfect all over the lid on their own or with a darker shade added into the crease for a little more depth. 

The formula is soft and creamy meaning they blend very well and the staying power is pretty good when combined with a primer such as the Urban Decay Priming Potion.  Team this with mascara and a little eyeliner (if you wish) and you're good to go!

You can pick up this eyeshadow duo for £25.00. Read my review here.

#3 MAC Soft and Gentle Highlighter
MAC Soft and Gentle HIghlighter
MAC Soft and Gentle highlighter is a popular and well loved product which is perfect to use in spring. I love teaming it with a pretty pink natural blush to give my cheek bones an extra healthy glow as well as my brow bones. This is one of those products that everyone notices when you wear it and it really finishes off a make-up look.

I will be wearing Soft and Gentle almost every day throughout the Spring and Summer months!

You can buy MAC Soft and Gentle for £22.00 and read my review here.

#4 Nars Laguna Bronzer
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Everyone has their Holy Grail bronzer and when I was first looking for one it was a toss up between Nars Laguna and Benefit's Hoola.  Having never tried anything from Nars before I opted for Laguna so I could try something completely new and I haven't looked back since.

Nars Laguna may look a little scary in the pan for some people but it is a bronzer that can easily be worn by people with different skin tones because it doesn't come out as dark as it looks. The creamy texture blends beautifully into the skin so it doesn't look streaky or cakey so it's perfect to use if you have a pale complexion like me.

This is now the second Nars Laguna I've had and sadly I hit pan a couple of days ago.. I will definitely be re-purchasing it as I will be using this a huge amount over Spring and Summer!

You can buy Nars Laguna for £26.00. Read my review here.

#5 Chanel Inspiration Cream Blush
Dior Inspiration Cream Blush
The most recent make-up product to find it's way into my collection is this stunning cream blush by Chanel.  In the past I haven't been drawn to cream products that much but lately they have been appealing to me more and more so whether it's a cream eyeshadow or blush it has caught my eye.

This particular blush is called 'Inspiration'  and is perfect for people who have a cool complexion. The pretty pink shade gives my cheeks the perfect pop of colour without being too in your face and since buying it I have worn it every day.  

The formulation is soft and creamy but not as wet as some other cream blushers I have used but it still blends perfectly onto my skin and gives the perfect finish.

You can buy this blusher for £28.00. If you want to read a full review take a look at yesterday's post.

#6 Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Last but not least on my Spring must haves is the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation because the formula is very light so it is perfect to wear when the weather is getting a little warmer and you don't want to wear anything heavy. This is a great alternative to a BB cream and is my all time favourite foundation. 

I'm not going to talk too much about it because this product has popped up in a number of posts and I don't want to bore those who have already read about it before so if you want to find out more have a look at this post.

You can buy Chanel Vitalumiere for £33.00 and read the review here.

What are your Spring make-up picks?
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  1. So many products I want to try on this list - the MAC highlighter and the Nars eyeshadow and bronzer in particular xxxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

    1. That's good to hear! :) I hope you like them when you get them. X

  2. The Nars Alhambra Eyeshadow Duo looks gorgeous! x

    1. It's very pretty! Perfect to use every day :) x

  3. I love the Laguna bronzer and have hit the pan too... :-D

  4. Mac's highlighter is one of the most spectacular products I've tried :)

  5. I definitely need to get one of the YSL lipsticks and Soft&Gentle...they've been on my WL for ages :)

  6. I totally want that blush! It looks SOOOOOOO pretty. I'm always nervous about cream blushes though.

    1. It's gorgeous! I've used it every day for the past two weeks!

      I wasn't so sure about cream blushes before either but this one applies beautifully and is pretty long lasting! X

  7. So many great picks. My must have high end lipstick for spring is YSL rouge volupte shine in #15 - a beautiful pinky coral.

  8. Won't argue with any of these picks! Have been wanting the Alhambra duo for a while :)


  9. Nars products look awesome!)

  10. Ohhh some gorgeous picks here Kimberley - I'm in danger of drooling and it's not the first time! I adoreeee my Soft and Gentle and am hoping to add Laguna to this face of mine in the not too distant future...exciting times!!

    Holly Mixtures

  11. I've heard and seen so many good feedbacks about this foundation and it's starting to make me wanna buy one for myself!
    xx, Malena

  12. I've been wanting MAC Soft and Gentle for ages, along with the Chanel foundation and the blush :D

  13. I wanna try Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation .. >_<

  14. I absolutely love MAC Soft & Gentle! I really need to invest in NARS Laguna too, it looks so pretty! x

    Sarah Lilly || The Lilly Mint Blog

  15. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation looks great, love foundation that feels light on your skin.

  16. I want them all! I'd like to try Mac lightscapade someday.

  17. some amazing products would love the contour palette

  18. Those YSL lipsticks look gorgeous, such wonderful packaging and I love the colour.

    Nipping over from #blogsRus comment share thread.

  19. I dont wear make up but the foundation I bought for my wedding was lovely and i like the look of that chanel one x

    popped over from #blogsRus

  20. I LOVE LAGUNA> That is all ;)

  21. I would quite like all of those x


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