I am sure I can’t be the only one who is getting very excited about some warmer weather being on the way, it has felt grey and cold in the UK for too long. In anticipation of some warmer weather and because I am making an effort to get back to wearing make up regularly again I have been testing some new products that are perfect for spring and summer. There are quite a few new to me brands and some old favourites in today’s post, so lets get started.
Ere Perez Rice powder blush (£22.50 for 15 grams) – **Edit – This shade is sadly discontinued. See my review of the Carrot colour pots instead** This blusher is talc and silicone free but still manages to apply smoothly and has really good staying power. There are three shades to choose from, I have Bondi Blush which is the brightest of the three and it is a very lovely warm peach. The compact is sturdy and has a good sized mirror, perfect for travel or carrying in your bag. The blush has two sides, one matte and one shimmer, you can use them both blended together or separately and it gives a really pretty look. This blusher has been my go to for a few weeks and the compact is huge so I can see it getting a lot of love this summer.
Green People Velvet Matte Lipstick (£15) – This new release from Green People has been getting a lot of attention and rightly so, it is a really flattering shade on lot’s of different skin tones and the texture lasts really well on the lips. If you have dry lips and the thought of a matte lipstick sends shivers down your spine, Green people have again come to your rescue with their lip primer which has the perfect balmy texture to apply underneath. I just love this shade, it’s not what I would usually choose as I normally like pink tones best, but this is perfect for spring, fresh without looking too made up, I love it! You can see it on the lips over on my Instagram. Don’t forget my exclusive code ANA15 get’s you 15% off at checkout with Green People!
Inika Loose Mineral Bronzer (£21 for 3.5 gr) – I don’t show Inika enough love on this blog, but they were one of the first natural make up brands I switched to eight years ago and one I constantly repurchase. This mineral bronzer in the shade Sunlight is brilliant for fair skins like mine, it isn’t too orange or too muddy, it applies seamlessly and has a hint of shimmer. I couldn’t tell you how many pots of this I have bought over the years, but it’s one of those products I always go back to. For anyone who doesn’t love the loose minerals (they can be messy), Inika have also released pressed versions which I honestly can’t wait to try. It looks very dark in the pot, but applied with a light hand to the high points of the face it gives just the right amount of colour. I also have been using one of the Inika Lipsticks quite a bit, as you can see in the bullet it looks almost metallic, but on the lips it leaves more of a delicate sheen, this is a pink shade called flushed.
PHB Ethical beauty eyeliner (£10.95 for 4 gr) – I have a really hard time finding eye liners that don’t irritate or move too much on the eyes, so when I find one I love it get’s a lot of use. My current favourite is by PHB, the black shade looks more like a dark grey on the lids but I don’t mind that at all, especially for day time. PHB are entirely vegan and cruelty free and have some lovely products to choose from in both the skincare and make up categories. It’s one I will be talking about more in the future.
Maggie Nail Polish (£10.50 for 11 ml) – This shade is called Jasper and it arrived in a Love Lula box a couple of months ago. It is the perfect lilac with a hint of grey and nude to it, it looks great on and doesn’t look washed out at all as these tones can sometimes. It applies very nicely and is very wearable, perfect for these months when I am not quite ready to get out the bright colours just yet. I love the colour so much I been reapplying constantly!
W3LL People Bio Correct Multi-Action concealer – Everyone wants to use a lighter base in the warmer months, but if like me you still need coverage without looking cakey then the W3LL people concealer is well worth a try. This is a lovely blendable cream with surprisingly high coverage, but a very natural look on the skin. I sometimes blend this out with a bit of sunscreen as my only base product or it can be used just to spot treat areas of concern. The only thing that really lets this product down for me is the shade range (only four colours currently), but if you can find a match it’s one of my favourites and I highly recommend it.