Makeup Faves Spring 2018

This year seems to have whizzed by extremely quickly. It feels like it was just last week that I was home for Christmas soaking in the sun in beautiful Mwanza. It’s been about two and a half months since I got back and the semester is coming to an end so quickly. It’s already spring and the cold days are almost behind us, which I am extremely thrilled about. I am excited to share with you my makeup favourites for spring so far.

There have been a few makeup bits I have been loving lately, so I’ll go through them and explain why I’ve been loving them in this post.

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The first thing would be foundation. I’ve been using the Tarté Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation for a while now and I feel like it is perfect for those days when I don’t want much coverage. Although the name claims the foundation gives full coverage, I would disagree with that. It is definitely not full coverage, but it is a great foundation for days where you are in a hurry to get out the door and still want something on your face. If you want more coverage, I would suggest using a concealer under the foundation to correct the areas necessary. A really great concealer is the Makeup Forever Ultra HD concealer.


Moving on, I have been loving two shades of lipsticks. The first is Whirl by MAC Cosmetics and the second is Damson no. 425 by Burberry. The Burberry lipstick is one I reach for on brighter days when I want a pop of colour. Whirl however, is one I tend to reach for on greyer days or when I can’t decide what to put on. These non-matte lipsticks are great for this season as my lips are slightly more dryer than during the summer.


An old makeup favourite of mine is this gorgeous BE MATTE BLUSH by City Color Cosmetics in the shade Fresh Melon. I received this blush a little while ago in one of my subscription boxes. It is extremely pigmented and the peachy shade looks amazing on my skin tone.


As for mascara, I have been loving Lancôme’s Hypnôse Drama Instant Dull Body Volume Mascara for many years now. It gives my lashes more length without making them look too clumpy. I also tend to fill in my brows on most days when I have the time using the Benefit Cosmetics ka-BROW – cream gel. I thought this product would be challenging to use, however it has really cut down the amount of time I spend on filling in my brows. Also, a little goes long way.

Let me know what some of your favourite products are in the comments below!

-Shazia xx


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