New Beauty Additions For Spring

New Beauty Additions For Spring

Every time a new season arrives, I like to change up the products that I’m using and introduce some new items into my beauty routine. Now that spring is here, I can start switching out my heavier skincare products for more lightweight options and put aside darker colors in favor of springtime shades like pinks and purples. I’m trying out a fair few new items right now, so I thought I would share with you guys and kind of give my first impressions of the ones I’ve been able to use so far.New Beauty Additions For Spring

Urban Decay recently sent me two of their newest launches to try out. The Backtalk Eye & Face Palette* had been on my radar ever since it was first announced, so when it showed up at my front door I definitely had a minor freak out. The palette is absolutely gorgeous and is filled with all of the colors I typically like to wear. There are pinks, champagnes, rose golds, and browns – all which work quite well together to create a variety of looks. I love that they included such an even mix of mattes to shimmers, so there really is something for everyone in this palette. It’s double-sided and also comes with two blushes and two highlights that compliment the eyeshadow shades very well.

New Beauty Additions For Spring

Along with the palette, Urban Decay also sent me their new Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses*, and these have really impressed me so far! They’re super glossy and give your lips a nice wash of color, and they haven’t left my lips feeling goopy at all. I really like the vanilla mint scent as well. It’s something a bit different from all of my other lip glosses (which usually smells like birthday cake) and is a welcome change. The color range they’ve released is really good – there’s a fantastic amount of nude shades, along with some fun, brighter colors and shimmery top coats. So far, I’m really loving the shades Backtalk, Obsessed, Rapture, and 1993.

As I’m sure most of you have already seen, Glossier released new liquid eyeshadows called Lidstars at the beginning of the month. I did my review of four of the shades a few weeks ago, and have been loving them so much that I went ahead and ordered the two colors I didn’t have so I could own the entire collection. The colors I didn’t have were Cub and Lily, and I have to say I’m so glad I went ahead and got them. I was worried I wouldn’t like Cub because the swatches online looked a little dark, but it’s actually the prettiest rose gold shade and I’m completely in love with it. Lily is a beautiful pastel lavender color that is so perfect for this season. I’ve been wearing it all over the lid with a bit of Fawn on the outer corners for some depth and it’s a fantastic combo.
New Beauty Additions For Spring

I’ve been using all sorts of new skincare goodies lately (be sure to follow me on Instagram as I’ve decided to start doing quick reviews of everything I test out over there). Caudalie sent me a big bundle of items to try, and I’ve already fallen in love with the S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum* and the Overnight Detox Oil*. I’ve been mixing the two in the evenings and always wake up the next morning with fresh, hydrated skin that has a nice healthy glow to it. I’ve recently started using the Hydrate Nourishing Lotion* from Red Earth as my daytime moisturizer and it’s really quite lovely. I love the herbal scent it has, plus it soaks into the skin rather nicely without too much effort.

New Beauty Additions For Spring

On days when my skin is particularly dry or tired looking, I’ve been reaching for the Overnight Hydration Therapy* from ESPA. This has been such a treat for my skin – you just massage it all over your face until it turns white, wait a few minutes for it to soak in, and then go to bed and you’ll wake up to radiantly plump skin! If you’ve been struggling with lackluster skin, I definitely recommend giving this a go.

Sensitive skin is something I’m constantly battling, and it takes a lot of trial and error to find products that won’t cause a rosacea flare up on my cheeks and forehead. Origins recently sent me some products from their new Mega-Mushroom line (a collection of products specifically formulated with sensitive skin in mind), and I’m completely obsessed with it. The Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Advanced Face Serum* and Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion* are probably my favorite things from the collection. Both work amazingly at soothing my skin and protecting it from outside stressors, as well as offering some nice hydration.

I decided to pick up the Photo Focus Foundation from Wet N Wild after seeing it praised several times on Youtube and Instagram. I haven’t had a chance to use this on my face yet, but I did swatch it on the inside of my arm and it looks like a pretty nice foundation considering it’s a drugstore brand and only costs $6. It didn’t really oxidize on my arm which is a huge plus. My only worry is that the lightest shade won’t be light enough for my face, but we will have to see.

The last item I’m trying out this season is the Illamasqua Beyond Powder in Epic*. This is a brand that I’ve been wanting to try for such a long time, and I’m really excited to finally give them a go. This baked highlighting powder looks so intensely gorgeous. It gives the skin a beautiful sheen as well as a slight bit of warmth, so it’s perfect for livening up my pale skin (thanks winter). Illamasqua is currently 20% off at Lookfantastic, so you can save a good amount of money right now while shopping for some new faves.

What are some new products you’re using this season?





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  • Sophie

    Oh My Gosh! Those products! That powder looks incredible and the pictures you’ve taken make all of these products look stunning 😍 This is such a great post idea and has made me want to rebook at my make up collection and bring my more spring colours to the front to play around with more!

    March 30, 2018 at 8:08 am Reply
  • Zoë

    All these products sound amazing! The Urban Decay palette sounds really lovely! I have wanted to try Caudalie for a while now. I love Origins though, so I would definitely give those products a go! xx


    March 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm Reply
  • Kelly Anne

    Ooh I really want to try the photo focus foundation too! Let us know how it wears on you!

    Kelly Anne xx

    March 30, 2018 at 11:49 pm Reply
  • Sabiha

    I haven’t tried the Mega Mushroom Relief range by Origins but i am intrigued – it sounds like a great addition to add to my skincare routine x


    March 31, 2018 at 6:36 am Reply
  • Danielle Alexa

    I really want to try the new Urban Decay palette, I think it looks absolutely stunning!

    Danielle xx

    March 31, 2018 at 9:38 am Reply
  • Brooke

    I’ve been loving the Omorovicza Balancing Moisturiser mixed in with Aloe Vera gel! It’s working perfectly for my oily skin! xx

    Brooke // http://www.brookeclarke.com

    March 31, 2018 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Erin

    Oh wow it all looks so beautiful. Especailly the urban decay goodies they are so nice! I’m not keen on the look of the Glossier ones though. If I wanted less pigment I would use less shadow! 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    April 1, 2018 at 3:54 am Reply
  • Ashley Ziegler

    I love that you talked about the smell of the lip glosses! I have such a hard time wearing lip product BECAUSE they always smell terribly!!

    April 1, 2018 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Prettiful Blog

    I have heard great things about that Caudalie Serum!


    April 12, 2018 at 8:39 am Reply
  • Beth

    These products look amazing, I’m in the middle of expanding my skin care collection at the moment so will definitely be giving those a try!

    Beth x

    April 23, 2018 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Natalie Redman

    Really need to try those lidstars.

    May 24, 2018 at 5:30 am Reply
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