Instead of sharing my monthly favorites I am doing a roundup this week of my Spring favorites since I missed posting April and May monthly favorites (oops). Today it’s all about the makeup, coming up we’ll have skincare, food and fitness and other random favorites. Enjoy!
For years and years I only wore a tinted moisturizer and I don’t think I even owned a foundation until two or so years ago. Honestly foundation is something that I’m still trying to figure out. I personally don’t need a ton of coverage and I hate the feeling of too much makeup on my face so finding a light weight light to medium coverage foundation that is also on the more natural side has proven to be a challenge – until now.
Gressa kindly sent me their Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation* and I have been loving it. I have to say I was pretty intimidated by it being a serum foundation but after some playing around I have finally figured it out. First off the vial looks super tiny but with this type of foundation you really only need 2-4 single drops to get good coverage. I have tried applying it with my hands, a beauty blender, a flat foundation brush and a buffing brush and I have to say I think a buffing brush gives the best finish and a beauty blender comes in second. Overall I am loving this product so far and would definitely recommend it. Side note for those fellow Portlanders Gressa is local and you can find Gressa Skincare (not the makeup) at Whole Foods.
Along with my foundation I have been wearing this Lily Lolo pressed blush* in Just Peachy. I tend to go for more of a pink cheek but after giving this matte peach a try it has become my go to blush. It gives my cheeks just a bit of color without over doing it and it goes really well with the tan I am starting to get (don’t worry I am wearing sunscreen!) I will say with this color of blush that it is a very subtle and natural look which I like but if you are going for a bolder look you may want to try a different color.
Also from Lily Lolo is my go to lip product the Lip Gloss in High Flyer*, it is a burnt orange color but don’t worry it’s pretty neutral. It is basically one of those colors that just enhances your natural lip color and because it is a gloss it gives it nice sheen to the lips without being sticky. The best part? This lip gloss smells (and tastes) like chocolate.
Lastly, I finally found a natural and organic creme concealer that actually works. I have been using this creme concealer from Au Naturale* to cover my dark circles for over a month now and I really like it. If you follow my beauty IG: runwithbeauty you know that I have been on the search for a concealer and I thrilled to have one that works now. This also works great as and eyeshadow base. I will say this however I find that it can crease a bit so I set it with a translucent powder to help lengthen the wear time. Also if you are looking for a highlighting/illuminating concealer this isn’t the one but if you need one to cover dark circles or spots than this is your concealer.
What are your Spring makeup favorites? How are you changing things up for Summer?
Disclaimer: This post contains no sponsored content. Occasionally I am sent products for review but they will only be featured if I truly like them and use them regularly. All sample items are marked with (*).