SPRING BEAUTY REFRESH







Hello Lovelies, welcome to another Makeup Monday!

Does anyone else see the beginning of a new season as the perfect opportunity to go on a huge shopping spree? Or just me? Any excuse to shop, I know! Well I for one have gone a little crazy with the beauty shopping these past couple of weeks, (and to say that my bank balance isn't happy about it would be quite the understatement) but there's something about the arrival of a new season that makes me want to start afresh, especially with the beginning of Spring. Spring has such strong associations with renewal and rejuvenation, and I find that the change in the weather also makes me want to reach for different products when it comes to my beauty routines. I feel for something lighter, sheerer, and a little more glowy. So, when L'Occitane asked me what was on my Spring Beauty wishlist, I thought I'd share some of the new skincare and body care from L'Occitane that has caught my eye, as well as the new makeup I've been buying. So without further ado, here goes!



Coming into Spring I tend to find that I apply a slightly lighter base. I'm usually an avid Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer fan but I thought I would give the UD Naked Skin Concealer a try, seeing as it's been said to be very comparable to the Nars concealer, but with slightly sheerer coverage. The texture is lighter and in my opinion a better match, perhaps, to combine with a lighter base product. Let me know if you'd like a full review of this!


You guys know that this is one of my all time favourite foundations. I've been alternating between the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation and the Fenty Beauty Foundation all Winter, and now we're moving into Spring I know I'll be using Sheer glow constantly. It's a lot lighter, and has a beautiful dewy, glowy finish. If you're oily skinned, do not fear though! The magic of this foundation is that for some reason I think it works on all skin types. I've used it when I've had excessively oily skin, very dry skin, and now on my normal/combination skin. Definitely a favourite that I cannot wait to rediscover this Spring!


L'Occitane very kindly gifted me a few samples for me to get a feel of the different skincare products they had. Now I must confess, I've kind of neglected my skincare for the past couple of months, so I think this season I'm going to invest in it a little more! 
The first was this 'Divine Youth Oil', which L'Occitane writes is "a multi-usage face oil that helps fight against visible signs of ageing: wrinkles, firmness, radiance and evenness." 
I've been using this it for the past couple of nights - applying it after cleansing, and have found that when I wake up, my skin feels a lot softer. It takes a little while to sink in, but leaves it very moisturised. So far I've been liking it! I will definitely keep you updated on how my skin works with it!



The partner product, the Immortelle Divine Cream is said to be a "complete face moisturiser that fights against visible signs of ageing: wrinkles, loss of firmness, radiance and uneven skin tone." I've been applying it in the mornings and again, it's feels beautiful on the skin; velvety, smooth, and leaves me feeling very moisturised. The L'occitane website says that the cream is "highly concentrated in immortelle essential oil, which contains 2x more anti-oxidant than Vitamin E" - so there's lots of good stuff in there, folks!
So far, I'm impressed! These samples have left me dying to try the body care products; the Shea Butter Body Rich Lotion. I absolutely love the smell of Shea Butter, so it looks like it's particularly up my alley!



There's so much buzz about this product at the minute! It's dubbed a 'complexion booster' and can be either used under foundation, mixed in with it, or put on top. Charlotte says that "It's real life, super-starlit, J. Lo skin", and let's face it, who doesn't want J. Lo like skin?! I'm really excited to see whether this product is worth the hype - stay tuned for a full review!


Now I know I'm very late to the party with this, but I finally have the modern renaissance palette! There's so many beautiful warm tones and lots of pinks that'll be perfect for Spring; I can't wait to start creating eye looks with it!


I already have a whole blog post reviewing this fragrance.... here, but I think it's about time I repurchase this fragrance. This A/W I've been using the Chanel 'Coco Noir' fragrance religiously,  which has a rather deep, rich feel to it. With the arrival of spring, I've been looking to get something much fresher, lighter, and more floral, and instantly thought of my old favourite, Coco Mademoiselle. It's such a beautiful scent with hints of orange, jasmine and rose, and is so incredibly fresh feeling. A repurchase is definitely in order, methinks.


Another favourite! Ok so Fenty Beauty was without a doubt the most exciting makeup launch of 2017. It's been 6 months now and I am still obsessedddd with this gloss! In fact, I love it so much, that when I lost my first one back in December (well), I lasted a whole 3 weeks before I rushed down to Harvey Nichols for a replacement one. This is definitely a product you need to add to collection if you're looking to get a few new bits for the new season - it's such a pretty nude shade, not at all sticky and lovely and moisturising. 


Now the one negative I associate with Spring is that I know it'll only be a couple of short months until exam term. Now I'm not going to lie, there are some days I'll be seen in the library with no makeup, hair pulled up into a messy bun as I cry into my notes, but there's other days where I like to look a little more presentable for whatever I have planned. I find I therefore tend to opt for much more fuss free, quick and easy makeup, and thought these eyeshadow pencils would be the perfect addition to my exam term makeup routine. They're quick and easy to use, but will still make you look polished and put together - a win/win!


Until next time,
Bisous <3

Eva
xxx

This post is brought to you in collaboration with L'Occitane, who kindly sponsored the creation of this post. All items marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly gifted to me. As always all thoughts, opinions and creative direction are my own; please refer to my 'contact' page for my full disclaimer.

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