With the longer days and warming temperatures I feel ready for spring and am eager to shed the heavier winter makeup for lighter products, so my beauty selection for this month is focused on highlighting rather than concealing and achieving a more natural look. I hope you enjoy this month’s beauty recommendations.
Lancôme’s Cils Booster XL & Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara, the perfect solution for my short, thin, nearly invisible lashes
The eyes are one of the most important features of a face and certainly the most expressive, I tend not use eye shadow but I really love giving and extra boost to my lashes which unfortunately are short and nearly invisible. So discovering the Lancôme Cils Booster XL was a great find and it has become a true beauty essential for me. The lash booster is a super enhancing mascara base that is applied immediately before your normal mascara. The base has a conditioning formula with micro-fibers and Vitamin E which works even on sensitive eyes and adds extra length emphasizing even the shortest lashes.
On top I use Lancôme’s Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara which I buy at Sephora which glides on perfectly after the base coat evenly coating my lashes without clumping. It is such an amazing mascara, which really makes my short lashes look unbelievably long and thick.
YSL Voluptée Sheer Candy glossy balm my lipstick for working out
After my eyes I like to add a small touch of color to my lips with YSL’s Voluptée Sheer Candy glossy balm which I buy at Sephora. In the spring and summer, I don’t usually wear lipstick as on my face as it looks a bit stiff, but I love a discreet shine like the one achieved with this delicious lip gloss. My personal favorite is #5 rightly named “Mouthwatering Berry”. It is almost transparent, not too shinny but it adds the right amount of color which makes you look great without seeming if you are trying too hard. It works great for my yoga class, where a full blown lipstick would look out of place. Its formula is boosted with vitamin and antioxidant-rich fruit extract which leaving my lips feeling soft and hydrated.
Muji Face Blotting Tissue a quick solution for my shiny forehead
Once out of the house I tend to forget about makeup but as my face has a tendency to be oily I always carry Muji’s Face Blotting Tissues. These are powder-coated sheets in a small discreet packaging which absorb any excess oil leaving my face refreshed and matte. It is a very convenient touch-up essential and I love not having to worry about it breaking in my bag like normal compact powders can do. Undoubtedly it is a practical and cheap cosmetic accessory for fast retouches.
Dr. Bronner Organic Shikakai Lavender Body Soap
After a busy day I enjoy a relaxing shower with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shikakai Lavender Body Soap which has no synthetic detergents or preservatives and like all Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps it is Fair Trade certified, not tested on animals and also a 100% organic, both the main and secondary ingredients are certified, all reasons I find important when I consider recommending a beauty product. As a base Dr. Bronner’s classic castile soap is used guaranteeing a rich lather and moisturizing after feel. The organic Shikakai provided by the seeds of Acadia Concinna trees have been used for millennia in India as a gentle conditioning cleanser. It is a truly great product which calms my cravings for the warm weather to finally come and stay and which is available in Barcelona at Blend Store.