Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Must-Have Makeup for Spring

Each spring, I shrug off layers of winter makeup and opt for a minimalized look that gives the illusion of the perfect springtime glow. Check out my favorites below:

Springtime Glow

One // Clinique Chubby Stick: While new to the lipstick crayon trend, I am in love with its ease of use. The color is vibrant and its so easy to apply, but still feels like you’re putting on a chapstick instead of a lipstick. What’s the color I love you ask? Plushest Punch–which provides the perfect raspberry pink tone.

Two // Marc Jacobs Perfection Powder – Featherweight Foundation: I was a Bare Essentials girl through and through, until I found this. The powder is amazing, almost gel-like, and it covers very well, almost eliminating the need for a concealer and that my friends is a miracle. Any girl with facial psoriasis can tell you that eliminating redness and concealing spots is a MUST and this foundation works perfectly for me.

Three & Four // NARS Bronzer & Blush: For years, NARS had been my go-to line for blush and bronzer. The range of colors are perfect for all skin tones and I love the subtle shimmer that some of the blushes contain. I find that the bronzer color Laguna works best with my skin tone and I switch back and forth between the Orgasm and Desire blush colors, and even mix the two at times.

Five // e.l.f. High Definition Powder: Okay this product is a must-have for me. I use it in place of a setting powder and it works to hide imperfections and create a flawless look. Overall a great product and for $6.00 at Target, its a steal.

Six // Benefit They’re Real Mascara: I’ve tried lots and lots of mascara in my day and this one by far might be my favorite. I have long eyelashes to begin with, so my mascara search usually starts in the volumizing section. This one creates the most gorgeous, fluttery lashes. Give it a try, I swear you’ll love it.

Seven // Anastasia Beverly Hills Go Brow Kit: Filling in my brows has become a HUGE thing for me. Not only do your brows look more defined, but they look fuller and, well prettier for lack of better words. It’s super simple to do and just takes a little time to get the hang of it, but once you do it helps finish off your makeup look.

Eight // Benefit Watt’s Up!: I typically lean toward powder highlighters just because I feel there is less room for error, but this particular highlighter makes your skin glow and provides just enough subtle sheen to stand out, while still being easy to apply. It definitely helps me achieve a glow that I wouldn't normally have without it.

Do you have any makeup favorites for spring and summer? Sound off below!
Jaime Costilow


  1. I love watts up! It's the perfect hilighter. Love NARS blushes too, they wear so well!


    1. I completely agree with you on all accounts. Benefit has some great product products, and the Watt's Up! is a fave. The NARS blush colors are wonderful. I wish they would make a palette with a variety of the blushes again. It's so much easier to travel with.

  2. I can't wait to try the elf powder.

    1. Its a wonderful finishing powder Jodi! I've been using it for a couple of months now and it's great!

  3. Love your picks.....been wanting to try the Nars bronzer & blush so I think Summer's the perfect time to do it!!!


    1. Thanks Rebecca! I would highly recommend the NARS bronzer and blush. They literally are the best I've tried. I even mix two of the NARS blush colors together to give myself a peachy pink cheek too! Thanks for stopping by the blog.