My Spring Make-up Favourites 

Spring is now officially here! Hooray! As much as I love the coziness of winter, big jumpers and the fact that bed socks are acceptable both day and night, I am so excited to be able to shrug off the cold! Let the sun shine!

With the changing weather comes a change in make-up too.  I, for one cannot wait to ditch my heavy foundation and wear something a little lighter.  Whilst I always want a flawless finish, as soon as the sun is out I need sweat-proof make-up that won’t leave me with a thick, plastic-looking shine.

The key to achieving this, for me, has been a combination of a good base, a light foundation and some clever concealing!  My skin tends to perk up a little during the summer months, so I tend not to need as much concealer as I do during the winter months.

I would highly recommend using the Lancôme ‘La Base’.  It helps keep my make-up in place and where I have larger pores, it ensures that these don’t show through when I am wearing a lighter foundation.  I love Benefit Pore Professional when my skin is looking a little more tired and blemished, as an alternative.


After my base I use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.  It looks so natural and stays put when the temperature rises.  This is so important to me as a mum of two, as I am up at the crack of dawn and need a good 12 plus hours of coverage.  With a large portion of my day being spent in an artificially air-conditioned office, I really need something that is moisturising as well as concealing, for my skin as the air-con dries my skin out, often resulting in flaky areas.


To set, I use Bobbi Brown Loose Powder.  I absolutely love Bobbi Brown as a brand.  The products are amazing quality.  Having tried so many powders over the years, I can confidently say that this one keeps shine at bay, and lasts for ages!  The last one I had lasted over 9 months so it was well worth the price.  With a greasy t-zone, I need a powder that will stop the ‘nose-shine’, without congealing.  This is something that Bobbi Brown always succeeds at.

I always use a little bronzer to contour.  This adds an extra summer glow.  I love this Clarins one as it isn’t too heavy and you can really build up the colour.


I haven’t included my blusher in the picture, but I use Nars blusher in Orgasm.  It is such a beautiful colour and has a light sheen to it, giving a real glow to the skin.  I normally don’t need to use a highlighter on my cheekbones when I’ve used this.

For Eyes I love this Nars Kalahar duo.  The smoky eye is slightly toned down in summer, so I will use lighter brown shades to create a smoky effect, without looking to heavy-eyed.  These bronze colours look great one with just a small shimmer to them.


As soon as summer appears I love to spruce up my lipstick choices and opt for something bright.  As a nude lipstick lover, this may come as a surprise, but a bright lip, with more subtle make-up can pass day and night I think.

I adore this Dior lipstick in Coral, with a smoky eye.  It will take you from day to night, without looking to try-hard.  When wearing in the day I apply over a lip moisturiser for a lighter look.

I hope that this has given you all a bit of an insight into my beauty favourites.  With nearly twenty years experience, trying and testing a multitude of brands and products, I really feel like the choices I make are well informed and help me to get the finish and the look I want.

How does your make-up change from winter to summer?  Do you feel confident enough to wear bright, bold colours in the daytime?

Much Love,

Lisa xx

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8 Comments

  1. April 24, 2017 / 10:03 am

    We are heading into winter here in Australia 🙂

  2. April 24, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Red is one of such colors which always get caught during first glance. n i am going to share this post link to my mom n sissy

    • wonderlingblog
      April 24, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you Ravi!

  3. April 24, 2017 / 10:42 am

    I love your beauty favorites. So elegant. I’m going to try the Lancôme ‘La Base’ ( I hope I find one in my skin tone) and the Laura Mercier moisturizer.

    • wonderlingblog
      April 24, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      I think they cater for all skin tones, which is really good. My daughter is of mixed heritage and I have seen that the general range for darker skin tones is growing, which is a great thing!

  4. April 24, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Will have my female friends look at this.. they surely will be interested…Looks like a great collection

  5. April 26, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I have that NARS! I love it! I’ll have to see the other ones here so I can see if they work for me too! I need a new beauty collection 🙂

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