Spring beauty update


Are you updating your beauty look this spring?

Spring is all about renewal, fresh and vibrant colors, but at the same time, it kind of makes me think of minimal, more delicate makeup. When updating my beauty routine this spring, one of my goals is to actually wear *less* makeup. Two things I refuse to skip are my brow pencils and mascara, but I have no problem leaving behind heavier foundations, brow pomades and brown-nude lipsticks.


iT Cosmetics CC+ Cream in Fair has been my go-to base lately. It’s a great multitasker, although I still wear my SPF lotion under it. It blends easily, gives nice coverage and a natural finish. Another multitasking base that I’m loving right now is Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream.- one of the best BB creams I’ve ever used, but, unfortunately it only comes in one shade.


I’m giving my brownish nudes a little rest at the moment, and instead I go for colors like Faux from MAC– which is similar to my other favorite: Modesty. Faux has a satin finish and is a gorgeous muted pink-mauve color. Another shade I’m loving this spring is NYX’s Soft Matte Lip cream in San Paulo which is a sort of a deep pink with some red undertones. This shade is gorgeous for spring because it’s so vibrant, but not overwhelmingly so. Now that my hair is short, I find it so much easier to pull off bright colors. And as you probably know I love the formula of these Matte Lip Creams, they’re seriously amazing!

swatches Becca Flowerchild Mineral Blush, Bare Minearls Charm Blush, MAC Faux, NYX San Paulo

For blush, I usually like taupe-y shades, but for the last week or so I actually surprised myself by reaching for very pink/peachy colors like Becca’s Flowerchild or Bare Minerals Charm– which was a limited edition release.. These bright blush shades are usually a bit less forgiving than cool, taupe-y shades, so I always have to make sure to do a good job at *blending* them well into my skin. Even though both of these blushes are pretty bright, I still like to add just enough to add a little bit of color to my complexion.


There are also so many new, beautiful releases in the beauty world this season, but since one of my goals for this spring is to wear less makeup, I’m definitely going to try to use some of the stuff I already have. Although I did just throw out a bunch of old foundations and really want to try something new….. :D

  • Flowerchild looks beautiful! That Dior mint polish is beautiful too! xx


  • Jessica Jade

    Iv also put all my nudes away and pulled out the pink lippys, love spring and all the different colours you can experiment with!

    • I usually don’t like pinks but I’ve been loving them lately!

      • Jessica

        I’ve always loved them so i’m so happy that I can now wear them without looking too over the top!

  • Love the MAC lipstick – such a perfect everyday nude.

    Shataya | http://www.shatayabeauty.com

  • I really need to find a good nude lipstick!! I’ll definitely try out this Mac shade! thank you!! =)

  • Such a lovely Spring update, I really want to try the IT cosmetics CC cream, must get my hands on one! I love the Becca blush too, what a lovely shade! I’ll be using my Kevyn Aucoin blushes in Spring for healthy cheeks!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com xx

  • I love vibrant colours! But that lipstick from Mac is everything that’s right with spring haha


  • I love these peachy pink tones of lipstick. They go with everything for spring.


  • I feel like spring has brought so many new pretties this year! That MAC lipstick looks simply stunning. xo
    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

  • I’ve been wanting to purchase that CC cream since I am also trying to drift away from heavy foundation. Love the Mac Lipstick.


  • I’m loving the pinks in these lipsticks. Really pretty for spring!

    Alyse (J.X.L.) | LUMIÈRE & LENS

  • Marie

    Gorgeous Post!
    Have a great and wonderful Easter!

    Best Wishes

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  • Ooo… I’d never thought about retiring my brownish nudes fro spring, but I definitely think it’s the way to go! This year I’ll be going brighter on my lips & paring everything else down. Part of this is because I’m getting used to using my wheelchair & somehow think people will find it easier to see past the chair if I have a bright lipstick on, but also because I have some gorgeous bright peach, pink & coral shades that just won’t get worn during autumn & winter. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

  • I have been wanting to try the it cosmetics cc cream for a while now and I think it might be time to go out and get it hahah! :)

    Kathy x

  • Gina Daily

    I agree with you on wanting to lighten up/soften up my makeup when spring rolls around! Loving all these pretty, natural tones and as usual your photography is fantastic!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  • Athena Politou

    Such lovely picks! These nail polishes look incredible for Spring! I love me some pastels.


  • Totally agree about the simplicity and minimal feel of Spring makeup. I love the brighter colors, but I also find myself wearing less.

  • So many absolutely lovely bits here. I’ve always been so curious about IT cosmetics but I don’t think it’s very easy to get ahold of here in the UK, the CC cream looks to be right up my street though!

    Isabelle | http://www.isabellekategm.co.uk

  • Oh Faux is one of my faves! Definitely a color I can wear all year round. BECCA’s blushers look so amazing! Need to get one!


  • Ooh MAC Faux looks amazing, and I for some reason don’ town it yet, but I will haha. I also love more of a minimal makeup look during the spring and even for summer. Something minimal and dewy :)

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  • Love that MAC lipstick! I need to get it ASAP!
    Indie Suns | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

  • The Gossip Darling

    I just ordered IT Cosmetics CC Cream. Everyone has been using it and I feel left out. Lol. Can’t wait to try!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  • The MAC lipstick looks fabulous. Lovely spring color!

  • I don’t really make any drastic beauty changes when the seasons change, but I do tend to reach for brighter colors in spring.

  • Mac Faux looks utterly gorgeous – I love you Spring colour selection! :)
    – Ambar x

  • Samantha Frances

    I recently purchased some NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks and I can’t wait to wear them out! I tried one on the other day and it felt amazing! lovely post :) xxx

  • Mac Faux looks so beautiful! Such a pretty shade for spring :)


  • Faux is such a beautiful shade! I’m curious, you mentioned taupe-y blushes, would you mind sharing some of your favourites? I get quite red in the cheeks so overly bright blushes and I don’t always get along..

  • Melissa

    Love these picks, really makes me want to try out more from Becca and Nyx

    The Modern Audrey

  • I will never skip brow pencil and mascara too, they are my essentials! I’m leaving dark lipsticks behind and going for brighter shades on lips, I just wish the weather got warmer :) Since you throw away some stuff, there’s a space for new stuff ;)

    Ela BellaWorld

  • ieva

    lovely ♥
    do you want to follow each other on gfc? let me know :)


  • I also tend to go for lighter foundation options or none at all if I just use a bit of concealer, plus I love me some pinky nude lipstick shades. MAC Faux looks gorgeous, definitely need to check it out in store soon x

    Beauty with charm

  • The Becca flower child blush is so pretty! In the spring I’ll usually reach for brighter peach blushes and coral lips.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • Biana Perez

    I picked up a new spring lipstick last week – Angel by MAC and love it!! I love the light air my makeup takes in the spring! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Hello. I wanted to say that I really enjoy reading your blog and I;ve mentioned you in my blog. Thank you for amazing photography tips!

  • I bought MAC Faux a few weeks ago and I cannot stop wearing it! I love how effortless the application is and how simple the colour looks. It’s definitely a perfect spring shade!

  • I definitely need to dig out NYX San Paulo – your swatch is so pretty! Every time I visit your blog I want that IT Cosmetics CC cream haha xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Sophie Sierra

    Loving your spring beauty update Paula; Faux is such a stunningly pretty shade that’s a sure fire winner for Spring and San Paulo is seriously gorg too! I’m loving your new short hair, the pic you posted on insta was divine, what an absolute babe! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  • Ashley Laughlin

    This is such a fabulous blog. I’m revamping mine on a new site, thebookwormbeauty.com and I used your resources for information. Thanks for the great model.

  • How exciting that it’s spring in the US. We have just gotten into autumn and I’m definitely changing up my routine into darker lipsticks and dark nails! Love the spring update xx

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

  • Skipping brows? No way! I have been using lighter foundation or even just foundation powder lately and I have been loving fun and light colors. I’m excited for this summer :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed