Ava Grace's Closet: Fashion Friday : Freshening Up Your Makeup Routine

Friday, February 27, 2015

Fashion Friday : Freshening Up Your Makeup Routine

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When I was tasked with creating a fresh make up look for Spring with a $20 product budget, I considered it a challenge. 
And also,an opportunity to share some of my recent favourite drug store picks with all of you.
Typically, I am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" but when it comes to make up, updating each season doesn't have to break the bank.
Investing in 2 bases,more coverage in winter, {this is my newest obsession} and a sheer tinted moisturizer in the summer {this is my tried and true}alongside a good quality mascara {I still love this one} keeps me looking my best throughout the year.
Fun elements like blush, lipstick and eye shadow can easily be changed up - and, with drugstore quality getting better and better, there is no need to make a significant investment for items that you use seasonally.

I stopped into Shoppers Drug Mart to see what was new for Spring and was greeted with a wide array of products to choose from.
I even found a sweet Valentine's display still in place with a decent selection of Essence products still available.

With lots of softer, lighter colour options available, I went with a decidedly Spring combination of pink with green/gold.
Think grass + flowers.  
I know we haven't seen either in a while.
Products used:
Marcelle Rouge Vitality lipstick in #540 Rose Desire {In the U.S. available exclusively on-line here}
Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Nude Kiss {available in the U.S. at Ulta}
Essence duo blush in Pink Me {available in the U.S. at Ulta}
Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow in Bold Gold {U.S. here}
So tell me, how do you change up your make up routine in the Spring?


  1. I wear less BB cream or CC cream in the warmer months -- btw I think they are coming ! ...and you look gorgeous! mwah!

    1. It's all about a little colour I think - I'm not sure I believe you! And thank you. :)

  2. Fabulous post .... you look fresh and ready for the spring!!! ...

    1. Thanks Celia! I'm ready if and when it ever gets here!

  3. You look great! I really love this look - very fresh and spring ready! #client

  4. Ok well...I give vampires a run for their money in the pale skin department during the winter...so I try to stay light and not look washed out. By spring I am ready for some color...and some vitiman D


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