What are the three essentials when it comes to basic beauty? Your complexion, eyes and nails of course!
We know every bella beauty has her own unique beauty product preferences. Some of us like to brighten up our complexion with a liquid illuminator, while others prefer a mineral powder. You may have mastered the skill of applying liquid liner, or maybe you prefer to stick to a pencil liner for easy application? Are you a traditional nail polish kinda girl or have you fallen in love with easy-to-apply nail stickers?
And because every method of perferred application is different, we've put together our top 3 product picks for illuminators, eyeliners and nail colours - in a range of formulas and styles! Now you can mix and match to create your perfect beauty trifecta - and that's something you can definitely bet on!
1. Get Your Glow On
A glowing complexion is the key to looking healthy and radiant. Liquid illuminators, such as MeMeMe Beat the Blues Illuminator, is easy to blend with fingers and gives you a fresh and dewy finish. Another super blendable formula is Bloom's Cream Blush Duo, which comes with a creamy illuminiser on one side and a peachy pink blush on the other (click here to read my review of this product). But if you're more of a mineral makeup fan, then you will love Inika's Mineral Illuminisor. Simply use a powder brush (we recommend e.l.f. Essential Total Face Brush) and sweep the powder over areas of the face that you wish to highlight.
2. Smokey or Sleek?
I don't know about you, but I wear eyeliner all year round (but then again I am a self-confessed eyeliner addict!) Pencil liners are great for when you're after a more natural look (perfect for techniques such as tightlining). Eye of Horus Smokey Eye Pencil also comes with a smudge tip, which you can use to smudge out the eyeliner for an instant smokey look. I personally love liquid eyeliners the most, but to be honest, it took me years to master the perfectly smooth line. An affordable, but great quality, liquid liner is e.l.f.'s Essential Liquid Eyeliner. After extreme staying power? Then you can't go past a gel liner, such as Glamorous Minerals Gel Eyeliner (click here to read my review of this product)
3. Get the Perfect Spring Mani
Spring beauty is not complete without a bright and fun mani! Mode's nail enamel range comes in an array of gorgeous shades, such as orange and mint (more spring nail colour inspiration can be found here!) Is it possible to sport bejewelled and patterned nails in minutes? It sure is with Kiss Nail Dress (Lauren even shows you how nice and easy they are to apply in this article) A recent innovative in nail colour is nail polish pens, such as LAQA and Co. Nail Polish Pens. They make painting your nails much easier, especially if you have a case of wobbly hands, not to mention they are perfect for throwing in your bag for quick touch-ups.
What formula do you like to use when it comes to illuminators, eyeliners and nail colours? My winning combo is mineral illuminiser, liquid eyeliner and good ol' nail polish in a bottle - what's yours? - Lucy