...and I promise it's not just pretty packaging...

Over the last couple of months I've acquired quite the collection of beautiful new seasonal launches, from Spring exclusives built solely for the warmer months, colour updates in warmer pinks and oranges and a host of palettes that I'm gradually making little dents in and gradually falling in love with. So, for once, I thought I'd share some of my favourite pickings with you, which, I promise aren't just pretty on the outside. It's what inside that counts, right?

To begin with...

Let's begin! The main bulk of my face routine has had a little refresh for Spring, with (unashamedly) most new loves coming straight from YSL. Although I've used their foundations in the past (and enjoyed using them then) the combination of their newest Touche Eclat Le Teint (in the shade BR10), Touche Eclat Blur Primer (which is so, so beautiful under the skin) and miracle redness-reducing colour neutralizer has completely changed the confidence I have with my skin, especially when it's being a little temperamental. I've also been turning to the gorgeous Smashbox L.A Lights blush palette which is absolutely stunning (and ridiculously pigmented) and this cute-as-a-button Bare Minerals brush to throw it all on with (in a more glamorous way, naturally).

Foundation | Primer | Colour Corrector | Blush Palette (coming soon) | Make-Up Brush

Fifty shades of...coral?

Now on to the real summer go-getters. It was only last year that I finally started understanding the hype around Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess. Although I am perpetually late to any make-up party, this scent really smells like a summer holiday (think light florals, vanilla and coconut)- so although I did first smell it on the way to Ibiza in Duty Free- it's definitely coming straight back into my routine this summer. Another item that screams summer lovin' more than a certain Grease song is this Tom Ford Soliel Contouring Compact, in a beautiful three way neopolitan style palette which is perfect for adding a subtle dash of contour and blush without going for a total bronzed babe look. Finally- on to lips! I've been beginning most mornings with this YSL Rouge Volupte Shine balm (in Baume Midi Minuit), piling on this Revlon Colourstay Lip Liner in Blush, and topping up with this nourishing Suquu Lip Crayon in ex-02 which is the perfect colour/moisture balance.

Body Oil | Compact | Lip Balm | Lip Liner | Lip Crayon (coming soon)

More palettes than an artists workshop...

Let's talk all things shady- or, erm, shadowy! I've always been pretty safe with my shadows- but over the last few weeks have started mixing up my neutrals and introducing more pinks, mixed rose colours as well as some browns; opposed to my standard pale gold tones. To help achieve this I've been loving using the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess palette for day-to-day subtle looks, and the Bare Minerals for more amped up glitter looks (for days where I'm feeling fancy). Also! If you're after a huge colour selection with your make up choice I hugely recommend a visit to new London store 3ina, where I picked up the bottom two shades- and who also have the best colour selection ever...

Estee Lauder Palette | Bare Minerals | 3ina Eyeshadow


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...and I promise it's not just pretty packaging...

Over the last couple of months I've acquired quite the collection of beautiful new seasonal launches, from Spring exclusives built solely for the warmer months, colour updates in warmer pinks and oranges and a host of palettes that I'm gradually making little dents in and gradually falling in love with. So, for once, I thought I'd share some of my favourite pickings with you, which, I promise aren't just pretty on the outside. It's what inside that counts, right?

To begin with...

Let's begin! The main bulk of my face routine has had a little refresh for Spring, with (unashamedly) most new loves coming straight from YSL. Although I've used their foundations in the past (and enjoyed using them then) the combination of their newest Touche Eclat Le Teint (in the shade BR10), Touche Eclat Blur Primer (which is so, so beautiful under the skin) and miracle redness-reducing colour neutralizer has completely changed the confidence I have with my skin, especially when it's being a little temperamental. I've also been turning to the gorgeous Smashbox L.A Lights blush palette which is absolutely stunning (and ridiculously pigmented) and this cute-as-a-button Bare Minerals brush to throw it all on with (in a more glamorous way, naturally).

Foundation | Primer | Colour Corrector | Blush Palette (coming soon) | Make-Up Brush

Fifty shades of...coral?

Now on to the real summer go-getters. It was only last year that I finally started understanding the hype around Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess. Although I am perpetually late to any make-up party, this scent really smells like a summer holiday (think light florals, vanilla and coconut)- so although I did first smell it on the way to Ibiza in Duty Free- it's definitely coming straight back into my routine this summer. Another item that screams summer lovin' more than a certain Grease song is this Tom Ford Soliel Contouring Compact, in a beautiful three way neopolitan style palette which is perfect for adding a subtle dash of contour and blush without going for a total bronzed babe look. Finally- on to lips! I've been beginning most mornings with this YSL Rouge Volupte Shine balm (in Baume Midi Minuit), piling on this Revlon Colourstay Lip Liner in Blush, and topping up with this nourishing Suquu Lip Crayon in ex-02 which is the perfect colour/moisture balance.

Body Oil | Compact | Lip Balm | Lip Liner | Lip Crayon (coming soon)

More palettes than an artists workshop...

Let's talk all things shady- or, erm, shadowy! I've always been pretty safe with my shadows- but over the last few weeks have started mixing up my neutrals and introducing more pinks, mixed rose colours as well as some browns; opposed to my standard pale gold tones. To help achieve this I've been loving using the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess palette for day-to-day subtle looks, and the Bare Minerals for more amped up glitter looks (for days where I'm feeling fancy). Also! If you're after a huge colour selection with your make up choice I hugely recommend a visit to new London store 3ina, where I picked up the bottom two shades- and who also have the best colour selection ever...

Estee Lauder Palette | Bare Minerals | 3ina Eyeshadow


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44 comments:

  1. Although, the make-up you tell about does sound interesting, but I am much more intrigued by that book! It looks beautiful and interesting :)

    Lii
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  2. I love your pictures! That looks a bit like a boudoir.
    I'm really curious about this foundation. I know it's been out for a while but I've heard so many nice things about it!
    I've recently started City Radiance by Bourjois and it's amazing so I'd like to finish it first. Have you tried it?
    Mika | www.la-french-connection.com

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  3. all of this looks so lovely! I love the way you photographed this Liv! x
    Trudy | TrudyJohanna

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  4. ohh I literally want everything you showed in this post! <3

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  5. I keep looking at that particular Estee Lauder palette and I now want it even more.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.com

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  6. Absolute flatlay goals! I've heard great things about the bare minerals brush, I really want to get it! xx

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  7. I've heard great things about the Touche Eclact Blur primer! x Alona

    gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

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  8. Not only do all of these products look and sound like they're amazing, I love these pictures too! :D Such gorgeous work. xxx

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  9. I think this is my favourite set of photos you've ever done, you go girl!

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  10. These pictures are so pretty! I'm a sucker for pretty packaging too :)

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  11. The Tom Ford palette is so so beautiful! x

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  12. The Touche Eclat Blur primer sounds lovely, and I agree: the Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact feels very summery and I'm sure it is just a matter of time before I purchase it!

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  13. These look stunning ahh

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  14. REally love the pictures and the colours, great picks

    BamBam Blog

    xoxo

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  15. Such gorgeous new spring additions! I really want to try the YSL Touche Eclat foundation. It sounds lovely and I'm on the hunt for a new foundation!

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  16. The cover of book is so pretty! Shades are also beautiful.

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  17. I love the way you style your photos! I reallyy want to try the ysl touche eclate pens, I have the orignal but the green one looks great! xox

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  18. Lovely pictures!


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  19. I love the style of these photos! Do you have any tips for this kind of photography? I struggle to get great light without shadows!!

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  20. How many fab products, I'd like to try everything! Great shots.

    How to wear a midi skirt for Spring
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  21. Great additions, Liv! x

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  22. Serious flatlay goals Liv, and I need to give BG another whirl - all about the holiday smell!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  23. Gorgeous photos, and the YSL base products sound amazing!

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  24. That book looks really interesting :) x

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  25. I love the original Touche Elcat foundation and really want to try the new one. The primer sounds great too - i need to invest. The bare minerals palette looks so pretty too. Great Post xx

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  26. Liv, everytime I check out your blog, I'm always so OBSESSED with your images! They're gorgeous, I just love the whole aesthetic. I cannot wait for Bronze Goddess to be released again, I repurchase a bottle of the perfume every year. I've still got the past two years' bottles, and have been dosing myself in it daily lately. The sunnier weather is making me so excited for the summer!

    She's So Lucy // Health, Wellness & Beauty

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  27. This is such a stunning post! I love how you have styled your photos, they are so pretty!

    Janelle x
    http://www.roseryapparel.com/blog/

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  28. This is such a beautiful post!! <3 I love your photography!!

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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  29. The Smashbox blush palette looks GORGEOUS! I am in love!

    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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  30. your flatlay pictures are so gorgeous plus yup fifty shades of coral right there.
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  31. Everything on here looks so good! I have been pretty curious about that YSL foundation myself, so I might have to pick up a sample of it next time I hit the YSL counter.

    - Elodie x

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  32. These look so pretty! I love that book
    xo
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  33. What's the name of the bare minerals brush? Amazing post I love your photos!! Kerrie xxx

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    1. It's the perfecting face brush! xxx

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  34. Adorable photos, as always! And I need to try the Bronze Goddess!

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  35. Everything looks exquisite! Gorgeous photos xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Instagram

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  36. Beautiful picks! I'm such a sucker for corals in springtime. I've heard nothing but good things about those Smashbox blush palettes and new releases from Tom Ford always excite me! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  37. That bare minerals palette looks lovely!

    JennyLovesBeauty


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  38. The Smashbox and Tom Ford palettes are both just stunning!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  39. I agree with everyone that your pictures are amazing! I've recently been looking at the YSL Foundation, i definitely need to go and try it :)

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. I really wanna try the colour correcting concealers by YSL, they look gorgeous!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  41. they are so cute! x

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