Top Five: Spring Favourites Edit – 2016

After an incredibly slow start (certainly in the UK), Spring is finally upon us! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the sandals are finally on – hooray!!!

This Spring there have been quite a few new discoveries but also a call to action for a number of products which I have previously used but forgotten about, so this quarters favourites (i.e. product’s I’ve loved using this season) is a tough one. I’ve whittled it down but I am sure I will change my mind by the time this is published!!

You can click though to read more about each product but here is my top five Spring favourites edit…

It was love at first sight with this concealer. The creamy formulation goes on like a dream and gives greater coverage than many other green concealers. I have yet to use it on a job however on myself it is a winner. Available in four shades suitable for fair to medium/light skin tones.
This has been my go to mascara of late. Not too wet and not too dry, the Green People mascara gives the lashes lift, definition and understated volume without the need for fibrous additions. Available in black and brown (I have used both), the colours are flattering – I just wish they follow W3ll People’s lead and introduce some more colours!
I’m more than slightly obsessed with these and use them at every given opportunity when I’m at work. A fabulous (and vegan friendly) multipurpose product I have used they as lips colour, cream eyehadow, cheek colour, foundation (not on its own) and also as a grease paint on tattoo work. I can’t fault them for colour payoff and they look great on camera!
After being distinctly unimpressed with the first three shades of this creamy lip/cheek tint, I had a total change of heart when Very Naughty was launched late last year. A beautiful ruby shade which creates the perfect understated natural looking flush to the cheek. A definite (and cleaner) replacement for my old Josie Maran Watercolor Gelée.
Yes it’s another concealer option but this palette is an essential part of my pro kit. I get that the price isn’t one that most would stretch to and it is very much a pro-product but I can’t recommend it enough. I use this on pretty much every make-up I do. it conceals, highlights, contours and I’ve even used it as eye shadow! A real multipurpose gem.

What was your spring edit?

Images: Laura Jane Sessions – Organic Make-up Artist, W3ll People, Tata Harper

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  • Mirjam

    The OCC creme colours look great. How do they work on oily lids?

    I’ve rediscovered the bio solis face spf (30). not greasy and no white cast. And the renewed dr Hauschka foundation. Colour is perfect but a bit to dewy for my liking. Still looking for the perfect mattifying powder.
    I’ve ordered some lip pencils form Avril in summery colours, read some good reviews on them and two concealer from them. Don’t know if there good but yet. I will receive them this week.ReplyCancel

    • Organic Makeup Artist

      Hey there,
      Being a cream formulation, on lids the OCC creme colours do move so oily lids can be problematic.Even on non poly lids I won’t use them on any job that means I can’t go in for constant touch up as they are high maintenance. You could try a primer underneath or even a powder if you don’t want to blend too much.
      I have’t tried the Bio Solis Facial SPF. Must hunt that out and take a closer look. The Avirl eye pencils are lovely. I haven’t used the lip ones but if the formulation is similar then you are on to a winner. The concealer is nice too but I find concealer something that is very much personal preference. What works for one doesn’t always work for another.
      Let me know how you get on
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