Loved By Lou: Spring Favourites

Spring has to be one of my favourite seasons, a turn over from the dark, miserable nights as evenings start to lighten up. The blossoming of all things new and beautiful as we build up to Summer. It signs the start of new beginnings and a fresh start. What’s not to love? For me Springs sparks a new change in my make-up routine too. I start to move away from the darker colours associated with winter and begin to use an array of uplifting tones.

Here are my top five Illamasqua products for the perfect Spring make-up…

Cream Blusher in Promise

Cream Blushers are made for spring! The dewy effect it gives radiates off the skin and gives a softer look to the face. I have chosen the colour Promise as it is simply gorgeous, it gives a subtle pink flush to the skin without being too overpowering. The rich tone reminds me of cherry blossoms and they are very reminiscent of spring!

Gleam in Aurora

This is the perfect highlighter for spring. The iridescent shine is the pick-me-up your face needs when the sun finally comes out after being hidden for so long. The sparkling champagne colour sits perfectly on your face and stays with you all day.

Intense Lipgloss in Fierce

I love Fierce, and it tastes as good as it looks! The stunning purple-blue tone adds an intense colour to my ideal spring look, being a bright colour it isn’t too bold but still gives that Illamasqua edge.

Nail Varnish in Nomad

You can’t have a spring favourites without green! This is a beautiful blend of jade; Nomad’s creamy texture looks divine on the fingertips. It paints the perfect picture of spring!

Cream Pigment in Dab

I tend to avoid dark smoky eyes in spring but like to add a little colour to my eyes still. Cream Pigments are the best for this as it creates a softer look on the lids that are easily blendable. I’ve chosen Dab as the creamy lilac colour signifies to me Spring and acts as a great base to add other pastille colours that look much more flattering to the eye.

Seeing as this post is all about spring it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include our latest (and my favourite to date) collection: I’mPerfection.

My all time favourite piece from this collection? As much as I adore how unique and delicious the nails look I think the Blush Up Brush has to be my go-to I’mPerfection piece. There is just nothing else like it around, although I’m sure it will get duplicated by other envious beauty brands soon enough. The effect it leaves on my face is like no other and I have used it every day since it was first given to me. I’m not blessed with model cheekbones but this brush creates runway style definition I never knew I had!


Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert