The 5 product Face : Spring / Summer

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


As beauty bloggers, I'm sure we all own a more products than we really need. The problem with running a blog and reading others, is that your stash builds up quickly due to impulse or 'hype' buying... You end up having multiple items and really are spoilt for choice when it comes down to 'making up' your face. You end up using more than enough  If you had to, would you be able to pick just 5 products to use as your 'daily makeup' for the spring summer. I set myself the challenge and here are the 5 products I picked.

With the weather improving, I've been favouring a lighter base recently, the Body Shop All in one BB Cream* has been my go to base in recent weeks, so it was only natural I would throw it in here for my 5 product face for spring/summer. I have it in the lightest shade which is a perfect match for my skintone. It evens out any discolouration I have and provides an okay coverage. I dont mind using BB creams when my skin is having a good day! However, I do sometimes need a little helping hand in the undereye area, therefore.. surprise surprise, the Collection lasting perfection concealer makes an appearance  A great, affordable widely available concealer to those in the UK! What is not to love!

When it comes to cheeks, I will of course reach for a cream product. I love cream blushers, If I could own every cream blush in the world, I would be a happy girly! I'm a big fan of the Stila Convertible colors. I think the pigmentation is brilliant, you can get a good range of different shades and they are a multipurpose product so you can pat a little bit on your lips too if you are without a lipstick/gloss.. or in my case, narrowing it down to just using 5 products on your face!

When it comes to Eyes/Eyebrows I of course will have my eyebrows filled in. That is where my trusty HD Eyebrow palette comes in. I use the lightest shade to fill in my brows. The good thing about this palette is you can use the matte shades as eyeshadow colours too - I don't ofte do this though and on a 5 product face I prefer to keep my lids bare and fuss free. I was lucky enough to get the Benefit They're Real mascara* when I attended the Cardiff blogger meet up. I'd wanted to try it for a while, so was happy to receive that. It really does wonders to your lashes, I will post a proper review soon for you all. I'm not one to have multiple mascaras on the go at once so of course this would be included. You are probably wondering where eyeliner comes into play as i feel a bit naked without it well.... Take a small angled brush and use your mascara as an eyeliner! A little cheeky tip for you there! ;-) It means you use less products, and is super handy for when you go on holiday/ to a festival and  you don't want to pack too much!

So there you have it. My 5 product face for spring and summer. I now challenge you to put together your own 5 product face post. Do you think you could do it?

Much Love,


  1. This is such a good idea, I know all too well what you mean about owning too many products! I love the Benefit mascara and I've been wanting to try out the Stila cream blush for ages now xx

  2. Such a good post. I think I might try this myself. Love the Stila compact!!
    FashionProject x

  3. That blush is the most gorgeous colour. I love Stila colours, always so unique!

  4. I've been using my convertible colour in gladiola for the last two months, it's amazing. I've even bought two more haha :)

  5. I feel like I wouldn't be able to fulfill this challenge! I adore the Stila blush so beautiful!


  6. I've heard great things about the HD brow palette - I think I will purchase it! Right now I just use a urban decay eyeshadow that happens to match my eyebrow shade haha.

    New follower, great blog!


  7. Great post, I can't live without my HD brow kit.

  8. I'm so tempted to try HDbrows they sounds awesome! nice palette

    Hayley x

  9. I really want more matt shades! I keep wondering about the HD palette. Some great picks, I love BB creams lately.




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