I toyed with a few thematic choices for this month’s beauty bag, but instead I decided to plump for the most chlichéd of them all – a regime spring clean. Most probably because I need to complete the ritual myself and take a dose of my own medicine, but also becuase I love a good clear out and clean up of the stash. Prepare to rinse out your brushes (it can be our little secret the date you washed them last), swap in a cleaner than clean skin cleanser and tweak your current daily makeup rotation all in just five not too pricey products. It’s Monday, the first of the month and a Bank Holiday for us UK peeps; could there be a better day to put down the pack of mini eggs (guilty) and get your beauty bag in order for the upcoming month in order? I think not…
To initiate the spring clean you got to rewind it right back to the start and tend to your brushes. I just luuuurve the Dr Bronners 18-in-1 Pure Castile Soap for this; a runny formula that transforms into deep cleaning bubbles in one swish of a brush and ousts the deep rooted makeup like no other. Keep the soap close and attempt a deep clean once a week – shall we make it a little pact? Fab, ok moving on; with cleansed brushes, it’s only right to ramp up your skin cleansing routine. I’m a diehard Emma Hardie Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm fan, oh I am, but I’ve extended my bevy of balms to include Elemental Herbology’s Purify & Soothe Facial Cleansing Balm*. Slightly thicker than Emma Hardie’s offering, so a little more suited to drier skins and without any fancy scents – it’s a stripped back offering that does exactly what it says on the tube.
For makeup I propose just three products to get those cosmetics cogs moving in a more springlike fashion. A dewy base is always ‘in‘ and is something that I can very easily get behind, who doesn’t love a good glow? Bourjois’ new Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation* is a rather good option to create a sheen while scrimping. The best of the budget foundation board I’ve found, so into the bag it goes. Mascara needs to be swapped in for a new tube every six months (yawn, groan, I know), so in goes a new one of L’Oreal Telescopic’s Waterproof Mascara. I’ll leave it at that. A recent find and one that I’ve been striping on since I scouted it out in the aisles of Superdrug is Revlon’s Baby Stick for Lips & Cheeks in Pink Passion. A flipping bright fuschia might not seen like an obvious choice for me but it gives an equally gorgeous glow to the apples or pout and I’ve liked sporting it on the lips paired with mascara and base for an inconspicuous splash of colour.
Five products into April’s beauty bag that shall have my brushes, stash and skin looking squeaky clean and spring-esque in no time. Done and dusted. Regime rotation sorted out, you know what else is a good way to see in the month? Chowing down on another pack of mini eggs. Cause one more won’t hurt will it?