Spring Beauty Picks

February 8, 2011

Daily Digest, Hair & Beauty

Spring Beauty Picks

By Jennifer Ennis

Pictured left, Lanvin spring summer 2011 beauty.

Hurray! At last it is officially spring time and we can bounce forward to gradually rising temperatures, longer evenings and a new wardrobe.

But it’s not just our clothing and shoes that need changing, one’s make up bag needs a little spring clean also. Our skin changes every season so it is important to co-ordinate our make up with these changes. The idea is to use a little more coverage in winter and gradually move towards less in the summer.

On the Spring 2011 runways, make up was natural, bare and nude. There was no blush, just a strong focus on eyes and lips.

Pouts were either pastel at Prada and Mary Katrantzou or neon fuchsia at Jil Sander, so go as as bright pink as you wish.

Matchy matchy was also a key trend, where we saw Gucci matching lip and nail colours to perfection.

Trends aside,  I give you my pick of some spring beauty must-haves.

No7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum

Serums are a longstanding best-kept secret of the beauty industry. Apply before your usual moisturiser for deep hydration. Serums smooth skin and add a shield of protection.

No7’s Protect & Perfect is a cult favourite and the winner of many beauty awards. Add it to your morning and night routine and you will notice a difference in just four weeks.

MAC Strobe Cream

Give tired skin a boost with MAC Strobe Cream. This luminous wonder adds great radiance to the skin. Dab a tiny amount on cheekbones, brow bones and temples to look instantly revitalised.

Wear it alone or under a foundation. It has become my Holy Grail to give skin a dewy, fresh look without being too shiny.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Hands down, the best under-eye concealer on the planet. If, like me, you are victim to dark circles after a late night or if you are battling a cold, then this multi-tasker is for you. I dab a little amount in the inner corner of my eyes and instantly look like I have slept for a week.

The compact has two shades so you can blend for your perfect match. It gives excellent coverage for blemishes/spots too. A handy little compact to keep in your handbag for emergencies.

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

As a self-confessed mascara-junkie, I have tried every brand on the planet from Georgio Armani to Miss Sporty. My search for the perfect mascara is never-ending. However one that has come close is Maybelline’s The Falsies mascara. The curved brush adds colour, volume and a long-lasting curl.

The Body Shop Lipbalm

In terms of texture, lips this season are all matte or semi-matte. use a stain or pat lipstick on with a fingertip to achieve this look.
Ditch the gloss for some lipstick or lipbalm.

My favourite one at the moment are The Body Shop’s cherry lip butter and strawberry lip balm 4.50 Euro. They smell delish, are really moisturising and add a nice splash of colour too.

So for spring, put away winter’s plums and greens for another year and embrace a nude, natural look in preparation for the corals and pinks of summer.

Happy spring cleaning!

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3 Responses to “Spring Beauty Picks”

  1. Marissa Says:

    Have to say I’m a complete mascara junkie too and have an addiction to the falsies one from maybelline and Clarins (in silver tube) but sometimes only at the airport I will splash out and get the YSL Faux Cils excellent

    Thanks for the info : -)


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