Beauty

Must-have Spring beauty products

spring_beauty Spring has well and truly sprung, with the days getting slowly warmer and brighter as we slowly strip back the layers of jumpers and long socks we’ve been hibernating in for the last couple of months. And with a new season comes new exciting products being released and this spring is no exception! Feast your eyes on the beauties below that’ll be helping you embrace spring!

Balenciaga Paris Rosabotanica- This fragrance is based on a contemporary green rose accord mixed with milky fig leaves. The heart of Rosabotanica comes from the experimental rose that is lightened by citrus notes and white woods.

Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot in Vicious Purple- With lilac seen all over the catwalks for SS14, it was only a matter of time before it spread onto the makeup, and with the Pantone Colour of the Year being Radiant Orchid, it’s definitely here to stay! Can be used wet for a more intense look, Easily blendable and buildable colour for endless versatility. 

YSL La Laque Couture in 44 Ambre Gingembre- Orange was the new black as it covered lips all over the catwalks. However, if you’re not feeling brave enough to wear it on your lips, try it on your nails instead, as seen at Just Cavalli.

Aveda NEW Dry Remedy Moisturizing Oil- is a 99.9% naturally derived, daily leave-in treatment that instantly moisturizes dry hair and ends with buriti oil, leaving hair soft, supple and shiny. Great for creating super sleek ponytails for lazy days.

Clarins Ombre Minérale Eye Shadow in Sparkle White- Delivers smooth, long-lasting, intense colour. Its ultra soft mineral texture can be applied wet or dry, to beautifully enhance the eyes with a matte, satin or shimmer finish. With white flicks give a fresh sporty look to the Kenzo models this season, this is an amazing shadow to use to brighten up tired eyes. Team with loads of mascara as it makes lashes look longer!

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara Black- Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara creates mega volume on top and bottom so eyes look more open. The exclusive formula, made up of enlarging collagen spheres works perfectly in conjunction with the 360° flexible cone shaped brush to amplify upper lashes and reveal lower lashes.

Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Intonation- This innovative powder-cream formula offers an enticing new way to blush with sheer yet vibrant pigments for instant luminosity. The silky texture offers a long-wear satin finish—soft and comfortable for every skin type—and is simple to apply with fingertips or brush.

Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya- This lip pencil has rich, color-bright pigments and is really moisturising (no more lipstick dry lips). A modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula in a jumbo pencil format to provide great wear and intense color with a satin finish. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.

Bourjois Mega Liner- Featuring an angled felt tip end, this liner creates precision lines or thick flicks. The intensely pigmented formula aims to stay in place for 24 hours so you can go as graphic or as minimal as you want.

The Balm TimeBalm Face Primer- TimeBalm Face Primer with Vitamins A, C & E is designed to be worn alone for visibly softer skin, or under makeup so your look stays put. It also helps even out skin tone and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores.

Contributor: Georgie Minter-Brown