SPRING IS IN THE AIR
The bulbs are pushing up, we’ve had one or two days that could be classified as “spring-like” and the new season’s beauty offerings are wending their way onto the counters as fast as you can break your chocolate prohibition in Lent.
This spring there seem to be two key trends; nude faces and nails with a pop of shocking pink lipstick and nude everything but strong eyes, either in pink or blue (reminds me of the 70’s). Here are some of my spring 2013 favourites:
Revlon Baby Sticks
Cheeks pop with these brand new Baby Sticks in a choice of three colours. You’ll be seeing a lot of these colours in spring summer 2013.
Top Shop Air Kisses Nail Polish
Spring colours are punchy this year and this new colour collection from Top Shop will see you through to summer. Try Air Kisses, it will set off your pastels a treat.
Clarins Limited Edition Face & Blush Powder
Isn’t this sensational? Isn’t this just what your spring make up bag is calling out for? Suitable for all skin tones this is a trio of fresh, complexion boosting shades to give skin a beautiful, even tone. It says it also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and imperfections leaving skin looking even and radiant and it’s pretty…
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick
This is another expensive lipstick, but here’s why you are buying it. It’s got great pigment so doesn’t “weaken” as a colour on your lips, it had volumising oil to plump and smooth and it helps reduce vertical lines on lips. Cheaper lipsticks are unlikely to do all that and the colour is spot on for spring.
Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm
I know, it’s just not done putting two Clarins products on the same page. I fought with myself over this but they are just both too good (no, I’m not on commission, no relative works there). These are just fabulous, with a transparent plastic outer and neon colours popping away, these lip balms are the future.
Organic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
I will do a whole feature on organic beauty soon as there are some brilliant brands coming through. Organic Glam not only make one of my favourite fragrances (Oud) but their new colour cosmetic range is bang on trend. Lilacs, plums and purples are all in the mix with the hot pinks so if you love organic, check this new range out.
Rimmel Glameyes Mono Eye Shadow
This shade is spot on for spring and isn’t nearly as fierce when you put it on as you might think. Go with nude lips and skin with this colour popping against dark lashes – very glam!