Your Spring Beauty Kit
See below our savvy selection of spring makeup, skincare and haircare favourites for the new season – if they’re not already, they’re soon to become your new favourite things…
VIEVESunset Blush Balm, £21
The Sunkissed Cream Blush
Boasting A-list skincare ingredients such as vitamins C and E and chamomile flower extract, VIEVE Sunset Blush Balm is a gorgeous liquid formula that gives cheeks the most radiant pop of colour. Makeup artist and VIEVE founder Jamie Genevieve gave us a makeup masterclass in how to use them to create a sunkissed glow. The hard part? Choosing which of the four universally flattering shades to add to your spring makeup kit.
Drunk ElephantBouncy Brightfacial™, £60
The Radiance-Boosting Face Mask
Formulated with the best kinds of acids – azelaic and salicylic acid – to soothe and exfoliate along with a host of moisturising plant oils, Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial™ is a godsend for tackling redness and textured skin woes. Whether it’s dark spots, hyperpigmentation, photodamage, blemishes and acne scarring, you name it, it’ll treat it. Use it as the last step in either your morning or evening routine. Don’t forget SPF if you’re using it in the morning.
DiptyqueHair Mist Eau des Sens, £55
The Long-Lasting Scent
Where spring hair products meet spring perfume, you’ll find Diptyque’s deliciously smelling hair mist. Exuding notes of patchouli, orange blossom and angelica root, this citrusy and floral spring perfume is a treat for the senses that equally leaves your tresses feeling soft and looking glossy. We are obsessed.
UléLe Beau Reset - Mist, £56
The Hydrating Face Mist
Bringing a whole new level of sustainability to beauty thanks to its pioneering use of vertical farming, French skincare brand Ulé should definitely be on your beauty radar if it isn’t already. We’re adding Le Beau Reset straight into our spring beauty routine for an instant dose of hydration and radiance. The formula is powered by active ingredients to reduce redness, boost the skin barrier and fight off pollution.
Ultra VioletteDaydream Screen SPF50 Tinted Veil, £38
The Protective Skin Tint
Thank goodness those ‘good skin days’ when switching your go-to foundation for a lighter alternative doesn’t seem like such a bad idea are on the way. Ultra Violette Daydream Screen SPF50 Tinted Veil’s is a must-try if makeup with SPF is your thing. Fragrance, oil, silicone and alcohol free, it offers a beautifully natural, your-skin-but-better glow that can be built up if you wish for a little extra coverage. It comes in 15 flexible shades and is perfect for those with a love of a tinted moisturiser with SPF.
NarsRadiant Creamy Concealer, £25
The Multitasking Concealer
Will we ever tire of NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer? No, no we won’t. Loved by editors, buyers, makeup artists, influencers and enthusiasts alike, the bestselling concealer quickly erases blemishes, redness and pigmentation to help achieve a bright, seamless finish. We also love that it’s available in a huge variety of shades, lasts up to 16 hours without drying out skin and can be used to contour and highlight. A must for your spring makeup kit.
DermalogicaPhytonature Oxygen Cream, £130
The Lightweight Hydrator
This is an investment and a worthwhile one in our opinion. Despite the featherlight texture, this face cream packs a hydrating punch and leaves skin feeling and looking plump, firm and radiant. Dry skin types will reap the nourishing benefits, while those will oily skin will be able to swap out all other skincare products and use just this and SPF. Expect to hear lots about Dermalogica’s Phytonature Oxygen Cream this summer.
Charlotte TilburyHyaluronic Happikiss, £27
The Nourishing Tinted Lip Balm
Because dry lips should be a thing of the winter past, Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss is a spring makeup essential with its hyaluronic acid and c-peptide packed formula. The lipstick, lip balm and lip gloss hybrid delivers a natural touch of colour and fuller lip effect that’s nourishing, conditioning and oh so kissable.
SlipSkinny Scrunchies, £29
The Hair Hero
Is there such a thing as having too many hair ties? Slip’s Skinny Scrunchies are a spring hair essential for us and we love that they now come in tones to match your hair colour. Whether you’re going for a slicked back, wet-look ponytail or want something to hand in case you need to throw your hair up into a top knot, we recommend investing in a set of these. If you intend to soak up the spring sunshine, make sure you also have an SPF for your hair too – we’re currently loving Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil UV Protective Dry Oil Finishing Spray, £28.
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