9 New Spring Beauty Essentials
9 New Spring Beauty Essentials

9 New Spring Beauty Essentials

It’s the perfect time of the year to refresh your beauty routine, especially if you’ve got into a make-up rut. All you need is a few product switches to give your complexion a healthy-looking, sun-kissed glow. Ditch the heavy foundation and sticky formulas for the essential items we are loving this spring…

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The Lip Tint…

Chantecaille Lip Chic Tints, £34

Combining the benefits of a gloss and a balm in one, these silky tints help to plump and restore lost definition with just a hint of colour. The added hyaluronic acid inside keeps lips soft and smooth, while the 14 shades available means there is something flattering for everyone to try. Soft pink ‘Camellia’ is ideal for a daytime flush, while ‘Wild Poppy’ brings some warmth to the skin, but without ever being overbearing or ageing. The sheer texture means they are easy to build upon, too, depending on your pigment preference. Perfect for the spring and summer months ahead. 

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The Lightweight Base…

Erborian Super BB Cream Au Ginseng, £39.50

If you want lightweight coverage that’s breathable, look to this new base from Erborian. Ideal for more mature skin types, it hydrates, visibly reduces uneven tone (including dark spots and broken veins) and protects with added SPF20. Velvety in texture, it’s easy to buff into the skin – use a good buffing brush – and it dries matte in no time, so you never have to worry about it caking or settling into fine lines as the day wears on. Ninacinamide works to reduce redness, while ginseng locks in hydration and smooths skin to give your complexion an airbrushed quality. Seeing is believing! Trust us when we say this is a make-up-skincare hybrid you don’t want to miss.

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The Savvy SPF…

Supergoop! Resetting 100% Mineral Powder SPF35, £28

Fed up with SPF being an additional layer in your routine? This acts as both a setting powder and protection against damaging rays. A good dusting of this will mattify, while mineral particles create a translucent shield that repels any UVA and UVB damage. The clever brush format means you can tap away throughout the day, too, while the lightweight texture never interferes with any existing make-up – it just gently settles on top. You’ll find it minimises excess oiliness and smooths skin out for a more even appearance. 

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The Healthy Glow-Giver…

Dior Stick Glow Limited-Edition Blush Balm, £30

We love this skin-quenching blush that delivers a beautiful glow and instantly lifts dull skin. It also has an incredibly light texture that doesn’t dry immediately, so you have time to enhance your best features. Extra points for the hydrating formula which gives a dewy finish that catches the light beautifully. Scribble it over the highest points of your face and try a little bit on your eyelids, too.

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The Bronzing Cream…

Tan-Luxe The Crème, £39

Tan-Luxe is known for its silky glow-givers and this must be its most hydrating one yet – ideal if you have mature skin that’s prone to dryness. More of a rich, velvety moisturiser, it uses amino acids, antioxidants and skin-plumping lipids to seal in hydration for a supple, smooth finish. As it nourishes, it gradually works to build a subtle warm glow. Added squalane boosts elasticity for a firmer appearance. A must-try for tan novices or anyone who doesn’t want anything too dark or overpowering.

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The Lightweight Hydrator…

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil, £60

Ditch thicker, heavier creams for this lightweight oil from Charlotte Tilbury. Proven to boost skin tone, texture and glow in just eight weeks, mature skin types will love its speedy benefits. Containing collagen and a range of nourishing vitamins, it hydrates skin and creates better luminosity, without ever feeling sticky, tacky or too occlusive. Warm just a few drops of the oil in your hands first, then massage it onto your complexion, really working it in. Because it’s so lightweight, you’ll find it doesn’t interfere with other products, or leave your skin feeling sticky last thing at night. If you want to wear it with make-up, do as the brand suggests and tap it lightly onto the highest areas of your face.

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The Skin Brightener…

Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic, £28

Mature skin is prone to sluggish cell turnover and a new season requires some gentle, yet thorough, exfoliation. Cue this tonic from Emma Hardie. Gentle enough for daily use, it uses fruit acids to dissolve dirt and dead skin cells, while natural, botanical oils lock in moisture. The result? A brighter, smoother-looking complexion from first use. Not only does a small amount help firm and produce better glow, it also evens out your skin tone, helping anything you apply on top to absorb. A must-try if you suffer with dark spots, rough patches or general dullness.

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The Luminous Oil…

Jones Road Beauty Shimmer Facial Oil, £29

These glow-giving facial oils are one of our favourite launches of 2022. With minimal shimmer levels, they give a soft sheen to the skin that works well over make-up, but also when worn alone. Pump a few drops into your fingertips, then pat the formula onto your face – and your body if needed – where you want some subtle, yet enhancing, luminosity. If you find your fingers aren’t melting the product enough, use a blending brush – like a kabuki – to buff it into the skin. Think of these as highlighters for grown-ups – they instantly wake up lifeless complexions, bolster moisture levels (thanks to plant oils) and mix well with other formulas. Versatile and long-lasting, you’ll love the fresh radiance they give.

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The Colourful Eyeliner…

By Terry Crayon Blackstar, £22

By Terry’s cult Blackstar sticks are loved for their scribble-and-go format. Now, they’re available in more colours – think aubergine, green, navy and a deep brown, all of which flatter and enhance, but never overpower. A great alternative to black – which can be quite ageing – these allow you to mix up your spring colour palette, but without going OTT. Malleable and smooth in texture, you can build these up and mix at will, while the rich pigment is seriously long-lasting. We love them all for a subtle, smokey eye with a difference – especially ‘Brown Stellar’ which is great for daytime wear.

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