This Is The Best New Beauty For Spring
This Is The Best New Beauty For Spring

This Is The Best New Beauty For Spring

If your make-up bag could do with a refresh ahead of the new season, help is at hand. Our round up of the best new products has something for everyone…
By Georgia Day

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.


Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Foundation, £38 | Laura Mercier

It’s not just dryness and dehydration that impacts skin during the winter months. If you find yourself emerging from hibernation with skin that’s ashy, sallow or peppered with redness, give this silky antioxidant-rich foundation formula a try. From a brand that really knows how to do brilliant basics, the formula contains colour perfecting, auto-balancing technologies which cancel out tonal discrepancies and even out your skin tone. It stands to reason, then, that it’s also adept at covering dark circles, hiding blemishes and broken veins and minimising enlarged pores. Delivering a natural-looking medium coverage that stays put without needing to be touched up, it’ll sit comfortably on all skin types.

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Prime Lab 24HR Matte Setter Primer, £11.99 | L'Oréal Paris

If spring hits and your skin begins to show signs of acclimatising to the more temperate weather, a mattifying primer is bound to come in useful at minimising any unwanted shine. Perfect for oilier skin or anyone whose make-up slips around during the day, this not only anchors your base brilliantly, but it’s also infused with lipohydroxy and salicylic acids to balance sebum production and keep your make-up looking as fresh as when you first applied it.

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Complexion Rescue Brightening Concealer SPF 25, £24 | BareMinerals

A good concealer is one of the most hardworking items in your make-up bag, but this brilliant new formula goes the extra mile. As well as doing an excellent job of masking darkness around the eye area and infusing skin with lasting brightness, the formula acts like a skincare hybrid as it simultaneously protects with SPF25 and helps to depuff (it’s been clinically proven to reduce visible undereye puffiness after two weeks). Not only that, but thanks to its crease-proof formula that doesn’t settle into fine lines, there’s nothing more arduous for you to do except apply, tap and go, safe in the knowledge you look a lot more rested than you probably feel.

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Soul Shadows, £29 | Vieve

As soon as the clocks go forward and the weather warms up, it’s all about bringing a bit of brightness back into your make-up bag. Full of pigment and featuring both matte and shimmer options, this chunky palette is the perfect way to dip your toe into spring colour. If at first glance the fiery molten shades look a bit daunting, don’t worry; the orange tones work beautifully on green and blue eyes while the golden shadow will accentuate brown eyes to perfection. As well as embellishing your eyes, every shade in here will help add warmth to your complexion too, which is just what you want after a winter of discontent.

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No Budge Precision Eyeliner, £5 | E.l.f.

If you’re itching to try something new, a coloured liner can really make your eyes pop. Elf’s ultra-affordable precision liners belie their £5 price tag and are loaded with stay-proof pigment. What colour you go for is up to you but if you’re stuck, the chalky yellow ‘Canary’ shade will look dazzling on black skin, while ‘Royal’, a sumptuous violet will look gorgeous on very pale and olive skin tones. To apply, just trace a fine line across your top lashes; the super slim nib means it’s almost impossible to get it wrong or be too heavy-handed.

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Inner Light Eyeshadow, £18 | Trinny London

Still on the sunset vibe, the new Inner Light collection in Trinny’s cream-based eyeshadow collection is a four-strong edit of pretty pinks that’s inspired by self-love and positive energy but looks just like the dusky edges of an evening sky. With matte and shimmer options, the standout shades are ‘Joy’, a gently sparkling blossom pink and ‘Harmony’, a neutral tan that’s the perfect starting point for a ‘no make-up-make-up’ look.

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Balmy Tint - Hydrating Lip Balm, £30 | Ilia

If you’re looking for buttery comfort and a sheer wash of colour, you won’t find better than these lovely, tinted balms. Full of moisture-boosting ingredients that keeps lips from feeling sore, dry or tight, they come in a range of six wearable shades that go from a deep peach to a rich cocoa. Although they’re easy to wear whatever the occasion, these are indispensable on days when you don’t want to wear much make-up but still want to look pulled together.

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Balm Dotcom, £11 | Glossier

Lip balms that feel like more than just a lip balm are Glossier’s speciality, so if you want to keep your lip look simple but chic this spring, you can’t go wrong with a Balm Dotcom. Although not new, the bestselling franchise has had a big update with changes to the formula (which is now vegan) including the addition of highly moisturising castor jelly and a brand-new no-touch applicator that makes applying it even easier. Also new is the return of customer favourite Wild Fig, a gorgeous coral-tinted balm that’s the perfect pick-me-up for every complexion.

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Icon Velvet Lipstick, £24 | Fenty Beauty

Love the lasting power of a liquid lipstick but hate the dry, cakey feel it leaves on your lips? The latest launch from Fenty will be your NBF. Available in five neutral to red shades that work well on all skin tones, the non-drying formula is whipped and lightweight and so keeps your lips feeling cushioned and plush all day. The intense colour payoff means you only need one swipe to get a rich pigment. It’s the perfect dress up or down spring lipstick.

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Beauty Essentials Glowy Face & Body Highlighter, £12.99 | Kiko

Part of the brand’s new spring collection of easy-to-use transitional make-up pieces, this portable highlighting stick is great for adding instant illumination to any areas of skin that need it. Thanks to the silky, gliding texture, it’s as good for scribbling onto shins and collarbones as it is cheekbones and brow bones. The featherlight formula also melts into skin to make for easy blending, while the light peach scent makes it a joy to use.

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Soft Sculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer, £35 | Makeup By Mario

Sitting somewhere between a skin tint, bronzer and highlighter, this clever does-it-all balm is a great addition to every make-up bag thanks to its clever multi-tasking properties. Available in six shades from very pale to very deep, the balm delivers enough dewy, light coverage to smooth over any imperfections, while also warming skin up and cossetting it with nourishing skincare ingredients. We think it’s ideal for those days when you don’t want to leave the house wearing nothing but don’t want the hassle of a full routine.

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Neo Nude A-Blush, £32 | Giorgio Armani

Fans of Armani’s Luminous Silk collection will be thrilled to know that all the glow-boosting, skin-enhancing magic of that technology is coming to a blush near you very soon (5th April to be precise). Well worth the wait, the new line-up of blushers cloak cheeks in a veil of soft, diffused colour that makes skin look gently flushed and full of life. The silk filler technology has a soft-focus blurring effect which means skin takes on a smooth and seamless quality. Available in eight shades including an uplifting coral and a rich plum, we predict a sell-out.

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