From illuminating bronzers to fuchsia lipsticks and floral fragrances, these bloggers share their favourite new beauty products to help you refresh your makeup bag this spring.
"Okay, I’m going to level with you, a bright fuchsia lip wasn’t always my go-to. Usually, when I do a bold lip, it’s either a bright red, a deep oxblood or even an orange! But something about this hue had me head over heels! If something this pigmented isn’t your style, try a lip stain (like this one here) to get the same effect of the color with less pigment!"
Brightening Eye Cream
While it may be quite an investment, when it comes to splurging on a product, eye cream it definitely worth it. I was given a sample of La Mer's intense eye balm, and I'm now addicted. Bad news for my bank account, great news for those dark circles.
"I said in my Summer Essentials post that I’d review the Mat Illusion bronzer from Bourjois and so here it is in all its glory. It really is lovely. Completely free of any shimmer or pearlescence, it blends beautifully into the skin and leaves it looking realistically sunkissed. It’s so subtle, but it gives great definition to the face if you apply lightly to the shadowy areas and a warm, general glow if you’re more haphazard with application. It’s actually quite difficult to go too far wrong with this powder, so long as you’re using a nice fluffy brush and you aim at the right places."
"As for eyes, I've started to invest in more cream eyeshadows and have started to bring out some of my favourites from over the years. Spring for me is all about that perfect balance between Winter and Summer makeup, keeping it long lasting, whilst super dewy. A cream eyeshadow can work as a great base for powder or can be easily applied for a quick smokey eye. The Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise in Bette is the perfect brown-copper hue for an all over lid colour in the warmer months."
"It's only in the last couple of years that I've truly extended my ~fragrance wardrobe~ and felt happy chopping and changing between scents, opposed to solely having a signature fragrance. A few that I've been loving recently have all been largely governed by floral notes (florals, for spring? Groundbreaking)... But I do feel all of the above offer something slightly different to the typical sweet floral scents. With woody notes from Jo Malone's Blue Hyacinth (as part of their stunning Bloomsbury Set collection), sparkly green and lily of the valley notes in Miu Miu's L'Eau Bleue Eau de Parfum and something a little fruitier with Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb Bloom- who said florals had to be boring?"