It’s not just for houses. The beauty equivalent of a spring clean is good for the soul. Fact. With lighter nights and warmer weather looming, it’s the ideal time of year to hit refresh on your current regime. Clear out the so-so products that just aren’t doing it for you anymore and indulge in spring’s new beauty drops. Whether you want to give your skin a post-winter boost, or spritz on an outdoorsy fragrance that signifies the start of a new season, we’ve got you covered.
Make room in your beauty cabinet for these six spring must-haves.
THE CULT COSMETICS
Glossier Play collection, from £12
Meet Glossier’s uber-fun little sister/brother/mischief maker. Play is the diffusion line that means business with glitter, high shine and rainbow bright shades. Our advice? Go for ‘The Playground’ (one of each key product), dubbed the Glossier Play starter pack. This DIY pick ‘n mix kit includes one Vinylic Lip, one Glitter Gelée, one Niteshine, and one Colorslide – plus the Detailer and Blade. It’s dialled up make-up, made easy.
THE SORBET LIPS
Giorgio Armani Lip Freeze Collection Lip Maestro, £31 each
Nothing says springtime better than a sorbet palette. Step forward Giorgio Armani’s new Lip Freeze collection. Linda Cantello, Giorgio Armani’s International MUA, took her inspiration from the icy, opaque pastels of 60s lipsticks and gave the lip colours a 2019 modern spin. With a base tone intensified by a clever white pigment, the sorbet shades look even more lickable.
THE MINT TRESSES
Aveda Rosemary Mint collection, from £9
Freshen up your shower situation for spring with a Rosemary Mint kick-start. Aveda has launched a new Rosemary Mint Bath Bar (the new, sustainable take on shower gel, FYI) and repackaged their Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo and Weightless Conditioner. It’s like lathering up in a fancy herb garden. If you can’t get enough of the aroma, pack the Rosemary Mint minis in your suitcase, £9 each.
Spring rays, we’re ready for you…
THE CLEAN SCREEN
REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF30, £30
If you’re not already religiously using a daily face SPF, this might make you start. With a mineral UV filter, sustainable packaging and skin-friendly ingredients, REN haven’t called their new SPF30 Clean Screen for nothing. Expect a broad spectrum sunscreen in a lightweight formula with a mattifying finish – ideal for wearing under your foundation. Spring rays, we’re ready for you…
THE POWER PRIMER
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer, £27
Milk Makeup’s latest primer potion is already racking up a wait list before it drops. The Hydro Grip is a green tinted liquid primer that gives your skin aloe fresh hydration but adds an invisible grip motion for your make-up. Clever. Just wait 60 seconds for the product to fully absorb to activate that ‘turbo grip’ and make your make-up last longer – even in balmier temperatures.
Clear out the so-so products that just aren’t doing it for you anymore and indulge in spring’s new beauty drops.
THE OUTDOORSY FRAGRANCE
Jo Malone London Wild Flowers & Weeds, £49 each
Overgrown gardens never seemed more alluring… Introduce your nose to Jo Malone London’s latest limited edition collection, Wild Flowers & Weeds. The five unexpected cologne combos include: Cade & Cedarwood, Willow & Amber, Nettle & Wild Achillea, Hemlock & Bergamot and Lupin & Patchouli. The spring-spo, aka spring inspo? Unruly weeds and wild fauna that you might find lining the banks of a winding river. It’s like spring, bottled.
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