The Freshest Beauty Must-Haves For Spring 2018 My Baba 14 February, 2018 Fashion & Beauty With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get rid of the heavy winter moisturisers, dark autumnal lipsticks and prepare to bare a little more skin. The change in season is the perfect time for you to adjust your beauty routine to fit in with the fresher, lighter temperatures. Spring is the season for fresh beginnings, new products and having a thorough detox, which is why we have rounded up some of the best beauty must-haves to reflect the blossoming season. We’re seeing a trend of fresh, dewy, natural-looking skin paired with faint pastel hues, mirroring the purity and natural feel of spring. Of course, this look is only achievable by looking after your hair and skin, which is where detoxifying and rejuvenating products come into the mix. So, get ready to revamp your makeup bag and bathroom cabinet: it’s time to look fresh-faced and ready for spring. ‘Hit The Sheets’ Vanilla Velvet Coffee Scrub, Optiat Zelens Lip Enhancer in Naturelle, Zest Beauty This multi-functioning lip enhancer does it all. From nourishing dry, chapped lips to providing a fuller, plumper look, this neutral lip enhancer is going to be a must-have for your everyday makeup routine. Adding a gentle sheen to your lips, you can step out looking polished and primed. Luminous Silk Foundation, Giorgio Armani Beauty We’re all about lightweight products in spring, which is why this silky foundation is an absolute must. With buildable coverage, this handbag essential can be used to provide a naturally sheer look, whilst also taking you into the night with more intense coverage by simply adding more of the product. We loved the texture of this foundation and were astounded by how light the formula felt on our skin, making it our spring must-have. BeautyPro Detoxifying Foaming Cleansing Sheet Mask With Activated Charcoal, Look Fantastic Wearing foundation day in, day out can really take its toll on our skin, which is why face masks are so vital. This detoxifying foaming face mask deeply cleanses skin, leaving with you a cooled, fresh-feeling face. Due to the nature of its foaming properties, you can thoroughly feel the mask working its magic and extracting that everyday grime from your face. Iconic London, Illuminator in Original, Cult Beauty The dark, winter months can make your skin look grey and tired which is why sometimes you need a little helping boost, and that is where Iconic London’s illuminator steps in. You can use this illuminator mixed in with your regular foundation to add a dewy glow and eliminate dull looking skin, or use it alone as a highlighter to make cheekbones pop. Sublime Repair Treatment Mask, SHOW Beauty Your hair suffers a lot of damage in winter, which is why it’s important to restore its vibrancy and lustre weekly. This heavenly-scented hair mask is a product you will want to repurchase again and again. After just one use, we saw a noticeable difference in how nourished and sleek our hair looked. Just to top it off, the scent this mask leaves in your hair is one that cannot be replicated. With sweet-scented notes of creme brulee, this hair mask will become a firm favourite in your haircare family. We’re in love. Pure Treatment Oil, SHOW Beauty Okay, so the SHOW Beauty Repairing Hair Mask worked wonders on our hair, but we had to include in this holy-grail product from their range too. With the same scent following through in the treatment oil, this beautifully packaged little product extends and pronounces the fragrance of that luxurious smell, whilst also enhancing the elasticity of hair. Our hair looked noticeably sleeker and less frizzy, which is an absolute must when entering spring. ThisWorks, Perfect Legs Skin Miracle, Beauty Bay With the rise in temperature comes the need to bare a little more skin. This is where the ThisWorks vitamin-infused serum steps up to the plate. Simply rub the formula into skin to moisturise and add a healthy tint to your legs. We adored the subtle gold tint it gave and would definitely recommend it as a quick-fix solution to achieving the perfect pins. L’Oreal False Lash Fiber Mascara, Superdrug Having that open, doe-eyed look is a style we want to rock all year round, let alone just in spring. Luckily, the amazing creators at L’Oreal have come up with a more natural solution to longer looking lashes, without having to pay copious amounts of money for eyelash extensions. This clever mascara has two brushes: one for priming lashes with a black coat of mascara, and the second which provides a formula that has microfibres infused, giving you that extra length to your lashes. We did notice a more defined and lengthened look when trying this out, however, this does not exactly recreate the same dramatic look fake lashes would. Limited Series “A woman” Tweezers, RUBIS Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, Peter Thomas Roth I think it’s safe to say that the majority of us suffer from dark circles or puffy eyes at some point in the year. If like me, you get regular eye strains from looking at a screen too much, then I’ve got the answer for you: hydra-gel eye patches. Not only do these life-saving patches reduce puffy-looking eyes, but they also really help with relaxing and cooling the area surrounding your eye, helping with that dull ache caused by computer/phone screens. Maca Mask, Odylique New Home Whitening Kit, Diamond Whites Lip Maestro in Pearly Nude, Giorgio Armani Beauty Boasting an array of shades, this lip stain provides the perfect texture and coverage to to really complete your look. Unlike most liquid lipsticks, this beautifully-textured lip lacquer both hydrates and plumps your lips, which is why it holds a higher than usual price tag. Nevertheless, you do see a noticeable difference to the fullness of your lips and the longevity of the product. We chose shade 508 which is a pearly nude tone – the perfect feminine colour to highlight and pronounce lips as we enter spring. Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Nars Not wanting to wear a full face of makeup in spring is completely understandable: you want to feel fresh faced and give your skin the well deserved break it deserves. However, sometimes we just need that little boost of colour to give us a bit of confidence. Luckily for us, Nars have created the perfect solution: a skin tint. Marc Jacobs, Daisy Eau So Fresh Twinkle Edition, Fabled It is so important to update your scent with the changing seasons. Being stuck with a winter scent all year round can get tedious and boring, and you’ll find yourself wanting fresher and lighter tones with the change of weather. We adore the Daisy Eau So Fresh Twinkle Edition from Marc Jacobs, as it boasts a dreamy floral scent that isn’t overpowering or cheap-smelling. With notes of black cherry, fresh white florals and whipped berry mousse, this breezy everyday perfume is the perfect scent to wear in the fresher months. Spritz onto your pressure points and lap up the smell of fresh, fruity tones, inspired by blue skies and warm days. Givenchy Prisme Libre Powder, Feel Unique Illuminate your complexion to give off a healthy looking finish to your face with this gorgeously packaged loose powder set. With 4 complimentary tones, you can mix and match each powder to warm up and brighten the look of dull skin. We mixed the varying tones to accomplish the perfect warm glow and loved the fine feel of it on our faces. This Works, Sleep Plus Hair Elixir, Beauty Bay This revolutionary hair elixir combats 2 problems at once, making it our holy grail product. Targeting fine and dry hair, this serum boosts your hairs natural vitality, providing it with a shot of radiance and energy. But what makes this hair product particularly special? Well, as the title suggests, it includes sleep-inducing properties that help you doze off that little bit quicker. When trying out the elixir, I did find that I fell asleep slightly quicker than usual, however this very much could be a placebo effect. Either way – if it works, it works! Detox Mud Treatment, Exuviance Aiming to target impurities, this purifying mask instantly strips skin of dead skin cells and dirt, leaving you with baby-soft skin. After using this weekly, we really started to notice a difference to the brightness of our skin. With an array of natural ingredients, you can be sure that you are treating your skin to a one of a kind face mask. Anti-Dandruff Shampoos by Natur Vital Chewable Hair Vitamins by Hairburst Perfect Selfie HD Finishing Powder, Wunder2 This revolutionary pressed powder is going to be a part of your everyday makeup routine, guaranteed. Claiming to provide you with a filter-perfect face, Wunder2 have created a brilliant little blackhead-eliminating translucent powder to even out the look of skin. Within the first use, we noticed our skin look smoother, mattified and generally quite flawless. Overall, skin looked more even and presentable, almost as if a soft Instagram filter had been applied. The look of impurities had diminished significantly, making this the ultimate product to add to your makeup collection.