The Essential Beauty Guide For Spring

Moving on from the dark liners and berry palettes of winter, you can now pick up an assortment of bright shades to suit all skin tones for your spring/summer 2015 make up bag.

Clarins UV Plus Day Screen   Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer

Starting with your base skin, make sure you cover up after your daily cleansing routine with Clarins brand new UV Plus Anti-Pollution Day Screen (SPF50), £32 (30ml), which not only protects against UV rays but also against city pollution. Plus the ultra fine texture is great when adding under your daily foundation.

However, if it’s foundation you’re after then why not try Clinique’s new Beyond Perfecting liquid foundation and concealer, (£25). Completely lightweight, this 2-in-1 natural matte offers full coverage for a natural finish whilst providing daily moisture. Available in 21 shades the dual action coverage offers 12 hour staying power with an easy to use magic wand applicator.

Bobbi Brown Hot Pink Art Stick   Clinique Lip Balm Perfector

For me though it’s about the lips. Versace, Bora Aksu and Roland Mouret (amongst others) all showcased an assortment of bright hues on their models with a range from candy floss to cerise, pink was a hugely popular choice – so why not head to your nearest beauty counter to pick up a brand new shade. My favourites come in the form of Bobbi Brown’s Hot Pink Art Sticks, £19.50 each, (part of the new Kate Upton Hot Colletion collab) and Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector (in Rose 01, £18). The Balm comes in six shades to help illuminate lips while adding extracts of nourishing mango and Shea alongside vitamin E, which locks colour in and keeps lips hydrated all day long.

OPI Hawaii Collection

Lastly for spring/summer 2015 pastel and nude nails ruled the runways. You can bag a catwalk style for a fraction of the price from a selection of new season lacquers from Nails Inc, Essie, OPI and Ciate. I’m loving OPIs new Hawaii Collection which cover a spectrum of shades – including That’s Hula-rious (£11.95) above…

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