This year Spring is all about the dewy, fresh, English-rose look. We’re ditching the dark, smokey temptress shades of winter for light, pastel shades of pink and green.
1. Eyes: Dior Garden Party
Dior’s specially adapted five-colour palette seems almost too beautiful to use. The shadows are embossed with intricate rose motifs, giving it a bespoke, almost antique feel. This is pretty much an English country garden pressed into a palette, what with its olive, cream, ivory, ivy and rose shades – perfect to wear on a warm afternoon spent sipping Pimms on the lawn. Lovely!
Get your green fingers on this gem for £41.00 at Selfridges.
2. Cheeks: Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia Pressed Powder
The floral, feminine look is clearly a running theme for Spring 2012 makeup. Guerlaine has recently launched its new pressed powder that comes in the shape of a beautiful blooming flower, similar to Dior’s Garden Party. In much the same way you might feel a little twinge of guilt for eating the heads of any cute animal-shaped chocolate this Easter, running a brush over this compact seems somehow wrong. Thankfully, the outcome is worth it – this powder brightens up the skin for a radiant complexion and, if applied to certain areas such as the cheek bones, adds structure to the face.
Head over to Escentual and buy Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia for £41.00 for instant blushing beauty.
3. Lips: L’Oreal Colour Riche Made for Me Berry Blush
Sorry ladies, it’s time to demote those Hollywood reds to the back of the cabinet because this Spring, it’s all about being soft, subtle and sweet. L’Oreal’s barely-there Berry Blush is a must have for your makeup bag. It is, according to L’Oreal, ‘not a lipstick’, but a ‘lip pampering luxury’. Not only does it look good, it’s also enriched with Omega-3 and Vitamin E to keep lips soft and moisturised with a natural and long-lasting finish.
Buy L’Oreal Colour Riche Made for Me Berry Blush at Chemist Direct for a very reasonable £7.55.
4. Nails: Chanel Le Vernis for April, May and June
Chanel is offering a different limited edition nail varnish for every month this Spring! April’s all about easing us out of the dark, rich shades of winter with a wine-coloured red. May is a far lighter, fresher shade of pink and June is an experimental but warm, balmy shade of orange. Each pot promises a state-of-the-art formula that not only makes nails look beautiful, but strengthens and repairs them too. This is streak-free, long-lasting, high-shine colour that goes brilliantly with the Spring 2012 makeup trends.
Get your talons on this trio of Spring varnishes at Chanel for £26.00 each.