Sizzling Spring Makeup
Just as we should switch to lighter skincare products for Spring, due to the extra humidity in the air, and the drop in harsh, cold winds, we should also change our makeup for Spring. Spring affords us the chance to wear lighter foundations and BB/CC Creams, as well as the opportunity to try some of the wonderful colours that appear each Spring. Additionally, it is a good opportunity to Spring clean your makeup bag, and check that the products you are using are still fresh and useable. Products like powders last 1-2 years, and foundations up to a year, however products like mascara, lipstick, and eyeliners which can be exposed to bacteria should be replaced more frequently (ideally every 3 months). So, if you need an excuse to try some new colours, or lighter foundations, here is our pick of the best new makeup products this Spring.
Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Ecstasy Balm
If you like to dress your lips in a soft veil of colour for Spring, the new Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Ecstasy Lip Balms are simply stunning. Offering the shine of a gloss with the care of a balm, your lips stay hydrated for up to 8 hours. The balm melts into your lips on contact, and is available in 3 gorgeous colours, Deep Nude – a subtle plum shade, Soft Nude, a sheer pink shade, and our favourite – Neo Nude, a pretty rose shade (pictured). You can either wear them sheer, or build each shade for stronger colour. Effortlessly chic, your lips will thank you. 3g RRP $48.00.
L’Oreal Paris Bonjour Nudista Awakening Skin Tint
We love our skin to glow in Spring, and this has to be one of the best products for illumintating your skin, and giving it a gorgeous glow. The 92% natural formula in the L’Oreal Paris Bonjour Nudista Skin Tint blends seamlessly, to awaken your skin with a radiant finish, while ingredients such as apricot kernel oil, and coconut oil nourish and lock in hydration. Bonjour Nudista leaves your skin looking rested, plumped (so it’s great for mature skin), and naturally glowing. Available in 4 shades. 30ml RRP $24.95.
Mavala Blush Colour Nail Polish
The gorgeous colours in the new Mavala Blush Colours nail collection will have you wanting more than one. Inspired by easy to wear, softer fashion colours, the collection has bold, and soft pastel colours to match any outfit. And that’s not all – the clever Mavala nail polish formula, containing wood resins, allows your nails to breathe, so they are good for your nails. Our favourite colours – pictured – Athens, a soft pearlescent rose, Lima, a creamy tangerine, and Reykjavik, a mystical mauve. The mini sizes (and prices) mean we can have them all! Blush Colour Collection available in 6 shades. 5ml RRP $8.50. Pair them with the gorgeous Mavala Sugar Free Lip Glosses in either Ice Cream (a luscious creamy coffee colour) or Grapefruit (a soft pink) – both pictured, for an easy, carefree Spring look. The non-sticky lip glosses contain grape seed oil to protect and nourish your lips. Sugar Free Lip Gloss Collection available in 5 shades. 6ml RRP $20.95.
Nutrimetics Perfecting Oil Free Foundation
Oil Free doesn’t have to mean non-hydrating, and Nutrimetics first lightweight, oil free foundation certainly does hydrate your skin. Perfect for the warmer months, when your skin can contain a little extra sheen, the Nutrimetics Perfecting Oil Free Foundation contains hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and nourish your skin, whilst botanical extracts help to smooth your skin and even out your skin tone. The medium coverage foundation comes in 6 easy to wear shades, to suit almost every skin tone, and is suitable for skin from teens right up to our more mature skin. 30ml RRP $50.00.
Bobbi Brown Highlight & Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
The iconic Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick is loved the world over for it’s ability to give your skin a shimmering glow, and just in time for Spring comes the limited edition Highlight & Glow Shimmer Brick Palette. Featuring three complimentary, versatile Shimmer Brick shades, the universally flattering colours of Rose, Copper Diamond, and Apricot can be worn alone, or together, to give your skin a soft, as if lit from within, radiance. The superfine powder pigments blend easily for a natural finish. RRP $140.00.
Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme
If your lips are starting to thin (and it happens to most of us as we age), the new Revlon Kiss Lip Plumping Creme, could be the answer to your prayers. Formulated with Volulip™, the Creme helps to deliver fuller and smoother lips instantly, and to help visibly enhance the size of your lips over time. Available in 10 complimentary shades, there is one to suit everyone. Our favourite – Peony Buff, a soft Spring pink – pictured. 7.1g RRP $19.95.
MAC Total Babe Palette
Featuring a selection of eight soft, elegant eyeshadow shades, a universally flattering highlighter, a modern twiskt kajal eye liner in squid, and an extreme dimension 3D black mascara, the MAC Total Babe Palette is all you need for eyes this Spring. It’s perfect for weekends away, longer holidays, or even touch ups throughout the day.The eight complimentary eyeshadows allow you to create a range of different day and night time looks, all with one easy palette, and the universal highlighter matches all eight eyeshadows. It’s limited edition though – so get it before stocks run out. RRP $95.00.
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Shine Lipstick
We know this is the second L’Oreal Paris product in the Spring Makeup feature, but they have so many new products that are perfect for Spring! The new Color Riche Lipstick is an intensely moisturising lipstick, formulated with glossy oils, to provide hydration to your lips in a high shine, almost weightless, formula that glides easily onto your lips. No longer to you have to choose between hydration and intense colour – you can now have both. The intense colour pigments and multi-faceted shimmers bring these gorgeous colours to life on your lips. The range is available in 16 to die for colours – our favourite – Instaheaven, pictured, a delicate candy pink. 4.2g RRP $23.95.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light SPF 10 Foundation
Estee Lauder’s best selling foundation, Double Wear, is available in a new formula, and it’s perfect for Spring and Summer. Double Wear Light is a light to medium coverage foundation, in a soft matte finish, still designed to last for up to 24 hours. The formula is water, sweat and humidity resistant (always a plus), the non-drying formula has hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin while it helps to control oil. The formula helps to blur and reduce the look of pores and imperfections, while your skin stays fresh and shine free all day. Available in 12 shades to suit most skin tones. 30ml RRP $58.00.