Add to cart’ on these must-haves for a glowing good spring
With the year sliding towards Christmas at an almost dizzying rate (what even IS time this year, right?) you’ll likely have a lot on your mind, and your schedule.
Given the hustle, something you might not have considered, or alternatively felt overwhelmed by, is the fact that with the warmer weather that’s recently arrived, it’s time to start transitioning skincare and makeup to spring and summer appropriate options.
To make selecting easier, we’ve got the intel on all the new products landing that are worth spending your hard earned cash on. These newbies will become indispensable over the next few months whether you’re in an office or enjoying making the most of our ability to explore our beautiful local landscape.
You’d struggle to find a more perfect new addition to the dressing table based on looks alone, but this new, slightly more intense update, of YSL’s Libre fragrance is just the thing to elevate your mood when you’re heading out at night over the upcoming party season. Notes of clean lavender mingle with heady vanilla and orange blossom – you’ll definitely get all the attention!
MAC’s bronzing collection is perfectly timed, and the packaging gives us so many high-summer, lounging-by-the-pool or post-beach-cocktails-on-the-rooftop-terrace vibes. Our picks are the smooth finely milled but shimmer-free bronzer – perfect for a subtle contour – paired with the punchy coral lipstick and a touch of foil shadow on the eye.
Redken Extreme Extreme Bleach Recovery Shampoo, Lamellar Water and Cica Leave-In Treatment, from $35
We all know it’s a journey getting to a bright blonde shade when you didn’t start out that way. We also know its workkeeping lightened hair healthy. Enter Redken’s new collection that’s designed to nourish and care for bleached and lightened locks, calling on hydrating ingredients to retain the softness and resilience of your strands.
SPF is non-negotiable if you want to protect your skin and prevent early signs of aging, but sometimes it’s hard to find one that works with a matte finish under makeup. This new one uses mineral filters like zinc but rubs into skin without looking white or shiny.
This divine botanically-based Kiwi brand has a new offering designed to brighten and smooth skin, getting rid of a dull winter complexion in time for the new season. The gel-serum mask calls on Lactic Acid, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Mānuka Honey for gentle but effective results.
If your budget is going elsewhere this season but you still want a little skin booster, try one of Essano’s new targeted serums. With proven active ingredients and a pretty impressive price, these treatments will give your complexion a concentrated helping of the good stuff. Just take your pick from which concern you’d like to treat or try a couple layered together.
Words: Megan Bedford