Spring Clean your Beauty Basics for the New Season
It’s spring, which means only one thing: time for an overhaul. And what better way to see in the new season than to sweep all those cobwebs from your beautifying regime with a spring clean? If your beauty basics leave a lot to be desired, take a look at our guide to the hottest things you need in your make up bag for spring. Your skin will love you for it!
Bobbi Brown cosmetic brushes $25-$60
The crème de la crème of the brush world, Bobbi Brown’s brushes come in a whole host of shapes and sizes so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect tools for your make-up, no matter the consistency or formula. For powders we recommend natural bristle brushes as they give the most even blending. For liquid and gel make up opt for synthetic brushes as the bristles are less porous.
Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer $30
Laura Mercier’s foundation primer is a lightweight, creamy gel used under foundation to nourish the skin and give an amazing base for your make-up. You can either use it alone to brighten the skin, or under foundation for a smooth texture to guarantee your make-up stays put all day.
Eve Lom cleanser
Cleansing is the most important step in your beauty regime (you only use cleansing wipes?! Shame on you!) and it’s worth investing in a good cleanser. And they don’t come much better than the queen of cleansing, Eve Lom’s cult beauty classic cleanser. Vogue once described it as ‘the best cleanser in the world’. And if it’s good enough for Vogue…!
Origins Clean Energy gentle cleansing oil $21
The thought of smothering our faces in oil to cleanse them freaked us out too but we’ve been totally converted and this Origins beauty is our no.1 choice. Oil cleansing is a modern way of cleaning and invigorating the skin and it really is the future of cleansing. This oil literally melts away dirt and make-up and keeps skin hydrated and supple. Join the revolution!
Clinique Clarifying Lotion from $12.50
This has been a staple in our beauty box ever since we can remember and it’s going nowhere anytime soon. Clinique clarifying lotion gently exfoliates and tones the skin, leaving you with a squeaky clean and radiant base for your moisturizer. With a version to suit every skin type you can’t go wrong!
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer $31
Liz Earle products have become a cult beauty classic and it’s easy to see why. We’re hooked on the Skin Repair Moisturizer which softens, smoothes and conditions the skin. With natural antioxidants and vitamin E this moisturizer hydrates the skin, naturally and without harsh chemicals.
Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash
If you’re a fan of Clarins’ Flash Beauty Balm then you will love this. In a unique cream-gel formula, this product helps smooth and revive tired eyes and leave you looking spritely even after 2 hours sleep (they’ll never know!) Ingredients include white tea to refresh and decongest, young wheat proteins to gently tighten and extracts of rose petal and waterlily milk to protect.
Moroccan oil treatment $42
If I was running from a burning building my Moroccan oil is the first thing I’d reach for. Since starting to use it a couple of years ago the condition of my hair has improved drastically. It brought my bleached, snapped and damaged hair back to life and I now use it religiously. Use it on dry or wet hair or mix in with colorant or shampoo and it leaves your hair feeling glossy and nourished and looking soft and shiny – we love!
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask $6.99
Probably our favorite drugstore brand, Neutrogena never fail to deliver on amazing products at even more amazing prices. This hair mask tends to over-processed and damaged hair and as it’s so concentrated a little goes a long, long way. With super ingredients to pack a punch such as olive, meadowfoam seed and sweet almond it’s like rehab for your tresses.
Guest Post contributed by Jodi Lawler from Cafe La Moda, where you can find lots more beauty tips and beauty buys in one place.