Six ways to update your look for Spring 2018

Six ways to update your look for Spring 2018

The first signs of Spring are here, and they have never been more welcome! As much as we love the glamour of the party season and wrapping up in cosy knits - the thought of warm sunshine and bright evenings has us ready for a complete beauty and wardrobe overhaul.

Spring is a chance to have fun with your look, treat your skin and play with new accessories. We've picked six of the coolest trends to help you refresh your look:

1. Make a statement with a bright, bold eye

Seen all over the catwalks at London Fashion Week, bright & bold eyeshadows were paired with a neutral base for a modern, graphic look. Any colour works; blue, yellow or bright pink! This look can easily be carried off by smudging a single, bright colour over the eyelid. If you're not ready for the full bold effect, a tinted mascara can add a subtle but playful pop of colour to your eyes. We love this electric blue mascara from Chanel.


Our Favourites

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette 366 Bain De Mer

Chanel Cils Scintillants Sparkling Mascara Top Coat Jazzy Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Bleus Lumiere 5 Color Eyeshadow Palette

    2. Keep your complexion fresh and dewy

    Super-matte foundations and heavy powders are fine for the Winter months, but Spring styles require a more relaxed look. Skin that looks well moisturised, healthy and glowy was all over the catwalks for Spring/Summer. This look can be achieved by using a BB cream, tinted moisturiser or light foundation sparingly over the skin, with concealer to cover up any blemishes or dark circles. Using a primer first helps keep it in place, and unless your skin is oily, you can skip the powder. For an extra dewy look, prep your skin with a facemask first. We love Nip+Fab Skin Plumping Facemask for a moisturised, plumped-up base.

    Our Favourites

    Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration Sorbet Water Essence 40ml

    Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Extreme Perfection & Hold Makeup Base

    Estee Lauder Double Wear BB Makeup 30ml Intensity



    3. Flushed cheeks and lips make everything brighter

    Rosy, flushed cheeks are replacing the heavily contoured look that has been so popular in recent years. Universally flattering and youthful, pick a pink or peachy shade that suits your skin tone and apply it to the apples of your cheeks and your lips. We love the Dior Diorific Matte Fluid Lip And Cheek Velvet Colour - this multitasking product looks so natural, people won't be able to tell you're wearing makeup. Follow up with a shimmering highlighter on your cheekbones for an extra supermodel glow.

    Our Favourites

    Dior Diorific Matte Fluid Lip And Cheek Velvet Colour

    Revlon 3 Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

    Chanel Rouge Allure Pink Lipstick Luminous Intense

      4. Don't forget the skin on your body

      After being covered in thick layers during the cold Winter months and the drying effects of indoor heating, your skin can feel a bit dry and pasty. Take some time to enjoy pampering yourself! We love incorporating a weekly body scrub into our routine, followed by a rich moisturising cream. If you're feeling particularly pale, a little bit of false tan can have transformative powers! Make sure your skin has been exfoliated and don't apply immediately after a shower or bath, to avoid the tan sinking into your pores and leaving tell-tale dots on your legs. We love finishing with a dry body oil for a beautiful glow!


      Our Favourites

      Vita Liberata Phenomenal Self Tan Bronzing 75ml Lotion Polish & Mitt

      The Body Shop Strawberry Softening Body Moisturiser Lotion 250ml

      Eisenberg Paris Ultra Hydrating Face Body And Hair Oil 100ml


      5. Ditch the heavy perfumes for something lighter

      Spring is the time to rethink any heavier, full-bodied fragrances you may have been wearing in Winter. If you really want to embrace the new season, it's time to freshen up your scent with something lighter and sweeter. Fresh, citrus notes or delicate floral infusions are just what is needed in warmer weather. We recommend a scent that will see you through into summer. The classic Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess is always top of beauty editors wish lists every year.

      Our Favourites

      Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

      DKNY Be Tempted Eau So Blush 100ml Eau De Parfum Spray

      Hugo Boss Ma Vie (Runway Edition) 50ml Eau De Parfum


      6. Update your look with some fun, floral accessories

      Even if you're not a 'flowery' person, there is no denying that floral accessories look sweet and cheerful for Spring. Go all out with some bright floral earrings or keep it subtle with a sweet flower pendant. A new pair of sunglasses for the Spring sunshine completes the look!


      Our Favourites

      Aviary Make Up Bag Blue Tit By Disaster Designs

      Hot Diamonds Paradise Open Flower Pendant Necklace