By Darcy Rive
Bobbi Brown’s Shadow Sticks have long been a hero product of many beauty bags. This spring, they introduce a new collection of Sparkle Sticks, which create glistening, gilded eye looks with shimmering, pearl-infused cream shadows. With nine beautiful, limited edition colours to choose from including Aurora Pink, Prosecco, Moonstone, Rose Quartz and Galactic, this 8-hour and water-resistant formula is easy to apply and blend, while the multidimensional pearls deliver a high-impact finish.
Tom Ford's new Lip Lacquers epitomise glamour. 18 shades are available across three finishes, each infused with fade-resistant formulas and smoothing moisturisers. Choose Liquid Matte with its concentrated colour in a velvet matte finish, as seen in Ruby Rush (left). Or opt for Liquid Metal, which achieves metallic colour with a high shine, as seen in Molten Orchid (middle); while Liquid Patent combines a lip stain with a gloss, giving a high-impact vinyl impact, as seen in Erotic (right).
With Viva Cuba, Laura Mercier takes us to Cuba with gorgeous bronzers, silky illuminators and vibrant lip colours evoking the energy and soul of the Caribbean. Use the Liquid Face Illuminator with its iridescent particles to create a healthy glow and the matte bronzing powder gives you a sun-kissed warmth. Finish with Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in three limited-edition, long-lasting shades: Chicas, Havanna and Amor. From bold pink to bright red, we've found the ultimate spring statement lip.
Sisley's new Phyto Kohl Star eye liners offer the ease of a pencil's application with the vivid pigment of a liquid liner, as well as a built-in sharpener for a sharp and precise finish. The long-lasting, waterproof pencils come in eight shades with unique effects for multidimensional looks - our favourites include Sparkling (a shimmering bronze) and Mystic (a bold blue) that's an easy way to try out the make-up trend of the moment.
Refresh tired eyes with Estée Lauder's Resilience Lift Cooling/Lifting Eye GelCreme. The light formula is enriched with an innovative Tri-Peptide Lift Complex, boosting your skin's natural collagen and fibronectin production to give a more lifted appearance, while intense hydration reduces puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. As your skin's needs change from season to season, caring for your under eye area is an all-year beauty must, and this new GelCreme is sure to become a skincare staple.
When it comes to achieving a fresh-faced glow this spring, NARS has made it easy with their stunning new Wanted Cheek Palettes. Featuring fan favourite shades and a selection of limited edition colours, you can mix matte and shimmer blushes to find your perfect finish. Cheek Palette I (top) has limited edition colours including Unlimited, Buzzed, Notorious and Kingpin, while Cheek Palette II (bottom) includes limited edition colours such as PYT, Exposed, Penthouse and Taos.
This spring, Chantecaille is commemorating its 20th anniversary with a luxurious limited edition gold compact of beautiful eye shadows. The four shades complement each other perfectly, with a velvety texture that is easy to build. Proceeds from the palette go towards two conservation efforts close to Chantecaille founder Sylvie’s heart, and the shades take their names from the endangered lions and elephants helped by these charities.
Gloss is a key beauty trend this spring, and Lancôme's new L'Absolu Lacquer will give you that coveted high-impact mirror shine. The 6-hour wear formula enriched with hydrating glycerine comes in 30 shades, from soft nudes and light pinks to vivid reds, rich purples and warm browns. The light formula is easily buildable - one coat gives subtle sheer colour, two coats give a bold dewy finish, while three coats will deliver an intense colour and stunning shine that is guaranteed to turn heads.
If you’re looking for a radiant golden complexion this spring, look no further than Benefit’s new Gold Rush Blush. As the name suggests, this rich nectar shade is infused with delicate golden flecks throughout, giving your warm blusher a glistening hue on the skin. The powder blush is scented with Benefit’s signature Golden Glamber fragrance with summery notes of citrus, vanilla and sandalwood to awaken your inner Californian golden goddess.
For their latest face mask, the skincare specialists at Kiehl’s have harnessed the natural powers of ginger leaf and hibiscus seeds, scientifically proven to make skin look and feel smoother and replenished. Sustainably-sourced ginger leaf reduces the appearance of fine lines while hydrating botanical hibiscus seeds provide instant firming benefits. Leave this mask on overnight and wake up to a more supple and radiant complexion.