With the weather changing and the feeling that summer is finally on the way, now is as good a time as any for a change.
Whether it’s a new ‘do, or a colour change you fancy, now is the perfect time to reinvent yourself and also give your makeup bag and wardrobe a spring clean.
Each month we’ll be selecting the best of the new launches for you to try for yourself.
Treat yourself with Deck of Scarlet
There is now a subscription box for just about everything including several covering all sorts of beauty products, but Deck of Scarlet is different.
Instead of sending random beauty products for you try, they will send a complete make-up palette which has all the products you need to create beauty products from day to night.
Each palette, which are sent out every two months, is limited edition and comes with a tutorial by YouTube beauty expert Evon Wahab, who also helped create the first palette.
Described as “edgy but unexpectedly wearable” the first edition palette offers nine different products, including eye shadows, lip colours, blusher, highlighters, a lip pencil and an eye pencil.
The palettes cost $29.95 and can be shipped to the UK. Visit www.deckofscarlet.com to find out more and sign up.
Ghd’s get a facelift
It’s not just you and the weather in line for a change right now. The ghd range has had a makeover too, with the launch of the limited edition Wanderlust collection.
The four styling tools are all available in lovely summer hues and will look gorgeous in any collection.
New and exclusively available for spring/summer 2017, the collection includes ghd platinum Tropic Sky styler (£175), ghd V gold Amber Sunrise styler (£139), ghd V gold Ruby Sunset styler (£139) and ghd Air Wanderlust collection hairdryer (£99).
Also, for the first time, ghd has incorporated a vivid and eclectic pattern onto a styler with the help of decoration technology used in the luxury automobile industry.
Visit www.ghdhair.com for more information.
Banish bugs with Benderelle
Congratulations if you’re one of a handful of people who regularly wash their makeup brushes & sponges but for the rest of us a simple addition to your makeup collection could save you both time, money and the risk of spots!
Blenderelle promises to “banish bugs and keep pricey blenders bacteria free” stopping you smearing dirty sponges across your face after you’ve gone to the trouble of cleansing and toning the skin.
More and more of us are using elliptical blending sponges because let’s be honest they really do work, but while dampening the sponge does help achieve the best results it also leaves it vulnerable to bacteria.
The case not only keeps sponges protected but also offers 50% ventilation so the sponge can dry out safely.
Get luscious lips with Estée Lauder
We all know how much a good lipstick can take any look to a new level and with 30 different shades in their new Pure Color Love Lipstick collection, Estée Lauder have got something for everyone.
Packed with true colour pigments, the Cooled Chromes, Shimmer Pearls and Edgy Crèmes all have medium, buildable coverage that glides on effortlessly for smooth lips that look fresh and vibrant.
The Ultra Mattes feature a super soft and virtually weightless formula with a mattified finish and full coverage.
All lipsticks are infused with a ‘superfruit cocktail of ingredients’, including three power oils, pomegranate, mango and acai, to help condition and soften lips.
They also feature a flavour infused with sweet vanilla.
The lipsticks, which cost £19 are available on counter and at www.esteelauder.co.uk now.
Get inspired by The Make-up Manual
What Lisa Potter-Dixon, Head Make-up Artist and Brow Expert for Benefit Cosmetics, doesn’t know about make-up isn’t worth knowing so when she brings out a book the beauty industry reads it.
The Make-up Manual teaches you everything you need to know about all aspects of make-up application, including solutions to common problems as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your look every time.
As well as chapters covering every aspect of makeup from brows to lips and contouring to bronzing there also a complete section called Looks to Dazzle, where Lisa offers make-up ideas for parties, festivals and Halloween, using glitter, sequins and transfers, as well as tips on fixing make-up mishaps and finding your perfect wedding look.