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Health and beauty
May 2023
Reading time 3 Minutes

Spring is the perfect time for a makeup bag refresh

From makeup sticks with staying power to lip colour that lasts, here's what's on our spring beauty wishlist.

Blend this beautiful, finely-milled powder onto cheeks with a fluffy brush for a subtly radiant glow. Wild Meadows Blush in Anemone, £64 Chantecaille

This unique balancing formula, known for its successful original complex of five plant extracts, now has two new key ingredients to improve the skin’s resilience, improve tone and revitalise – all whilst adding vital hydration. Ecological Compound Advanced Formula, £118 Sisley

Enriched with a combination of antioxidant rich jasmine and mandarin essential oils, this luxurious Australian Jojoba based moisturiser with illuminating mica instantly hydrates while adding a subtle glow to the skin. Use on face and body for a gorgeous natural, luminous glow. Jojoba Glow, £28

We love the flattering peachy tones of the new sheer cheek colour from Charlotte Tilbury. Beauty Wand Blush in Peach Pop, £30

Charismatic actress Whitney Peak Is the new face of Coco Chanel as they launch Coco Mademoiselle EDP and Hair Perfume. Scented with the most delicate notes of EDP with its sensual patchouli, vetiver, zesty orange and floral jasmine, the hair perfume can be worn on its own or layered up with the perfume. Coco Mademoiselle Hair Perfume, £57 Chanel, Boots

With ground-breaking formulas designed to fight the ageing effects of ‘inflammageing’ and containing a proprietary blend of CBG and CBD, Cellular Goods promise smoother, firmer more radiant skin in weeks. With a Rejuvenating Night Cream, Day Cream and Day Mousse the range, fronted by Danish model Helena Christensen, is destined to become 2023’s go-to for all skincare junkies. Rejuvenating Night Cream, £89 Cellular Goods

Sticking Power

For sheer convenience and versatility you can’t beat makeup sticks. Make room in your makeup bag for our top picks

The easiest way to highlight skin and add luminosity. Multi-Stick in Cosmic Dancer, £38 Ilia, Sephora UK

A revolutionary foundation stick with the coverage of a concealer, the fluidity of a liquid and the weightlessness of a powder in a long-wearing waterproof formula for undetectable full coverage. Vanish Seemless Foundation Stick, £47 Hourglass

This versatile blush in a creamy, buildable formula, melts into skin but colour stays all day. Tint Blush Stick, £23 Huda Beauty, Boots

With a weightless, non-greasy formula, this cream bronzer glides on to leave a gorgeous, natural looking glow. Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer, £25 Rare Beauty, Sephora, UK

All Day Every Day

Fed up with losing your lip colour with the first sip of morning coffee? Longlasting lip colour is what we’re all looking for and here are four of the best

All-day, non-drying, transfer-proof colour in a new hyper-light formula. Everlasting Hyperlight Liquid Lipstick in Baneberry, £19 KVD Beauty

Boasting a creamy, weightless feel that lasts up to 12 hours, there’s a reason this hard-wearing matte lip colour is called ‘legendary’. Liquilust Legendary Wear Lipstick, £32 Pat McGrath Labs

This pigment-rich formula delivers high colour and long-lasting wear, drying down to a slick, glossy finish. Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain, £10.99 L’Oreal Paris, Boots

GXVE by Gwen Stefani has finally launched in the UK. GXVE is designed to inspire and encourage creativity. The highly pigmented, longlasting I’m Still Here Liquid Lipstick, £20 GXVE by Gwen Stefani, Sephora, UK

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