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Update your make up bag for spring with these new arrivals

Emmie Thornhill
Writer and expert3 years ago
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Want to acknowledge the changing season with a few new {make up} additions to your go-to ritual? Here are our recommendations to help you nail the trends (without spending a small fortune)...


Great for all skin types and tones, Pai Skincare’s {The Impossible Glow, Hyaluronic Acid & Sea Kelp Bronzing Drops} are perfect for granting a beautifully luminous look (sans the sun damage).

Brimming with dew-boosting hyaluronic acid – a natural moisture magnet that acts like you’re ‘fluffing the stuffing’ (if skin cells were cushions) – these drops can be mixed into serum or cream for a gradual {tan} glow, or used straight from the bottle to instantly grant an ethereal gleam. Laced with light-scattering pigments to help you look lit-from-within, lemon-derived vitamin C works to brighten while scavenging damaging radicals, while sea kelp delivers long-lasting hydration for skin that looks visibly smooth, firm and radiant.


Conveniently packed in a portable compact and coming in five versatile shades (with ‘Clear’ offering its services to all skin tones) the {Dew Wet Balm} from Danessa Myricks lends a ‘glass skin’ finish while treating skin to a bunch of nourishing and hydrating ingredients.

Lightweight and translucent, the Dew Wet Balm offers lustrous luminance in the form of a balm-like texture that uses skin-healing jojoba oil to instantly bring dry, cakey make up back from the brink – breathing on it with new life. Working to hydrate and highlight – even when used on top of powder formulas – the Dew Wet Balm is easy to apply (simply dab on with a finger) and effortlessly highlights the high points of your face with a natural, fresh-looking dew.


A weather-flushed blush in a bottle, Saie’s {Dew Blush} is a creamy and dew-boosting water-based gel that boasts skin-loving ingredients to beautify your skin instantly and over time.

With a soft doe foot applicator, applying this weightless and comfortable formula is effortlessly easy – simply dab onto cheeks and blend with your fingers – whether you prefer a subtle tint or an intense, rich pop of colour. Buildable and buttery, the tint seamlessly melts into skin, giving you a lit-from-within glow that doesn’t look fake, streaky or patchy. A cocktail of mulberry extract, elderberry and evening primrose also works to (*takes deep breath*) brighten, moisturise, refine, nourish, soothe and protect skin from environmental aggressors. Available in four juicy shades ranging from nude peach to deep berry pink, choose between ‘Peachy’, ‘Rosy’, ‘Poppy’ and ‘Dreamy’.


Housed in a stunning, 3D floral compact, Chantecaille's {Flower Power Perfect Blur Finishing Powder} is an ultra-fine, instant blurring powder that smoothes and perfects the complexion.

Available in two shades, 'Light/Medium' and 'Medium/Deep', the weightless finishing formula helps skin appear softly filtered and flawless. A long-lasting, gel-powder is infused with innovative optically correcting and blurring spheres to filter out imperfections on the skin. This ultimate soft-focus blurring powder is utterly weightless and invisible on the skin. It glides on feather-light and infuses the skin with translucent radiance. 100% translucent on all skin tones, this completely weightless perfect powder applies without any white or grey cast on the skin, while neutralising any redness or imperfections.


Sculpt, define and highlight with Patrick Ta’s {Major Sculpt Crème & Powder Bronzer Duo}, which pairs a dewy cream with a finely milled powder to chisel your cheekbones and amplify shadows for subtle, believable depth.

Diffusing with ease for the most realistic effect, the textures are beautifully buildable – catching the light with a chic, balmy finish when swept along cheeks, lids or brow bones, or lending matte, olive-toned depth to your hollows to bring out your beautiful bone structure. Completely customisable and versatile, the textures are readily layered – making it easy to dial up the drama – and can be used to bestow a post-holiday glow, or strategically placed to exaggerate, streamline or help you look stunningly sunkissed.


Delivering weightless and buildable colour that causes flaws to literally vanish, the pore-perfecting {Vanish Blush Stick} from Hourglass blends seamlessly with a cream-to-powder formula that looks effortlessly natural on skin.

Silky, smooth and easy to apply, this twist-up stick allows you to personalise your blush – whether you prefer a bright pop of colour (use with a foundation brush if so), a slightly more subtle look (opt for a blush brush) or a light stain (use your fingers and gently pat). Working to blur the look of pores with a clever blend of emollients and protective antioxidants, this 100% vegan and cruelty-free blush even boasts a unique triangular bullet to hug the contours of your cheeks – allowing for precise application and detail. Conditioning, hydrating and comfortable, you’ll want one in every colour – from ‘Adore’ (a vibrant berry) to ‘Wonder’ (a soft peach) and everything in between…


Emmie Thornhill
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