With our fingers and our toes crossed in hope of a sunny bank holiday break we're getting our beauty bags ready for a fun, fresh look for the long weekend no matter what the weather.
Whether you're visiting family or relaxing with time off work, the long Easter bank holiday weekend provides the perfect oppourtunity to roadtest some of spring's new make-up trends. One of the biggest looks backstage at this season's fashion weeks called for a base of effortlessly dewy skin. Cue a call for the multi-purpose SPF, primer and tinted moisturiser otherwise known as BB cream which is ideal for creating this easy look.
A cult product that has flown off the shelves over the last year, one of our top picks is the super moisturising A Perfect World by organic beauty brand Origins. Packed full of soothing white tea extract its antioxidant-rich ingredients make sure this easy to apply balm smells great as well as ridding the skin of any visible blemishes. Simply smooth over with your fingers, concentrating on the centre of the face and blend outwards for a natural look.
To maintain a glowing look without the grease, blotting papers are ideal for popping into your handbag to touch up your look throughout the day without putting on any more product. But if you want to add some colour to your face then Yves Saint Laurent's new spring make-up collection is a great place to begin. Their creamy blushes are great for adding rosey hues to your cheeks.
With Cara Delevingne fronting the new YSL campaign, we're sold on the creamy cheek colour that has left us utterly besotted this spring. With the focus being on great skin, keep eyes simple with just a slick of mascara that will last throughout the day – waterproof products work particularly well at holding a curl.
This season's lips are all about full on colour or nothing at all with just a hint of healthy gloss. Pop into your bag a handy lip balm, Balmi balls double up as a handy keyring and provide a great base for applying a bright on-trend laquer if a last-minute bank holiday 'do crops up.
The bank holiday weekend also provides the perfect opportunity to take the time to nourish neglected nails which are often forgotten during the working week. But this needn't seem a chore with Dior's latest cult product, Cherie Bow Nail Glow. Forget the French manicure, this treatment varnish can be applied over naked nails for an instantly groomed look. The pink-tinted polish makes nails look healthier and the white tips appear brighter.
Now where's the Easter egg?