April sees the start of spring and we all know what that means – brighter weather, a smattering of sunshine (and maybe showers, but who cares) - but winter is finally behind us and that gives us all the perfect opportunity to spring clean our makeup bags. Y'know what they say - out with the old and in with the new. There's an abundance of new in beauty items that you'll be desperate to show off on your dressing table and we have selected the best, newly-launched products from makeup and fragrance to skincare.
First up, we have an ingenious new product from Elemis that will make your before bed routine so much easier and stress-free. The Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads add acid to your regime without being too strong. The textured pads are soaked with a subtle hint of lactic acid which you apply after cleansing. Trust us - the pads will give your skin a refreshing boost – pepping up your complexion in seconds.
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads, £39
Rhianna's Fenty Beauty range is not only a worldwide beauty sensation, but also loved on Instagram by beauty bloggers around the world. With the arrival of her new body range, there are gorgeous new products that we can’t wait to stock up on. One of our favourites has to be the Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom Plush. This shimmery body luminizer powder will give your skin that extra bit of sparkle and you will positively gleam. Dab the pre-filled puff over your body – the old school fluff feels so soft and it’s subtly scented with vanilla coconut. What's not to love?
Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom, £34, Fenty Beauty
Mermaid lovers everywhere will be rejoicing after seeing this gorgeous eyeshadow palette. It comes in a hand-held shell compact and is embossed in an iridescent greeny –blue. It includes 12 sea-inspired shades which are buttery to touch, hugely pigmented and long –lasting, due to the Amazonian clay formula. And who could really resist this Little Mermaid inspired accompanying brush?
Be a Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette & Brush, £31.00, qvcuk.com
This fabulous buildable foundation by Marc Jacobs Beauty is not only hydrating, but it gives that amazing lit-from-within look which gives your skin a natural glowing sheen. Housed in a sleek circular bottle, it's great for travelling and has a big A-list fanbase – Emily Ratajkowski absolutely loves it, and if it’s good enough for her…
Shameless Youthful Look 24-hour Foundation, £32, March Jacobs Beauty
Treat yourself to a spritz of the newest fragrance from Jo Malone. The light combination of jasmine and marigold packs a powerful punch and it's not too overpowering. This is the ideal scent for both the day and the evening, and who could resist such a vampy bottle? We love the classic black hue.
Jo Malone Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense, £75
A double-ended beauty stick that contains a highlighter and a blush? Where do we sign up! Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate Glow Stick is the stuff dreams are made of. The multi-purpose, dual-ended cream product is designed to both illuminate and give your skin that dazzling 'pop' with the sparkle of the highlighter and the warm tones of the blush. The handy stick means easy application can be achieved for girls on the go.
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Glow Stick, £42
EX1 released the celeb favourite Inviswear Liquid Foundation in January and even Margot Robbie used it at the BAFTAs. The brand has released the new follow up which is the perfect accompanying product – a concealer. The Delete Fluid Concealer is paraben-free and made with a Vitamin-E, hydrating formula which heals as well as covering imperfections.
Ex1 Delete Fluid Concealer, £10.50
Banish those vampy dark nails with perfect pastels. Mavala is on hand (literally) to inject some much-needed funky shades into your manicure collection and we are loving these pretty hues that some in the most adorable, diddy bottles. With delicious sounding names such as Lemon Cream and Mango Orchid – you will want to show off your tips at once.
Mavala Minis, £5.20
We all deserve a little TLC from time-to-time (actually, make that every day) and Darphin's dual action mask is just what you need to give your skin a good dose of expert care. The circular tub features two parts – a section which includes a deep purifying formula, and another section which is full of hydrating hyaluronic acid which helps to illuminate the skin afterwards. A double treat!
Superstitious Hair Mist is the kind of product that would make the perfect gift. The formula is a little lighter than a hair perfume and was designed add freshness to your locks without weighing it down. Swish your mane and use this as your final step in your hair care routine for the ultimate in #hairgoals.
Superstitious Hair Mist, £125, Frederic Malle
Are you a beauty junkie in serious need of a new set to cater to all your needs? Look no further! Elemis have launched an incredible set that includes everything you could possibly need for a pamper evening; a supersize Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser, the all new Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix (a treatment which you use at bedtime which helps elevate stress in your face) two bath products, (the sumptuously scented Frangipani body polish and shower nectar) a body balm and the Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser - which gradually builds up a natural looking tan whist hydrating your skin. Best of all; the collection is worth £218, but it retails at under £60! Now that's what you call a beauty bargain!
Elemis 6 piece Head To Overnight Radiant Collection, for under £59.96, qvcuk.com
Every beauty fan knows Benefit has the best boxed-blushers around, and their newest addition really doesn't disappoint. Gold Rush is a peachy-toned, nectar shade which is littered with golden flecks that work to gently highlight and add a flush of prettiness to your face. And we especially love the uber-glamorous box with handy enclosed brush.
Benefit Gold Rush, £25.50
When you daydream of warmer months, you think of big curly, beach-esque hair. And the best way to achieve this look is by using a first-rate hair tool – like this incredible product by BaByliss. This oblong wand heats up speedily and creates sexy, softly tousled waves which look like you’ve just spent an entire day at the beach (if only.)
BaByliss Big Wave Wand, £40
Benefit are renowned for their incredible brow products which are the best-selling in the UK. If you want fabulous brows quickly the Gimme brow+ tinted gel is a great little product which contains tiny micro fibres, which give your brows natural fullness that won't budge all day. Genius!