Beauty: Spring Make-Up by Guest Blogger

It’s the first time I’ve ever had a fellow writer and blogger contribute to What Emma Did, so I’d like to welcome you all to the lovely Carole Hughes. Carole is a beauty blogger who has kindly contributed to my blog with a piece focusing on Spring beauty trends.  Here, Carole shares with us her favorite products which are worth looking into when updating your make-up bags this season!

Spring Make-up Trends

Even though it’s still rather cold outside there is no denying that spring is on its way and with it, it brings a whole host of fantastic new season beauty buys. It’s officially time to give your beauty bag a much needed spring clean! Read on to discover some of the must-have catwalk products for spring.

Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Palette

You will probably have heard by now that colour is making quite a return for spring. Designers such as Nicole Farhi, Betty Jackson and Louise Grey all played with colour on the Spring/Summer catwalks. So those brave enough to add bright colours into their make-up look should discover the latest collaboration between Bobbi Brown & fashion designer Tibi, we love this wearable Peony & Python Palette, £45.00 at House of Fraser and Debenhams from the beginning of March.

Orly Precious Collection

Beginwearing spring’s trend of powerful pastels shades, runway shows such as Erdem and Sonia Rykiel pave the way, with this eye catching new range of polishes from Orly. Taking colour inspiration from 18th century lush fabrics and muted colours and giving them a modern day twist, each polish is on-trend. Our favourites are the Gilded Coral which is an iridescent blush pink and the Sapphire Silk which is an eye catching sea blue shade.

£8.75 each from salons and www.orlybeauty.co.uk

Blush Prodige in Miami Pink

Clarins Radiance Boosting Blusher

Skin is definitely warm for spring/summer, but not super tanned. The models at Balmain and Missoni worked peachy, bronzed complexions with both bright and nude lips.Perk-up tired skin with this new Clarins Radiance Boosting Blusher.

£24.00, department stores and www.clarins.com

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Monte Carlo

Bright lipstick has been making a constantcomeback for many seasons and this spring/summer certainly does not disappoint.Invest in this lovely pink lipstick from Chanel’s new Rouge Coco Shine collection and it will last you all spring and summer.

£22.50 from Debenhams and John Lewisnationwide.

Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duo

Add enduring colour and shine with Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duos, £18.00 each, department stores nationwide and www.esteelauder.co.uk

Topshop Sandstor  spring/summer collection

There is nothing like Topshop make-up to get us ready to part with our cash and their latest spring/summer collection, Sandstorm, is certainly no exception. This collection focuses on soft metallic, delicate pastels, sandy hues and peachy lips.

From £5.00, selected Topshop stores and www.topshop.com

Words by Carole Hughes

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