WITH everything from new make-up trends to fresh perfume, we have your beauty needs covered.
Plus, our Acting Beauty Editor Sophie helps you find the best products.
Redken Dry Shampoo Paste
- £19.55 from Look Fantastic — buy now
I’m officially sick of dry shampoo leaving unsightly powdery residue on my roots – yet nothing else quite gives my hair that texture and grit I love… until now.
Redken Dry Shampoo Paste, £19.55, works as a dry shampoo/styling paste hybrid, so you can have roots that look clean without compromising on texture. Simply warm a coin-sized dollop between your hands, swipe through your locks from roots to mid-lengths, et voilà – lifted roots with a just-washed, fresh look. Genius.
Jimmy Choo Blossom
- £48 for 60ml EDP from Jimmy Choo — buy now
Jimmy Choo boasts one of my favourite ever scent collections. And since floral perfumes are my go-to, Jimmy Choo Blossom, £48 for 60ml EDP, had me hooked at first sniff.
Bursting with delicious notes such as juicy, crisp pear and lily of the valley with subtle, woody undertones of sandalwood, it’ll leave you smelling like a spring bouquet and last all day.
Not only that, but the original classic bottle recently had a chic makeover.
This special edition is so beautiful, it will take pride of place on your dressing table this spring – obsessed!
Elemis Superfood Berry Boost Mask
- £30 from Elemis — buy now
An oily T-zone has been the bane of my life for as long as I can remember, but I also struggle with hydrating the dry, lacklustre skin on the rest of my face. Eugh.
I haven’t always used the right product to effectively nourish my tricky combination skin, but now, new smoothie-inspired Elemis Superfood Berry Boost Mask, £30, helps me do that in 10 minutes.
Brazilian purple clay helps draw out impurities and exfoliate, while blackcurrant seed oil and Nordic bilberry extract work to moisturise and balance the rest of the complexion.
Plus, the black tea extract is full of purifying antioxidants that will nip those pesky blemishes in the bud, pronto.
YSL Touche Éclat High Coverage Radiance Concealer
- £26 from Debenhams — buy now
YSL’s original Touche Éclat is one of the greatest concealers of all time – six are sold every minute globally! Since its launch in 1992, we’ve been using it to hide our blemishes and dark circles, plus brighten our complexions.
But for those who prefer heavier coverage, the iconic brand has finally got us covered.
YSL Touche Éclat High Coverage Radiance Concealer, £26, combines the glow-getting quality of our trusty fave with an extra hit of pigment.
Packed with vitamin E and caffeine to perk up tired eyes, and Moroccan calendula extract to soothe imperfections, it’s the new all-rounder set to become a make-up bag staple.
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Ask Beauty Editor Lauren
I’ve been struggling with hormonal breakouts and the spots never seem to come to a head – they just linger under my skin. I’ve been using salicylic acid to treat them, but it doesn’t seem to be working. What do you recommend? Shelley, Pembrokshire
I suffer from the same problem and it can get really frustrating.
But recently, I had a treatment with facialist to the stars Michaella Bolder, and told her about my monthly spots.
To my surprise, she advised me to stop using salicylic acid as it doesn’t do much for under-the-skin breakouts, and go for products containing benzoyl peroxide instead.
It’s a key component in Acnecide 5% Gel, £9.99, and works by attacking acne-causing bacteria.
It’s available from chemists nationwide, though if you’re shopping online you’ll need to fill out a questionnaire as it’s a pharmacy-only medicine.
Failing that, I swear by Kate Somerville EradiKate Blemish Spot Treatment, £22, which contains sulphur to eliminate blemishes from under the skin.
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Stockists: Acnecide (Superdrug.com), Elemis (Elemis.com), Jimmy Choo (Boots.com), Kate Somerville (Katesomerville.co.uk), Redken (Lookfantastic.com), YSL (Debenhams.com).