There’s something about spring that makes us want to ditch all our old cosmetics and replace them with lighter, fresher alternatives. Hayley Carr of London Beauty Queen is here to give your makeup bag a rosy glow, with her pick of the best beauty products for May 2017.
With so many new launches hitting shelves, it’s always difficult to navigate your way through and pick the ones that are perfect for your needs. So in the interests of giving you a helping hand, I’ve chosen ten exciting things hitting stores right now that I think you’ll love – all of which are wise investments that will keep your beauty needs fulfilled all month long.
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask £18.00
Much has been said about this innovative and reusable dry mask. Although it’s a steep price, you can use it up to three times for a little pick-me-up – even over your makeup! Enriched with ingredients that help reduces wrinkles, smoothe, brighten, lift and hydrate exactly where you need it most, the results last up to eight hours too. Buy at John Lewis >>
Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector £32.00
Blotting papers are having a moment, but this matte blotting liquid takes it one step further. Soft-focus mattifying spheres absorb oil and minimise appearance of pores and imperfections, leaving skin immediately matte and oil removed. Although it’s not great over super heavy makeup, it’s a great little touch up for when the tube gets a bit sweaty. Buy at John Lewis >>
This Works Limited Edition Deep Sleep Pillow Spray £33.00
I’m a huge fan of this iconic sleep spray, but now it’s in a supersize limited edition bottle design for those of you that can’t get enough. The beautiful scents within help to ease tension and anxiety, allowing you to drift off with ease. Buy at ASOS >>
GHD Limited Edition Wanderlust Platinum Tropic Sky £175.00
What did we ever do before hair straighteners? If you love your GHDs but they’re in need of an upgrade, check out this limited edition design that’s certainly made tools more interesting. I love the on-trend tropical print, but the straighter within is the one we know and love. Buy at GHD >>
Michael Kors Turquoise Eau de Parfum £43.00
Fresh and lightweight, this new scent is perfect for summer: top notes of Water Lily are enhanced by the natural freshness of Cucumber and Lime, leaving a refreshing and unusual fragrance. You do need to keep applying to enjoy the perfume, but Turquoise is a great addition to your summer scent wardrobe. Buy at John Lewis >>
Mai Couture Highlighter Papier £15.50
A rather random addition to any makeup bag, but perfect for travelling or holiday season, this little pad contains individual pieces of paper saturated in highlighter. Brush on to cheekbones, rub directly onto skin or dab where needed using fingers, this is a sure fire sign of things to come. (And also available in blusher and foundation) Buy at ASOS >>
Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint in Oil £26.00
What makeup lover doesn’t celebrate the launch of a new YSL lip product? These lightweight and non-greasy tinted oils are a much more seasonal appropriate way to add a touch of colour and texture, meaning you can leave the heavy lipsticks behind until Autumn. Buy at John Lewis >>
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist £21.00
When one of the most iconic ranges of all time launches an extension, you sit up and take notice. This beautiful mist is powered by a superfruit blend that’s rich in antioxidants and vitamins, to leave skin feeling reinvigorated and looking healthy; use it after makeup, during your skincare regime or simply as a way to freshen up throughout the day, it’s sure to become a springtime staple. Buy at John Lewis >>
Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisturiser with White Tea £35.00
We all need a great moisturiser to rely on, especially if it’s enriched with antioxidants to help protect against the damaging effects of the environment. Origins’ latest launch is simple in the most beautiful of ways, offering a hit of hydration with minimal faff – making it great for everyone’s morning regime. Buy at John Lewis >>
Nügg Face Mask 4-Pack £14.99
If you’re going on a mini break or holiday any time soon, this little pouch of four travel masks is exactly what you need to overcome travel lethargy. Each is individually wrapped and contains enough for two full applications if used sparingly, so there’s no need to pack huge bottles or jars. Buy at ASOS >>
Which of my top ten picks will you be checking out this May?
See more from Hayley Carr at London Beauty Queen.
May 2nd 2017 - by @CollectPlus