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Spring into beauty

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on Monday, 30 April 2012

This Spring, make-up is all about embracing your natural beauty and welcoming a pretty palette of pastel shades, peachy hues and flirty pinks...

Complexion Perfection

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Moving from winter to spring can be a shock to the skin as the sunshine starts to peep through the clouds. Ensure your complexion exudes perfection with a fresh and bright glow, using Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15, £25.50 (House of Fraser). Begin by lightly sweeping the foundation over your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin for a sheer and satin-matt finish. Nourishing vitamins A, C, E and pomegranate will protect your skin, while delivering a youthful and radiant complexion.

Colour Pop

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As your skin starts to lose its lovely summer glow, it’s important to rely on colour cosmetics to make your features pop. Uplifting hues of pink brighten porcelain complexions, so create a pretty spring look that gives the impression of sun-kissed cheeks. Be sure to apply Laura Mercier Illuminating Quad in Coral Red, £11.90 directly to the apple of your cheeks, swirling in circular motions to fake a naturally flushed complexion. Heavier-lashed eyes are suited to the changing seasons so keep your eyes looking wide awake and über fluttery with a slick of lavera Double Black Mascara, £12.90 ( for extra definition and sweeping gorgeous lashes. Alternatively for a sophisticated, natural daytime look try wearing A.H Francis Strip Lashes, £5.95 available from These delicate lashes will add a touch of ladylike-glamour to your spring beauty look.

Hair Flair

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The winter months can take their toll on your hair. Tresses can get dried out, and ends are usually in need of a freshen-up. I recommend heading to Lockonego, A-List Chelsea Hair Salon ( for a much-needed cut. The talented team will get your hair into shape with expert styling techniques so you can transition into a style that is as on trend as your outfit and makeup. Treat yourself to a colour change with Paul Bingham, the salon’s colour expert. To ease your hair from cool winter tresses to a sexy summer swish!

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