Festival season is almost upon us! Maybe you have your festival fashion sorted but what about your beauty? The good news is friend of ShopStyle Cult Beauty have put together an edit of brilliant festival beauty must haves and skin saviours, guaranteed to keep you looking picture perfect from dawn until dusk! Shop our top picks from their incredible festival beauty edit below.
1. NCLA nail wraps (12.50)
2. Jouer Cosmetics moisturizing tint (£29)
3. OCD lip tar (£15)
4. Hampton Sun continuous sunscreen (£29)
5. Batiste dry shampoo (£7.50)
6. Stila countless colour pigment (£14)
7. Fig + Arrow deodorant lotion (£13)
There's nothing quite like a golden glow to make you feel more confident about showing some skin in summer, especially if you're expecting! Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton have both been keeping their skin looking sunkissed of late, this week Kim even tweeting her love of her own brand of self-tanner which she has been using to maintain her post holiday glow. Well, we think both Kim and Kate might be interested to know about St Tropez's latest self tan, St Tropez Sensitive, which is one of the first tans on the market to be targeted at pregnant women. Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, this new version of the universally loved original formula is ultra light and gentle on skin, delivering intense hydration and a natural sun kissed colour without blocking pores. We can't wait to try it! Shop the full St Tropez Sensitive range below.
Source: Kim Kardashian Twitter / Getty
We wouldn't be surprised if the ultra trendy EOS lip balm (£9.99) is flying off the shelves right now, after this week Kim Kardashian professed her love for the super cute egg shape balm on Twitter. Kim tweeted a picture of her favourite lip balm saying: "Look what I got in my Easter basket! EOS obsessed!" Kim isn't the only one tweeting about her favourite everyday beauty essentials, yesterday Victoria Beckham randomly raved about the Tangle Teezer, a fantastic detangling hair brush! Shop the original EOS lip balm from Nelly, alternatively shop the very similar and slightly less expensive egg shape Balmi lip balm (£5) from Start London below.
Described by Illamasqua as being inspired by the 'fagility and beauty of irregular markings upon bird eggs', we can't think of a sweeter nail polish to wear over Easter than the amazing limited edition Illamasqua speckled nail polish (£14.50). Available in a selection of adorable pastel duck egg shades, we can't wait to get our hands on one! Shop this super unique nail look from Selfridges and Debenhams below.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been seen out and about enjoying the Malibu sunshine lately and has now taken the beachy lifestyle one step further, with her hair. Gradually lightening the colour over recent months to a brighter blonde, the British model was seen out this week wearing a noticeably shorter style with tousled surf style waves. We love this fresh new look on her and it makes the perfect low to no maintenance summer style. Encourage some natural movement in your own hair by applying a surf spray like Bumble and Bumble surf spray (£20.50) to damp hair before allowing the hair to air dry. Blonde shampoos will help to enhance the natural highlights in your hair, while purple toned shampoos like Lee Stafford bleach blonde shampoo (£11.95) will neutralise yellow or brassy tones in blonde hair. Shop a selection of our favourite blonde hair shampoos below.
The monochrome trend is the look of the moment and what nail polish is best to accessorise this look? Red! Red nails are being seen on all the celebs right now, from Kim Kardashian to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Nicole Richie (below) it's the perfect brighten up any outfit colour to take you through spring. If you're new to wearing red there are a few favourites which should be on your shopping list. Essie A-list (£7.99) is a classic sophisticated red, while OPI the trill of Brazil (£15.95) is a brighter more vibrant weekend shade. Chanel nail polishes will always look good on your dressing table, we love Chanel dragon (£18). Shop a selection of must-have OPI reds below.
The Body Shop are celebrating the EU ban on animal testing this month with the launch of their new cruelty-free make-up collection created in collaboration with Leona Lewis. The springtime collection which includes gorgeous skin shimmers, eye shadows, lip glosses and a fragrance is available to buy from March 27th.
Leona said about the collaboration: "I'm so excited to present my first ever make-up collection, designed to celebrate cruelty-free beauty at The Body Shop. With on-trend looks to suit every skin tone from fair to dark, high shine lip glosses and a wild, liberating fragrance, you'll go wild!" Shop more great Body Shop beauty below.
Kate Middleton's big, bouncy and luxurious looking blow dry is one of the most requested styles at hairdressers, so how excited would you be if we told you it is actually very easy to achieve yourself at home? All you need is the hottest new hair appliance right now called a 'hot air styler', which is a rotating hairbrush that blows out heat while you style the hair in the same way a hairdresser would blow dry your hair professionally! These hot air stylers like the Babyliss big hair (£45) and Vidal Sassoon shine envy hot pro air styler (£34.99) add volume and shine to the hair and the heat they give off is equivalent to a hair dryer, which means they are less damaging than ceramic straighteners when it comes to creating an everyday polished style!
We still wouldn't be without our trusty ceramic straightening irons of course, GHD ceramic straighteners (£110) are still in our opinion, one of the best. Similarly, now that we're moving into summer, we love to create carefree Coachella style locks with a waving tong like the Tresemme professional volume tong (£24.91). Shop hot air stylers for the must-have Kate Middleton blow-dry below.
The Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa love to look sunkissed all year round. Their signature bronzed glow or the 'middle-tan' as it has been called is nothing new, however now that Kate Middleton is expecting and we are moving into spring, there has never been a better time to boost your bronzing routine and if you're expecting like Kate, help enhance that pregnancy glow! Achieve the most natural tan with our top bronzing tips and shop some of our favourite bronzers from Selfridges beauty hall, below!
Even the most expensive bronzer will look bad if the application is wrong. Often a bronzer can appear too 'orangey' simply because the application was too heavy-handed. A large fluffy bronzing brush like the EcoTools bronzer brush (£9.99) is essential kit. Always tap off the excess powder on the brush before applying to the skin. Apply bronzer to either side of your face in a light 3 motion, from across your forehead to your temple, from your cheekbones up to your temples and from your temples down to your jawline.
When it comes to bronzer colour, the lighter shade the better because this way you are guaranteed a more natural result and are less likely to over apply. Truly fair and porcelain skin tones can find it hard to find light and natural looking bronzers, our favourites for fair skin are Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzing powder 51 (£6.99), Laura Mercier bronzing powder in dune bronze (£26) and MAC bronzing powder in golden (£19).
Bronzer is the best way to give your skin instant radiance and luminosity, while matte bronzers are better for contouring because when used all over the face they can leave the skin looking dull and flat. Powder bronzers with subtle shimmers are a year-round staple, our essentials are Nars laguna bronzer (£26), Guerlain Terracotta light sheer bronzing powder in blondes (£34) and Bobbi Brown bronzing powder in golden light (£25.28)
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It's Mother's day on Sunday and we think the perfect gift to give is fragrance because it's a luxury item you're least likely to buy for yourself! That being said, fragrance is a very subjective thing, so when buying for others it's best to go for fragrances with either soft floral, fruit or vanilla notes as these are the most universally popular and perfect for spring.
For beautiful fresh florals suitable for everyday, we love Marc Jacobs Daisy, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and Chloé Love which is a divine milky floral. There are also some fantastic fragrance sets which make great gifts, check out ones by Estee Lauder and Clarins below. Alternatively, if you're looking for a very specific scent or particular note 'rose' for example, Jo Malone should not be missed and all fragrances come in gorgeous gift boxes.
Shop a wide selection of fragrance suitable for Mother's day at House of Fraser below.
Our favourite mother Victoria Beckham and baby Harper. Victoria prefers her fragrance to be warm and floral with notes of lily and rose.
Shop fragrances by Victoria Beckham.