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As tradition dictates: it's around about time to share a seasonal beauty edit! These are my go-to products for Spring 2022, from makeup to fragrance and (of course!) skincare...
I did a Reel recently on Instagram showing my current everyday makeup look if you'd like to see these products in action, but I've been pretty consistently reaching for these Spring-appropriate picks day in, day out.
My base of choice for casual days and when I'm heading into the office has been the Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum* (060) | £36 | full review. This is a skincare-makeup hybrid that feels incredibly hydrating on the skin and contains bursting pigments that create a light, super-glowing coverage. It lets the skin shine through but also gives that little bit of a boost, evening things out and making my complexion look radiant and healthy. I top it off with the Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminiser in Outshine | £21 | full review. This is just stunning; it's so striking when it hits the light but it really does look natural on the skin. It's not silvery or glittery, it just has this luminous finish in a warm light gold tone.
I then have the Bite Beauty Daycation Whipped Blush in Coconut Rum | £25 | full review. This is a super easy liquid-cream mousse blusher that has a sheen running through it and a really natural level of pigment on the skin. It's in this beautiful warm rose-tan colour. I don't really suit those sorts of typical pastel-ly spring colours but this feels like it lifts my complexion whilst also working with my skin tone. The perfect pairing with it is the Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm in Vanilla Beige | £21. It's a really nourishing lip balm with a wash of rosy-nude colour that's so easy to throw on for a glowing, glossy makeup look.
In terms of skincare, at this time of year I'm still experiencing a little bit of residual dryness, so I'm opting for a gentle, creamy cleanser in the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser* | £38. This has a lovely thick texture and a mild lather to it, formulated with nourishing ingredients like manuka honey, jojoba oil and avocado oil, plus goats milk which is moisturising plus can give a veeeery mild exfoliating benefit. I follow this up with the Fresh Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence* | £62 | full review. This is dewy, bouncy, healthy, glowing skin in a bottle, plus contains a nice dose of antioxidants and fermented ingredients to protect the skin against free radical damage and improve its overall look and feel.
It's not an intense 'treatment' Vitamin C that I'd use to dramatically improve my hyperpigmentation or anything like that but the REN Glow and Protect Serum* | £50 | is a great, gentle everyday all-rounder. This is a moisturising lotion serum that delivers both hydration and glow with ingredients like glycerin, squalane and rosehip oil. We have plant extracts to provide antioxidant benefits, plus an oil-based Vitamin C derivative to help brighten the skin gently. This is a lovely option if you want a one-step morning serum.
My daytime moisturiser pick is the Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream* | £35. This is that perfectly-balanced water cream that doesn't dissipate into nothing and truly does plump and hydrate my skin. It's formulated with hyaluronic acid to draw water into the skin, but also moisturising oils to lock it in and soften and nourish the skin in the most lightweight way possible. There are also antioxidant plant extracts in here too for an added boost. I love how fresh and dewy this makes my skin look!
Moving onto body stuff: the Caudalie Fleur de Vignes Shower Gel | £9 | always creates the perfect sensory fresh and floral experience in the shower. It offers a gentle cleanse whilst the scent lingers nicely on my skin after use. Another gorgeously-scented product is the Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub* | £32. I've been trying to give my body a little bit more TLC lately, especially as sandal season approaches and I've been using this for a bit of a home pedicure routine. It smells of delicious coconuts and is perfect for showing my sad, neglected winter feet a bit of love so they're left soft and smooth!
I do suffer from very dry skin on my body all year round and at the moment, my perfect balance is the Malin & Goetz Vitamin B5 Body Moisturiser* | £33 | full review. It's nourishing but light enough to spread easily on my skin and contains ingredients I love for my face (it feels nice to give your body the best too!) Plus I'm really enjoying the light citrus-y scent at the moment. Speaking of scents, I thought it was the perfect time to crack out my little mini of the Maison Margiela Replica Springtime in a Park | £84 (for full size). This is a modern floral scent balanced out with fruity undertones and a little bit of warm depth.
What are your go-to beauty products for Spring?