The top 10 spring beauty picks
Try the hottest beauty trends this spring with some of our favourite new beauty products
1. Chanel Ombre Perlées Eyeshadow Palette
This limited-edition palette hit Chanel counters recently and is already a bestseller. The perfect mix of iridescent and shimmering textures with pearly gold and mauve hues, this trendy pick will help you achieve a sultry smoky eye that’s fresh for spring.
($66 at Chanel counters across Canada)
2. Dior Vernis in Perfecto
The perfect follow-up to the year’s most coveted nail polish, Gris Montaigne, this new charcoal grey lacquer is going to be a hit for spring. Bonus: Applying the Dior Top Coat will create a smoky effect to give your nails that wow-factor.
($24, available exclusively at the Bay)
3. Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs
The original Daisy perfume was the talk of 2010, so it’s no surprise that this fresh, light twist on the scent is a smash hit for 2011. The fragrance is at once feminine and ultra-chic, which is a great combination for the season.
4. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Color
($13 at pharmacies across Canada)
5. Avon Eye Smokifier by Jillian Dempsey
Celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey (wife of “McDreamy” Patrick Dempsey) has teamed up with Avon to create one of the most covetable products of the year: the Eye Smokifier. Just a dab of the flexible brush and a quick smudge with your fingertips and voila: instant smouldering eyes. The texture is soft and smooth, making a smoky eye easier than ever to achieve – even for the makeup-impaired.
6. Shu Uemura Sunset Gold Palette
If your skin is looking a little peaked from the winter weather, this eyeshadow kit will help you fake a sun-kissed glow. A sweep of these golden hues will warm up your complexion for spring.
($85 at Holt Renfrew stores)
7. L’Oréal Paris New Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara
The applicator may seen strange, but this product is going to be one of the most sought-after goodies of the spring. One end includes lengthening and volumizing mascara with a thick, separating brush, and the other has a shimmering and luminous formula to brighten your eyes. The round applicator will make it easy for you to spread the subtle shimmer on your eyelash tips, including the inner and outer corners of the lash line. Plus, the faint shimmer will give your entire face a younger, fresher and more vibrant look.
($15 at pharmacies across Canada)
8. Yves Rocher Waterproof Eye Pencil
If there’s any time to break the mould and experiment with colours, it’s spring. Replace your traditional black liner with bold and daring liner choices instead. These colourful goodies from Yves Rocher will help you play up your eyes and give you a fresh new look that’s appropriate for the season. Plus, these easy glide pencils are simple to apply and soft to the touch.
($12 at Yves Rocher stores and yvesrocher.ca)
9. Lancaster Kaleidoscope Illuminating Compact Powder
A light layer of this complexion-enhancing powder and your skin will get the luminous the boost it needs to look vibrant and healthy. Dust this shimmering bronzer on your cheekbones and nose for an understated, springtime glow.
10. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick
Experiment this season with a rich, vibrant hue from YSL’s luxurious Rouge Pur Couture line. These creamy lip colours are available in every trendy shade of the year, from bright orange and flashy fuchsia to neutral pinks and beige.