Sarah Halliwell excites with the bright, fresh beauty products trending for spring
THE RITES OF SPRING
I SHOULD COCO If Coco Mademoiselle is your Chanel scent of choice, the good news is there’s a light new version for spring – a hair perfume (€65) in the perfume’s signature pale pink. Other iterations include the Extrait (€120), a rich take that majors on iris. The perfume’s new ambassador is vibrant 20-year-old actor Whitney Peak (pictured above).
FLAMBOYANT FLORALS Spring is, naturally all about bright and brilliant florals. Irish designer Richard Quinn has worked with MAC to create a bright beauty collection that’s exclusive to Selfridges London, and the joyous blowsy designs are worth searching out, from lipsticks to palettes.
We’re also inspired by the floral images created by Northern Irish artist Gareth McConnell for Jo Malone London’s Blossoms collection.
IN PURSUIT OF BEAUTY Cloon Keen’s latest candle is glorious. Aesthetic Lily (€45) is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s passion for the white flower, and its role in the Aesthetic movement, which championed pure beauty. With supporting notes of ginger and jasmine absolute, this candle captures the scent of “a real Easter lily in bloom”, with an emphasis on decadence. It’s another triumph for Irish perfumer Meabh McCurtin. The new candle refills are beautifully and sustainably presented, too; Cloon Keen does everything in style. Cloon Keen, Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin 2; www.cloonkeen.com.
DRUNK IN LOVE Drunk Elephant has arrived at Arnotts, with its brightly coloured vegan formulas adding welcome colour to our bathroom shelves. www.arnotts.ie.