From chrome nails to berry lips, spring brings a big make-up refresh, says our beauty editor
Main Image; Rixo
1. COLOURFUL EYES
Whatever you wear on your eyes, make it count. Colourful eye make-up is a statement for spring. Forget pastels and try a shock of chalky cobalt blue, as at Mugler (below), for an instant refresh. If blue feels too much, stick with black eyeliner, and plenty of it. Image; Mugler.
Max Factor Masterpiece kohl pencil in Azure, €8.99.
2. GLOSSY HAIR
Smoothed, soft waves and a blunt cut, as at Zimmermann, offer a healthy take on spring hair. Stylist Sykora at Daniel Galvin notes that warmer tones are popular, as are blunt bobs. Pay attention to your scalp for well-conditioned, glossy hair. Image; Zimmermann
3. GLITTER VIBES
This season there’s a sparkly disco vibe. Full sequins are a bit much for the office, but just a hint of shimmer on eyes is the subtle way to go – try Jones Road Sparkle Wash, €22; www.jonesroadbeauty.com.
4. CHERRY LIPS
Cherry and berry-toned lipstick is no longer just for nighttime – worn with fresh skin and pared-back eye make-up, as shown here by Rixo, it looks modern, casual, relaxed. Image; Rixo.
Try a lip tint that blends care with shine: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, €24.95, at SpaceNK.
5. NATURAL NAILS
Nail expert Katya at Mink (www.mink.ie) says a naturally healthy and polished look is key for spring. “The biggest trend of the season is a modern French manicure with a thin line of colour, ideally neon or lilac.” Stock up on cuticle oil to keep nails in the best shape; we use L’Occitane Delicate Shea Nail & Cuticle Oil, €16; ie.loccitane.com. Image; @paintedbyjools
Chrome nail finishes are having a moment. Try a topcoat, or go full metal with Essie’s Après-chic, €7.99, at pharmacies.
6. GLOWING SKIN
7. SUNLIT SHADES
It’s been a long winter. Spring beauty looks strive to trap light wherever possible. From amber, peach, copper and icy blue shades on eyelids to a touch of shimmer on lips, look to light-reflecting formulas.