For some reason spring gets me in the mood for beauty shopping - not that I really need encouragement on that front - and it's almost impossible not to get excited for all the wonderful beauty launches that have been hitting the shelves lately. If you want to nose about what beauty bits and bobs I have my eyes on at the minute, carry on reading...
001 Apparently I still haven't reached the point where I feel ashamed for the number of foundations I own and I'm currently lusting over yet another base, which - no surprise here - is extra glowy and light on the skin but still manages to give it a perfected look. I'm talking about the new bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream (£26) that seem to be everywhere at the minute and for a good reason. I tried it on the other day and I might have gone a little squeaky in the middle of Sephora for how gorgeous and luminous it looked. Bonus brownie points for the mineral spf and tons of skin-friendly ingredients that make it the perfect candidate for my summer makeup lineup.
002 Another bareMinerals product I couldn't help but fall in love with is the Smoothing Face Brush (£24), a super soft yet dense dual fiber brush that gives an effortless airbrushed finish to the skin. I've tried in store along with the new tinted moisturizer and I was instantly sold as it felt uh-mazing on the skin. Hold me back before I buy every brush on the planet!
003 Contour palettes are popping out everywhere at the moment but the Marc Jacobs #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powders are the only ones that have left me hunting for swatches and reviews. I'll be honest with you, I'm so obsessed with the app that if anything claims to work as an instagram filter for the skin, my ears will prick up immediately, but I've also seen the medium shade at work on a fellow pale lady and it looked absolutely gorgeous. Excuse me while I open a new tab to slip Mirage Filter in my shopping cart...
004 My first reaction when I spotted the latest Clinique release was to call for an emergency meeting of the lipsticks hoarders anonymous. Seriously, 16 shades of gloriously pigmented balmy lipsticks that claim to last for hours and keep your lips moisturized at the same time? They had my name written all over them. I only have one main issue with the new Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer (£16): which one should I pick first? Melon, Cherry, Poppy, Wow... All of them? I'm open to suggestions.
005 No wishlist is complete without a Jo Malone fragrance. Honestly I can't get enough of their perfumes. Inspired by the Georgian era, Lily of the Valley & Ivy Cologne (£42) is a dreamy blend that brings to mind croquet games and tea parties, romantic novels and British landscapes, thanks to notes of green leaves and water flowers. And how beautiful is that special edition bottle? I need it.
What new releases have caught your eye lately?