It's time to rethink your bronzer! Creating the sun-kissed glow on your face this season will give you the perfect base for your spring/summer make-up routine. Taking a fresh look at bronzers and moving away from the flawless contoured faces favoured in autumn and winter, summer is calling for a more natural approach to beauty. Focusing the bronzer on the parts of your face that the sun would naturally hit will give you an effortless radiance. Concentrate your buffing around the hairline, top of the cheeks and down the nose, all the natural high points of your face.
FD's favourites include, the Astor Deluxe Bronzer Safari, £2.99, for a shimmering flush, or for a more natural matte finish try HD Brows Bronzer, £7.99, it works well on all skin tones and gives great colour payoff!
A Wash Of Colour...
Eye shadows seem to be following the same trend for spring/summer '14 as our bronzers, we are seeing much less of the contoured lids, instead the beauty elite are leading us to a much more simple wash of colour all across the eyes. We love this trend.
Not only does it mean we need far fewer tools in our make-up bag but it also lends itself to a time-friendly make-up routine (...and don't lie we all appreciate those extra five minutes in bed in the morning!) And what's a more perfect colour palette than spring pastels to help you stay on trend this summer? Try out Glo Minerals Eye Shadow Trio, £13.20, in Amethyst, for under £15 this trio is a steal.
Simply sweep your favourite summer colour across your whole lid, and work it into the lower lash line. Done! It really is that simple. For a sophisticated twist on this trend, try using metallic shadows, perfect for hot summer nights or hip festivals. Calvin Klein's Tempting Glimmer Sheer Cream Eye Shadow, £2.25, in Snakeskin Sliver is our favourite to create an opulent glow.
Bold and bright? Yes! Hard to pull off? Absolutely not!
This season's lip colour is orange. Whether you like a subtle sheer tint or a daring matte lip, there's a shade, formula and lip product for everyone. The shades range from a pastel tangerines that are so easy to wear they will soon become an everyday favourite, to an electric ginger that will push your best eye-catching reds into the depths of your make-up bag. Orange is an ideal colour to freshen up your look this summer as it works well on all skin tones. Why not search for your perfect shade at Fragrance Direct? Or try out one of our 'Top 10 Lipsticks' the Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Creme Lipstick, £2.25, in Orange Too.
Festival Face With the festival season fast approaching we thought it was the perfect time to start the quest for the best festival cosmetics so you can achieve that tent-friendly face in a flash. Now, we've done our shopping (all in the name of research of course!) and found that lip and cheek tints were our go-to product for this festival season. With limited packing space and all the luxuries that tents provide for getting ready, we think it's time we let our make-up do a little multi-tasking. Whether you work a little of your favourite matte lip shade into your cheeks to compliment your lippy, or you use a liquid tint designed for both lips and cheeks, you're guaranteed the perfect flush with a matching pout. Our favourite with the Fragrance Direct festival go-ers was definitely the Bourjois UNE Casual Matt Colour Lipstick, £1.99, for a pop of colour in all the right places.
Is White The New Black?
White eyeliner is back. Inspired by the trends on the catwalk, we might not all be able to rock heavy white eyeliner on our lids but worked into the waterline, wow! Adding a white liner to the waterline will instantly make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. Who would say no to that? NYC Kohl Eyeliner Pencil, £0.99, in white has a soft formula that will glide on easy, and then set in place for the day. Don't miss out, get yours today.