There are a few things I always do as March begins and the weather starts to improve. My winter coats go up to our attic, and down come the summer dresses. I start shopping for summer sandals. I dig out my sunglasses…usually just to lose them at the bottom of my bag, but the intention is there. Perhaps all a little premature as once I step out the door I realize I need the winter coat more than the other three items, but there are three spring beauty updates I make, which make it feel like summer’s en route no matter the weather.
If you’re as ready for spring as I am, add these 3 beauty products to your arsenal and you’ll be warm-weather ready in a flash:
Rosamund Pike rocks beachy waves – Image: Getty / Paul Redmond
As if you’ve just stepped out of the sea, shaken your hair back, and then run off for a cocktail, a salt spray can give you the tousled texture of holiday hair without any of the sun damage. Simply spray on damp hair, ruffle, and rough-dry, or amp up dry hair with a couple of spritzes through the lengths, and rub between your fingertips. Kerastase Spray A Porter £23
Felicity Jones in graphic liner that can be dressed up or down – Image: Getty / Gregg DeGuire
I think of Brigitte Bardot on the French Riviera—that summery insouciance we all love her for. You don’t need anything else (other than a little mascara)—a beautiful cat eye adds definition and a bit of a rock chick kick. I recommend newbies start with a pen-like applicator. Start midway across the lid, close to the lash line, and finish in a blunt, slightly square tip. Tidy up with a moistened cotton bud. Topshop Liquid Liner in Black Cab £7
The perfect partner to floral prints and a warm tan, a girlish flash of pastel pink shadow & nail polish makes for the prettiest statement. Work a sweep of matte pink shadow across the lid, blending up to the socket and matching up a soft blush and a nude pink lipstick. Keep nails short, though—too long and it might look a bit dated. Nails Inc Chiltern Street £15
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