Sea swimming essentials every first-timer should have on their list
Sea swimming essentials every first-timer should have on their list

Sarah Finnan

These 4 key products will save your dry skin this winter
These 4 key products will save your dry skin this winter

Jennifer McShane

Toastie of the town: 9 of the best, meltiest cheese toasties in Dublin
Toastie of the town: 9 of the best, meltiest cheese toasties in Dublin

Ali Dunworth

How to create an eco-friendly winter flower arrangement (that doesn’t look dead)
How to create an eco-friendly winter flower arrangement (that doesn’t look dead)

Lauren Heskin

The trailer for Paul Mescal’s new movie with Olivia Colman is here and it looks creepy good
The trailer for Paul Mescal’s new movie with Olivia Colman is here and it looks...

Lauren Heskin

‘I was raised by a single mam. Everything that she did was for us’: Singer Soulé on who inspired her new music
‘I was raised by a single mam. Everything that she did was for us’: Singer...

Sarah Finnan

3 old cottages that are brimming with potential for under €100,000
3 old cottages that are brimming with potential for under €100,000

Megan Burns

8 things no one told me about the first trimester
8 things no one told me about the first trimester

Lauren Heskin

The Budget contraception scheme still holds women in Ireland responsible for safe sex
The Budget contraception scheme still holds women in Ireland responsible for safe sex

Kate Demolder

‘Romy & Michele’ actress Cortney Wolfston on being fired while pregnant
‘Romy & Michele’ actress Cortney Wolfston on being fired while pregnant

Sarah Finnan

Image / Style / Beauty

It’s time for the spring beauty switchover

A game-changing SPF, resurfacing body polish and glow galore - here are the new products to know for the change of season.


by Holly O'Neill
28th Apr 2021

Read time: 2 minutes

It’s time for the spring beauty switchover

Sure, it was snowing at the start of the month. It’s raining most days. But in between the drizzle, we’ve had a notable weekend of hot summer sun and flashes of sunny blasts. So while you stock up on Aperol and start thinking about what sandals you want to wear this year, it’s time to rifle through your beauty bits, to put away the thick winter creams and at last, start thinking about the lightweight.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF50, €28

CHOOSE YOUR NEW SPF

I know you’re wearing your sun protection all year round but if you’re not, just know that dermatologists will tell you it’s the greatest skincare product you’ll ever buy to target signs of ageing. With nicer days ahead, it’s definitely time to reintroduce it to the routine if you’ve been slacking. Just in time, La Roche-Posay has launched its first active SPF, Anthelios Age Correct SPF50. It’s suitable for sensitive skin, reduces dark spots and wrinkles and provides a hit of hydration thanks to hyaluronic acid in the formula.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look Of Love In A Palette in Pretty Blushed Beauty and Glowing Beauty, €69

GET GLOWING

Feeling grey-faced and washed out after a year indoors staring at your computer? Charlotte Tilbury, queen of glow, has you covered. She’s just launched her new Look of Love collection, with rosebud and taupe lipsticks, Lip and Cheek Tints and her sell-out all-in-one palettes in Pretty Blushed Beauty and Glowing Beauty. Each has all you need in one palette, with soft and cool eyeshadows, bronzers, highlights, blush and powder in rose and bronze.

Bareminerals Original Liquid Mineral Concealer, €26.50

PERFECT YOUR BASE

If you’d like to keep some coverage for summer months but still find something lightweight but buildable, the new Bareminerals Original Liquid Mineral Concealer is what you’re looking for. It conceals while brightening and smoothing texture, feels hydrating and improves skin over time.

The Essie Limited Edition Spa-Inspired Shades, €9.99 each

SWAP YOUR DARK NAILS FOR SOMETHING BRIGHT

It’s time to put away your wines and ease into summer shades. The new Essie Spa-Inspired collection shades are inspired by a tranquil desert spa retreat; think soft green, muted yellow, cool navy, and warm nude. They’re universally flattering tones with a springy feel and glossy finish.

Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub, €38

SLOUGH OFF YOUR DEAD SKIN

After a year indoors and a long winter, your skin is probably feeling lizard-like and in need of a full body polish. Enter Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub, which is a spa treatment, body facial, scrub and moisturiser in one. It is, as the name suggests, a sort of jelly, with salicylic acid to tackle any bumpy texture and keratosis pilaris, exfoliators to leave you siky, charcoal to pull out your spots and ingrown hairs and avocado and coconut oils to leave you soft and smooth.

Photography by Sunday Riley.

 

Also Read

It’s time for the spring beauty switchover
BEAUTY
My life in beauty: 5 minutes with supermodel and fashion it-girl Elsa Hosk

Former Victoria’s Secret model and Instagram’s favourite it-girl, Elsa Hosk, shares her fashion and beauty must-haves with Sarah Finnan. My...

By Sarah Finnan

It’s time for the spring beauty switchover
STYLE
Sharon Tate should be remembered for more than just her tragic death

If she had lived Sharon Tate would have been 79. A cruel and twisted evil saw it was not to...

By Jennifer McShane

It’s time for the spring beauty switchover
BEAUTY
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis like to not wash regularly

Insight into the daily routines of A-listers never fails to disturb.

By Holly O'Neill

It’s time for the spring beauty switchover
SHOPPING
20 non-naff nursing bras you’ll actually *want* to wear

Looking for nursing bras that are comfortable, but still cute? Right this way. Becoming a mum can be very daunting;...

By Sarah Finnan

It’s time for the spring beauty switchover
SHOPPING
These toys are expected to the big hits for Christmas 2021

Starting your Christmas shopping now may be the very last thing you want to do, but it will save you...

By Sarah Finnan

It’s time for the spring beauty switchover
FASHION
Emmys 2021: the best red-carpet looks

Television’s biggest stars hit the Emmys red carpet. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off last night, hosted by Cedric...

By Holly O'Neill

It’s time for the spring beauty switchover
BEAUTY
Inside the beauty routine of Hyram Yarbro, the Internet’s most powerful skinfluencer

Hyram Yarbro, ex-Mormon turned the Internet’s most powerful skinfluencer has a combined following of over 12 million and can make...

By Holly O'Neill