Nothing feels as good as refreshing your beauty regime, just in time for spring! Pack away those rich, wintry skincare products and welcome in the best spring beauty buys,carefully chosen by Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens, for their bright, revitalising effect.
Calm and soothe
One of the best beauty buys to instantly soothe tired, puffy eyes is the cult-fave, eyeSlices. If you haven’t tried them before, a good option is the Starter Pack, R200, which includes one pair of eyeSlices eye gels, a nifty silver clam for on-the-go storage, plus a luxe satin sleep mask, for free!
This budget-friendly buy is ideal because you can reuse the eye gels up to 10 times. If you’re suffering from redness and dark circles too, place them in the fridge overnight and pop them onto closed lids in the morning for instant relief and a fresher look.
Facial mists are an essential addition to your spring beauty regime. One of my favourite skin-brightening mists is Payot My Payot Brume Eclat, R246 for 125ml. Its lightweight, airy formula features a host of antioxidants like açai and goji berry extracts to brighten, refresh and repair skin cells. Spritz throughout the day as a fast skin-refreshing fix.
A spring beauty treat
If you happen to be in Cape Town and really want to treat your skin, head to the Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa and book yourself in for their Skin Regimen Urban Longevity Facial, R1,150 for 60 minutes. This specialised, anti-pollution peeling treatment is designed to help rid the skin of toxins and inflammation, caused by city smog and environmental pollutants we’re all exposed to daily. Pricey yes, but so worth it, as your skin is left feeling completely rejuvenated and noticeably glowing.
Not in Cape Town? No problem. Pop into your nearest Nimue stocking spa, and treat your skin to their latest Thermal Detox Peel, R480. This 30-minute, charcoal and alpha glycolic-infused flash peel will help to revive dull, dry skin while removing impurities and clearing clogged pores.
The perfect spring-time scent
We love that you can layer your scent so beautifully with Avon’s new fragrance collection, Eve Duet, R500 for 2 x 50ml EDT. This sublime duo is made up of two unique scents that can be worn together or individually. Want to try both? I suggest first applying Radiant- the fruity floral scent, then layer a spritz of Sensual which is all about heady, woody notes. This works perfectly as a top note to create a sensual, long-wearing scent. Voila! Visit www.avon.co.za to find a stockist near you.
TOP TIP: Want to make your fragrance last even longer? Fragrance specialists at Avon suggest the following;
- Make sure your skin is well-moisturised pre-perfume spritzing.
- Don’t rub your wrists together.
DIY brow duo
For perfectly preened brows without stepping foot in a brow bar, get your hands on the Refectocil Sensitive Eyelash and Eyebrow Tint combo pack, R200. Not only does this genuis duo save you time and money, it also allows you to tint lashes and brows as dark, or as light as you’d like, in the comfort of your own home. Even better? The tints are super easy to use, and come in four shades.
A fashion design graduate and the current fashion editor for Woman&Home magazine. She is a creative soul who thinks fashion should be an expression of one’s imagination, also she’s a self-proclaimed fashion guru.