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Why not prepare for the new season by updating your make-up bag with goodies that promise to make you a beauty queen for 2018?

Beauty writer Sophie Bronstein helps you get ahead with her A to Z of spring/summer cosmetics.

 It's time to update your make-up bag with the year's hottest products>Getty - Contributor>
It's time to update your make-up bag with the year's hottest products

A is for Ayurveda

Niod's Myrrh Clay Masque, £28, Look Fantastic

 Niod’s Myrrh Clay Masque, £28>>
Niod’s Myrrh Clay Masque, £28

The mind-body health system is all about self-nurturing and healing from the inside out.

We love Niod’s Myrrh Clay Masque, £28, which contains strawberry leaf extract and Chinese herb Wu Zhu Yu to contour and firm the skin.

B is for Blush

Benefit Dallas, £24.50, Debenhams

 Benefit’s Dallas blusher. £24.50>>
Benefit’s Dallas blusher. £24.50

Finally it is time to put down our contour sticks and embrace the wonderful world of blush. More of a bronzer girl? No worries. Benefit’s Dallas, £24.50 is the perfect dusty-rose colour that also adds a subtle bronze.

C is for Vitamin C

Vitamin C Glow Microdermabrasion, £18, The Body Shop

 The Body Shop's Vitamin C Glow Boosting Microdermabrasion, £18>>
The Body Shop's Vitamin C Glow Boosting Microdermabrasion, £18

It is one of the buzziest skincare ingredients of 2018, with its ability to power collagen production to plump and brighten your skin. One to try is The Body Shop's Vitamin C Glow Boosting Microdermabrasion, £18, with fine exfoliating micro particles and crushed garnet stones.

D is for Double dutch braids

 The double Dutch braid is this year's hot hair trend>>
The double Dutch braid is this year's hot hair trend

Last year was the year of the boxer braid, with everyone from Kim Kardashian to Rita Ora sporting the trend. This year, we’ll all be wearing the double Dutch braid – the boxer braid’s much prettier and less- perfect counterpart.

E is for Eye serum

No7 Youthful Eye Serum, £20, Boots

 

 No7's Youthful Eye Serum, £20>>
No7's Youthful Eye Serum, £20

Crank your skincare up a notch with this must-have. It contains smaller molecules than a cream, meaning it can penetrate skin deeper for maximum results. Try the No7 Youthful Eye Serum, £20.

F is for Face mist

Balance Me Hyaluronic Plumping Mist, £16, Marks and Spencer

 

 Balance Me Hyaluronic Plumping Mist, £16>>
Balance Me Hyaluronic Plumping Mist, £16

Forget traditional toners, this spring is all about facial mist. Spritz on to skin after cleansing and throughout the day, even over make-up, for an instant moisture boost. One to try is Balance Me Hyaluronic Plumping Mist, £16.

G is for Grey hair

Colour Freedom Hair Colour in Graphite Grey, £7.99, Superdrug

 Colour Freedom Metallic Glory Graphite Grey Permanent Hair Colour, £7.99>>
Colour Freedom Metallic Glory Graphite Grey Permanent Hair Colour, £7.99

Why not spice up your blonde look with an eye-catching dose of grey, as seen on Katy Perry recently? Opt for the Colour Freedom Metallic Glory Graphite Grey Permanent Hair Colour, £7.99.

H is for Hemp seed oil

Dr Organic Hemp Oil Skin Lotion, £7.99, Holland & Barrett

 Dr Organic Hemp Oil Skin Lotion, £7.99>>
Dr Organic Hemp Oil Skin Lotion, £7.99

People have been using this on the skin for the past 10,000 years – because of its wonder Vitamin D and essential fatty acid ingredient. Try the Dr Organic Hemp Oil Skin Lotion, £7.99 to nourish and restore skin.

I is for Inclusive beauty

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, £4.19, Boots

 

 Affordable brands such as Collection have now extended their concealer and foundation shades>>
Affordable brands such as Collection have now extended their concealer and foundation shades

Last year saw the launch of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty range, boasting an incredible 40 shades of foundation – a shade for every skin tone. Fast forward six months, and more affordable brands, such as Collection, have finally extended their concealer and foundation shades as well.

J is for Japanese

Japanese Fusion lotion, £25, Beauty Pie

 

 Beauty Pie Hydra Prep Lotion, £25>>
Beauty Pie Hydra Prep Lotion, £25

Beauty Pie is releasing a Japan fusion range this year.The collection is packed with skin-loving ingredients such as jabara citrus and grape extracts. Try Hydra Prep Lotion, £25.

K is for Kaolin

Garnier Matcha and Kaolin Face Mask, £1.50, Superdrug

 Garnier Matcha & Kaolin Face Mask, £1.50>>
Garnier Matcha & Kaolin Face Mask, £1.50

This cleansing and exfoliating ingredient is going to be our go-to for detoxified, smooth skin from now on. We love the Garnier Matcha & Kaolin Face Mask, £1.50, which combines both ceramide and honey.

L is for Lip stain

Dior Addict Lip tattoo, £25, Debenhams

 Dior Addict Lip Tattoo Coloured Tint, £25>>
Dior Addict Lip Tattoo Coloured Tint, £25

Make-up artists at the Roksanda Spring/Summer 2018 show applied a hint of lip stain to models’ pouts for a long-lasting pop of rosiness. Try Dior Addict Lip Tattoo Coloured Tint, £25, which lasts all day.

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M is for Microneedling

StarSkin Micro Filler Mask Pack, £27.50, House of Fraser

 StarSkin Micro Filler Mask Pack, £27.50>>
StarSkin Micro Filler Mask Pack, £27.50

StarSkin has taken the fear out of microneedling with its Micro Filler Mask Pack, £27.50. The mask replicates the effects of a professional microneedling treatment, meaning its glow-inducing ingredients sink deeper into the skin.

N is for Nail art

WAH London Nail Art pen, £7, Boots

 WAH London Nail Art Pens, £7>>
WAH London Nail Art Pens, £7

Take inspiration from the Helmut Lang and Tom Ford SS18 shows and get creative with your nails. Go as bold or as subtle as you like with the WAH London Nail Art Pens, £7

O is for Organic

By Sarah London Organic Lip Balm, £12, Wolf & Badger

 By Sarah London Organic Lip Balm, £12>>
By Sarah London Organic Lip Balm, £12

Beauty brands with totally organic ingredients are popping up everywhere.

BY SARAH LONDON is an all-natural skincare brand that’s pioneering upfront labelling to give us a full list of ingredients.

You’ll love the organic lip balm, £12

P is for Pollution

Vichy Mineral 89 Booster Serum, £23.50, Look Fantastic

 Vichy Mineral 89 Booster Serum, £22>>
Vichy Mineral 89 Booster Serum, £22

Pollution is one of the main causes of premature ageing alongside sun damage. Use anti-pollution skincare like the Vichy Mineral 89 Booster Serum, £22, which contains 11 ingredients to protect against nasties.

Q is for Quick kits

Stila Perfect Me cheek and eye palette, £28, Feel Unique

 

 Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette by Stila, £28>>
Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette by Stila, £28

You won’t have to worry about carting around a whopping great make-up bag for much longer – kits with a few multi-use products are the answer to your beauty needs. We love Stila's Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette, £28

R is for Retinol

Super Facilialist Retinol + Anti-ageing Day Cream, £19.99, Boots

 

 Super Facialist Retinol+ Anti-Ageing Day Cream, £19.99>>
Super Facialist Retinol+ Anti-Ageing Day Cream, £19.99

It’s the wonder ingredient that everyone’s been raving about. Retinol is an acid that encourages the renewal of skin cells, meaning it can be used topically to combat every concern from acne scarring to fine lines. We can’t get enough of the Super Facialist Retinol+ Anti-Ageing Day Cream, £19.99

S is for Sleep

Neal's Yard Goodnight Pillow Mist, £15, Marks and Spencer

 Neal’s Yard Goodnight Pillow Mist, £15>>
Neal’s Yard Goodnight Pillow Mist, £15

The term beauty sleep isn’t just a myth – as not catching enough shut-eye can result in poor moisture levels, dry skin, puffy eyes and even wrinkles. Ensure you get a solid eight hours with the help of Neal’s Yard Goodnight Pillow Mist, £15,  which contains a range of therapeutic oils.

T is for Try-on services

 Benefits Brow Try-On service>>
Benefits Brow Try-On service

Wouldn’t it be great if we could try our beauty products before we buy them online? Well, thanks to the innovators at Benefit you can now try up to 15 brow looks before you commit to buying one. Visit benefitcosmetics.com.

U is for Ultra violet

Buxom Cosmetics Full On Lip Cream in Lavender Cosmo, £15, Debenhams

 Buxom Cosmetics Full On Lip Cream in Lavender Cosmo, £15>>
Buxom Cosmetics Full On Lip Cream in Lavender Cosmo, £15

It is the Pantone colour of the year – ultra violet can be seen on fashion-conscious wearers

EVERYWHERE at the moment. Our go-to product for sporting the look every day is the Buxom Cosmetics Full On Lip Cream in Lavender Cosmo, £15.

V is for Veganism

B. Pro Make-up Setting Sprat, £6.99, Superdrug

 

 B. Pro Make-up Setting Spray, £6.99>>
B. Pro Make-up Setting Spray, £6.99

With there being a huge surge in the meat and dairy-free lifestyle this year already, beauty brands are following suit. For a 100 per cent vegan and affordable brand, opt for Superdrug’s B. We are particularly obsessed with the B. Pro Make-up Setting Spray, £6.99

W is for Watermelon

Su-Man Refining Facial Polish, £38, Look Fantastic

 

 Su-Man’s Refining Facial Polish, £38>>
Su-Man’s Refining Facial Polish, £38

This summery fruit is packed full of vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants and is expected to be huge in skincare this year. Try Su-Man’s Refining Facial Polish, £38, for perfectly polished and plumped-up skin.

X is for Xen-tan

Xen-Tan Clean Collection Fresh Tanning Mouse, £34.99, Feel Unique

 Xen-Tan Clean Collection Fresh Tanning Mousse, £34.99>>
Xen-Tan Clean Collection Fresh Tanning Mousse, £34.99

Nobody enjoys smelling of stale biscuits after a fake tan application so tanaholics should look no further than the Xen-Tan Clean Collection, which is scented with a hint of grapefruit. Prices start from £18.99.

Y is for Yellow

MAC Studio Chromographic Pencil in Primary Yellow, £14,50, Debenhams

 

 MAC Studio Chromographic Pencil in Primary Yellow, £14.50>>
MAC Studio Chromographic Pencil in Primary Yellow, £14.50

From yellow waterline liner to yellow brows, the sunshine shades were all over the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2018 when it came to make-up. To brighten up your peepers, try the MAC Studio Chromographic Pencil in Primary Yellow, £14.50.

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Z is for Zelens

Zelens Lip Enhancer in Light Pink, £32, Look Fantastic

 Zelens Lip Enhancer in Light Pink, £32>>
Zelens Lip Enhancer in Light Pink, £32

We know Dr. Lens’ Zelens as a cult (and maybe slightly expensive) skincare brand. But now we’ve discovered the Zelens Lip Enhancer in Light Pink, £32, and we can safely say we won’t need to buy another lippy or salve all year. It’s amazing.

Source : https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5581373/a-z-list-hottest-beauty-trends/

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