Even on the dullest days there’s some bright and cheerful products on the beauty counters that make us feel Spring is just around the corner.

Clarins are the first to launch their Spring Makeup Collection. This season there’s a range of products to perfect ,define and highlight.

You’ll love the limited edition Ready In A Flash Eye Palette. With this cute and clever multi-use palette you can illuminate and sculpt the eyes in three easy steps. It has two eyebrow powders, two iridescent eyeshadows that double up as highlighters and two matte eye shadows that can double up as eyeliners.

Also in the collection is Instant Poreless, a one shade pore-blurring mattifying primer that adapts to all skins and Glow 2 Go Duo Sticks in two shades which contain a highlighter and a blush













The most exciting fragrance launch for the new year comes from Chanel. Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum is a must for your wish list.

In 2002 Chanel launched Chance, a floral fragrance with a joyful character and the now famous curved bottle. Now there’s a new interpretation of the Chance Eau Tendre fragrance as an Eau de Parfum.

With Chance Eau Tendre, Chanel Perfumer-Creator Olivier Polge has reinterpreted the floral-fruity signature in a bold and intense adaptation. More feminine than ever, its floral heart accentuates the fullness of exotic jasmine absolute, enriched with an essence of rose that shines a soft light at the centre of the composition. Its smooth and creamy musky notes procure a feeling of absolute tenderness






Winter is a time when more than ever skin needs lots of TLC and hydration to combat the ill effects of the weather.

Clinique’s new iD allows you to create your own custom-blend hydrator. It’s available in 15 unique combinations. You chose your own hydration base, depending on your skin type and texture, then your Active Cartridge Concentrate based on your primary skin concern and then insert your Active Cartridge Concentrate into the hydration base of your choice to create your own personal hydration system.











New for Veganuary from The Body Shop are some lovely treats that everyone will want to have. There’s a Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash that purifies, unclogs and leaves skin feeling invigorated, refreshed, softer and smoother plus Fresh Nude Tinted Beauty Balm for light, even coverage.

Pink Grapefruit Body Yoghurt is a light fast absorbing body moisturiser with a hypoallergenic fragrance and a nourishing formula and its non-sticky.

Drops of Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask is the first sheet mask to be biodegradable in compost so its not only good for your skin but good for the planet. Enriched with the iconic Drops of Youth it infuses your skin so it looks healthier, smoother and bouncier.












Its eyes right from Benefit this January with the launch of two products destined for your makeup bag. Roller Liner is an ingenious matte eyeliner that doesn’t tug or drag on the skin and creates a smooth line. It gives a natural looking line and lasts for a full 24 hours.

Roller Eye Bright Pencil is a must to brighten up and open up your eyes making them look refreshed and astonishingly bright.











New from Eborian comes Magic Transformask. It boosts, detoxes and refines the skin. On contact with the skin it traps the dust and other impurities that have built up during the day, visibly refines pores and ten minutes later once its worked its magic its time to rinse off and reveal a rose gold shimmer that linger on the skin, giving it a subtle pearly glow.

If you haven’t tried Eborian products before then visit L’Occitane Boutique in the County Arcade Leeds where they are exclusively stocked.











New launches this month from Nars include Sheer Glow Foundation. This product is real magic. It evens out skin tone and makes your complexion look its very best. Available in 34 shades it gives a sheer buildable coverage.

Nars  Natural Radiance Long Wear Foundation with its amazing staying power has added more new shades to its already impressive list this month do go and try them out.

If you are visiting the Nars counter you won’t be able to resist the Skin Deep Eye Palette. Give In – Get Nude is an all nude shades palette suitable for all skin tones. The shadows go from subtle to smoky with rich matts, metallic and shimmering shades.









If he’s constantly using your moisturiser and hydrating creams then send him to the Clarins counter. The Clarins for Men range has just launched three new hydrating products that moisturise and strengthen men’s skin. The Mens Super Moisture Collection includes a Balm, Gel and Moisture Lotion with SPF2o.











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