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5 Beauty Buys for Spring

The spring solstice is just around the corner so it's time to update your beauty cupboard. We've rounded up the newest skincare, fragrance and make-up releases to offer you a little beauty inspiration

Burberry Full Kisses Lips Pens

Channel the sculptural plump and polish of Salvador Dali’s sofa and Lulu Guinness’ clutch bags with Burberry Full Kisses: a new range of lip pens that promises to define, shape and enhance all in one swift glide.

The hydrating finish will soak in for up to eight hours, courtesy of flat-topped tips that follow every lip curve, in 14 shades that take inspiration from Burberry runways – from nude to lilac, oxblood and coral tones. Move over, Mae West.

£24 each, www.burberry.co.uk

Bobbi Brown Malibu Nudes Eye Palette

While spring is in your step, look to Bobbi Brown’s Malibu Nudes collection for a natural, windswept glow inspired by that beautiful stretch of Pacific shoreline.

Its matte eye palette offers four nude shades and a dark – but very flattering – brown. Finish the look with a rosy dusting of Brown’s long-lasting blush duo.

“Your perfect shade should match the colour of your cheeks when you’re naturally flushed,” describes the make-up maven. Start the season fresh-faced and fancy-free.

Nude on Nude eye palette, £36; ink liner, £21; mascara, £23; blush, £29.50, www.bobbibrown.co.uk

Diptyque Eau des Sens Fragrance

Diptyque’s latest fragrance, Eau des Sens, comes in the form of a citrus octave with just a hint of floral charm: bitter orange blossom, juniper and patchouli come together in an accord above a woody and spicy undertone.

With essences taken from leaves, flower and peel, the Parisian candle connoisseur has created a disarming unisex scent.

From £60 for 50ml, www.diptyqueparis.co.uk

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Varnish

Chanel has only just launched its Rouge Coco Stylo, a lip pen that delivers ultra-nourishing, creamy colour in a simple click, instead of the traditional twist – but later this month comes 11 new nail shades to covet.

There’s everything, from vibrant raspberry to a pale limited edition gold, alongside four favourites (including the classic Rouge Noir) that use the same new reinforcing formula.

Try the burgundy Mythique when feeling bold or Monochrome grey for something a little more tempered. Combined with Le Gel Coat (£18), that lacquered lustre will last for six days – unless you can’t wait to try on another, of course.

Le Vernis nail varnish, £18, available from 22 April; Rouge Coco Stylo, £26, www.chanel.com

Acqua di Parma Italian Resort Collection 

When nipping to Syracuse for a spot of sun, sailing and sublime seafood isn’t an option, there’s Acqua di Parma’s recently launched Italian Resort collection of six age-defying botanical face products.

All include an anti-oxidising re-activating complex – 15 years in the making – that uses Sicilian maritime pine bark to combat those pesky free radicals and revitalise skin cells.

For those seeking a new skincare regime, the range will see you through, from cleansing oils to UV protection. A restoring mask releases active ingredients overnight, while the moisturising lotion with hydrating fig extract boosts natural elasticity. Capture the Mediterranean maquis from the comfort of home.

Italian Resort cleansing oil, £37 for 200ml; from £37-90 each, www.acquadiparma.co.uk