New Season Beauty Buys To Re-Invent Your Glam

By Charlene Bent Style News Throughout the pandemic, for many of us our makeup routine has taken a real back seat. Being comfy and making the most of our resources became our new normal. But, with summer in full swing and our wardrobes getting an upgrade, its only right to revisit our makeup routine and venture out to see all the fabulous looks we can incorporate post lockdown. If you’ve been makeup free and need a test run, start off slowly. By now, a make-up free face is more familiar than a full out-out look. But going back to our beauty bags does not have to mean a full face every day - especially if natural days have done wonders for your skin and confidence. So, find the right balance somewhere in the middle, even if it's just a make-up base to begin with to even out your complexion. Be sure to get colour matched for your foundation. It is likely that the shade you used before lockdown won't quite match up anymore. To get our newfound glam right, we headed over to the fabulous beauty hall in Frasers, Rushden Lakes to seek expert advice. Makeup artist Amber at the M.A.C counter shared her wisdom on nailing the beauty trends for summer 2021 step by step. “To ease back in, go for a lighter coverage on the skin. Something a little bit buildable. The next step would be to pair it with a full coverage concealer so you can add the coverage where you want to. Fresh skin is still on-trend. Keep it natural, glowing and dewy especially for the summer.” Dior Forever Skin Glow £39.00 M.A.C Studio Face and Body Foundation 120ml £32.00 M.A.C Studio Fix Foundation £27.00 Guerlain L’Essentiel natural glow foundation 16H WEAR - SPF 20 £44.00 Though the restrictions are heading in the direction of total freedom and dare we say potentially no masks, for now they are still much apart of our everyday wear. Amber continued to share “Lips are a big thing, when we are able to take our masks off we’re going for big bright coloured lips to make them standout.” M.A.C Love Me Liquid Lip Colour £19.50 Boots Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lover £9.99 NARS Matte Lipstick Ravishing Red £22.00 Estee Lauder Envy Out of Control £27.00

With all the new glam products you’ll be investing in to bring back that natural glow, you’ll need to give your makeup brushes the same T.L.C to kick start your new routine. Your skin will thank you for it! Head over to Boots and bag professional brushes that wash well and keep their shape, like these Spectrum picks. There's no shedding or staining, they are all very soft and repeatedly result in a smooth and even application. And you could get a complimentary gift when you spend £20 on selected cosmetics at Boots this month with their Hero promotion! We love a good deal; it makes shopping even more rewarding.

  The makeup artists here know a thing or two about achieving the perfect look so, visit the counters at Frasers Rushden Lakes to talk to a makeup artist and get their expert advice on how you can dial up your makeup. Be sure to step up your nail game too and head over to M&S where you can find a plethora of nail colours to match your new glam style. To sweeten your shopping spree we’ve teamed up with M&S to give away a beauty bundle gift bag to one lucky reader, packed with the new seasons must-haves. To enter, click here. Terms and Conditions apply, see below.   Terms and conditions - 1 entry per person/email address - 1 winner will be chosen and emailed - Prize cannot be exchanged or refunded - Prize must be collected from Customer Services at Rushden Lakes - Competition closes on 9th July 2021 - Data will not be kept on file for marketing purposes and will be deleted/destroyed after 1 week of closing