The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, and we’re optimistic for a long post-lockdown summer. Harvey Nichols Birmingham shares their top ten picks for revamping your make up bag and skincare routine this Spring.
Hourglass Equilibrium Restoring Essence 120ml, £64
Founded in 2004 by industry veteran Carisa Janes, HOURGLASS cosmetics has carved a niche for itself as an innovative and intensely luxurious beauty brand, famed for it’s make up, the Hourglass brand has now also launched a skincare range at Harvey Nichols. A radiance-enhancing essence that conditions, protects and restores balance to skin as it increases the effectiveness of skincare that follows. The Restoring Essence from Hourglass is formulated with the Hourglass Cell Balancing ComplexTM, a powerful blend of youth lipids (phospholipids and prolipids) that rebalances, restores and renews the skin barrier. A vital step in the Equilibrium ritual, this ultra-hydrating essence balances skin and forms a protective barrier against environmental pollutants.
Slip Pure Silk Scrunchies – Desert Rose, £39
Traditional hair ties can tug on delicate hair which can lead to damage and breakage. Slip® scrunchies are made with slipsilk™, the same silk used in the award-winning slip® pure silk pillowcase. Specially commissioned and made to exacting standards, slipsilk™ has been developed and refined for over ten years to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. Its wide surface area and high-grade silk means the slip® scrunchie is designed to be gentle on your delicate hair and to reduce those annoying ridges caused by regular hair elastic.
Fenty Skin Flash Nap – Instant Revival Eye Gel Cream + Eye Massage Tool, £36
Puffiness and dark circles – chill: Fake a flash nap and instantly wake up tired-looking eyes with this 2-in-1 eye cream and concealer primer. The cooling mini eye massage tool rolls on an extra boost of eye revival. Give off well-rested vibes anytime, anywhere with this unique gel-cream that brightens, soothes, and fights the look of puffiness over time. This eye cream helps Rihanna look fresh after frequent late nights.
Amanda Harrington London Perfect Body Ultimate Gradual Tan 180ml, £28
Perfect Body, Ultimate Gradual Tan is Amanda Harrington’s illuminating, hydrating and tan-extending primer, use alone as a gradual tan, or as a primer for the Body Mousse. Innovatively formulated with a blend of mild tanning agents and light-reflecting particles that work to create a subtle base colour and extend the wear of your sunless tan, while skin soothing ingredients help to boost hydration and suppleness. Collagen and hyaluronic acid plump and firm the skin working to improve elasticity, while aloe vera hydrates, softens and replenishes moisture levels. An antioxidant and omega-rich blend of shea butter and almond oil soothe and enrich skin health, helping to rejuvenate and smooth the appearance of fine lines.
Revitalash Advanced ® 2ml, £87
This advanced RevitaLash® formula contains a proprietary blend of proven functional cosmetic ingredients pioneered by Athena, combined with an infusion of powerful peptides and soothing botanicals, designed to both beautify and nourish the eyelashes. A cult beauty favourite to achieve long lashes.
Iconic London Prep-Set-Glow – Glow 120ml, £22
This wonder spray has extracts of cucumber and chamomile, not only does it give you a stand out gloss, Prep-Set-Glow also soothes and calms sensitive skin. If that isn’t enough it’s also rich in antioxidants, green tea and vitamin E which helps to condition your skin and not forgetting caffeine to combat dark circles around your eyes. This hero product is going to leave your skin revitalised and glowing. This gorgeous multi-use spray can be used to prep the skin before applying makeup, set a finished look or add a stunning gloss to a bare face.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 75ml, £18
Sol de Janeiro’s award-winning, deliciously scented body cream is the ultimate Brazilian Beauty Secret. Pronounced “boom boom” in Brazil, the bum bum is a nation-wide obsession. It’s ALL about the booty, which is why Brazil has the smallest bikinis and best-fitting jeans. But beautiful Brazilian bottoms have a secret – a cream, created with caffeine-rich Guaraná. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream helps visibly smooth and tighten the appearance of your skin thanks to potent, caffeine rich Guaraná Extract.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Eau De Parfum 50ml, £174
To Tom Ford, Neroli Portofino perfectly captures the cool breezes, sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the Italian Rivera. His reinvention of a classic eau de cologne features crisp citrus oils, surprising floral notes and amber undertones to leave a splashy yet substantive impression.
Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector 100ml, £26
The No. 3 Hair Perfector from OLAPLEX is a weekly at-home treatment, not a conditioner, that reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair, improving its look and feel. This global bestselling formula repairs damaged and compromised hair, strengthening and protecting its structure. It works to restore a healthy appearance and texture to the hair.
Chantecaille, Ultra Sun Protection SPF45/PA 40ml, £86
Chantecaille’s Ultra Sun Protection is a highly effective, non-toxic sunscreen The SPF contains stabilized actives that block both UVA and UVB rays. A blend of three highly effective non-penetrating screens (avobenzone, octisalate, octinoxate) create an SPF that helps increase UVA and UVB protection up to 45 times more than other brands. Thanks to cherry blossom, lemon balm and white tea extract, this lightweight, oil-free and mattifying fluid possesses soothing and anti inflammatory properties. Vegan friendly