Elizabeth Arden has brought out a few new goodies for Spring, including a matte version of their fab Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick (£21) in 5 fresh shades. Some matte lipsticks I’ve tried have been super-matte, but also drying on the lips. Lizzy Arden’s version finds a good compromise between the catwalk trend and keeping your pout soft and smooth. So although not a shiny lipstick, it isn’t the most matte looking either. The 5 shades range included a Bold Red, Raspberry, Coral Crush (which looks fabulous for spring/summer) Nude and the beauty that I’ve been trying - Rose Petal. The packaging, as expected from the brand, feel luxurious and expensive, so a lipstick you’ll enjoy re-applying from your handbag.
The other new addition is the Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup SPF 15 (£29)- which I’m really enjoying. The medium-full coverage makes it fabulous for creating a fabulous base, covering imperfections (of which I have far too many!). It also makes your skin feel super soft and smooth and I have found that my skin is still looking good post-work. I have found that when I first tried it out, I did use a little too much of the product, which then looked a little un-natural, so make sure you go gentle to start with and build the product up gradually, making sure to blend around the nose and eyes in particular. Available in 10 shades, a colour match service is available at Elizabeth Arden counters - and I opted for Sunbeige.