Well, well, well, if it isn't spring. It seems like we've been waiting for this forever.

The sun is shining and the temperatures are slowly creeping up. Now that we've just about to shed our winter layers, it's time to lose the hat hair, pasty skin and somber eye shadow shades. Here's how to brighten your beauty routine by embracing the season's get-pretty trends.


Avoid makeup meltdown by switching to a lightweight foundation. There are a host of new high-tech formulas that offer sheer and natural-looking coverage, but boast bells and whistles, such as 18-hour hydration, added vitamins and SPF. Starting at the base, it is about achieving a delicate, finish which exudes healthy radiance without making it look overly powdered.

You can also build on the basics and try experimenting with contouring to add a touch of brightness to chiselled cheekbones. This does not mean necessarily a flawless complexion with every blemish hidden, but you are looking to achieve a highlighted fresh face that embraces and shows off it's freckles and moles.


It's a unanimous agreement by make-up artists - the Middle Eastern, Arabian look is going to be the most popular trend of 2013. Nothing spells sex appeal better than a combination of smoky eyes, nude lips and volumnised hair.


This spring we wave a happy farewell to sticky slippery lip gloss and moisture laced lipsticks. Instead we are moving back to matt. The new generation of matts are comfy, moist and long-lasting. For this season, it is time to clear your lips from berry-red pigments and embrace red coloured lips for a refreshing step into this spring season. Heavenly fuchsia, neon pink and tropical coral are among the tones which injected seasonal warmth to the catwalks of the famous fashion capitals of the world.


If you want to have a show stopping eye make up, then make sure both lash lines are coated and get inspired from the smoky eyes that are important for evenings out this spring. Make up artists have this secret stable of creating an eye popping effect by playing with colours across the lower lash lines. White and neutral nudes can give a wide awake look into your eyes and this can be enhanced even more just by adding a touch of emerald green. If you want to bring in a touch of innovation to this classic look, you can play around with different dark tones and colours.


Serums are big news in the beauty industry and now L'Occitane has joined the fray with its Repair and Protect Serum Fabuleux, PS30. It contains 5% shea butter to help restore the skin's natural barrier and shield it from pollution while hyaluronic acid derivative smooths fine dehydration lines. It's super creamy but absorbs in a flash. Perfect for under make-up.