7 spring beauty buys you need to know about

Published on 25 September 2018

It’s time to hit refresh on your beauty routine, prep your skin to be sun-kissed and trial some of the new-season makeup looks that have been lighting up the ‘gram lately. To kickstart your spring awakening, here are seven of the most hyped beauty products recently landed at Priceline that you’re going to want to invest in immediately.

Inspired by the Japanese rice cake dessert, this shimmery palette serves up 10 silky-textured shadows that are easy to blend but also ideal for recreating the rebellious rainbow-hued look we’ve seen all over the catwalk this year. The cushion formula means you can simply use your fingertip to dab on the colour, and if you prefer a more low-key eye makeup look you can opt for the Sleek and Chic pastel palette in the same range.

Aside from its ultra-chic rose gold packaging, the new vegan lip creams from Australis are perfect for those who crave opaque colour but favour a lightweight and moisturising gloss over a heavy lipstick. With a flexible doe-foot applicator that allows you to get right into your Cupid’s bow, one swipe is all you need for full coverage that will wear off evenly over the day. Tones range from peachy neutrals through to bright orange, merlot red and this luxurious brown-based pink.

Keen to compliment your peepers with some glamourous false lashes but wary of weighing down your lids? Then rejoice, because Ardell has released its softest and lightest strip lashes yet. The Faux Mink style features multilayered fibres and an easy-to-apply transparent band to give you the most natural look possible while adding photo-ready curl and volume. Some reviewers have even dubbed them the Holy Grail of lashes, which makes the affordable pricepoint all the more impressive.

As the weather gradually warms we can find ourselves wearing off-the-shoulder tops and calf-flashing skirts before we’ve quite developed the healthy radiance that comes with a decent mid-summer dose of vitamin D. This is where Bondi Sands’ new stop-gap fake tan product comes in. Easy to layer up because of how quickly it dries, and safe to use when you’re wearing white, this is the dream cream for those without the time or inclination for a full-body tan but who know how flattering a bronzed sheen across the collarbone can be.

Okay so this one isn’t exactly new, but it deserves fresh attention after being revealed as Australia’s bestselling primer and part of the brand’s recent relaunch by model-turned-mogul Jessica Hart. This multitasking wonder product not only blurs fine lines and pores, it also hydrates, helps your foundation stay put and gives you a lit-from-within glow courtesy of crushed pearl extract. If that’s not essential for spring we don’t know what is.

Budget-conscious brow obsessives across the land are raving about this fork-tipped tool from Maybelline, which allows you to apply hair-thin strokes of colour in a way than mimics the semi-permanent tattoo procedure known as microblading (minus the discomfort and expense). Available in four shades, this nifty pen is designed to give you the appearance of denser, more Delevingne-esque brows without looking try-hard.

Activated charcoal is not only the teeth-cleaning ingredient of the moment, it’s also the secret to these detoxifying peel-off masks for the delicate under-eye area. Also loaded with hydrating glycerine, the rubbery pads will help you hide the evidence of too many late nights by cooling, de-puffing and moisturising in one hit. The best bit is that they stay stuck in place better than most sheet masks and only take 15 minutes to work their magic, so you can easily multitask while wearing them as part of your pre-party regime.

Of course, your kit refresh doesn’t need to stop there. You also owe it yourself to try the $5 Kakadu Plum Eye Cream and $6 Oxx Studio Foundation stocked at Kmart that beauty Youtubers are raving about. Not to mention the MAC-inspired Lacura BB cream from Aldi.