Debenhams SS13 Press Day - Spring Beauty Essentials

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I've been really looking forward to finding out what SS13 beauty collections would look like.

I popped along to the Debenhams Press show in Glasgow's Lighthouse arts centre to check out the new collections.
Some of Debenhams top beauty brands were on display and I was really excited to have a peek.

Although we've not had much of a "Spring" yet here in Glasgow, I still like to chose my cosmetic shades to fit in with the seasons as looking down at a lovely bright shade on my nails certainly helps to brighten up a miserable, rainy day.
The key trends this SS are your usual pastels for Spring moving onto brights and almost neon shades for Summer however this year both have taken an interesting twist.

Illamasqua have opted for their "speckled" effect (above bottom right of pic) to feature in their I'mPerfection collection and the beautiful pastel polishes have black specks, almost like a black glitter throughout. These are right on time for Easter, They remind me a lot of Cadbury's mini eggs. (I'm not a chocolate fan but I could eat mini eggs all day)

CK One have also thrown in a little twist to their Summery polishes as the chartreuse and sea blue shades are both scented with CK One fragrance. Although a slight novelty product (I have yet to find a reasonable need for a scented nail polish) I absolutely adore the idea and the shades are right up my street.
CK One have also re-branded their cosmetics and have relaunched in the UK recently. I really enjoyed seeing the collection as they have a fantastic range including duo blushes and eyeshadow quads all in a wide range of shades. Their new foundation has also recently launched which is the 3 in 1 Face Makeup which includes a serum, primer and foundation with SPF which will be perfect for summer.

Pastel shades all feature in Illamasqua, YSL, and Guerlain's eyeshadow and blush palettes this Spring. I'm a huge fan of Illamasqua's blush duo's in Lover/Hussy and Katie/Ambition.

As with all SS beauty collections there is always something for the bronzed beach goddess and this year is no exception. Guerlain have released their lip glosses in some beautiful shades, including a to-die-for gold which would be perfect for hot Summer nights.

Mavala's Summer collection of polishes would also be the perfect polish to accompany your sandles on the beach. I love a bright polish on my toes in the Summer and some of their new shades are just gorgeous.

Clarins new Summer 2013 collection, Splendours is also on my wishlist for the warmer weather (if it comes) The Summer Bronzing Compact, Colour Quartet and liner eye palette and instant Smooth crystal lip balms and lip gels all look really pretty. The Crystal lip balms will be a great alternative to lipstick as they provide a hint of sheer colour without looking too heavy.

The shade I can see myself mostly wearing on my nails this Spring/Summer is definitely this chartrusse shade from Nail Girls London. They have a fantastic collection of polishes which are all free from harmful chemicals.
They also have a great nail bar based in Debenhams within Glasgow's Silverburn shopping centre. If you are in the area I'd advise popping in for some pampering.

Do any of these products catch your eye?
Which shades do you think you will be wearing mostly for SS13?

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