Pure Pores: 5 Makeup Must-Haves To Keep On Trend This Season

STELLAR PROMOTION: Seasons change, and so should our makeup.

Benefit’s Beauty Ambassador Annie Ford Danielson shares her five makeup must-haves to keep up with the ever-changing season.

Her secret? It’s all about the extra attention to her PORES. Just like our outfits change every season to match the change in weather, so should our makeup.

Step 1: Hydrating Face Primer

• As we step into spring, our dry wintery skin can often lead to our pores becoming clogged and enlarged due to that dryness. To minimise the overall look of your pores, smooth and hydrate your skin, start with a hydrating primer like The POREfessional: Hydrate Primer.

• To apply, simply squeeze the product onto your fingertips and apply through your entire face. *Hint* apply an extra layer to your problem areas such as your T-zone to minimise the look of enlarged pores and fine lines.

• This silky-smooth, hydrating face primer will instantly moisturise and refresh your skin. With POREfessional: Hydrate’s 12-hour hydration, your pores and dryness won’t stand a chance! RRP €35

Step 2: Luxe Lips

• California Kissin’ ColorBalm is a moisturising lip balm, but due to its high-saturation colour, it gives you the look of a lipstick. It’s the best of both worlds! California Kissin’ ColorBalms delivers a unique benefit: the lasting moisture and balmy, cushiony texture of a lip balm with the high-payoff, high-saturation colour and consistent lip coverage of a lipstick.

• Pssst… want to know an inside secret? Many years ago, we launched a product called California Kissin’, so this name is a throwback to our Benefit history!

• Apply this luxurious lightweight formula to your lips for up to 8 hours of luscious hydration. California Kissin’ ColorBalm contains Wild Mango Butter, Hyaluronic Acid and Loofah Seed Oil. Available in 16 highly pigmented shades including reds, pinks, berries and nudes. RRP €23.50

Step 3: Natural Brows

• PINK ALERT! Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimised by crunchy brows?! Not anymore with NEW Fluff Up Brow Wax.

• NEW Fluff Up Brow Wax is out and ready to visibly fluff, texturise & feather your brows without flaking or crunching. I mean… what’s not to fluffin’ love?

• Then, using Precisely, My Brow Pencil, use your wrist and flick throughout the sparse areas of your brows and say goodbye to any gaps. Fill in until your brows are as full as you please! RRP €28.50

Step 4: Long-lasting, Volumising Mascara

• The final product is all about adding some length and drama to your spring makeup routine. They’re Real! Magnet Mascara is your go-to to bring your makeup look full circle this season.

• The 36-hour lengthening mascara with draw your lashes to extreme lengths and powerful lift, making them 40% longer!

• When applying, simply take advantage of the custom-designed zigzag bristles to separate and define your lashes. RRP €29.50

Step 5: WANDERFUL Lookin’ Blush

•  Available in 12 shades, our blushes range from sweet pinks to bright peaches & corals to everyday neutrals to rich berries.

• They give instant & buildable payoff & do not leave a white cast on skin. Our blush formula is buildable and applies beautifully & seamlessly to give a soft-focus blurring effect to skin.

HINT: Why not pair your favourite Benefit Box O’Powder blush, bronzer or highlighter with our easy-to-use and travel-friendly “Multi-tasking Cheek Brush”! This brush is fully retractable, which means you can transform the size of your brush for ease of use and more versatility.

You just need a quick swipe and off you go! RRP: €25.95

There you have it, Annie’s five spring makeup essentials! You’re ready to take this spring by storm!