The Beauty Switch Up: Freshen Up Your Makeup Bag For Spring With E.l.f.

STELLAR Promotion: Let's take a look at all the best in beauty for the season ahead.

The Base

Between UV rays, smoke, pollution and stress, there are so many harmful environmental aggressors working against you on a daily basis. Luckily, e.l.f. is here to help with affordable skin protection for all those nasty elements. The upcoming e.l.f. Beauty Shield line is complete with four daily skin care products to help ward off ageing, dullness, and dryness caused by the ever-changing Irish weather.

Thanks to antioxidants and SPF, your skin will get all the help it needs. The best part is that everything is under €29.95. And even better – all products are free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and alcohol. Even the most sensitive skin will love this stuff!

Beauty Shield Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum, €24.95

This brightening booster is packed with Vitamin C, as well wrinkle-fighting vitamin E and skin cancer-preventing pomegranate extract. Together, the trio hydrates and strengthens skin.

Beauty Shield Skin Shielding Moisturiser SPF 50, €16.95

After applying some of the serum, continue to add hydration to your skin with this moisturiser with SPF. Skin-quenching oils like carrot seed and sunflower seed will give you that smooth, radiant base that your skin craves.

Beauty Shield Massaging Overnight Recovery Cream, €18.95

This high-tech tube, which can be seen above, boasts a rollerball applicator that massages nourishing ingredients like vitamin C, pomegranate extract, argan oil and carrot seed oil directly into your skin better than your fingers ever could.

Beauty Shield Recharging Magnetic Mask Set, €29.95

The e.l.f. Magnetic Mask has finally landed! First, you apply the iron-based mask, which is packed full of all the good stuff as well as moisturising argan oil. It looks like your standard mud mask, but the way you take it off is completely different.

You literally lift it away, as well as your skin’s impurities, with a special magnetic tool — no rinsing needed. HALLELUJAH! Here’s a video if it in action:

The Face

Whether it’s bronzy neutrals and a signature smoky eye or amping up the impact with striking electric colour, add some oomph to your make-up wardrobe with a dramatic smoky ombré in rose and cinnamon tones á la Emily Ratajkowski.

Step 1: Use Illuminating Face Primer (€10.75) all over the face for a lit-from-within-glow. For your flawless complexion apply Flawless Finish Foundation (€10.75) as your long-wear base.

Step 2: Use HD Lifting Concealer (€4.95) under the eyes, any areas of redness, or unwanted imperfections. Finish by lightly dusting the Perfect Finish HD Powder down the t-zone for that ultra HD finish.

Step 3: Define your brows with the Eyebrow Kit (€6.45), combing the colour through the hairs in the direction of growth to give your face dimension.

Step 4: For the eyes, sweep the dark brown shade from the Velvet Touch Eyeshadow Palette (€14.65) from your lashes to above the crease of your eye. en, taking a small angled brush, apply the same shadow along your lower lash line. To make things just a bit sexy, take the cranberry tone and blend it on to your lid.

Step 5: Next, taking your blender brush, motion back and forth across the eyelid to blend the shades. For enhanced definition use Kohl Eyeliner Black (€6.45) and run it along the lash line. Finish by applying lashings of 3 in 1 Mascara (€6.45) for a wide-eyed flutter!

Step 6: No Instagram filter with be needed with the new Shimmer Highlighting Powder (€7.50). Sweep across the high points of the face for the ultimate beam.

Step 7: To prime the lips for that shimmery pout, use the Lip Primer and Plumper (€4.95) and smudge out.

Step 8: To finish the look, take the Lip Plumping Gloss in Champagne Glam (€6.95) for that super sultry pout.

e.l.f. is available now from Penneys and pharmacies nationwide

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