Beauty tips – makeover your make-up

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Give your beauty routine a spring makeover

Beauty Confidential takes place in House of Fraser Dundrum from Tuesday March 31 to Sunday April 19. Ruth Newman, director of beauty at House of Fraser shares her tips on giving your make-up and beauty regime a spring overhaul.

“As we enter into spring, a great time to start experimenting with new make-up and skincare to achieve a summer ready look. Follow my tips and give your cosmetic bag a spring clean!”

Check the dates – Most items in your make-up and toiletry bag will have a ‘use by time’ that starts as soon as you pop the lid open. Check the labels, but as a rule it’s usually six months for liquid foundations and three months for mascara.

Clean up – Take the time to clean your brushes. A build up of make-up and bacteria on the bristles can result in unwanted blemishes and blackheads. You should clean your brushes at least once a week using a make-up brush cleaner such as the Estée Lauder brush cleaner.

Lighten up your skincare – Your skin is still recovering from the cold winter but as the weather gets warmer you need to adjust your skincare to match. Rich face creams used during the winter months might be too heavy for the summer when your skin naturally produces more oil, so it’s a great time to switch to something lighter. Try Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion which will lock in moisture but won’t leave your skin feeling greasy.

Dare to bare – The summer is a perfect time to wave goodbye to heavy foundation and to give your skin a chance to shine. For those brave enough to ditch the foundation completely why not switch to a BB or CC cream like the Bobbi Brown Brightening BB Cream with SPF 30. If you’re still after more coverage why not try Bare Minerals get Started kit which provides all the tools you need for a natural look with great coverage while still allowing your skin to breathe.

Get a glow – It’s time to inject a glow back into your make up look, but this doesn’t mean piling on the fake tan. Opt for golden, shimmering bronzers to add a natural warmth and radiance to your skin like the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick or the Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder.

Beauty Confidential takes place in House of Fraser Dundrum from Tuesday March 31 to Sunday April 19. Get €10 off one of 30 products when you buy your favourite product. Visit the store on Thursday April 2 from 7pm to 9pm, for complimentary mini makeovers, beauty workshops, skincare advice and masterclasses, as well as exclusive offers and gifts.