If you feel like you're in desperate need of a beauty overhaul, then what better time than January to try something new? Here are the six beauty industry trends you need to experiment with this New Year.
1. Make-Up: Feline Flicks
Bold, brilliant and beautiful, feline flicks show no sign of disappearing as they once again took the SS14 catwalks by storm. Try Chanel’s Le Crayon Yeux, £17, for a precision flick or, for ultimate intensity, try YSL’s Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Shocking, £24.
2. Skincare: Flawless Finished Skin
Flawless skin is always highly sought after but often quite tricky to achieve. Thankfully, the recent influx of products, such a Maybelline’s Baby Skin Pore Eraser, £7.99, help to refine skin and create the desired smooth, matified coverage. Alternatively, for those willing to splash out, Lancôme’s Vissionaire Blur, £40, instantly perfects skin and will help you attain your ideal complexion in a mere jiffy.
3. Hair: Slicked Back And Straight
Use L’Oreal’s Studio Line Silk & Gloss Hot Straight Spray, £3.69, to create sleek, straightened locks, then apply Bumble and Bumble Grooming Crème, £22, to the roots and gently sweep hair off the face for an effortlessly chic ‘do that mirrors the groomed catwalk trends.
4. Nails: Matte
An instant way to modernize your look, matte nail polish is our must-try this season. Adding that subtle touch of elegance to our tips, polishes such as Ciate Velvet Manicure, £14, or Barry M Classic Matte Nail Paint, £3.99, deliver a luxurious, satin-like finish. Or, you could just apply the OPI Matte Top Coat, £11.95, over your existing high gloss colour to instantly transform the finish.
5. Fitness: Aqua Spinning
Spreading fast across the pond after enormous success in the US, aqua spinning is a fat-busting, muscle-toning phenomenon. Burning up to 800 calories per hour, the water friction pummels away cellulite and uneven skin. But, be warned: only the fittest will survive.
6. Health: Beauty Drinks
There is no better time to kickstart a new health regime than January and with the industry buzzing over the high vitamin ‘Beauty shots’ it couldn’t be easier. Fountain from Boots, £24.99, claims to delay the aging process with just one teaspoon a day and Rejuvenated Collagen Shots, £16.50, promise to keep cells fully hydrated, which will in turn help to increase energy levels. These beauty boosters are our definite must have of 2014.