Berry colours pop up in pretty much every make-up collection, it’s inevitable really – think pale strawberry pinks, bright raspberry fuchsias and deep blackberry shades. You’ve no doubt got some in your stash!
Not only do berries provide us with heaps of deliciously beneficial nutrients when eaten, they can also impart their vitamin-rich goodness onto our skin too.
Read on for the ‘crop’ of berry beauty delights we hope to be ‘picking’ up this weekend…
1. Bourjois Aqua Blush 12hr in Berry Nice – £8.99 (BUY HERE)
This Bourgois blush has a water-light gel formula which doesn’t cake or clog skin. We love this sheer, fresh colour in a berry sorbet shade, it’s perfect for sun-kissed summer cheeks!
2. Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Fresh Raspberry – £21.00 (BUY HERE)
We’re big fans of the Crème lipstick line from Laura Mercier and this vivid raspberry pink is a must-have for our collection. It’s ideal for a pop of summer colour and equally gorgeous with a black polo neck when winter strikes.
3. Collistar Moisturizing Sorbet Cream with Strawberry Extract – £18.00 (BUY HERE)
We’re sold on this by name alone, BUT there’s more to Collistar’s Sorbet Cream than its delicious sounding moniker! This Italian-made moisturiser combines advanced technology with the power of natural, active ingredients (strawberry extract, vitamins, sugars, minerals, flavonoids). Key to its formula is the Collistar NMF Complex®, a complex of substances which recreate the skin’s natural moisturizing factor; these ingredients allow the skin to restore its own ideal moisture level and keep it constant under any climatic and environmental conditions. It can be used day and/or night or as a more intensive moisturising mask treatment overnight.
4. He-Shi Exfoliating Bodywash – £10.90 (BUY HERE)
A must for pre-tanning prep, but also great for regular use in order to keep skin perfectly soft and smooth. This luxurious, strawberry scented face and body exfoliator combines fruit AHA’s and scrub particles with micro-dermabrasion crystals for a silky, clean and moisturised finish.
5. Cowshed Raspberry Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Oil – £36.00 (BUY HERE)
This nutrient-rich facial oil combines a host of natural ingredients to protect and hydrate skin. It includes raspberry seed, an anti-oxidant that’s rich in vitamin E and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, along with soothing chamomile and carrot. There’s also lemon, rosemary and basil essential oils in there, which help to fight free radicals and add a fabulously fresh herbal scent to boot.
6. Nature’s Ingredients Strawberry Body Butter – £7.00 (BUY HERE)
Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy a rich, nourishing body buttering session from time to time? Thought not! M&S have thrown together (we’re sure it was a more technical process, but you know what we mean) strawberry extract, coconut oil and cocoa butter to create body butter heaven.
7. Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Berry – £19.00 (BUY HERE)
The Too Faced Melted Lipstick range is incredible popular with make-up lovers far and wide, and for good reason. These cute little tubes manage to harness the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss in one long-wear formula. Beautifully pigmented, this strawberry-esque shade provides super rich lip colour that lasts for hours. Pucker up!
8. Clinique Jumbo Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Berry Boost – £17.00 (BUY HERE)
Clinique have squeezed the best ingredients in to their very own smoothie! Apply this moisture-rich formula to lips for luscious berry colour and shine with an added hit of Vitamin C.
9. Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet 3 in 1 – £14.50 (BUY HERE)
Eternally a bestseller, this 3-in-1 product from Philosophy can be used as a shower gel, bath foam or shampoo. Not only does it have a delicious raspberry fragrance, there’s also a raspberry sorbet recipe on the bottle, if you fancy getting busy in the kitchen.
10. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Flush (pink berry) – $28.00 (BUY HERE)
Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush is great for all skin types. It’s incredibly long-wearing (lasting up to 12 hours) and leaves cheeks with a flawless finish.
11. Patisserie De Bain Hand Cream in Raspberries & Roses – £5.00 (BUY HERE)
A super cute little hand cream is fragranced with a heavenly blend of English roses and sweet raspberries. Your hands will be beautifully soft and smell good enough to eat!
12. Essie Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Duo Kit – £12.99 (BUY HERE)
Strawberries and cream (oh, and let’s not forget rain) are synonymous with British summertime, so why not pay homage to the tasty treat with our mani? Essie’s special edition duo combines Too Too Hot; a rich red coral and Blanc; a full coverage, snowy white. We’ve got summer nailed.
If you fancy giving your own strawberry beauty treatment a try, click here for our fabulously fruity Strawberry & Lemon Face Mask recipe.