Beauty in the April Issue

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The sun is out, the days are getting longer and the temperature is no longer in minus numbers: we might be tempting fate by saying this, but spring seems to have finally sprung. What better excuse then to catch up on the trends and looks for the coming season with the latest issue of ELLE? For an added bonus, we’ve also thrown in an exclusive full size sample of Percy & Reed’s new Wonder Balm, worth £18, before it’s available in the shops.

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If you’ve not already picked up your copy, here’s a quick round-up of what you can look forward to beauty-wise…

- Now’s the time to give your make-up bag a thorough spring clean. Not sure what to keep and what to switch? Lisa Eldridge shares her essential beauty swaps for a fresh faced spring look.

- Spring is the season of glowing skin, pretty pastels and eye-catching brights. Get on top of the latest beauty trends with ELLE’s edit of ‘the new pretty’: from a night out to office appropriate, we’ve got it covered.

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- The biggest trend for S/S 14? Pure, ‘no make-up’ skin. This may seem a slightly terrifying prospect, but ELLE’s beauty team have compiled their clear skin secrets, from the best facials to barely-there BB creams.

- For many of us, though, the ‘no make-up’ look simply isn’t an option. Katie Mulloy gives a frank and thought-provoking account of living with adult acne, and top dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting helps analyse what your breakouts really mean…

- For this month’s celebrity beauty edit, it’s over to Kristen Stewart. The former Twilight star shows us the essential products for achieving her trademark laid-back style.

- In this month’s beauty brief, Beauty Director Sophie Beresiner has the lowdown on this month’s most exciting launches, including the much-hyped Josh Wood Blending Wands, as well as some new skincare saviours for spring.

- Warmer weather means bare legs – easier said than done after several months of 100 deniers. This month’s Beauty Index is dedicated to achieving the perfect spring skirt tan.

- In this month’s Guest Edit, it’s over to legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath, who has shared her tips for achieving the s/s catwalk look seen at Dolce and Gabbana.

- If you’re wondering how to use your exclusive Percy & Reed Wonder Balm, look no further. We’ve put together some simple steps to achieve two catwalk-worthy wet look styles, slick to dry and sports-luxe.

This is just a tiny teaser of what’s in April’s ELLE, so drop what you’re doing and head to the newsstand now!

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