Look to the ELLE beauty team for make-up inspiration as they reveal which new products have made it into the their make-up bags and which classics aren’t budging...
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Emma Smith, ELLE Beauty Director
YSL La Laque in Rouge Pop Art, £18 at House of Fraser
A vibrant classic red never gets boring for me, no matter the season. I'm a classic girl after all.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara, £19.50
This is a must for me to keep my lashes full, without succumbing to the perils of April showers.
Chanel Ombres Matelassees Palette for 51 Montaigne, £46
Super wearable colour to take me from day to evening.
Neal's Yard Remedies, Remedies to Roll - Relaxation, £5.80
I need this to keep me calm, especially when I'm organising a shoot.
Sisley lipstick in L32, £31 at Selfridges
A perfect rosy nude to wear every day. I feel really polished with this.
Georgia Collins, ELLE Deputy Beauty Editor
Estee Lauder Bronze Sands palette, £35
I love this colour combination – burnished coppers and iridescent golds with a standout shade the colour of the Med. It'll be perfect for the earth tones look I'm channelling this season.
Clinique Even Better Concealer, £18 (out May 1)
A make-up bag staple, this is creamy enough to blend beautifully but not look too cakey.
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Sunbaked, £7.99
I love this dark honey shade. It's surprisingly sheer so works with lots of colours, makes me look polished and pulled together and most importantly, it's not too sticky.
Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Innocent Peach, £18.50 at Space NK
The perfect apricot shade for giving me a healthy glow, I love how easily this transforms my face.
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Pencil in Mahogany, £17.50
The ultimate rich brown eyeliner, this smudges brilliantly but doesn't budge once it's on.
Amy Lawrenson, ELLEuk.com
Clarins Crystal Balm in Crystal Pink, £16.50 (out May 28)
This is a happy blend of pink lipstick and balm that leaves my lips comfortable and with a flattering hint of pink colour.
Bourjois Khol & Contour Shadow & Light pencil, £5.49 (launching June)
This kohl pencil is soft enough to create a smudgy smoky eye. The dark brown pencil is great used in the waterline as well, while the metallic, bronze pencil can be used to highlight suntanned cheek and brow bones too. A brilliant multi-tasker.
Guerlain Terracotta Blush in Spicy Coral, £28
I always use liquid foundations so a liquid blush is ideal. This coral blusher blends in effortlessly and perks up my complexion brilliantly.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30, £27
In the summer sun protection is a must and this tinted moisturisers offers an impressive SPF30. It’s also super lightweight, packed with pigment to even out a blemished complexion like mine (a reason I often ignore tinted moisturisers) and has a gloriously refreshing light citrus scent.
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Vernau, £15.50
I love this dual-purpose eyeshadow from Illamasqua. The matte ginger biscuit hue can be used on eyelids for a subtle day look or layered under the Bourjois pencil (mentioned above) for a smouldering night time look. I also use it as a contouring bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks to give the effect of cheekbones!
Suzanne Scott, ELLE Beauty Writer
Chanel Vitalumiére Aqua Fresh and Hydrating Cream Compact Makeup, £39 at Selfridges
I’m a big liquid foundation fan, but this compact has converted me. It’s as moisturising as a liquid but a lot more portable and easy to apply with the sponge included.
Dior Addict Extreme lipstick in 316 Incognito, £24 at House of Fraser
I’ve found it! (and it’s only taken 28 years). I’m talking about the perfect nude lipstick for my skin tone. It looks quite unassuming in the bullet but on my lips it perfectly enhances my natural colour and makes my lips look really moisturised and even-toned.
Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Illuminizer in Kitten Shimmer, £16 at Space NK
I love highlighting the tops of my cheekbones and into my brow bone – it makes me look more awake while at the same time making my skin look even. This gorgeous illuminator reflects light and adds a touch of bronze to my skin at the same time.
Maybelline New York, Illegal Lengths Mascara in Black, £8.99 (available nationwide)
I’m all for longer lashes and this ingenious mascara lengthens mine without the use of false lashes. It contains 4mm fibres, which latch onto the ends of the hairs and extends them.
Bobbi Brown, Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Powder Pink, £18
Cream blushes are so easy to blend and leave skin looking dewy rather than powdered. My current favourite is Bobbi Brown’s new pot rouge – the compact conveniently includes a mirror and the soft, natural pink lifts my complexion without making it look like I’m wearing a lot of colour.