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10 bright and cheerful beauty buys

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Today has been dubbed 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Whether you agree that the 21 January really is the worst (We're broke! Not drinking! Swapping cake for green juice!), or just a marketing ploy, we feel like everyone could do with a little lift as the month drags on. So here's the brightest Spring beauty products we turn to when we need a pick-me-up, from relaxing aromatherapy oils to bright eyeshadow palettes.

Compiled by Razna Khatun

  • Nars, Mad, mad world eye shadow duo

    The bright, zingy shades of this compact will give your eyeshadow look a lift.

    Nars, Mad, mad world eye shadow duo, £24, narscosmetics.co.uk

  • Nails inc, Concrete polish in Stonehenge

    Forget dark winter shades - try this bright cobalt blue polish with an unusual concrete texture.

    Nails inc, Concrete polish in Stonehenge, £12, nailsinc.com

  • Aromatherapy Associates, Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection

    Nothing improves our mood more than a piping hot shower or relaxing bath with one of these oils.

    Aromatherapy Associates, Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection, £30, aromatherapyassociates.com

  • Comme Des Garcons, Harissa Series 2 Red Eau de Toilette

    A hot, spicy scent that'll lift your spirits with just one spritz.

    Comme Des Garcons, Harissa Series 2 Red Eau de Toilette,£64, liberty.co.uk

  • Illamasqua, Cream Blusher in Libido

    Give dull winter skin a healthy flush with this vibrant reddish orange blush.

    Illamasqua, Cream Blusher in Libido, £18, illamasqua.com

  • Clarins, Waterproof Eye Pencil in Turquoise

    Blue eye make-up was all over the catwalks - try a slick of this liner for a subtler take on the trend.

    Clarins, Waterproof Eye Pencil in Turquoise, £16, feelunique.com

  • Paul & Joe Lipstick in Manège

    The beautiful packaging and bright pink shade of this lipstick never fails to cheer us up.

    Paul & Joe Lipstick in Manège, £18.50, beautybay.com

  • Astalift, Regenerating Night Cream

    Pamper your skin before bed by slathering on this luxurious night cream - the orange jar will also brighten up your dressing table.

    Astalift, Regenerating Night Cream, £48, astalift.co.uk

  • Diptyque, Rose Duet Limited Edition Candle

    Fill your house with the smell of roses with Diptyque's limited edition scent.

    Diptyque, Rose Duet Limited Edition Candle, £42, diptyque.co.uk

  • MOR Essentials, Black Currant Iris Hand & Body Lotion

    This invigorating Salt & Sugar Body Scrub smells amazing and will leave skin feeling refreshed.

    MOR Essentials, Black Currant Iris Hand & Body Lotion, £23, morcosmetics.com

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