Eye candy

Lancôme's Color Focus Palette is assistant fashion/beauty editor Ingrie Williams' pick of the month

As the snow melts and the slush finally washes away, the first few buds of spring are a welcome burst of colour. So, why not celebrate the seasonal change with a burst of colour in your eye makeup?

Now don’t be afraid: I’m not talking about bright-blue eyeshadow. The updated way to wear colour on your eyes is much more subtle. Look for sheer washes of pale shades such as Lancôme’s new Color Focus Exceptional Wear Smooth Eye Color Quad, in Une Femme Coquette, $42. Put your uninspiring greys and browns into hibernation and start playing with Lancôme’s set of exotic shades: matte white, iridescent pink, bronzy-gold and pale seafoam green. They’re flattering, feminine and just what you need to get into the warm weather state of mind.