Do you want to inject a little bit of colour into your beauty routine for summer but aren’t sure how to go about it? Well, you’ve come to the right page! I’ve hunted through the best in seasonal sunshine beauty launches for June and July and compiled all the best picks you’ll want to add to your collection!
Starting off with your face, the key is to keep it simple and speedy. Shiseido’s SPF Compact Foundation, €33, gives light to medium coverage, superb heat resistance and has an SPF 30 built in. Use the enclosed sponge wet or dry to apply the base. So easy!
On your eyes, use a striking, shining colour but, for ease, one that can be applied with the fingertips. Urban Decay’s Moondust mono shadows, €18, have now landed in Debenhams. These seven great solo colours contain micro-fine sparkle and 3D pearls for a stunning glistening effect on the lids that’s more luxe than lustre.
Next, play up the fun of the season and finish off your eyes with a coat or two of colourful mascara. Chanel’s Inimitable Waterproof mascaras, €30, come in four striking shades from yellow to lime. Use them alone or add to the lash tips after applying black.
We all need face colour — a touch of bronze for that sun- kissed look, blush for a pop of warmth, or both if you are more skilful with a make-up brush! To ‘sculpt’ your face, try NYC Big Bold Bronzer — a steal at just € 4.49. If pretty pinched cheeks are more your thing, Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Cheek Rush shades (€ 36.50, from July) are simply gorgeous. In four great shades, these transparent pumps of gel colour add a sheer finish to the cheeks — lips, too, if you like!
Speaking of pouts, gloss seems to have fallen out of favour this year and matte is where it’s at in 2013! The trend is probably as changeable as the weather lately, so get your matte seasonal lip courtesy of budget brand Essence. The Lip Creams from the limited- edition Guerilla Gardening collection come in an intense red and pink, and the price perfect for keeping up with a trend — just €2.49!
Forget ye not your nails — the clutch bag/ beach bag/any bag trend means your manicure is always on show, so make sure it’s up to scratch! Look no further than Essie’s Summer 2013 collection (€ 9.99 from July) — six bright and zesty colours for fingers and toes... fabulous!
Looking as good as you undoubtedly will at this point, you’ll need to finish with a fabulous summer scent. Love florals? Balenciaga L’Eau Rose, €63.50, is gorgeous. Or would a fresh aquatic float your boat? Then Roberto Cavalli’s Acqua, € 55.90, is for you. And if you’re an impossibly cute and summery beauty? Well, Mark Jacobs’ Daisy Sunshine Edition, € 57.20, is your scent of the season.
Enjoy the sunhine, everyone!