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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!

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