BEST BRONZ­ERS

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Beauty -

The se­cret to find­ing a be­liev­able bronzer shade is to match the colour to your dé­col­leté area, not your face, says Ricky Wil­son, Dior’s celebrity make-up artist. “That way, your fa­cial glow is con­sis­tent with the rest of the body.” Ap­ply a BB or a CC cream, then sweep pow­der bronzer on the ar­eas of your face where sun­light hits nat­u­rally: the fore­head, the bridge of your nose, cheek­bones, and chin. For a touch of flush, top your bronzer with a pow­der blush. Avoid creamy ver­sions, which can ac­cen­tu­ate pores and oil in the heat.

ANTI-MELT­DOWN EYE MAKE-UP

Up­date your kit with the sea­son’s wa­ter­proof must-haves. For a smudge-free evening eye-opener, trace your lash lines with Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Ka­jal Liner (the black shade suits most eye colours, but Pa­cific flat­ters brown). Fol­low with Givenchy’s mas­cara, and fin­ish with Ben­e­fit Brow Zings (RM115), which comes equipped with a soft wax that seals brow pow­der and de­fines the arches. Since wa­ter­proof mas­caras are no­to­ri­ous for clump­ing, ap­ply Dior Diorshow Max­i­mizer Lash Plump­ing Serum (RM104) first, says Wil­son. It not only en­sures flut­tery lashes, but makes the re­moval process eas­ier thanks to the pro­tec­tive base coat­ing. With ma­jor eye make-up, keep skin dewy and lips nude.

LONG-LAST­ING LIP SHADES

Find­ing the right warm-weather lip prod­uct can be a chal­lenge. Lip gloss can be sticky and re­quire mul­ti­ple touch-ups, and lip­sticks can feel too heavy. Liq­uid lip colours of­fer the best of both worlds; these bright for­mu­las stay put for hours, and their light­weight tex­ture feels in­vis­i­ble. Pre­vent colour from bleed­ing into fine lines with Wil­son’s trick: First, trace and fill your lips with a clear pen­cil such as Make Up for Ever Lip Line Per­fec­tor, then ap­ply colour to the cen­tre of your mouth, and press lips to­gether. Com­plete the look with bronzer and mas­cara.

IN­STANTLY LUXE LOCKS

Give your blow-dryer (and your hair) the day off. No, we’re not sug­gest­ing you sport a wet head to your next cock­tail party. In­stead, opt for the tried-and-true pony­tail. Com­bat hu­mid­ity by slick­ing back the crown and flat-iron­ing the tail. Or al­low your tresses to air-dry, then use T3’s Body Wa­ver ce­ramic-in­fused curl­ing iron, avail­able at Sephora. It re­moves frizz, adds body, and in­creases shine in five min­utes for blowout-like re­sults with­out the dryer, says Dan Sharp, T3’s celebrity hair­styl­ist. In­sider trick: Wrap your hair around the iron away from your face, and hold each piece for three to five sec­onds for a soft, even wave. Del­i­cate gold hair­pins lend shine.

VI­BRANT HAIR COLOUR

You wouldn’t show up to a party in a faded dress, and the same should go for your hair colour. As wa­ter is your hue’s big­gest en­emy, cleanse away chlo­rine and salt build-up with pig­ment pre­serv­ing prod­ucts. Red­ken Color Ex­tend Mag­netic Sham­poo (RM63) im­proves brunette tones, while blonde streaks ben­e­fit from Kéras­tase Elixir Ul­time Serum (RM138). If you’re a red­head – the fastest­fad­ing shade – go one step fur­ther with Pure­ol­ogy’s weekly five-minute colour-de­posit­ing conditioning

treat­ment, to boost vi­brancy be­tween salon vis­its.

SEXY SCENTS

Ac­ces­sorise your sum­mer wardrobe with a light fra­grance. Ac­qua di Parma’s is a unique, grace­ful blend of berg­amot, man­darin, and iris, with vanilla in­fu­sion and am­brette crys­tals. Chloé’s flo­ral fuses berg­amot with jas­mine and vanilla, and Dior’s is a sul­try spritz of fresh man­darin, jas­mine, and black­berry. Gior­gio Ar­mani Ac­qua di Gioia Eau Fraîche

Anna Sui Rouge Jar, RM64 Guer­lain Ter­ra­cotta 4 Sea­sons Tai­lor­Made Bronz­ing Pow­der, RM238 Estée Lauder Pure Color High In­ten­sity Lip Lac­quer in Fuch­sia Flash, RM80 Laura Mercier Matte Ra­di­ance Baked Pow­der, RM159 Chloé See By Chloé EDP, RM245 (50ml)

Tarte Ama­zo­nian Clay Wa­ter­proof Eye­liner in Black, RM90

Shi­seido Lu­miniz­ing Satin Eye Color Trio in GR412, RM105

Ac­qua di Parma Iris No­bile Spe­cial Edi­tion

Givenchy Noir Cou­ture Wa­ter­proof Mas­cara, RM116

Dior Diorshow Max­i­mizer Lash Plump­ing Serum

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