Time to shimmer
Spark up your look with the latest eye glamour
Eyes that glitter
Dramatic glitter lips, glitter shapes on the face, twinkly eyeshadow, shimmery nails … summer is going to be one big sparkle party. Take, for example, this look by Inika for US-based Japanese fashion designer Tadashi Shoji. A combination of dewy skin and sparkleencrusted glamour, it’s achieved using four products from the brand’s certified organic range. The base is a mix of Pure Primer ($ 74) and Liquid Foundation ($ 74), a sheer, luminous makeup base enriched with hydrating hyaluronic acid. Inika Lip Serum ($ 45) was then smeared across the eye and then blotted with biodegradable glitter and Inika Certified Organic Vegan Lipstick in Pink Poppy ($ 44) ] used on the lips and cheeks as blush.
Why buy? It’s a season of maximum shimmer.
Ooh la la
Apply the word “French” to anything and it conveys sophistication. French bread – common as it is – sounds far tastier than ordinary bread. A French kiss is better than a pash. It’s the same with a French manicure. A way of polishing nails that emphasises the difference in colour between the tips and the nail beds, it was trademarked in 1978 by cosmetics company Orly and is now considered a classic; those natural-looking, polished nails with crisp white tips as much a symbol of expensive chic as a very posh handbag. If you aren’t a fan of nail art (big news this season) or glitter, a “Frenchie” is a great option, perfect for those summery dresses. Keep hands in shape with a squirt or two of Nivea’s Anti-Age Care Hand Cream ($ 8), which contains skin-regenerating co-enzyme Q10 and UV filters to guard against sun-induced age spots. Why buy? Why not? It’s the ultimate affordable classic.
In skincare, honey acts as a moisturiser employing high levels of antioxidants to fight free radicals. It is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, and may also be a good option for those who suffer from skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. Now, L’Oreal Paris’ Age Perfect Intense Nutrition range has been newly formulated to include manuka honey, magnesium, manganese and calcium to repair and restore ageing skin. The three-product collection — a serum ($ 45) and day and night creams ($ 40 each) — is on counters now. Why buy? To take advantage of a natural, active raw material which has a tremendous reparative effect. Tracey Strange