Summer’s pink pout
Always pretty and trending, too! Find your hue, here.
Gorgeous on olive and caramel skins. Go for Essence Liquid Lipstick in Colour Party (R54.95) and Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Silhouette (R199).
This shade flatters everyone! We love YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in 201 (R550) and Essence Longlasting Lipstick in Red Pink (R49.95)
Complement dark skin tones with Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Inspiration (R280) and Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Petunia (R165).
Pretty on pale and medium-toned complexions, we recommend Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Petal (R210) or Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in 05 Wink Pop (R295).
Apply a mask A charcoal or clay mask, like  Estée Lauder Nightwear Plus 3-Minute Detox Mask ( R620), draws dirt and grease out of your pores. And now’s the best time to do one. After you’ve been pelted with hot water for eight minutes – the average shower length – a detoxifying mask could be irritating on your skin.
Hydrate your hair While you let that face mask do its job, work in a hair one, like  Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask ( R420). “Once your hair is wet, oils and moisturisers can’t penetrate it as well,” explains dermatologist Dr Ava Shamban. Twist and clip your hair up.
Slough it off Ready to rinse? Hold up. “Skin plumps up in water, which flattens rough patches, so it’s tougher to exfoliate wet skin,” reveals dermatologist Dr Mona Gohara. Instead, grab your favourite scrub and spread it all over your skin while it’s still dry. We like sugar-based ones, like  Caribbean Tan Cinnamon Scrub ( R59.95). Buff your body moving in concentric circles working from your feet updwards.
Now is a good time to shave, wash and shampoo and condition your hair, since the steam from the warm water opens the hair cuticle, which helps conditioner smooth each strand as much as possible on wet hair. Plus your leg stubble is soft enough to shave without causing nicks or ingrowns.