your summer MAKE-UP Must-haves
The products you should be paying out for this month
Turns out wine isn’t just our drink of choice. Sweep on Neogen Dermalogy Bio-peel Gauze Peeling Wine Face Pads, £22, for an on-the-spot refresh and refining skin treat. Bursting with anti-ageing benefits like natural AHAS and resveratrol, which is found in red wine, it’s a home peel you’ll want to use again and again. Pass us the jar (and the bottle).
If there’s one thing we’re after come summer, it’s a new perfume to douse ourselves with. Elie Saab Girl of Now EDP, £58 for 50ml, is our fragrance of choice. Orange blossom, jasmine and magnolia make this fresh, floral and fruity, while almond gives it a nutty twist. You’ll be hooked from your first spray.
Pot of sleep
Joining the cover-up club over at Benefit is the Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer, £17.50. Boasting a long-wear, crease-free finish and a peachy tone that neutralises dark circles, this little beauty will hide your 4am Saturday bedtime way faster than a coffee.
Arriving in the UK all the way from Australia is cult beauty buy Sand & Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Mask, £39.90. You may have already seen it on your Insta because it’s currently taking over social media thanks to its sellout status across the seas. Pink clay is the magic ingredient behind its powerful detoxifying and refining ability. Want in? Get on the wait list at sandandsky.com.
Chanel might be late to the brow brigade but its Stylo Sourcils Waterproof Eyebrow Pencils, £30 each, are worth saving up for. Available in six shades, each one is soft enough to build up your brows just how you like them. Use the flat side to add colour all over and go in with the pointed end for precision where it’s needed. Flip it over and use the brush to tame unruly strands. Our arches have never looked so chic.
We love a make-up marriage to a designer brand as much as anyone and Clinique X Jonathan Adler’s limited edition drop – Lid Pop, £15.50; Pop Lip Colour + Primer, £16.50 – is so stylish we’re already making room for it on our dresser. Inspired by summer trips to Santorini, the bright colours and bold designs will get you making a beauty statement in the most stylish way possible.
Hairdresser in a Can
Dry shampoo just got whole lot better. Thanks to Aussie Wash + Blow In A Can, £4.99, it not only banishes greasy roots but there are six variations and each one smells amazing. Plus the formulas are invisible so you don’t need to worry about the dreaded chalky roots. Not bad for under a fiver – we’ll take three, please.
Give us anything that transforms our 10-minute morning shower into a luxurious experience. Switch your soap for Rituals… The Ritual Of Hammam Refreshing Foaming Shower Gel, £8.50. It contains eucalyptus and rosemary for a revitalizing morning pick-me-up.
Pigmented? Tick. Long-lasting? Tick. Fits in the tiniest of handbags? Tick. Alongside all the usual requirements for a good lipstick, Hourglass has stepped it up a notch and created Confession Ultra Slim Refillable Lipstick, £28 – a sleek case with interchangeable refills at £18 each. They make lip application insanely easy and they’re so slimline they’re an obvious must for your next night out.