BEAUTY Get your glow on with our favourite summer beauty buys
SUMMER IS THE TIME TO LET YOUR TRUE BEAUTY SHINE. GLOW FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH OUR TOP 15 BEST BUYS FOR THE SEASON
Summer calls for a less-is-more approach to beauty – think barelythere makeup, fresh and fruity fragrances and a natural, sun-kissed complexion that radiates. Combine a sunsafe skincare routine with a bit of pampering for the perfect beachy glow, and add a low-maintenance makeup regime to the mix for more time on the beach and less in front of the mirror. Here are our favourite 15 products for an easy, breezy summertime look that won’t break the bank.
Sunscreen 1 CANCER SOCIETY SUNBLOCK LOTION SPF50+, RRP $18, 400ML
Cancer Society’s formula is a Kiwi-summer essential, having been specially formulated for the harsh New Zealand sun. To make sure you’re protected at all times, squirt some into a reusable mini bottle and keep in your bag.
2 NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST FACIAL WIPES, RRP $10.99, PACK OF 25 Keep a handy pack in the car or by your bedside and taking your makeup off on a lazy summer day or night will be a breeze. Neutrogena’s hydrating facial wipes remove even the best waterproof mascara, while giving your skin a welcome boost of hydration.
3 GARNIER MIRACLE SKIN PERFECTOR BB CREAM, RRP $15, 50ML
Summer calls for a lighter approach when it comes to coverage. BB cream, or blemish balm, combines skincare and makeup in one. While the formula hydrates and protects your skin, it also provides you with light coverage for healthy, glowing looking skin.
Body Moisturiser 4 NIVEA BODY LOTION RICH NOURISHING RRP $8.49, 400ML
Nivea’s classic nourishing lotion now has twice as much almond oil, and improves the appearance of rough and sun-damaged skin almost instantly.
Lip Balm 5 CHAPSTICK LIP BALM TOTAL HYDRATION CORAL, RRP $8.99
Your lips are one of the first parts of your body to feel the sun’s wrath. Protect them with this formula of rosehip and jojoba oils, while adding a tint of summery coral blush.
Hair treatment 6 EARTHWISE NOURISH LEAVE IN TREATMENT, RRP $9.99
A leave-in treatment that moisturises, detangles and de-frizzes your locks at the same time. Plus, it’s all natural.
Body Scrub 7 GLOW LAB BODY SCRUB, RRP $7.49, 200ML
Keeping your skin exfoliated is essential if you want an even tan. Glow Lab’s sugar exfoliator is enriched with summery coconut to polish and protect.
Fake Tan 8 BONDI SANDS GRADUAL TANNING MILK, $22.99, 375ML
Save yourself a fake tan disaster by using a gradual formula instead. Apply sparingly but often for a natural-looking golden glow, which won’t leave you with orange elbows. Waterproof mascara
9 MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH WATERPROOF MASCARA IN VERY BLACK, RRP $14.99
From the beach to the pool, odds are you’ll need a reliable mascara that won’t make you look like a panda. Stick with the tried and true Great Lash – no matter how big the waves are, it just won’t budge!
Nude Eye Shadow
10 COLLECTION EYES UNCOVERED NUDE BRONZE EYE SHADOW PALETTE, RRP $12
A swipe of shadow is enough to take a summer-day look into the night, and you won’t get much better value than Collection’s nude bronze palette. Apply a lighter colour to your lid and a darker shade in your crease for a look that’s natural but makes your eyes pop.
Blush 11 COLLECTION GORGEOUS GLOW BLUSH BLOCK, RRP $12
A brush of blusher is magic for creating a fresh complexion, and Collection’s edition features multiple highly pigmented shades, making it perfect for blending. It also contains a light shimmer.
Bright lippy 12 MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY MATTE INK LIPSTICK IN HEROINE, $17.99
The last thing you need on a hot day is for your lipstick to end up all over your face – and as the name suggests, Maybelline’s Superstay range isn’t going anywhere! Go for a pop of Heroine, a gorgeous orange-red for a fresh take on your usual shade.
Highlighter 13 RIMMEL INSTA STROBING HIGHLIGHTER LIQUID, RRP $15.99
Add dimension and luminosity to your skin with a highlighter. Either apply just to the areas of your face that would naturally catch the sun, such as your cheekbones and bridge of your nose, or add a few drops to your foundation or BB cream for an all-over glow.
14 RIMMEL SUN SHIMMER 3 IN 1 SHIMMERING BRONZER, RRP $17.99
With three different shades in one palette, you can customise the tone of your bronzer as your skin colour deepens over the summer. You can also use the separate shades as eye shadows and highlighters; a great space-saving product to take to the bach!
15 GARNIER HYDRA BOMB TISSUE MASK IN POMEGRANATE, RRP $5
Go on, pamper yourself – it’s the holidays! And after a few trips to the beach and hikes in the bush, your skin could use a little love. Garnier’s Hydra Bomb face mask has developed something of a cult following with its ultra-nourishing, purifying formula and delicious pomegranate scent.
‘ Combine a sunsafe skincare routine with a bit of pampering for a perfect beachy glow’