By Terry – Hylauronic Summer Bronzing Veil | Jurlique – Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream | Kevyn Aucoin – Liquifuchsia Cream Blush | MAC – Relentlessly Red Lipstick | Kerastase – Soleil CC Creme | Ella Bache – Radiance C Antioxidant Defence Mist
There are some things one should simply not go without as the humidity rises – a healthy ‘glow’ [faux or otherwise] is non negotiable. But a tan isn’t enough on it’s own to give you a radiant glowing complexion, you’ll need super hydrated, healthy skin and maybe, just a little help from your friends [AKA 6 products that will change your life, for Summer, anyway].
You need to ensure you always (always, always!) have a smooth, hydrated base to work with, whether you’re going sans makeup or otherwise. One of my favourite moisturisers of all time just so happens to be the latest and greatest moisturiser from Jurlique. From the Nutri-Define range, the Multi-Correcting Day Cream is super hydrating and enriched with Biosome5 – five SUPER potent ingredients including Rosemary, horseradish, mulberry, peppermint an glycogen, as well as Rapeseed oil (full of essential fatty acids) and Squalane Oil (which prevents water loss).
When it comes to bronzing, a powder bronzer can look a little cakey – so opt for a liquid bronzer that you can layer, mix, or alter ever so slightly pending on the occasion or your mood (tinted moisturiser with SPF for the beach or illuminator for Sunday cocktails). By Terry’s Hylauronic Summer Hydra-Veil plumps and hydrates the skin through the powerful hylauronic acid found within the bronzer, skin looks super smooth, almost airbrushed but not too ‘masked’.
Never underestimate the power of a great cream blush, I love Kevyn Aucoin’s Liquifuschia as a TINY bit goes a very, very long way. Don’t be intimidated by the super bright pink colour, blended, it gives a subtle rosy glow. Swathe the apples of your cheeks in this cream blush and finish with a tiny dab on the tip of your nose, centre of your forehead and [an even tinier dab] on your eyelids, it will give you a European-Summer holiday glow. Finish off your glowing complexion with a pop colour lip, the perfect little pick-me-up that lets you go from beach to bar or simply as a means to look super polished with as little effort as possible, my favourite colour at the moment is MAC Relentlessly Red – it’s the perfect bright, pinky red that has a blue undertone so it makes your pearly whites appear even whiter and suits all skin tones.
For your hair, the key is keep your tresses looking healthy and lush – never dry or damaged, even if you are opting for an un-done post beach look.
Kerastase’s new limited edition Soleil CC Creme protects hair from harmful UV rays and environment aggressors such as the ocean which can leave hair dull, faded and brittle. It is also enriched with safflower oil, ceramics and antioxidants to nourish and repair the hair – and finally linseed oil and illuminating pearls will leave your locks glowing!
Whether you are spending a day at the beach or are running from your desk to an event or are travelling this Summer, a facial mist is the perfect way to keep your skin looking radiant all day (and night!) long.
Ella Bache’s Radiance C Antioxidant Defence Mist is enriched with Vitamin C and Hylauronic Acid – two key ingredients for supreme skin hydration. Amongst many other powerful ingredients, it also features Witch Hazel extract which acts as a antibacterial pore cleanser that removes excess oil. Whether you need to refresh your makeup at 4pm or give your skin a little TLC when travelling or after a day at the beach – this is a MUST have!