NARS NEWNESS >>
NARS extends its famous Orgasm collection for summer 2017. The iconic and cheeky-named blusher, created back in 1999, has earned the brand countless of awards over the years and continues to fly off the shelves worldwide (in 2016, the amount of Orgasm blushers sold were enough to circle around the globe 32 times). Its new sister products, a liquid blush (£23) and lipstick (£21) both boast the cult-classic pink colour and, together, do a grand job of perking up the face for summer.
Available on counter; NARS
BRONZE IT UP >>
By Terry releases two new summer editions of its dreamy Sun Designer Palette, packed with six solar-inspired tints, inspired by the many gradations of sunlight on a hazy summer’s day, to bronze you up, add some glow and make your tan pop. Swept on all over or just on the high points of the face, the buttery powders sculpt and enhance effortlessly. Pack one in your case before jetting off to warmer climes – the bronze shade doubles up as a flattering eyeshadow too, making it an all-in-one winner for travel.
£65 each; byterry.com
GLOW GETTER >>
Flood your skin with luminous moisture with the help of Marc Jacobs’ Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter. Infused with coconut water and vitamins to hydrate and nourish, the gel-cream elixir instantly lights up the face – whether you choose to pat it on the cheekbones, or mix it in with your primer or foundation. The golden-peach hue it gives is free of chunky glitter, delivering a subtle sheen and gentle warmth to the complexion instead. Like angel skin in a bottle.
SUN SAFE >>
Murad’s latest sun protector is a real winner for anyone with a hatred for white, pore-blocking sun cream, but who still wants a facial SPF that packs a punch when it comes to skin-shielding ingredients. The brand has others in its SPF range (which we love too), but what’s neat about the new City Skin Broad Spectrum (apart from the fact it’s factor 50) is that it also tackles environmental aggressors such as blue light and infrared radiation from digital devices, computer screens and TV, as well as the sun’s pesky rays. It also blends like a dream, leaves no ghostly marks and makes skin soft. A top pick for city-workers, outdoorsy types and on-the-go young professionals married to their phones.
AU NATUREL >>
Bring your locks back to life this season with Kerastase’s Aura Botanica range. The products are sulphate, silicone and paraben-free and packed with natural ingredients (98 per cent to be exact), for a gentle, yet effective, cleanse, restoring hair back to its former glory and leaving it soft to the touch. There’s also hand-pressed Samoan coconut and argan oils in there – so they smell like summer.
From £21.20; kerastase.co.uk
RADIANCE BOOST >>
If you haven’t heard of VOYA before, give them a Google and discover a whole new range of skincare loveliness, heralding from the west coast of Ireland. The brand’s been going strong for 10 years and specialise in using hand-picked wild Irish seaweed in its products to help improve skin health – and wellbeing. There’s something for all skin types, but we’re loving the Luminosity Refining Radiance Exfoliator (€45) right now for its brightening magic. Using pineapple and seaweed enzymes, the mask gives dull skin a new lease of life, sweeping away dead skin cells and minimising pores in minutes. Apply a layer over cleansed skin for 5-10 minutes, then wash off.
Available at; voya.ie.
CHIC SPRITZ >>
Fans of Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue rejoice – the iconic brand is reinventing the cult scent for summer 2017. Sixteen years after fragrance’s launch, fans are treated to a new (and improved, in our opinion) version, that’s more intense and long-lasting on the skin. A summery muddle of jasmine petals, Sicilian cedar and lemon, green apple and woody amber, Light Blue Eau Intense boasts a fresh and sparkling makeover that we can’t get enough of.
£57 for 50ml; houseoffraser.co.uk
SCRUB UP >>
Jo Malone’s new range of Exfoliating Shower Gels make uncovering summer skin and daily cleansing a luxurious experience. Available in three classic scents, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Pomegranate Noir and Geranium & Walnut, they give a creamy lather and foam and gently buff and polish to leave skin silky smooth, draped in uplifting scent.
£30 each; jomalone.co.uk
SKIN DRINK >>
Chanel jumps on the cushion foundation bandwagon, but does so oh-so-well, with a new gel-touch number that makes skin look as though it’s been bathed in soft-focus light and plumped to the max with moisture. Part of its popular Les Beiges range, its a super comfortable, water-based formula that melts into drier skin types really well, giving you that ‘no makeup, makeup’ kind of look that’s perfect for summer holidays.
£43 on counter; chanel.com
LUX IT UP >>
SHOW Beauty has revealed a new haircare duo, created to give hair plenty of va-va-voom for summer soirees. The lightweight gel formula gently lathers to give lift to the roots, while the decadent formula, infused with pro vitamin B5, caviar extract and white truffle softens and improves manageability. Like the rest in the brand’s luxury haircare range, the Lux Volume twosome smell like creme brûlée (founder Tamara Ecclestone’s favourite scent) and make hair-washing a treat.
£30 each on counter; houseoffraser.co.uk
PEEPER PROTECTOR >>
Origins add to its A Perfect World range with a protective new eye cream, created to shield the delicate skin around your peepers from the sun. It’s an area many neglect when it comes to sun protection, but a few pats of the Age-Defense Eye Cream every morning feels like a mini treatment you can look forward to. It’s lightweight, rich in White Tea (known to be anti-oxidant rich), oil-free and super brightening – apply gently with your ring finger and you’ll look like you’ve had 10 hours of sleep.
£30 each on counter; origins.co.uk