7 new products that’ll remind you of summer
They’ll have you dreaming of warmer days
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / July 11 2017
If you’re a summer buff through and through, knowing that we’re smack-bang in the middle of winter can be disheartening. Luckily, we’ve found seven must-have new buys for the face and body to remind you of the hot sun on your back, the cool ocean water against your body and sun-drenched activities that you miss most - read on for more.
If you miss… fruity slushies
Who doesn’t love sipping on a cool cocktail on a hot summer’s day? Giorgio Armani Sky Di Gioia EDP captures the refreshing feeling of taking that first icy sip with its concoction of lychee, crisp green pear and blackcurrant, along with rose centifolia and white musk for balance.
If you miss… watching the sunset
Kevin.Murphy Shimmer.Me Blonde is a liquid that’s filled with teeny tiny particles of purple that look like a dreamy afternoon sky. The spritz can work two ways - work it through towel-dried hair to strengthen and nourish after washing it, or use it on top of dry hair to boost shine. Added bonus: the violet particles can help neutralise brassy tones in blonde hair.
If you miss… early morning dips in the ocean
Nothing says summer like a shimmering makeup palette. Bobbi Brown Peace Eye Shadow Trio is filled with three glistening metallic shades of azure, which can be mixed with a drop of water and applied with a thin brush for a subtle take on coloured eyeliner, or swept all over the lid for a flash of colour when you blink.
If you miss… spending time on the beach
Whether you’re into relaxing on the shore or doing sprints on the sand, it’s not quite the same when it’s cold outside. Rimmel London Sunshimmer 3 in 1 Shimmering Bronzer is a reminder of the hot sun you miss, and features complementary shades to contour cheekbones, forehead, jawline and shoulders.
If you miss… snorkelling
Not brave enough to face the freezing temperatures of the ocean, even with a wetsuit on? We’re with you. CHANEL Chance Shimmering Gels are the perfect reminder of underwater discoveries as they’re small in size and dazzle in the sunlight. Each set includes three shimmering gels that smell of each of the Chance scents (there’s Eau Fraîche, Eau Tendre and Eau Vive) and glimmer ever so delicately without looking over the top. Blend them straight over your pulse points or dab across your neck and collarbone to accentuate the area.
If you miss… hitting up the outdoor cinema
The best thing about going to a drive-through or outdoor cinema? Spending time under the stars. Estée Lauder Double Wear Highlighting Cushion Stick is a nod to watching those glittering particles in the sky - it’s a liquid illuminator captured in sponge-tipped packaging so you can sweep it across your skin with ease.
If you miss… visiting the night markets
Night markets are always bursting with character and vibrancy, just like YSL La Laque Couture in Jungle Orange from their Summer Look ‘Solar Pop’ collection. Paint two coats onto your hands and feet for an opaque finish, or simply swipe it across the whites of your nails for a new take on the French mani.
Get your shopping lists ready - here are the latest beauty buys to hit shelves this July 2017.
Have you tried any of these products yet? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below.
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