Naseeka Busawon, Monday 06 August 2012
Whether you’re relaxing on a sandy beach or soaking up some sunshine in your garden make sure you sizzle this summer. Bronzes, corals, nudes and golds are the key colours of summer. Keep this look simple by not going overboard with bronzer as well as keeping fake tans at bay. Bring on the bronze!
Check out some of these fabulous foundations, great for creating an even complexion:
Body Shop’s Extra Virgin Minerals Compact cream-to-powder foundation leaves skin with a matte finish and contains SPF 15. It also includes cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and comes with a custom brush for smooth application.
I also love Benefit’s new “Hello Flawless!” custom powder cover-up with SPF 15 – a silky powder that glides on easily for all over coverage and comes with a sponge and brush. Always blend your foundation from the centre of your face outwards in light strokes and dab directly onto blemishes for spot cover-up.
Clinique’s refreshing Supermoisture Makeup is a creamy lightweight formula. It leaves you with luminous skin and provides sheer to moderate coverage.
Use Benefit’s new secret weapon, The POREfessional to minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines. This transparent formula is fantastic for making your makeup last longer, is suitable for all skin tones and contains Vitamin E.
Summer is all about glowing, so get your bronze on with these brilliant products:
Sweep Body Shop’s Brush On Radiance over your cheeks for a peachy golden complexion. You can also try Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder, perfect for creating a healthy glow and with an easy-no-mess applicator it’s just the thing for instant shimmer.
Dot and blend Benefit’s new Sun Beam highlighter onto your cheeks and brow bones for an I-just-got-back-from-the-beach-look. Wear alone or over your makeup for warm radiance.
I also love M.A.C.’s Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze, a lightly tinted powder suitable for all skin tones and great for enhancing your natural tan.
Clinique’s new Superbalanced Powder Bronzer is the smarter way to wearing bronzer. It transforms the lightweight pressed powder into loose powder with a handy dial. This antioxidant powder leaves you with subtle luminosity and helps to maintain your skin’s moisture balance.
Drench your lips in Illamasqua’s sheer lip gloss in Intimacy, a nude pink colour. Or try MAC’s soft Cremesheen Glass in Partial to Pink, a creamy pink with a golden shimmer. I also love Benefit’s Ultra Plush Lip gloss in CORALista, a gorgeous coral.
For your lashes use Benefit’s BADgal brown mascara, a deep chocolate brown and perfect for creating fluttery lashes. Apply Clinique’s new Bottom Lash mascara to your lower lashes for a defined look.
Top off your golden look, by giving your teeth a healthy sheen. The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic offers teeth whitening from £350. Visit www.londonlingualbraces.com for more information.
Illamasqua’s Liquid Metal in Electrum: A rich highly pigmented metallic cream, which can be used on your face and body. Apply with your fingertips to your brow bones and cheeks for pure golden shine.
Benefit’s Ultra Plush lip gloss in Bella Bamba: A mouth-watering watermelon gloss for your pout.
Trueskin at Bentalls department store in Kingston is doing its bit to help the area’s women (and men) folk look their best wherever they strut their stuff this summer.
The advanced skin clinic is giving our readers a great chance to try a range of skin and laser treatments, with a draw offering three voucher prizes worth £125, £75 and £50.