6 New summer-ready favourites for that effortless glow
We can't resist handy face palettes that help to lessen the load in our travel makeup bag. Case in point: the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter, a three-in-one kit that allows you to contour, colour-correct and highlight with its powder and cream formulations that blend into the skin for a seamless finish. If you're gunning for a longer-wearing, bolder effect, layer on both powders and creams and create your own custom tones.
Those who like one-stick wonders will love Bobbi Brown Glow Stick, available in six summery shades to impart a dose of sun-kissed goodness on your skin. Its ultralight formula gives a natural, radiant glow, working as a nifty highlighter that you can use after concealer and foundation application.
Another highlighter we're loving is M.A.C Cosmetics Lustre Drops—a water-resistant product that applies smoothly with a pearlised lustre. For a sheer, natural-looking highlight with a luminous, shimmering finish, apply with your fingertips, a sponge or brush on areas of your face that will reflect light the most.
For a flushed complexion similar to a healthy-looking suntan, try Three Epic Mini Dash, the all-new tint-gel cheek colours for a lit-from-within glow. It is enriched with eight botanical oils and has a unique texture that resembles whipped mousse. Better yet, it can be doubled as lip colours for a soft matte finish—the perfect multipurpose product to have in your makeup kit.
Nothing beats a blush that leaves a warm pink and shimmery gold finish on your cheeks. Benefit Cosmetics Galifornia Blush is the perfect beach getaway essential for that effortless summer glow—plus, it comes with a decadent scent with notes of pink grapefruit and vanilla. Now this is how you can look good and smell good at the same time.
We're nuts for this coconut-scented wonder highlighter from Marc Jacobs. The Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter smells good enough to eat, and is formulated with a chockfull of beneficial active ingredients, including five forms of coconut such as coconut alkane, milk, water and even a coconut-derived fragrance. All you have to do is apply directly onto your skin or blend it with your foundation and primer for a flattering effect.