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This Season's Beauty Trends

Resident beauty expert Natalie Lorence reveals this season's best beauty must-haves.

Guerlain Bronzing Powder

’Tis the season of European holidays and exotic getaways. Wherever we look, be it runways or latest make-up collections, turquoise swimming pools, soft breezes, flowing dresses and coral lip colours dominate the picture.

You don’t need to pack your whole make-up kit when going away for a holiday, but there are some items that no glam kitten can do without.

What to look for while hunting down the products that will not only save you luggage space, but also will make you look like a million dollars, from your lounge chair at the pool to the rooftop bar in a European capital.

Long-lasting

The last thing you want to do on holidays is to constantly check your make-up.  Look for eyeliners, lipliners, shadows and mascaras that will stay put through the day. Humidity, salt water, sweat, rain - make sure you choose a waterproof mascara for your trip. For eyeshadow, jeweled tones with muted shimmer look great on tan skin.

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes and Aqua Lip pencils

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Urban Decay Cannonball Waterproof Mascara

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Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Bad to the Bronze

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MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

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Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil

 

Tip: Don’t forget to invest in a gentle but effective make-up remover that takes off waterproof cosmetics.  We suggest micellar water by Bioderma.

Say no to gloss

Succulent, wet lips look great on the pages of magazines, but in reality, it’s the least practical item to bring on a holiday.  It will catch everything on its way, from bread crumbs to your hair, will smear and irritate you to no end.  Stick to the current trends of matte finish lipsticks or lip stains.

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

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L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss

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Benefit Benetint Stain

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NARS Pure Matte Lipstick

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MAC Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

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YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge

Multi-functional

A lot of new generation BB creams and light summer foundations are make-up and treatment in one.  Your lipstick can double up as a cream blush which looks more natural and will last longer in the heat.  Highlighter can also double up as eyeshadow. The strobing technique for that enhanced healthy glow looks lovely in the evenings.

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YSL Touché Éclat Highlighter

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Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks

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Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

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NARS The Multiple in Copacabana

Extras

In addition to your downsized make-up kit, throw in these holiday essentials.

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Vichy Eau Thermale water spray

2.

Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray hair sunscreen

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L’Occitane Verbena Body Salt Scrub

4.

Biotherm's Creme Nacree After Sun Body Cream

5.

Kiehl’s Lightweight Crème de Corps

6.

Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Grunge Glamour Tousled Salt Spray