Five ways to wear it this summer …
Main featured image: Armani Prive AW21 @Armanibeauty
1 A real-looking bronze
Self-tan is the way to go – who wants bright red burned skin that’s dangerous and damaging. The Amanda Harrington Jet Set Duo is a mini kit of primer plus face mist, with her signature (vegan) kabuki brush to ensure seamless application – no lines or streaks. The colour is brilliantly natural-looking – everyone will think you’ve been away – and it’s one I’d recommend even for those who are generally wary of fake tan. The buffer brush helps to give an even finish so you avoid patchiness. €35 at Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Harvey Nichols.
2 Glowing skin
It’s about now that we notice our dry legs which have been hidden in jeans and jogging bottoms until we hit these crazy temperatures. So we’re lashing on the Aveeno® Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion with Shea Butter – it’s a great combination of affordable and effective, with a generous 200ml at just over €6. Keeping skin moisturised is all about consistency, applying it every day, and I like the soothing, cooling feel of this all-rounder that’s powered by oats for instant hydration that lasts. At pharmacies nationwide and www.aveeno.ie.
3 Lashes (and more) for less
The Charlotte Tilbury summer sale starts online from Monday 26 July on www.charlottetilbury.com – look out for discounts from 30 per cent off make-up and skincare, and on beauty kits from 19 August. Tilbury also has a new colour collection launching at counters nationwide on August 19 …
4 Rose coloured lips
The new Giorgio Armani Lip Power colours are perfect for summer – long-lasting enough to withstand mask-wearing – and we love the teardrop-shaped bullet that fills lips perfectly. The 30 new shades include subtle nudes and rose-pinks, as seen on the catwalk for the Giorgio Armani Prive autumn/winter show (pictured above). €37 at Brown Thomas.
5 A bright sunny scent
L’Occitane Verbena is a summer staple and the limited editions for this year are especially lovely and refreshing. The Verbena eau de toilette (€55, 100ml) is a sparkling bright citrus that’s like drinking an iced glass of lemonade. Try the Cactus Verbena After Sun Care, too (online only). At L’Occitane stores nationwide and online.