Get glowing as the sun comes out, with uplifting brights and healthy-looking skin …
When at last blue skies appear, embrace a healthy look via make-up – the dream is sleek, non-frizzy hair and a golden glow (minus the skin damage, so from a bottle, naturally; Amanda Harrington and Isle of Paradise are reliable options). A dry body oil or cream will rescue dry skin on newly bared arms and legs – I love Sisley’s Black Rose Beautifying Emulsion and Decleor’s Relaxing Dry Oil; Aveeno’s Skin Relief Lotion is a great bargain option to use liberally. A few drops of Gisou’s fragrant honey-infused oil helps to smooth and tame hair. Frame minimal make-up with strong brows (Westman Atelier’s new pencil is a perfectly precise tool to shape and sculpt). Vieve Skin Nova primer is a first step to an expensive-looking sheen. Then warm up the skin: I always go back to Chanel’s Les Beiges for the most natural, healthy look, but also love this Estée Lauder compact with both bronzer and blush. These Nars cheek colours might look scarily bold, but they’re surprisingly flattering – be braver with blush and experiment to see what suits your skintone. And there’s a wave of balmy, hydrating lip shines this season; try Lancôme’s Rouge Volupté Shine for glossy, juicy colour. Sun protection formulas are more wearable than ever: super-light SPFs that enhance rather than clog your skin include Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Moisturiser SPF30 and Caudalie’s Vinosun. To boost protection against UV rays, team with an antioxidant such as Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster (vitamin C plus ferulic acid, €56, at www.paulaschoice-eu.com). For an instant uplift, the bronzed goddess wears Clarins’ vibrant new Eau Extraordinaire with bright notes of ginger, jasmine and citrus.
Main featured image: photographed by Daymion Mardel, styled by Luis Rodriguez.
Westman Atelier Bonne Brow Defining Pencil, €40, at Brown Thomas Dundrum.
Sisley Liquid Eyeshadow in Coral, €42, at counters nationwide.
Caudalie Vinosun Ocean Protect Lightweight Cream SPF50+, €20; en.caudalie.com.
Clarins Eau Extraordinaire Treatment Fragrance, €29, at pharmacies nationwide.
Nars Afterglow Cheek Palette, limited edition, €49; www.lookfantastic.com.
Lancôme L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine No 322, €34, at counters nationwide.
Vieve Skin Nova Instant Radiance Primer, €35, at Brown Thomas Dundrum.
Tom Ford Soleil Brulant Shimmering Body Oil, €87, at Arnotts.
Estée Lauder Healthy Glow Bronzer in Sunset, €42.50, at counters nationwide.
Claus Porto Banho soap, €14; www.theoldmillstores.ie.
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