EDITORS PICKS SUMMER 2016

DECLÉOR HYDRA FLORAL ANTI-POLLUTION HYDRATING GEL CREAM
Although I may be partial to this brand, not every product will be a winner. The fact is, uneven skin tone and redness is such a common problem we are always on the search for something highly effective and gentle to the skin. This new gel cream does wonders at counteracting pollutants and stressors by hydrating and reducing redness. If you’re looking for a super lightweight and instantly absorbing product that leaves your skin glowing, this is for you!

ESTĒE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS SUMMER GLOW MULTI-PALETTE
The main reason this palette was selected for my summer picks is the versatility. It gives you multiple choices of how to wear the shades. If you want a bronzer, you have it, plus you can easily create a custom shade. If you need a highlighter, this neutral shade is perfect for a softer glow for both your face and your body. If you’re looking for a boost of color to your cheeks the soft rosy shade is perfect for summer. One important thing to remember – never load up your brush with high shimmer powders, it just takes a fine dusting to get luminous skin.

CHANTECAILLE ‘MERMAID’ EYE COLOR
If there’s one color shadow to buy this season it’s this one. Water resistant and crease proof this shade is an absolute must have. The texture and finish is so neutral yet lifting you could wear it day or night, alone or with other shades; either way it’s ultra-creamy and lasts for ages. The formula is infused with an anti-aging silk tree extract to give your upper eyelids a more youthful appearance!

MUGLER – LES EXCEPTIONS – CHYPRISSIME
Recently I was surprised to learn, that although I described myself as an oriental floral type person, in actual fact; there are many other scents that are just as – if not more – appealing to me. Perhaps it’s because the intensity has softened or maybe the blends are not as amplified, what helped to enlighten me was this new selection of parfums from Mugler. In particular, ‘Chyprissime’ has an intoxicating allure constantly shifting and evolving into a whisper of enchantment. It has a sensual elegance that has quite literally turned heads and it’s without doubt my newest favorite addition to the dressing table. 

GIORGIO ARMANI MAESTRO LIQUID SUMMER BRONZER SPF15
I like palette bronzers but there are some that tend to create a particle cloud of shimmer when applying. However, you can avoid any of that with this liquid bronzer it has a soft more natural glow – but without the excess powder. It is a lightweight formula with a subtle, but beautiful glow, it glides over the skin like a swish of light and only takes a very small amount to brighten and illuminate your complexion.

MYSTIC TAN GRADUAL TAN LOTION
Not one for sunbathing I do still like a touch of color on my skin. Being English as you can imagine I am quite pale, I wish I could say porcelain white, but alas, simply pasty pale – so, finding a gradual tan lotion is a good option as I hesitate for anything to be overdone, including both my food and face. This lotion moisturizes while you customize your tan with how ever much or how little you want. Thankfully, it doesn’t leave an odor and it’s easily applied with the mitt – oh yes, never apply self tanner without a mitt! 

FILORGA MESO- MASK ANTI-WRINKLE LIGHTENING MASK
Masks have always seemed unnecessary for me personally, you need to set aside time especially to prep your skin then walk around like a zombie for what seems a lifetime, but this mask made me think twice. I’m not sure how long you would have to use it to really see a difference in wrinkle depth, but brighter, healthier looking skin is achieved in an instant.

JANE IREDALE LIP DRINK BALM BROAD SPECTRUM SF15
With a base of Macadamia nut oil, anti-oxidants like green tea extract all blended with a protective sun shield of Broad Spectrum SPF15, this new shade of lip drink is an absolute handbag must have. Bursting with vitamins and tasting delicious, your lips will be thirsty and thankful for this nourishing delivery of moisture.

SISLEY PARIS TINTED SUNSCREEN CREAM SPF30 
The perfect answer to – ‘if you must wear makeup on the beach’ – is this fabulous new tinted sunscreen with SPF30. Although it is available in only two shades, they blend so well into the skin it leaves a natural even tone finish. The silky cream absorbs into the skin leaving a subtle aroma of sage and marjoram. If you’re not sure about the shade, try it first at a beauty counter and remember to walk outside in daylight before you buy!

The texture and finish is so neutral yet lifting you could wear it day or night, alone or with other shades; either way it’s ultra-creamy and lasts for ages.

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