Hazy days and beachy hues

It’s time to pop away the winter make up and lighten up the makeup bag and product list for summer.

Lancome

Working on a new base can sometimes be a complete nightmare.

However, our friends at Lancome have the answers with the new Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick.

This oil-free, highly pigmented, long wear makeup stick foundation delivers buildable coverage with a natural looking matte finish for ultra versatile application.

The oil free foundation's innovative long wear formula gives all skin tones a flawless, complexion perfecting coverage.

Its ultra lightweight powder crème texture blends smoothly for a traceless, second skin result.

This matte foundation leaves the skin looking flawless and shine free.

This foundation can also help to reduce the appearance of redness.

I found it wore really well and while it is matte it doesn’t have the ageing effect some longer wear formulas have.

Light up or enhance your complexion in a single swipe!

Teint Idole Ultra Wear Highlighter Stick lightweight cream to powder texture glides comfortably onto your skin.

It is highly concentrated in light reflecting optics for a second skin radiance that stays put all day.

This highlighter stick is also super buildable, allowing you to go from a natural radiance to a dramatic glow.

Teint Idole Ultra Wear Highlighting Sticks are suitable for all skin tones.

There is a blush stick too and I am obsessed with the pigment.

You can use it on your cheeks and lips and is the multitasking product of dreams.

These all retail at €32.50

Clarins

Now that your skin is totally refreshed and prepared, it’s time to warm it up a bit with a new healthy glow with the Compact Bronzing Powder.

Inside the new colourful collector compact you’ll find three matte sunshades. These shades smell like summer and are as soft as they are comfortable.

Blend them together or use them one at a time.

They warm all skin tones with made to measure sun kissed colour. This year its iconic texture is even softer and finer so it fuses perfectly with your skin.

The result? Your complexion is tanned, looks natural, luminous and even.

Meanwhile, there’s no doubt, this collection of four eye shadows will make your eyes pop!

The adaptable sunny hues allow you to create natural or intense eye looks and to play with all the different textures - velvet, satin, metallic and even a very luminous wet look.

And because eye colour should be a pleasure to apply, this collection is also super easy to use!

Shade 1 (matte ochre) is applied as a base followed by Shade 2 (light gold).

Then Shade 3 (shimmery golden amber) can be added as an extra layer or used separately over the entire eyelid to add a note of intensity.

Shade 4 (luminous beige) is placed in the inner corner or along the lower lash line to illuminate the entire look.

Your makeup routine continues with Wonder Perfect 4D Waterproof Mascara.

It offers lashes the perfect shade of black, incredible volume, extreme length and perfect curl.

It does all this while resisting water, heat and humidity thanks to its formula enriched in blue lotus wax.

Your eyes look simply captivating!

NOTE

Sometimes all you want is a simple shine on your lips. No fuss. No drying out. Just a glossy sheen to amplify your lips.

You want something that won’t be too sticky and something that you don’t have to reapply every five minutes.

The new Le Volume glosses from NOTE hit that perfect sweet spot, while also adding on a bunch of skin benefits you didn’t think were possible with lip gloss.

This is a new generation lip gloss with an effective plumping volumising effect that is comfortable with a smooth formula and a super cushion feeling. It has volumising and plumping effect with hyaluronic acid to nourish and hydrate lips and with a sheer transparent finish.

They come in eight shades from ‘Happy Morning’ to ‘Dark Caramel’.

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