One of the biggest make-up trends for summer is a supernatural look with the emphasis on the lips. A radiant skin with glowing cheeks is important. The lips are coloured with see-through lipsticks and glosses in sorbet-coloured hues. Vibrant and colourful are the nails in eye-popping shades like blue and green. Nail lacquer has really become a fashion statement like a must-have accessory.
Here is all you need for a supernatural look for summer that is easy and fast to achieve, that will make you look much younger and that works perfect on hot days. If you like, you can add a touch of mascara. Please find herewith my favourite products for this season.
1 This spring Estee Lauder has stepped up their nail game by introducing sixteen nail polishes in a new long lasting formula.
The king of color, Creative Director, Tom Pecheux has created the mesmerizing shades of which eight are limited, among them the extravagant hues: Wicked Green and Wild Blue. My must-haves! CHF 34
2 Dior Summer 2011 is Electric Tropics, and the stars of the collection are two bronzing powders, called Diorskin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Summer Powder.
The one that I use is the lighter one with a soft pink tone, so-called Aurora (001), see photo to the left.
The darker powder is named Sunset (002) and is slightly peach-coloured.
CHF 68.50 each.
3 Dior’s Electric Tropics Collection also includes two catwalk duo nail polishes.
These are the vibrant orange Aloha (638) that I wear below and the bright jelly pink Paradise (558). Each is packed with a super glossy topcoat to add a special flash of shine to your summertime nails.
Available now for CHF 54 each duo.
4 Dior Addict Crystal Gloss – Jelly Gloss Spotlight Shine comes straight from the runway, it features a featherweight formula with a flash-plumping, “spotlight shine” effect.
Sweet Peach (047) – the one I use
Luminescent Peach (087)
Luminescent Rose (077)
Sweet Rose (037)
CHF 44 each
5 Lancôme’s new L’Absolu Nu is a bare lip sensation!
Enriched with enhancing pigments to reveal the radiance of beautifully replenished lips, it enhances your natural lip tone in a veil of shiny, translucent colour while leaving them moistured for up to 8 hours. My favourite tone is 302 Voile de Rose.
6 A flawless complexion and peach-soft skin! Moisturization and radiance in one easy step.
HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer by Clarins continously moisturizes and colours the complexion with a transparent finish, giving it a natural radiance and healthy glow. It protects against UV rays (SPF 6, 100% mineral filter), pollution and free radicals. Available in several shades to suit all skin tones.
Available starting Mid April for CHF 49
7 Colour Quench Lip Balm by Clarins provides you with long-lasting shine and moisture.
The best is the fruity flavour that makes you want to lick your lips all the time. This ultra-shine gloss helps your lips to appear fuller and more beautiful day after day.
My personal favourites are:
04 Rasberry Smoothie
05 Delicious Plum
06 Sweet Papaya.
CHF 26 each, available Mid April in 8 different shades.
8 Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm by Clarins – an innovation from the Clarins Laboratories.
This is an amazing product which combines crystalline transparent colour with the repairing benefits of a lip balm. The minute you apply it, you feel a unique sensation of softness and comfort. Trust me, it works!
Available in three colours:
01 Crystal Coral
03 Crystal Red
CHF 35 each