As we step in to summer, we all want our skin to have that beautiful sun-kissed look. This doesn’t have to mean massively in-depth tanning routines though, or spending hours on end in front of the mirror every day. Because let’s face it – in reality, none of us really have time for all of that faffing around on a daily basis when we’re running on coffee fumes and frantically trying to get ready for work or do the school runs on time.
So with that in mind, here are a few of our top luxurious beauty product picks to help you achieve gorgeously glowing skin with minimal effort.
When it comes to creating glowy skin, Benefit have us covered this summer. Their Zero Tanlines Body Bronzer (£19.50) is beautifully packaged and the attention to detail is brilliant. When you remove the lid/skirt you even reveal a handy little sponge for applying your tan. However, the standout product this summer has to be the Dew the Hoola liquid bronzer (£22.50) .
This is specially formulated to give the face a gorgeous matte glow and it is super easy to use alone, or to mix with your foundation in a hurry. No mess and an easy addition to your summer beauty regime. Perfect!
Estee Lauder have some absolutely stunning beauty products for summer this year, as usual. They are a brand that is constantly on-trend and always seem to have the best products and the most lustworthy packaging to boot. This month we’ve fallen head over heels with the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil Spray. Priced at £30.00 (45ml) this is a product that you won’t dare let out of your sight this summer. The scent instantly conjures up images of long, hot summer days at the beach and the shimmery golden glow that you get when you’ve applied this to your skin is absolutely magical. This would look stunning on sun-kissed skin and is definitely one to take on your holidays to show off your tan, especially in the evenings.
Also available in the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess range is the Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Eyeshadow Palette. This is a seriously dreamy eyeshadow palette with six shades that are absolutely perfect for the warmer weather. Gorgeous shimmery daytime golds and warmer tones are accompanied by an ocean blue hue that would work perfectly for evening wear. The formula of these is soft, buttery and long lasting. Priced at £40.00 this limited edition palette should definitely be on your ‘must have’s’ list this season.
Now if you are looking for a summer highlighter with some jaw-dropping wow factor then the Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette is for you. This is truly a thing of beauty in itself and we can guarantee that you’ll be blown away by the intricate design of this bright white highlight. Taking its inspiration from the delicate fabrics of the 2016 runway show, this power is delicate, super pigmented and creates an illumination skin effect that works perfectly on fair or bronzed skin. Priced at £45 and available in white (as above) or Nude Gold, this is without doubt the most beautiful highlight you’ll pick up all summer.
Last but not least, once you’ve perfected your summer skin, you can finish the whole look off with some perfectly painted nails! We are absolutely obsessed with the new Bourjois La Laque Gel polish. Priced at £6.99 each, these make the professional manicured finish easy to achieve at home, thanks to a simple, two-step nail routine. Perfect for beginners and nail aficionados alike!
La Laque Gel doesn’t compromise on colour and requires no UV light. It is also super easy to remove with regular nail polish remover, leaving no residue or damaging the nail. These are seriously well formulated and long lasting. They also compliment tanned skin so well. Oh and did we mention that they’ve also won us over with their cute triangle lid packaging that’s perfect for creating themed colour-wheels of complimentary nail polish shades? Available from Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide.
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