Summertime means sun screen. Ensure your make-up kit and hydration arsenal protect your complexion. We’ve rounded up must-have SPF items, scents and colours.
Berries & Chocolate Collection from Bobbi Brown.
The new super-luxe offering, celebrating Bobbi’s 25th anniversary, is inspired by two of her favourite indulgences and features irresistible shade pairings, from eye palettes and sequin eye shadows to blushes, deep lip colours, and nail polishes in gorgeous packaging. Available at Bobbi Brown, City Centre Bahrain.
Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip.
Inspired by both bold and intense acrylic colours and the thin yet stretchy texture of body paints, Dany Sanz, founder and artistic director of Make Up For Ever and a world pioneer of body painting, has come up with a lip product that mixes the best of both worlds. It’s a lip paint with a bold colour statement that comes in 10 bright shades, composed of 50 per cent vegetal ricin oil which is a colour booster as well as castor oil to help optimise pigments. Available at Sephora.
Tom Pecheux Joins YSL.
With a stellar career creating outstanding make-up looks for the world’s most glamorous runways, Tom Pecheux is a true visionary who is constantly in demand for his seemingly inexhaustible reserves of talent and ideas. The French-born make-up artist is much-loved for his ineffable charm, charisma and creativity and has now been welcomed to Yves Saint Laurent Beauté as its new global beauty director.
Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette.
Get ready to take your eye-look from day to night with this eight-pan all-in-one pressed eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit. The line-up is a mix of eight high-shimmer and matte shadows, which offers the perfect complementary colour range for infinite creations. Choose from Keep Calm and Wear Gold, which includes gold, copper and rich coffee hues, or Grunge Glamour n greys, browns and wines for the perfect smoky eye. Available at leading retailers.
Estée Lauder New Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Collection.
Introducing the exclusive Floralixir Dew, a brilliant fusion of beauty and science that lies at the heart of the collection. Its power begins with two flowers, known for their ability to thrive and survive in extreme environments: Himalayan Gentian and Brasil Everlasting. Using technology and a touch of alchemy, the flower extracts undergo a complex transformation into one of the most powerful youth-regenerating elixirs Re-Nutriv has ever developed, which includes a complete regimen for face and eyes. Available at leading retailers.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Mak-eup.
The grand French house’s new offerings include the delectably presented Lip & Cheek Tint that comes in a long-lasting, easy-to-blend gel which imparts a subtle pink tint at the same time as plumping and leaving the skin feeling silky. The line also includes a long-hold mascara, three shiny lipsticks and a limited edition scented nail polish.
Available at leading retailers.
L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidée range.
The French brand introduces an irresistible pairing which presents a fruity floral encounter. The head notes are fresh orange and mandarin, the heart is neroli, peach and fig tree milk and the base comprises lingering Madagascan orchid with musk and iris. The unforgettable combination comes together in shower gel, body milk, hand cream and eau de toilette. Available at L’Occitane.
Chloé Eau Sensuelle.
This unique eau de parfum combines refinement and delight in a new facet of the line’s signature scent of orange blossom. Blended with sunny notes, almost vanilla of heliotrope, the orange blossom is sweeter and more romantic than ever. Its sensuality is sublimated by a sandalwood chord. Available at leading retailers.
Lancaster Tan Preparer.
Dare to tan all year round with the new range from Lancaster. The tan preparer, to be applied two weeks before hitting the beach, has been developed to prepare the skin so it will tan better. It’s enriched with a unique combination of extracts of sweet orange and urucum seeds – rich in beta-carotene. This complex stimulates melanin and as soon as the skin is exposed to the sun, it starts to tan. Finish with the brand’s deliciously silky, tinted jelly Tan Deepener. Available at leading retailers.
Molton Brown Rosa & Tobacco Absolute.
The London fragrance expert welcomes Rosa Absolute Sumptuous Bathing Oil alongside the Rosa and Tobacco Absolute Candles to its much-loved collections. Both fragrances have been flawlessly extracted in their purest, most concentrated form. Rosa Absolute holds the secrets of a darkly luxuriant red rose hinting at blackcurrant, raspberry and strawberry, red berries, cinnamon and clove, cedarwood, patchouli and sandalwood; while Tobacco Absolute features woods, balsam, musks and Paraguayan tobacco. Available at leading retailers.
Scent and lips create irresistible chemistry with, six new perfumes inspired by the brand’s most iconic lipstick shades. Lady Danger thrills with notes of wild cherry and Ruby Woo goes bold with whiffs of deep red leather. Notes of saffron, incense smoke and Cordovan leather surprise and intoxicate in My Heroine. Candy Yum-Yum conjures tropical fruit and cotton candy and Velvet Teddy calls forth wild honey and creamy musk. Which will you choose? Available at M•A•C stores.