READ MY LIPS | MAC Cosmetics :: When you’re sipping on sangria in the sun, the last thing you need is a heavy lipstick caking up your pout. Instead, opt for a stain on the lips—the brighter the better this season. Try shades from the new MAC Versicolour collection, which not only boasts a lightweight texture and a carnival of cheery colours to choose from, but the added bonus of a long lasting glossy finish. Keep things simple and finish your look off with nothing more than an accentuated brow, using goodies from MAC’s new Brows Are It! collection.
IN HER EYES | Dior Beauty :: If the eyes are the windows to one’s soul, then best to know how to make them look both welcoming and mysterious, depending on your mood. Play with a gradient effect using a range of shadows in the same colour family; for something bolder, go for blue hues, while neural tones are sophisticated on their own or ultra-feminine when paired with subtle accent colours, like emerald green or a lilac shade. For all of the above, we recommend one of Dior’s eye shadow palettes (we particularly like the brand’s 5 Couleurs Designer palettes). Tip: Apply with a wet brush for heightened opaqueness.
BRONZED & BEAUTIFUL | NARS Cosmetics :: Warmer temperatures don’t just cue the shedding of clothing layers, but also makeup. Let your skin breathe with NARS’ Velvet Matte Skin Tint, a sheer formula fortified with SPF 30. When going for an au naturel look during the months between April and August, the warmth of a perfect bronzer is key. This season, we’ve found perfection in the Tahiti Bronze Collection by NARS. Between the contouring magic of the Laguna Liquid Bronzer and the luster of the Monoi Body Glow, the line has your face and body needs covered—in golden sun kisses.
ST. BARTH’S BABE | Clé de Peau Beauté :: Luminous skin, girly candy-colour stained eyes and a bold pink lip, together create a head-turning look that pairs well with billowing Bohemian silk dresses and, in a perfect world, a Hermès Kelly Picnic bag. To create this sophisticated yet coquettish look, we suggest picking up Clé de Peau Beauté’s new Luminizing Face Enhancer. Try it in a gold shade to accentuate the skin’s natural radiance. For eyes, choose anything from a muted baby blue for day to a plum colour for evening wear, from the brand’s Cream Eye Color Solo options, and enjoy the benefits of a cream shadow that goes on smooth and leaves a velvety powder finish once dry. Complete the look with a vibrant lip; we're crazy for Clé de Peau Beauté’s Extra Rich Lipstick, in the limited edition Brilliant Pink shade.
COLOUR MATCH | Charlotte Tilbury :: For many of us, finding a foundation that blends seamless into our skin, i.e. matches our skin tone, may feel as impossible as wrangling a unicorn. For those, the ones who have resorted to blending their own foundations by mixing together every not-so-right shade they’ve ever purchased, Charlotte Tilbury is here to the rescue with her Magic Foundation, available in 15 shades—and right in time for wedding season! Whether or not you have a pile of chicken-or-fish events to attend, foundation is not something that need be saved for special occasions or skipped during warmer months, at least not when it is weightless and blends in like a second skin, notably minus the pores. Invest in your perfect shade today, and enjoy it for all the seasons to come… all day long.
THE LOOK OF LOVE | Chanel :: This spring, date night makeup looks best when polished and cotton candy-hued. Chanel’s limited edition Sun Kissed Ribbon Blush from its L.A. Sunrise collection is romance in a compact. With its combination of pink, beige and coral, the blush brightens cheeks with a luminescent rose-coloured tint. Pair your natural blush with a statement eye that shimmers with Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in blue, green or pink tones, especially beautiful when emphasized with a matching eye pencil. (Trust in Chanel's Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner to stick it out through sweltering temperatures.) For this look, use your choice in lipstick to shift from day to night. Try a sunny pink shade for day and a moody red hue come evening.