Summer Beauty Essentials
Summer is finally here! During this period you may be jetting away to sunny Espanol, or just enjoying the heatwave that's hit the UK. Nevertheless, we've got the top beauty essentials that will make your summer the most memorable, EVER!
Give me a moment, these perfumes are too lush for words! They make you feel like summer has truly kicked in.
The Jimmy Choo Exotic Limited Edition Eau de Toilette 60ml (£44.00 available nationwide and at www.debenhams.com) fragrance is perfect for the daytime - very fresh, sweet and fruity; while the Dior J'adore Eau de Parfum 50ml (£69.00 available nationwide and at www.debenhams.com) scent is great for evenings - classic and sophisticated. If you have been on a mission to find a long-lasting, fruity and sophisticated scent, then these two should be a must for your suitcase. They are a little pricey, but trust me when I say these are an investment!
As a woman of colour, sun protection may not always be in our skincare regime as we absorb less of the sun's rays than our fairer counterparts. We therefore tend to somewhat neglect essential sun protection. A product which should be packed in every woman's handbag is Cane+Austin Protect Ultra Sheer SPF50 Sunscreen (£24.00 available at www.caneandaustin.com). It also contains Vitamin E, which is very important for healthy skin.
Most of us struggle in the summertime to find a foundation that won't leave you dripping with sweat or have the feeling of the makeup running down your face. It's fundamental to find a foundation that does not melt and looks good in the sun while you're having fun!
Lancome Teint Idole (£28.50 available nationwide and at www.debenhams.com), Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation (£16.00 available at www.marykay.co.uk) and Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation (£28.00 available at www.smashbox.com) are all great foundations that stay in place for the whole day (including this heatwave!).
Often, hair can be a sensitive subject because every hair type is different. What may work on one person may not always work on another. The summer season is tricky, as some people say their hair looks great when the sun is out, but for others it's a nightmare. Regardless of your concerns, this product is surely a must when going on holiday. Organix Coconut Water Conditioner (£4.99 available at www.amazon.co.uk) hydrates the hair and makes it beautifully soft, which is ideal if your hair becomes dehydrated.
With these products, you've got all you need to look gorgeous this summer!
Words: Cassandra Dadey