August 29th 2017
Forgo the faff, the straighteners and heavy foundation and work a summer glow in the most effortless way possible with our edit of the best beauty products and day to night makeup multitaskers around.
From the best cleanser for erasing all evidence of sand, sun and surf to the best heat-free ways for frizz-free hair, here are the products that carry our seal of approval for making sure you look and feel your best when you’re taking some well-deserved time off. Think of them as your well-deserved reward for reaching the Project Bikini finish line...
A nourishing post beach treat to remove all traces of dirt and waterproof makeup, this innovative cleansing oil is one of our favourites for streamlining our nightly beauty regime. Its dual-textured formulation transforms into a luxurious milk when it comes into contact with water and the hydrating duo of vitamin and E and camellia oil leaves skin soft, supple and satisfyingly squeaky clean in a jiffy.
£13.75. Buy online.
This beautifully scented shimmering body oil acts as the best way to showcase a tan. Lightweight, silky and illuminating, gold and platinum leaf give limbs a radiant sheen leaving legs, arms and décolletage with the ultimate 70s glam and go glow. It’s pretty addictive...
£68. Buy online.
From the aptly named Chanel summer makeup Méditeranée Collection, this universally flattering semi-sheer coral red provides the perfect wash of colour that looks great on any skin tone. With the moisture and shine of a lip balm but the pigment of a lipstick, we’ll be reaching for this pint-sized summer hero long after the holiday’s over, when the skies begin to grey and we’re in a need of a gentle reminder of sunnier and happier climes...
£25. Buy online.
If humidity is your sleek hair aspiration’s number one nemesis, then when all else fails - just put a hairband on it. Not just any hairband though, opt for this stylish pre-styled fishtail variation instead. Available in an impressive 11 shades from Honey Blonde to Black, it acts as our new favourite way to transform our hairstyle in a matter of seconds.
£30. Buy online.
Nail the perfect summer smokey eye with this palette of matte and shimmer eyeshadows to hand. A versatile array of shades which can be worn solo or layered for a more a dramatic effect, they blend like a dream and with the mini dual-ended eyeshadow brush in tow too, it ensures you have all the tools you need to give eyes some added spotlight-stealing sparkle.
£52. Buy online.
A lip and cheek multitasker, this beach to bar bullet provides the perfect pop of dewy, effortless colour to complement the sunkissed aftermath of a day in the sun. Inspired by the sands, sights and sounds of Ibiza, this striking berry colour enriched with creamy polymers and glowing pigments moisturises and radiates in one fell swoop to save time in your beauty routine and space in your hand luggage too.
£30. Buy online.
The ultimate summer nail polish range to complement a summer tan, this beautiful collection straddles the line between rave-tastic neons and springtime pastels perfectly. This bright and bold orange hue is our favourite for channelling our inner beach siren from sun hat-covered top to flip flop clad toe.
£4.99. Buy online.
A rose gold highlighter with the most beautifully crafted of terrains, this particular makeup must-have acts as the perfect pairing for cheekbones and brow bones when it comes to leaving a soft iridescent glow when contouring. Subtle and chic, its unique sand-inspired design brings to mind faraway shores and its buildable formula adds the perfect touch of sunkissed colour to provide a dose of healthy luminosity when needed most.
£31. Buy online.
A one-stop shop for all your hair styling needs, this hair colour beautifier provides a multitude of benefits in one sleek bottle. Heat protection, anti-frizz, colour fade protection, detangler and leave-in conditioner, think of it as a shield against beachside wear and tear for the kind of after sun R&R that primes and perfects at a spritz.
£16.90. Find your nearest stockist here.
If sun, sea and chlorine wreak havoc on the manageability of your hair, then this conditioner is certain to stop your do becoming a don’t quicker than you can say, ‘CANNONBALL!’ Enriched with a combination of hair smoothing goodies to tame frizz and keep flyaways at bay, it gives frazzled and dry ends a treat and a treatment in equal measure to provide an extra dose of confidence when you’d prefer to wear your hair loose on the hottest of nights. Pair with the Smooth Infusion Shampoo for the ultimate frizz-fighting duo...
£20.50. Buy online.
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