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Summer Make-Up Switches

Summer Make-Up Switches

During the winter months it’s all too easy to get into a make-up rut with dark, earthy tones being our go-to hues. So with summer sunshine now upon us, it’s the perfect opportunity to break the habits and get more experimental with your beauty looks. Here are some of our favourite products that are the perfect summer switch from your everyday favourites.

The kohl switch:
Who doesn’t love that sultry look of smudged kohl under the eyes or an eye-defining cat-flick across the upper lid? Swap out your favourite black kohl pencil and give your eyes a summer treat with Dior’s Diorshow Khôl Tie Dye Edition in Pearly Turquoise. Boasting a super-soft, oversized nib combined with a rich creamy formula, this coloured kohl alternative is an absolute dream to apply and when worn under the eye or slicked across the lid, it guarantees instant colour-pop drama.

The smoky eye switch:
A timeless classic, update your summer evening looks with a smoky eye of a whole different nature. The Dolce & Gabbana Duo Summer Hue palette from the new Summer Shine collection boasts matte mauve and shimmering azure pigments that combine to create a beautifully bold smoky eye reminiscent of cloudless, sun-drenched skies. Don’t let the bright in-palette colour intimidate you, the colours soften and tone beautifully when worn, so sweep the mauve up to the brow and blend the blue over the crease for a hit of summer luminescence.

The daring nail switch:
Summer is always the perfect time to give those sizzling reds and plums a break and experiment with a multitude of nail colours. This season, it’s all about brilliant brights. We particularly love Givenchy Le Vernis Croisière in N26; part of Givenchy’s Croisière Summer Collection, this ultra-glossy luminous pink hue will give manicures and pedicures all the attention they deserve.

The statement lip switch:
Step away from the screen siren red and perfect your summer pout with a bold slick of pink. The incomparable fuchsia pop of Giorgio Armani Beauty’s Maharajah Rouge D’Armani is the starring colour in this limited-edition collection. Intensely vibrant and reassuringly long lasting, it’s the lip colour you won’t want to leave the house without all summer long.

The blush switch:
It’s hardly a secret that a carefully-placed swish of pink blush across the apple of your cheeks gives your look an instant uplift. This summer don’t settle for English rose-inspired muted tones; instead, up the glow with the By Terry Coral Sunset Blush. A veritable explosion of corals and pinks that will work well on all skin types, gently sweep across your cheeks for a healthy daytime gleam, adding more intensity for summer evening rooftop drinks.

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