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Must-Have Products for a Beautiful Summer
Health and beauty
August 2021
Reading time 5 minutes

Make your summer beautiful

Here’s how to make this summer a beautiful one.
Life in Colour

New from Clarins is their Everlasting Foundation, £31. Available in 24 shades, the plant-enriched formula will minimise imperfections, leaving skin naturally even with a matte finish

O-Bloos is a concentrated liquid that delivers a flattering rosy flush in a buildable formula, packed with fatty acids to boost the skin. O-Bloos Rosins Drops, £30 Drunk Elephant

When the heat is on let this clever palette work its magic to colour correct your skin. With vitamin E, this finishing powder contains peach to correct shadows, lavender to brighten, mint to counteract any redness and a universal brightening base to control oil and shine. Brilliant! One Step Correct Finishing Powder, £28 Stila

Available in seven different shades, use this gel-liquid highlighter on its own or layered with your favourite foundation for a naturally beautiful and radiant summer glow. Liquid Glow, £27 Anastasia Beverley Hills

Getting Fresh

Give skin a daily dose of beauty-boosting nutrients with this vitamin-stacked serum. Nectar Glow Serum, £26 fresh

Faking It

That 'just back from the beach' look – from a bottle

Custom self-tanner to add to your favourite serum, £19.95 Isle of Paradise

Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, £22 St Tropez

Bare With Me Luminous Tinted Skin Serum, £13 NYX

It Takes Two

Sulphate-free, this game-changer shampoo and conditioner defends against UV and pollution, protects colour and blanches moisture throughout the hair. I Need a Hero Shampoo and Conditioner, both £15 Percy & Reed

Award-winning Swedish premium haircare brand Nine Yards has launched a new blonde duo with a difference. A small amount of pigment is combined with aloe vera, broccoli seed oil and shea butter to leave blonde and grey hair impossibly glossy and smooth. Silver Linings Shampoo and True Cool Blonde Conditioner, both £19.95

We love the idea of this superfood shampoo and conditioner, inspired by the health benefits of juices and designed to give hair and scalp a nutritious boost. Packed with vitamins, minerals and signature oils, the duo work together to balance the scalp and leave hair healthy and super-shiny. Superfoods Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner, £43 Briogeo

Just Add Sunshine

Long-lasting, high shine nail colour. Oxygenated Nail Lacquer in Spontaneous, £15 Nailberry 

The perfect sun-kissed palette. On The Beach Palette, £46 NARS

Intense long-lasting oil-infused colour. Love Me Lipstick in You Do You, £19 MAC

In the Pink

The newest and best pink DIY clay mask. Mix up your own magic mask combining the clay powder with water and enough drops of oil depending on your skin type. With British kaolin clay packed natural ingredients, it’s a great cleanser and exfoliator. Clay Mask, £29.50

Scents of Summer

Not going abroad this summer? Bring the scent of the Med home with these fabulous, sunshine spritzes

Inspired by the coast, rocky cliffs, plunging into the sea hot from the sun. Prickly pear, bergamot, jasmine and iris combine in this delicious scent. Lilo EDT, £102 Diptyque

The sun-kissed freshness of mandarin and bergamot, combined with spicy pink peppercorn, orange flower and black honey. This is sunshine in a spray. Private Blend Soleil Brulant EDP, £60 Tom Ford

Warm and vibrant, with woody notes for depth, this is a floral, feminine and energetic scent. Narciso Néroli Ambrée EDT, £665 Narciso Rodriguez

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