Whether you are glamping on our shores or jetting off to distant lands, you’ll want to look your best. And whilst we still like to sport a healthy glow, gone are the days of baking in the sun to achieve patchy and damaging results. Here at Trend, we have rounded up a holiday bag of sophisticated products from respected brands to have you glowing from top to toe, and don’t forget the SPF!
Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster is the winner of the Best New Self-Tan Product, and rightly so. We tested this with the HydraQuench SPF 15 moisturiser for normal to dry skin, two drops in with the usual amount you would apply to the face, and hey presto, a natural-looking golden glow that is simple to apply and convincing to husbands, as in ‘You don’t need foundation as you’ve got a bit of a tan from being outside’. High recommendation indeed. Clarins also do the same in a slightly larger container for the body, and recommend 3-4 drops to add to your favourite body moisturiser.
Bobbi Brown’s Shimmering Sands Eye Palette is a fantastic travel size
product with 12 shades of glittering glamour to choose from. Their back-to-basics approach lets you create a range of classic looks, layering subtle shades to achieve
a grown-up look.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® Or Dry Oil Golden Shimmer 50ml is available from Marks & Spencer and is truly a wonder product. Its multi-purpose formula makes it a holiday must-have as it will transform your face, body and hair from one little bottle. A unique combination of six concentrated natural oils including Borage, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut, Macadamia as well as Vitamin E and no preservatives or mineral oils makes this product a natural choice. Easily absorbed and applied, your skin and hair will be left sensual, soft and shimmering.
Bobbi Brown Sandy Nudes Collection is inspired by the shades and textures of sand from beaches around the world. Perfect for complementing your healthy tanned look are two limited edition nail varnishes called Nude and Naked, both adding an ever-so subtle touch of colour.
Chanel Lumière d’Eté Illuminating Powder in Golden Bronze is by far the prettiest compact we have seen in some time, but beauty is as beauty does, so we wanted to see the results. This powder looks dark in the compact, but goes on so sheer that you can apply to cheekbones, forehead and lids to give your skin a subtle summer glow. This isn’t a bronzer, but will complement a tan perfectly, and adding an extra layer at night will boost your look. Long lasting on the skin and in the packaging, this is a keeper.
Illamasqua is an exciting make-up brand developed for professional make-up artists, with its roots in the dark 1920s club scene – hailed as champions of creativity and empowerment since they were launched in London in 2008. Their Glamore Lipstick in Starkers is a summer make-up necessity. Long-lasting hydration and satin comfort finish will have you rocking this year’s nude look. And for the very brave, there is a cobalt blue lipstick called Vendetta in Illamasqua’s brand new range To Be Alive….go on, we dare you!
All products available at Boots, Debenhams, John Lewis & Marks and Spencer