Beauty: Hacks for that just-had-a-holiday glow




Here comes the sun. Whatever your plans, be it a staycation or building a beach in your back yard, create a sun-kissed aura with a little shimmer and shine

Here comes the Sun model shot (47625559)
Here comes the Sun model shot (47625559)

Shade All-Natural Sunscreen, Natural Plastic Free Sun Lotion, £10, earthbits.com

Shade All-Natural Sunscreen, Natural Plastic Free Sun Lotion, £10, earthbits.com (47625565)
Shade All-Natural Sunscreen, Natural Plastic Free Sun Lotion, £10, earthbits.com (47625565)

Chemical free, plastic-free and not tested on animals, this handy tin of mineral sunscreen features shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax and zinc oxide blended to make an SPF25 that is particularly good for sensitive skin. Btw, even if there is cloud cover don’t be fooled, an SPF is a must come rain or shine

Weleda Hydrating Mist, £16.95, weleda.co.uk

Weleda Hydrating Mist, £16.95, weleda.co.uk (47625586)
Weleda Hydrating Mist, £16.95, weleda.co.uk (47625586)

This new facial mist is designed to replenish lost moisture and create a supple, soft finish to the complexion. Packed with Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel, the spray offers an instant and uplifting spritz. Ideal when the heat is on and, quickly absorbed and completely non-sticky, it can be used over make-up to keep looking fresh.

Leighton Denny Firefly Wings nail varnish, £12, ld-boutique.com

Leighton Denny Firefly Wings nail varnish, £12, ld-boutique.com (47625563)
Leighton Denny Firefly Wings nail varnish, £12, ld-boutique.com (47625563)

Somehow nail varnish colour always looks best in the summer suiting a lighter, brighter weather and mood. This sheer metallic delicate pale peach features superfine ‘fire’ particles to create a shimmering iridescence. Or use over a darker polish to transform the finished colour

Eyetallics Metallic Eyeshade in Antique Copper and Emerald Forest, £22 each, trinnylondon.com

Crease-proof and smudge-proof, these pots of gorgeous glitters can be applied with a light touch to create a soft sheen or built up to a bolder shimmer and shine. Use your finger to apply to the centre of the eyelid and feather out to blend. The cream formula prevents glitter spill and the colours work beautifully together. Summer in a pot

St.Tropez Tan x Ashley Graham Limited Edition Ultimate Glow Kit, £25.33, Boots stores and boots.com

St.Tropez Tan x Ashley Graham Limited Edition Ultimate Glow Kit, £25.33, Boots stores and boots.com (47625579)
St.Tropez Tan x Ashley Graham Limited Edition Ultimate Glow Kit, £25.33, Boots stores and boots.com (47625579)

If you’re craving being lightly sun-kissed, a touch of self-tan can work wonders and the St. Tropez brand is one of the best for faking it. This creamy mousse glides on with the mitt to instantly create a golden glow that is touch-dry and streak-free in seconds.

Body Shop Olive Body Butter, £18, thebodyshop.com

Body Butter Body Shop, Olive £18 thebodyshop.com (47625522)
Body Butter Body Shop, Olive £18 thebodyshop.com (47625522)

The Body Butter collection is synonymous with summer. Moisture-rich formulas leave parched skin sighing with relief and gifts a summery sheen to the body. Fragrances are all delighful, but the Olive scent summons rolling Tuscan hills and sun-drenched Spanish plains beneath endless blue sky. Back in the room, ingredients are mostly natural in origin and the hydrating effect lasts for an impressive 96 hours.

Illamasqua Hydra Mocktail Lip Tint in Rose Pink, £20, illamasqua.com

Illamasqua Hydra Mocktail Lip Tint in Rose Pink, £20, illamasqua.com (47625561)
Illamasqua Hydra Mocktail Lip Tint in Rose Pink, £20, illamasqua.com (47625561)

A pretty mocktail of two shades combine to nourish lips with a splash of sheer colour. Simply swipe across the lips to get a colour blended look or mix together with a brush on the back of the hand to get the colour you want. Pat any remaining colour onto the apples of your cheeks for an instant soft blush. Nice work.


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