We’ve had quite a lot of exciting makeup and beauty launches happen recently, and just in time for summer!
Here’s a round-up of a few summer essentials you NEED to know about…
Smashbox Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation
I LOVE these!
Think of them as a photo filter in a compact!
These new foundations offer fantastic coverage, and even better, they look amazing on camera! Perfect for those selfies and instagram feeds!
They have a creamy, powder finish as the name suggests and contain light filtering technologies that reflect our pigment’s true colour, while still offering coverage.
They also contain a Photoset polymer with liquid bandage technology which means they adhere to the skin in a non-streaky way that’s oil free and doesn’t cake.
10 out of 10!
Available in: 10 Shades
Price: R425 each
Find them at: Selected Woolies, Foschini, Edgars and Red Square Stores
YSL Couture Palettes
These beautiful eyeshadow compacts from YSL Beauté are amazing!
In celebrating “50 Years of Edgy Beauty”, YSL created eight different eyeshadow palettes, each one inspired by an iconic fashion moment from the house of YSL’s history. The range includes beautifully designed compacts, inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Mondrian’ dress that he designed as a tribute to the famous painter in the Autumn of 1965.
Each compact includes five beautiful shades that compliment each other to create eyes like a work of art.
From top: Balettes Russes, Afrique, Tuxedo, Avant Garde, Rose Baby Doll, Surrealist, Rive Gauche and Saharienne.
Gillette Venus & Olay Strawberry Scent
These are so cool! Razors with a scented, fruity blades that smell delicious!
Now’s a good time try it out since you could win and island holiday worth R100 000 on the beaches of Mauritius.
To enter, all you have to do is snap a pic of your silky smooth legs this summer and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #VenusLesie. Do it before 31 Jan 2015, if a six night stay at the Le Victoria Hotel (for two people), economy class return flights, meals and a selection of drinks plus R10k spending money sounds like a good summer plan!
I think it does! Time to get those legs ready…
GOSH Lip Lacquer
These new intense lip colours from GOSH are summer must have essentials! They offer the rich colour of a lipstick with the liquid smooth shine of gloss. Think of it as a professional Manicure for your lips!
They come in eight funky shades and are enriched with Argan oil and Vitamin E.
The gloss is smooth and silky and doesn’t leave your lips feeling filmy or sticky. The colour payoff is pretty good, and while it wont last for ages, it feels good enough to want to keep applying.
I love the cute packaging that even comes in a cool nail polish inspired bottle.
Available in: 8 Shades
Price: R99 each
Exclusive to Edgars
Vichy Capital Soleil
Vichy Capital Soleil have some fab new sun protection goodies for your face. Both are perfect for our hot African summers!
Capital Soleil BB Tinted Velvety Cream SPF 50+ is a high protection face emulsion with a slight tint. It’s great if you want to give your face a subtle tan, whilst protecting it with UVA an UVB filters.
It smells beautiful and melts into the skin to give you just a touch of colour, thanks to its universal BB shade. It also gives your complexion a gorgeous, healthy boost of luminosity and works as an instant anti-aging sunblock, with silicone gum that re-plumps the skin while it moisturizes and protects.
This one is a beach bag essential!
Capital Soleil Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch is the perfect sunscreen if you have combination or oily skin and you’re looking for a SPF that will keep shine down.
A lot of sunscreens tend to leave the skin looking greasy, and when combined with hot climates, can lead to meltdown! Not a good look!
Vichy Capital Soleil Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch is a white lotion, so it can be used by men or women. It soaks into the skin leaving it matte and protected from both UVA and UVB rays. The texture is super light weight and it smells beautiful.