Give your beauty regime a fresh start this season with the latest summer buys for skin and lips.
Factor In Your Foundation
Tinted moisturisers and BB bases are still the lighter, more obvious way to go for summery skin, but choose one with SPF, too. They still look lightweight on your skin, but pack in the extra protection you need from UV rays as the sun gets higher.
Playful packaging aside, Benefit’s new Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation, R445 for 30ml, includes hyaluronic acid for a skin-plumping boost plus has a lovely addition of SPF 15. It’s got medium coverage and feels like your own skin, but it does set quite fast. So we say it’s best applied with a damp foundation sponge.
Swap Lipgloss For UV Balm
This way, you’ll get more invaluable sun protection for this delicate area of skin. A softening balm can also be way more flattering than a gloss for those with ageing vertical lines around lips. Try Chapstick Original Moisturizer SPF 15, R47,99.
Then boost your lip line with one of Revolution Make-up’s Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kits, R124,95 for a lip liner and liquid lipstick duo. The liquid lipstick in this kit is quite dry, so I would hand it to your teenage daughter, but the lip liner goes on smoothly on the entire lip.
By Beauty Editor Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.