A summer glow never, ever, goes out of style. I’m travelling for a few days this weekend, and the perfect look is naturally radiant skin (as if you’ve perpetually caught the perfect amount of sun), I-barely-care-hair (what’s sexier than tumbling #flawless out of bed?) and eyes that are framed with just the right about of glimmer (that can take you from day to night). The beauty look at Alberta Ferretti’s Limited Edition Autumn/Winter’16 show is the ultimate inspiration; I might not have the couture gowns, but the make-up is stunning in itself. Since I’m only packing a carry-on, multi-tasking or travel-friendly items are also absolutely essential; here are my top picks to get the look.
1. That Skin!
No doubt about it, a luminous complexion is absolutely essential. You don’t need to submit yourself to harmful UV rays to achieve a bronzed colour; all you need is the perfect fresh blush (or ten) that will immediately lift your appearance. This holiday, Tarte’s limited edition collection has got us sorted on both counts. A brush set is the easiest way to have every tool you need for your make-up, while a blush palette lets you mix and match depending on your mood and outfit.
2. A Glimmer Gaze
All that is gold does glitter – think warm, earthy tones that are immediately upgraded with a dose of shine. We love Too Faced palettes because the shadows are creamy, highly pigmented and long lasting – what’s more, you can even use them wet for a bolder, vibrant look. TOP TIP: Stuck for time? Use your finger to blend only a single shade across your lids before finishing with just a dab at the inner corner of your eyes – ultimate pick-me-up.
3. Kiss Me Baby
Since we’re focusing on the face and eyes, it’s best to tone it down on the lips with a nude shade or a sheer gloss (all the better for kissing, anyway). In any case, bringing a lip kit still gives you the option if a sensual red lip suits your mood for the day; Stila’s lip products come in fail-proof shades and stay on even after you eat – ideal. TOP TIP: Dot a small amount of gloss on the centre of bare lips for a natural, plump pout.