By Emily Vass, St George’s blogger.
With the days heating up and the sun making an appearance, your skin has no doubt crept a few shades darker. While you’ll need a new foundation, it’s time to ditch the vampy colour palette, opt for a brighter look and see in the summer with some new beauty essentials.
Lighten it up
Lighten up your look by stepping into Superdrug at St George’s. Whether jetting off into the sunshine, staycationing in the UK or heading to a festival, this turquoise Rimmel London super gel nail varnish from beauty giant Superdrug will bring a pop of colour to any outfit.
Shade number 053 in ‘dive right’ is the hue to bring your summer outfit alive, and at £5.99, it’s a steal.
Create a wide-eyed look
These mix and match mono eyeshadow palettes from The Body Shop provide the best of both worlds, giving you the flexibility to make your own palette. The darker shades provide the perfect transition from a day to evening look, while the lighter shades are the perfect pairing to go alongside a bold lip look. Why not treat yourself?
At only £15 for any four colours, as well as a free case, it’s a style investment that won’t break the bank.
Less is more
How cute are these makeup blenders from H&M? The quirky animal style is not only a bit of fun, but serves a purpose too – they’ll help you stick to the less is more approach to summer makeup.
A lighter and smaller beauty sponge compared to traditional designs helps create a lighter handed look, perfectly suited to the lighter makeup wearing months ahead. At only £2.99, they’re a bargain.
Keep it clear
While the summer sun is welcomed by most, it isn’t your skin’s best friend. The mixture of heat and makeup can lead to an increase in sweat and blocked pores – the breeding ground for spots, so head to Claire’s where there’s an assortment of face masks for a range of skin types.
Priced at £1.99 each, these face masks are not only purse friendly but will help keep your skin clear and fresh during the summer heat. Use day or night once a week to give your pores a spring clean.
Amp up the colour
A colour that’s really hot this summer is red. It’s radiant, compliments all skin tones and a red lip provides an instant statement look.
New Look has a great range of lipsticks from £3.99 including this on-trend scarlet colour. It’s also moisturising, so will help glide over parched summer lips.
The summer sun calls for a brighter look, so it’s time to lighten up your beauty wardrobe and see in the summer with some new beauty essentials from St George’s Shopping Centre.