If some are already on vacation, others – the Augustians – will have to wait a little longer before heading out into the sun… For those who are still stuck at the office, we have prepared the beauty list of essential products for you to slip into your suitcase this summer. Sun creams, fresh waters and new make-ups... We've thought of everything!
The novelties on the solar side
To avoid the ugly sunburn, which is more painful, we do not especially ignore the sunscreen. In order to protect your skin effectively, we then rely on classic products (index 50!) such as the brilliant ANTHELIOS solar fluid de La Roche-Posay. 'As invisible as water, and light as air', we like its unfailing resistance and its small size, practical to carry.
On the side of Vichy, this is the range Capital Sun and its new formulation Beach Protect - anti-sand, salt, chlorine, wind and water resistant for 40 minutes! – which we will hear a lot about this summer. You can opt for the multi-protection milk, the anti-dehydration spray, the moisturizing milk with a freshness effect or even the Ideal Sun anti-dark spot treatment SPF50. Everyone finds their account!
Finally, the brand Lancaster released several novelties for the summer season. Besides the Sun Beauty velvet milk and its after-sun lotion which is adorned with a pop packaging, we discover two 'sun protection waters'. Light and refreshing, Sun Protective Waters Sun Beauty provide optimal protection! Allied with summer trips, they can be applied at any time of the day, even on wet skin and are available in SPF30 or SPF50, a real formulatory feat. We like: their delicious smell of neroli and ylang-ylang that instantly transport you to the French Riviera…
La Roche-Posay, Anthelios 50ml, €14,90 – Vichy, multi-protection milk 200ml, €19,10 – anti-dehydration spray 200ml, €16,20 – freshness effect moisturizing milk 200ml, €17,40 and Ideal Sun anti-dark spot treatment SPF50 50ml, €15,30 – Lancaster, Sun Beauty velvet milk and Golden Tan Maximiser after-sun lotion 75ml, €15,90, Sun Beauty Sun Protection Water SPF50 (or SPF30) 150ml, €36,90.
During the holidays, we tend to switch our usual perfume for something fresher, lighter. In this genre there, the eau de toilette 'Rose Water' by Maison Francis Kurkdjian holds a special place in our hearts. We love: its magnificent bottle like a jewel but above all its delicate fruity floral freshness.
At The Rediscovered Garden, It's certain Summer Verbena that we crack. Behind its delicate scent, we discover one fragrance at a time fresh and sparkling, ideal for hot summer days. Its scents immediately recall the freshness of a bed of aromatic plants in the early morning, in a summer garden... It's slightly fruity and so pleasant to feel on the skin.
Created by Guerlain in 1999 and enhanced each year by Thierry wasser - the nose of the house – the collection Aqua allegoria continues to happily awaken our senses. These hymns to nature seduce with their subtle sophistication endowed with a lingering freshness. This season, the brand unveiled two new ones: Orange soleia et Granada salvia. The first is a water lemony citrus, which smells of Sicilian citrus fruits… Here, luscious blood orange is refreshed by mint, pink peppercorn and bergamot against a background of woody notes and tonka bean. As for the second, it is one of the fruity citrus. It is the pomegranate that is magnified, transported by the freshness of a note of blackcurrant, cypress, lemon and bergamot, then elegantly twisted by sage and rose, against a background of white musks, moss and of patchouli… Delicious creations, always presented in the beautiful signature bottle of the range, stamped with a bee.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian, eau de toilette L'eau à la rose, 70 ml, €150 – The Rediscovered Garden, Summer Verbena eau de parfum, 50 ml with box €98 and without box €82 - Guerlain, Aqua Allegoria, Orange Soleia and Granada Salvia collection, 75ml, €80 and 125ml, €110.
The new make-up nuggets
To sublimate the complexion, our absolute favorite is the new tinted cream de Laura Mercier. Halfway between skincare et make-up, it improves the appearance of the skin over time thanks to its moisturizing complex composed of different vitamins, macadamia and kukui oils. In addition to its light texture, easy to apply, it offers up to 24 hours of hydration and we particularly like its SPF 30 sun protection.
Like every year, like an unmissable beauty appointment, the house of Guerlain revisits its famous Terracotta and declines it in several versions, very desirable. In addition to these limited editions, this season, two new solar flares complete the range: Terracotta Nude et Matte Terracotta.
The first exists in one universal shade and recreates the pure and luminous radiance of the first rays of the sun on the skin while the second comes in 3 shades to adapt to everyone and reproduces the deep and sculpting radiance of the late afternoon sun on the complexion... It's up to you to choose the radiance you want to wear!
On the side of home Charlotte Tilbury, we also discover a new bronzing powder for the face and the body, 'Airbrush Flawless Finish'. The promise ? A divinely tanned and golden skin... Just radiant! But our favorite is the brand's new hybrid: the Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow !
Presented as a small compact compact, it sublimates both the lips and play harmoniously. We like: her cream texture transparent and its composition of raspberry leaf extract and Vitamin E to soften and moisturize... Definitely our favorite product which will not leave our handbag for the whole season!
Notice to purists, we have unearthed a real nugget for you: the 'Pure Matte' of the brand 1944 Paris.
This comfortable lipstick Matte color stands out for its long lasting hold. We love the colors offered which are all really pretty and its very practical pencil format, with integrated pencil sharpener. Its composition (Marula and Chamomile oil, vitamins E and C) pampers our lips, making them soft, hydrated and visibly rejuvenated… Great added value!
Laura Mercier, Tinted Cream, 49€ - Guerlain, Terracotta Nude & Terracotta Matte, €49,50 – Charlotte Tilbury, Airbrush Flawless Finish bronzer, €42 & Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow, €39 – 1944 Paris, Pure Matte Lipstick, €19.