Summer’s hottest make-up shades

Monday, 11 November 2013

A new season means new trends… And this summer, were loving the array of bright lip and nail colours, shimmery bronzers and pretty eye make-up products on counter. Try some of these hot make-up products for a beauty-full summer!

Bronzing powder summer make-up

Face
No matter what your complexion colour, a bronzer or illuminating powder adds a healthy glow and pretty shimmer to your skin. Apply one of these beauties along your cheekbones or collarbone for some feminine sparkle.

Physician’s Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls, R179
Clarins Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact, R520
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder, R280

summer make-up

Eyes
This summer, eye make-up is all about drawing attention to your peepers, whether it’s lengthening those lashes or adding a pop of colour to your lids. Have fun with our selection of favourites:

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara, R109.95
Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet & Liner Eye Palette, R425
Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara, R139.95
Essence 3D Eyeshadow in Irresistible Purple, R39.95
Avon Mega Effects Mascara, R189.95
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick/Crayon in Paranoid Purple, R89.95

Lip gloss for summer

Lips
We’re loving pink for the season… whether it’s fuchsia, cerise, candyfloss or neon. Wear these lip-smacking colours with pride and bring out your girly side.

Ralo Cosmetics Liplicious Tubes in Bright Pink, R27.50
L’Oréal Paris Caresse Shine in Pink Rebellion, R160.95
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Luminous Lip Gloss in #10 Passion Fruit, R180

Nails for summer

Nails
After an entire winter of blues, purples, plums and browns, we’re so ready for some bright colour this summer! Your nails are really the best place to go wild with fun designs and shades, so if you’re looking for an outfit pick-me-up, try one of these lovely shades:

Ralo Cosmetics Professional Nail Colour in Gloss Bright Rose Pink, R34.50
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in #542 Cherry Up, R99.95
Essence Colour & Go in Flashy Pumpkin, R19.95
Rimmel Salon Pro Lycra by Kate in Hip Hop, R69.95
Yardley Stayfast Nail Polish in Romantic Ruby, R59.95

Other articles you may be interested in:
Spring nail trends for 2013
Lip focus
How to apply bronzer like a pro
Your summer festival beauty guide
Spring eyes

Written by

Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. ProMakeupMe

    I just got a fabulous coral coloured nail polish from Dior as a gift, and I can’t wait to test drive it!! So bright and summery :)

    4 years ago •

  1. anisha

    I am loving bright pinks and corals this summer!

    4 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    Does anyone know where I can order avon

    4 years ago •

  1. Jan

    Rimmel Salon Pro have the best colours for summer!

    4 years ago •

  1. Gee Whiskers

    The Clarins products in particular are amazing!

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    The colours of the Clarins eye shadow palette is simply gorgeous – I definitely see myself being able to wear that daily because of the natural tones.

    4 years ago •

  1. Des

    Such an awesome array of vibrant shades!

    4 years ago •

  1. JADE

    I so need to get a good bronzer because the illuminating cream I have does not do justice I love a pretty sun kissed glow that just makes you look radiant.

    4 years ago •

  1. Cupcake

    Have to go try that Loreal Lip Gloss,looks very nice.

    4 years ago •

  1. Chaune Andrew

    I cant wait to try the Avon Mega Effects Mascara, it looks awesome!!!! :)

    4 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    The nude and bronze metal colours in the Clarins Quartet are absolutely beautiful

    4 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    love how easily the fuschia colours mix with the citrus and tangerine colours; summer’s finally here!

    4 years ago •

  1. Cornelli

    I love summer time because everything is so much brighter and you can experiment more with color!!!

    4 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I love summer and am so excited to see all these bright colours. I haven’t tried Ralo Cosmetics Liplicious Tubes in Bright Pink and will give it a try.

    4 years ago •

  1. Noflower

    Wow, I would love to have all of the above.

    4 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    I am in lust with the bright orange nail polish – Perfect for Summer!

    4 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet & Liner Eye Palette looks fantastic, think I need to twist hubbies arm for a early Christmas present

    4 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    thanks for the great tip to apply bronzer to the collar bone area; great idea

    4 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Im loving the variety, crazy about pink lips and excited about the new Avon mascara

    4 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    love all these bright summer colours

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    The new Avon mascara looks interesting just for the applicator. I think i will be giving that a try :)

    4 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    I love the bronzed face look, the Avon mascara works well, but is a bit messy, and nails, bright and bold, love!

    4 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    I love Essence, Ralo and Avon products. The new Avon mascara works great! Very innovative too!

    4 years ago •

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