Life is slowly getting back to a new sort of normal and that means you may want to update your beauty regime for lockdown lifting. (It’s the best excuse we’ve had to indulge in quite a while.) Bring the beauty newness on!
Heading back into the office? As well as a trusty hand sanitiser, you might need something on your desk or in your handbag to give skin a hit of hydration and keep it feeling fresh. Office A/C can be a complete skin sapper! So reach for the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream Mist to give you and your skin a mid-morning and afternoon moment of self-care. It comes in a handy size and delivers a gentle mist of ceramides to replenish your skin. And while you’re at it, you might find your lips feel more parched back in the office compared to WFH. Never fear, that’s where the Versed Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil comes in. Not only is it super-hydrating and nourishing, but it gives a gloss-like sheen to your lips. Which is much easier to manage when putting on/taking off your face covering throughout the working day than a full-on lippie.
Finally, it’s time to ditch the layers and wear an outfit for date-night that doesn’t involve incorporating a hot-water bottle. Because we can now eat inside! As the bobble hat is no longer needed, why not take a few extra minutes with your hair. The Undone by George Northwood Wave Holding Spray will keep your blow-dry in place, but also acts as a heat protector and defrizzer if you decide to get the tongs out and create a bit of a loose curl. And to add the finishing touch when the mask comes off at your table, why not get the lippie on? New brand UOMA Beauty Black Magic Hypnotic Impact Metallic Lipstick in Trinidad is the most perfect, glittering pink lipstick we’ve seen. Just keep layering it on until you get the intensity of pigment you’re after.
While Zoom yoga and virtual HIIT classes filled the gap, there’s nothing better than getting back to IRL exercise classes and workouts. And that means it’s time to prepare the post-workout gym bag with beauty newbies that’ll give extra motivation to break a sweat before hitting the shower. To give your skin some well-earned TLC and a serious hydration hit, the NEW Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream (200ml) has you covered. (It sinks in even quicker if you rub it onto slightly damp skin.) No time to wash your hair? That’s what dry shampoo was invented for! Keep a can of L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Air Volume (150ml) to hand. Not only will it zap away sweaty roots, but the light, floral fragrance will make you feel refreshed and revived. Remember to leave it a few minutes after spraying and then gently brush out. It’s this that will actually remove the sweat and dirt.
It’s time to meet up outside in groups of up to 30 of your nearest and dearest, so you need to be prepared for all eventualities. If the sun doesn’t look like it’s going to appear, but you want to look like a golden goddess, then the new Iconic London Sheer Bronze is what you need. Available in six shades, these light, creamy bronzers work beautifully worn alone or on top of make-up as a finishing touch. Dab them in with your finger and blend or use a brush to buff in. And you can either aim for just the ‘high spots’ of the face; across the forehead, down the nose, up the cheekbones and across the chin, or apply it all over for a seriously bronzed look. Whatever the weather, stay protected outdoors, and avoid looking lobster-like the next day by making sure you have an easy-to-apply SPF on you. The Shiseido Clear Suncare Stick SPF50 is completely clear, so works on all skin tones and is ideal for the areas we all forget about – but mustn’t – like the back of the neck and tops of ears.
Whether it’s a B&B or a spa hotel, UK holidays are back on the cards – hurrah! And that means finding the perfect minis to save on space. (And, let’s face it, everything seems better when it comes in miniature.) Step in, Drunk Elephant The Littles Hair + Body 2.0. Everything required for your hair and body, including deodorant. Just add your favourite serum, SPF and toothbrush to the ultra-chic washbag and you’re good to go. And is summer even summer if you don’t treat yourself to a new perfume? We think not. Love a spicy-with-a-hint-of sweetness scent, that also has a to-die-for bottle? Then the Kayali Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper / 25 EDP (50ml) is for you. If you want as many people to smell it as possible, spray across collarbones and the tops of shoulders. That’s where most people will be able to get a whiff, even with social distancing measures in place. This scent works for sunny days out and summer nights spent somewhere other than home. And if that isn’t worth celebrating with a new scent, what is?!
Looking to up the ante with your summer skincare regime? Your search is over. From a refreshing micellar cleanser and brightening eye soufflé to lighter-than-air moisturisers, Rodial has your ultimate seasonal kit.