Beauty Notes: Summer Glow

August 14

Bronzer: Jane Iredale Moonglow Golden bronzer

Jane Iredale have really been impressing me at the moment. Didn’t expect I’d like a skincare make up range as much as this one. This product has the perfect combination of a bronzer and illuminator – 4 different shades, 2 bronzed and 2 illuminating shades. If used properly with the bronzer and illuminating quads, you’ll get the most beautiful and flattering sun kissed glow.


Illuminating Cream: NARS Illuminator in Hot Sand

Now that we have NARS in Dubai… A summer glow beauty notes feature is incomplete without a NARS product. This liquid champagne-peach illuminating shade is a gorgeous dewy highlighter that works well with a no-make up look – just a subtle tan, eyeliner, highlighter on the cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow with a finish touch of lip balm – you’re good to go!


Blush: MAC Alluring Aquatics Extra dimension blush in Seduced by Sea

I love a product with good packaging, so I must say I was so excited to get my hands on some products from the MAC Alluring Aquatics collection – which was a fresh/summery metallic turquoise packaging. Even though the Extra Dimension blush (a powder and cream in one) doesn’t have as good as a pigment as the other MAC blushes, I fell in love with this one as a colour in between a bronzer & blush with a touch of crystallised shimmer. The dewy finish makes it a perfect Summer essential.


Shimmer pot: Topshop Glow

This has got to be one of the best illuminators I’ve used – generally, really loving Topshop’s beauty range. High in pigment, and very little product goes a long way. When applied on the cheekbones, it really sculpts the face and you get an ultra radiant finish. I love it in ‘Polished’


Multitasker: Chanel Les 4 Ombres in 234 Poise

This is an eyeshadow, which I’ve been using as a highlighter. If you like a light shimmery eye, this is also a great eyeshadow palette. This limited edition quad has gorgeous colours like a shimmery beige, ivory, soft plum and lilac. I like using shadows as highlighters because of their pigments so this is definitely a great multi tasking beauty buy.