the summer heat has officially hit our shores here in the Middle East. And given the strength of the summer rays, it’s almost impossible to sit outside for any prolonged period of time to get something resembling a tan.
Thankfully, there’s an endless supply of beauty products that can give you a naturally-looking bronzed glow. We’ve picked eight of the best from Guerlain, Charlotte Tilbury, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Fenty Beauty and Dolce & Gabbana — here’s why their bathroom essentials this season…
Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel Sun Light Duo Bronzing Powder
Guerlain’s Terracotta line is known by those who want to get a glow — its products are made with ingredients that perfectly capture the reflections of the sun in order to illuminate your skin. Now, there’s a new Terracotta powder that you need to know about. Inspired by the desert, the Sahara Jewel compact will give you a sun-kissed glow thanks to its three shades that can either be blended together or used separately to give you a glowing complexion all day long.
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Trio
Last month, Charlotte Tilbury officially opened her first store in Dubai, and now, you’ll be able to shop her new Bar of Gold Trio in the city. The beauty mogul’s signature highlighter has been reimagined with three instantly-brightening shades that will illuminate the skin. The product contains the original gold hue for quick glowy glam and includes a new rose gold that acts as the perfect blush and a new gold hue for bronzing. A seasonal must-have if ever there was one.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Fantasy
Marc Jacobs Beauty has released a new limited edition beauty collection inspired by the fashion designer’s love for coconut and dewy skin. This season, the brand has released a compact highlighter that will transform either your foundation or moisturisers into an illuminating formula. Also, not only will the rose gold drops give you a glowing complexion, they’re beneficial to your skin with five forms of coconut and Provitamin B5 to help hydrate and nourish skin.
Guerlain Terracotta Réve D’Eté Tinted Skincare Jelly
A huge trend that has taken over the beauty industry this year is nude makeup. We’ve seen this on multiple runways and in beauty campaigns in recent months and now, Guerlain’s new Tinted Skincare Jelly is making that trend even easier to replicate at home. Infused with lightweight pigments, Guerlain’s new formula aims to adapt to the skin’s transparency whilst moisturising it to make it look naturally tanned and radiant.
Fenty Beauty Lil Match Stix Duo
Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty collections have sky-rocketed in popularity since the brand’s launch last year. For her latest summer collection, the beauty brand has released a limited-edition version of its cult Match Stix in two mini forms. The Lil Match Stix Duo will highlight and bronze the skin whilst giving your face the ultimate, on-the-go shimmer. You better act fast before they sell out!
Dolce & Gabbana Italian Zest Healthy Glow Stick
For the summer season, Dolce & Gabbana has released the ultimate beauty collection, called Italian Zest. The brand has looked towards the coast of Capri, where the city’s blue waters and rays of sunshine meet, for inspiration. The Healthy Glow Stick easily glides onto the skin to deliver a long-lasting, natural and healthy-looking glow. With two tones available, you can use the deeper bronze shade for a golden tan whilst the lighter shade leaves your skin looking luminous and shimmering.
Now, discover Rihanna’s newest Fenty Beauty collection, which has officially landed in the Middle East.