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With desert sunset shades washed across eyes flooding our Instagram feeds, we couldn’t wait to play with the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, R850, the seventh addition to the cult brand’s eyeshadow neutrals wardrobe. This one comes as a full collection, with two gel eye liners and three lipsticks. We love all 12 shades, but our absolute favourites are the spicy terracotta hue of Cayenne and the golden red of Scorched.
We are splurging on this perfect-for-balmy-days fragrance. It has the crispness of a summer scent, but the staying power of an intense oriental. The Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Amber Skin, 50ml, R 3 505, settles effortlessly onto the skin, moving from notes of myrrh and Iris concrete into dry woody notes.
WE’RE LOVING… 8 HOUR CREAM
We’re obsessed with the new Around the World limited-edition travel packaging of the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, and even more excited that we can still enjoy the same skin-saving balmy formula inside.This is a holiday essential for just about any skin concern: use on lips for a plump, hydrated look, rub into dry cuticles or rashes, or rub lightly into brows to groom, or around the eye area to add radiance and moisture. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Around The World With 8 Hour Skin Protectant, R285
If this doesn’t get you into the holiday spirit, we don’t know what will. Chanel launches another way to enjoy the iconic No 5 scent in the form of the limited-edition Chanel No 5 Fragments D’Or, R1 530, a lightweight body gel that glides onto skin, leaving a veil of golden flecks. Great for adding a shimmer to skin on the beach or a reflective smattering on the décolletage. Use sparingly, as it is highly scented, so a little goes a long way.
3 WAYS TO RESORT SKIN
1. The scent of the ocean is palpable in the Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Hand and Body Wash, 250ml, R550. The sea salt and sage notes will make your skin smell as if you take an ocean swim every day.
2. Nothing says resort quite like dewy, radiant and healthy skin. The La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20, R1 700, will give you just that with its intensely hydrating formula.
3. Summer skin is all about the glow, so elevate the high planes of the face with a dusting of the MAC Snowball Face Powder in Rose Gold, R490, an iridescent powder that can double up as a blush.
This article was originally appeared in the Edit.