Beauty Trends

Get Glowing With The Latest Summer Make Up Must-haves

If you don’t buy a new bronzer, is it even summer? With longer days (and warmer climes) ahead, our favourite make up brands are unleashing their ‘holiday’ lines and they are STELLAR. From the to-die-for, does-everything palette from {Charlotte Tilbury}, to BECCA’s scorching {Sunlit Bronzers}, there’s something that’s certain to tempt you, so loosen those purse strings Cult Beauties… we sense a haul on the horizon.

The ultimate one-stop make up shop, Charlotte Tilbury’s {Instant Look in a Palette – Beauty Glow} is part of their #GLOWMO collection – a dream team of products to ensure you never look anything other than luminous. Like ‘painting by numbers’ this beautiful palette makes it easy to achieve a flawless, believable glow with a trio of shadows, two pretty blush shades and a sculpting duo to create subtle definition. Plus, it’s sufficiently slimline to slip in your miniature basket bag – it’s perfection!

The last word in luxury, BY TERRY’s jaw-droppingly beautiful {Sun Designer Palette} is hypnotic and a joy to use. With six complementary shades of blush, bronzer and highlighter, each incarnation (there are two colourways to choose from), will gild skin with a buildable glow – from a ‘kiss’ of colour to an enviable, two-weeks-in-the-maldives tan.

The adorable offspring of highlight and bronzer, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ {Glow Kit – Sun Dipped} gilds the ‘high points’ of your visage (as well as your collarbones, shins and shoulders) with golden-toned, glimmering pigment. Use a feathery fan brush to sweep down the bridge of your nose and cupid’s bow, or use as eyeshadow to create a wearable, shimmering smoky-eyed smoulder.

In a kaleidoscope of hues to suit all skin tones, BECCA’s {Sunlit Bronzer} grants a sheer, all-over lustre that looks thoroughly authentic. From honey-toned ‘Bali Sands’ to rich ‘Maui Nights’, when dusted with a fluffy powder brush this ‘lifts’ a sun-starved pallor and lends warmth to ashy, dulled complexions.

If you like your highlight to be visible from space, look no further than Huda’s {3D Highlight Palette} which boasts four opalescent hues to prime, strobe and sculpt your way to cut glass cheekbones. When used sequentially – from ‘Melted Strobe’ to blush – this quartet guarantees a glow so show-stopping you’re basically a hazard.

And if you’re looking for a low-key, girl-next-door effect then reach for Kjaer Weis’s {Dazzling Bronzer}, which lends a dewy, ‘gym skin’ finish and an enviable (realistic) glow. Made with the finest, all-natural ingredients, this feel-good formula nourishes as it enhances and is ideal for ‘sun stripping’ (more on that {here}).



Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…