Dolled Up For December: Summer Trends To Try With Mbali Nkosi

THE weather is heating up and weekend pool parties or days at the beach are in full swing. It’s finally December! This means it’s time for a shopping spree. For new make-up, of course. If you’re thinking about what’s hot in beauty, look no further, as we have just the right trends to suit everyone this summer.

Burnished Metals

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TEMPERED bronze, burnt copper, antique gold: this summer’s magnetic shades don’t just shimmer – they simmer! Brushed on the eyes, lips or cheeks (or all three) burnished shades flatter because warm golds and bronzes are naturally found in the skin.

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Dazzle Dust: R125, Alila, Gold Standard Lid Lingerie Eye Tint Eyeshadow: R149.95, NYX, 4 Colour Eyeshadow Palette: R495, Clarins,Color Blast Nail Polish: R106, ORLY And Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Bronzer: R219.95, Physician’s Formula, Dis-Chem

Bahama Mama

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MONOCHROMATIC make-up like this is a play on beige and bronze hues. Use a metallic bronzer as blush. This can be difficult to pull off normally, but as the focal point it looks youthful and beachy.1

Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow In Copper: R159.95, Max Factor, Cheek Parade: R845, By Benefit, Red Square, Aqua Shadow Pencil: R310, By Make-Up Forever, Metropolitan Cosmetics, Bronzing And Blush Compact: R495, Clarin And Strobing Stick: R75, BYS

The Perfect Cover Up

Trends To Try: Get Dolled Up For December

SUMMER equals sunscreen. Swapping your usual foundation for one spiked with SPF is a smart move. We’re not suggesting you skip sunscreen entirely, think of a SPF-infused foundation, powder or primer as extra insurance. Whether you love a matte or want a radiant glow, there’s a protection option out there for everyone.

Trends To Try: Get Dolled Up For December

Radiance Boost Liquid Luminiser: R350, Bodyopgraphy, No Foundation Foundation SPF30: R850, Perricone MD, Compact SPF50: R517, Heliocare, Anthelios XL Ultralight Tinted Fluid SPF50: R230, La Roche-Posay And Sun Protect Lip Conditioner: R49.95, Essence

Gilt Trip

Trends To Try: Get Dolled Up For December

A touch of gold gives standard pink lipstick a bit of an edge. Keeping the rest of the face subtle, apart from major mascara, allows the lips to have the strongest flash.

Trends To Try: Get Dolled Up For December

Eye/Lip Pencil: R14, Wow Cosmetics, The Longwear Lipstick: R149.95, 3INA, AMC Pure Pigment In Rich Gold: R299, Inglot, Volume Shake Mascara: R169.95, Rimmel And Lip Lava In Candy: R290, Bodyography

Tempting Tangerine

Trends To Try: Get Dolled Up For December

WE adore coral lipsticks! However, the thing about coral is that it’s difficult to define. Is it a red? More on the pink side? A true orange? We say, it can be all three. Whether matte or glossy finish, coral is not only a bright, happy, summery colour, but it is also a great shade for all skin-tones. Because the spectrum for coral is so varied, there’s a coral lipstick out there for everyone.

Trends To Try: Get Dolled Up For December

X-Fix Lips: R230, Stageline, Multipurpose Soothing Balm: R99, By Dr. Paw Paw, Dis-Chem, Ultimate Colour Lipstick In Princess Peach: R79.95, Catrice, Passionate Lip Lover In Sunburst: R315, Mii Cosmetics And Color Riche Lip Liner Couture Scarlet Rouge: R 149.95, L’Oreal Paris

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