The great make-up escape

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Published: Saturday 20th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Morocco, Rio, the French Riviera… the words alone are enough to conjure images of endless beaches, sultry sunsets and the clink of cocktail glasses.

These are just some of the glamorous destinations that have inspired the latest wave of beauty launches, bringing sumptuous colours and equatorial sunshine to even the palest of complexions.

So even if you’re not leaving on a jet plane any time soon, turn your staycation into an exotic escape with the help of these globe-trotting goodies…

COLORADO COLOURS

Famous for its majestic sunsets, the mountainous Telluride resort in Colorado is one of Bobbi Brown’s favourite holiday destinations and the inspiration behind her summer collection. Echoing those sunset hues, the Limited Edition Shimmer Brick, £33, is a blend of tawny pinks and golden browns, while the Limited Edition Eye Palette, £39.50, features seven earthy tones, giving you a variety of smoky-eye options (available in Selfridges July 2, nationwide July 16; www.bobbibrown.co.uk).

MEDITERANIAN MOOD

Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s frequent trips to the French Riviera during the Roaring Twenties were the starting point for Chanel’s Collection Mediterranee. The blue skies and azure waters come to life with the Stylo Eyeshadow, £23 each (www.debenhams.com), a twist-up pencil that comes in five shades including turquoise, olive and violet, while the Limited Edition Lumiere D’Ete Illuminating Powder, £46 (www.selfridges.com), delivers a veil of St Tropez shimmer. For lips, colour is semi-sheer – try Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Reveuse, £25 (www.debenhams.com), a dreamy dusky pink.

DESTINATION DESERT

The Saharienne range from Yves Saint Laurent is all about the sultry heat and spicy hues of Marrakech, the place Mr YSL himself so loved. Les Sahariennes Blur Bronzer, £31, is a major innovation, combining the blurring effect of a primer with the golden glow of a bronzing powder, and comes in seven shades. The newest Couture Palette, Mauresques; £42.50, brings together five eye colours inspired by a Moroccan sunrise (www.yslbeauty.co.uk).

CRUISE COLLECTION

Every summer, Givenchy’s Croisiere line (that’s French for cruise) delivers the brand’s new summer staples, which this year include Mister Radiant Made-to-Measure Glow, £28, a gel shot through with tiny bronzing bubbles that burst on contact with the skin, and PhenomenEyes Waterproof Mascara Croisiere Lagon, currently reduced to £14.10 from £23.50, a sea green shade that looks great applied to the tips of black lashes and paired with Le Vernis Nail Polish in Croisiere Aquatique, £16.50 (www.feelunique.com).

A TASTE OF SPAIN

Take a Spanish sojourn with Paul and Joe Beaute’s limited edition summer offering of juicy eye colours, lip glosses and nail polishes. The Eye Colour duo in Argentine Tango, £16, pairs Rioja red and sandy peach, while the Midnight Sangria Lip Gloss, £15, delivers dewy, wine-stained colour and moisture (www.beautybay.com).

TROPICAL TALONS

Give your nails the holiday treatment with a bright, punchy polish. Mary Kay’s Hawaii-inspired Paradise Calling collection is full of tropical hues, like the pinky-purple Nail Lacquer in Exotic Orchid, £9 (www.marykay.co.uk). If you’re into at-home gel manicures, add one of Red Carpet Manicure Life’s A Beach shades, £12.95 each, to your summer repertoire. Sand In My Stilettos is a lovely creamy coral (www.redcarpetmanicure.com).

FAR-FLUNG FRAGRANCES

Nothing evokes that holiday feeling quite like a summery scent, and a pair of new citrus-infused perfumes more than fit the bill. Blending mandarin orange, bergamot and jasmine over a woody base, Roberto Cavalli’s Paradiso, £49.50 for 50ml (www.theperfumeshop.com), is a lush, heady floral. The latest from the Michael Kors Sexy stable, Rio de Janeiro, currently £45.50 for 50ml, reduced from £57 (www.debenhams.com), takes mandarin and mango, adding rose and white florals and finishing on sandalwood and musky notes.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Saturday 20th June 2015 by The News Editor

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  • What is it with women these days, they have fake boobs, fake eyelashes, fake fingernails, fake hair pieces even fake eye colour and god knows what else.
    Some have so much black around their eyes that they look like (You know the type of holes in snow that I am hinting at)

    Do our women think that they look better and that we men think they have improved themselves. DEFINITELY NOT.
    Sometimes their fake goes far beyond the norm, some look like milk cows with those rediculous eyelashes, you can almost feel the draft as they blink.
    To add to all of the body un-adornment is also tattoos, body and face piercing, some look like a walking scrap yard.
    What ever happened to real natural beautful girls and women without all that uneeded fake rubbish.
    Come on you girls enough is enough, go back to looking beautiful naturally and stop getting conned into buying all of the nonsense that is advertised just to get you to over spend on pointless rubbish.

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