Summer Style

19th June 2009

The Eaus Have It

Mary Linehan recommends summer fragrances

Light, fresh citrusy fragrances are traditional in warmer weather – the zestiness is refreshing, energising and cooling. So… lots of lemon, orange blossom, bergamot, mandarin and the like. I’m fond of these two classics that have stood the test of time and should be top of your summer essentials.

Ô de Lancôme (£25.50) has been a hot summer favourite since we put a man on the moon. The notes at its heart and top read like the weekly shopping list of a French housewife – lemon, mandarin, rosemary, coriander and basil – with, at its base, honeysuckle and jasmine.

Clarins Eau Dynamisante (£23.98). More than just a fragrance this zingy spritzer is a skin tonic and conditioner too. Its 14 aromatherapeutic essential oils and plant extracts include lemon, orange, patchouli, caraway and thyme to invigorate and energise.
Stockists: Lancôme and Clarins counters nationwide.

Stockists: Lancôme and Clarins counters nationwide.


Pale And Interesting?

Go for one of the brilliant tinted moisturisers for Summer in the City Chic recommends Mary Linehan…

The last thing you want in warmer weather is a high performance foundation delivering a deadpan matte look. Go for a light base such as a tinted moisturiser that still protects the skin from pollution, while perfecting any flaws to create a radiant, healthy complexion.

World-renowned makeup artist Laura Mercier, who has made up the faces of some of the world’s most beautiful women, as well as developing a brilliant eponymous best-selling cosmetics range, advises, “I would always suggest applying an illuminating tinted moisturiser to achieve a dewy glow. A lighter alternative to a foundation, it enables the skin to breathe.”

The new generation tinted moisturisers incorporate some of the latest cosmetic advances, including mineral make-up technology, which uses colour micro-pigments to achieve the required sheer coverage.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser – Illuminating SPF20 (£32).
The fantastic new light-diffusing version of Laura Mercier’s cult original Tinted Moisturiser. High protection factor and pearlised micro-pigments offer a sheer, dewy finish and added anti-oxidant vitamins A, C and E. Available in 4 shades.

Lancôme Hydra Zen Neurocalm Soothing Anti-Stress Tinted Moisturising Cream SPF15 (£23.50)
This new lightweight treatment cream moisturiser with a hint of colour incorporates the protective, calming and soothing properties of Lancôme’s Hydrazen skincare range. Expect extremely light coverage with just a hint of a tint and dewy finish. Available in 3 shades.

No7 Dual Protection Tinted Moisturiser (£10.30)
Boots new Dual Protection Tinted Moisturiser with a patented multi-antioxidant and SPF15 that protects skin from the damaging effects of the sun and pollution. Available in 2 shades.

For Laura Mercier call Selfridges 0800 1234000
Lancôme: available nationwide – www.lancome.co.uk
No. 7 Dual Protection Tinted Moisturiser:
available from Boots nationwide.

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