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Five summer beauty trends to embrace this season

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Summer is still here and we’re ready to embrace the very best in summer beauty. This season’s beauty trends are nostalgic (with the 90s and early 2000s making a comeback!) and simple – we’re seeing the trends move toward easy application and imperfection.

Here are five summer beauty trends everyone should try this season.

Fresh glow

The “no makeup” makeup look has been trending for a while now, and this summer, we’re seeing a fresh, natural complexion take centre stage, but this time with an added glow. You know that glowy look you get when you’re basking in the late afternoon sun? That’s what summer 2022’s fresh glow is all about. And it’s achieved with a good skincare regime rather than heaps of makeup. Regular exfoliation is key, as it plenty of hydration. Keep your skin exfoliated and glowing with NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads (R379.95). The pads are soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) to retexture and resurface skin, whilst witch hazel helps to tone. This moisturising formula with hyaluronic acid and soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter and smoother looking skin.

Maintain your skin’s moisture levels by applying a good quality hyaluronic acid moisturiser day and night. Creightons H20 Boost Day Gel (R169.95) can be applied every morning. A refreshingly light moisturiser with hyaluronic acid, it leaves skin intensely moisturised and hydrated for up to 24 hours. Creightons H20 Boost Overnight Mask (R169.95) can be applied in the evenings. This nourishing cream contains hyaluronic acid which works overnight to improve skin’s elasticity and intensely hydrate, allowing you to wake up to a dewy, revitalised complexion.

Keep foundation to a minimum, and rather focus on using concealer strategically, in areas where needed. Try wet n wild Photo Focus Liquid Concealer (R82.95). Creamy and luminous, it is white-cast free and allows your natural skin to shine through. If you simply can’t go without foundation, try a dewy formula like wet n wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation (R139.95) and apply it with a good quality brush like the new Real Techniques Everything Face Brush. It allows you to achieve light to medium coverage and blends foundation seamlessly.

Everything pink

You just need to take a quick stroll through your local shopping mall to realise that pink is the colour of the season. And it’s not just limited to fashion and homeware – pink makeup is big this season too. From nails, to lips, to cheeks and eyes, there is no shortage of pretty pink hues to add to your makeup collection.

For eyes, try: wet n wild Color Icon 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Petalette (R129.95). It features five high-impact colours in matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, and glitter finishes

For lips, try: wet n wild Mega Slick Lipgloss in Sinless (R109.95). It delivers a slick of kissable colour in a nourishing formula consisting of jojoba glaze, maxi lip peptides, hyaluronic acid and collagen. If you prefer a lipstick formula, try wet n wild Megalast High Shine Lipstick in Pinky Ring (R104.95): A nourishing, luscious lipstick infused with lip-loving ingredients including murumuru butter, mango butter, and sunflower and watermelon seed oils that effortlessly glides on for superior wear.

For cheeks, try: wet n wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow (R119.95). It perfectly accents the highpoints of your face with a pearlescent finish in a formula that is easy to blend.

For nails, try: wet n wild Shine Nail Color in Tickled Pink (R37.95) and Sparked (R37.95). The colours glide on easily and offer a high shine finish. Plus, they’re formulated without formaldehyde, toluene and phthalate.

Statement lips

This is the first summer since the pandemic in which we won’t be wearing face masks, which may be the reason that bold lips have made a comeback. All colours go – from classic reds to striking corals and popping pinks. For a bold pop of colour, we recommend wet n wild Megalast Lip Gloss (R70.00). it combines the shine of the gloss with the colour payoff of a lip stain. Its creamy, comfy and lightweight formula provides mirror-like shine and intense glossy colour that melts into the lips. For a pop of pink, try shade Kiss My Glass or shade Love Blind Glare for a pop of plum.

Smudged liner

Inspired by 90s grunge, the “lived-in” or “smudged” eyeliner look is back. One of the easiest beauty looks to master, the smudged liner look requires just a kohl eyeliner pencil and a short, dense eyeshadow brush. Line your top and bottom lashes with your pencil and then smudge it with your brush to soften and blur lines. We recommend wet n wild Color Icon Khol Liner Pencil (R27.95) which offers rich, hyper-pigmented colour, and glides on smoothly. Follow with the Real Techniques 326 Flat Liner Brush (part of the newly-launched Naturally Beautiful Eye Set) and blend, blend, blend.

Metallic magic

Hello, Y2K! Metals are back – chrome, gold, bronze and silver are taking over the eyelids of celebrities everywhere, and the metallic cat eye was considered the hottest eye makeup look in the US for summer 2022. There are no hard and fast rules for application – a few wispy swaths of shadow across the lid work just as well as a full on metallic cut-crease or cat eye. And if you want, why not work metallic into your lip colours and nail colours, too?

For lips, try: wet n wild Megalast Metallic Liquid Catsuit Lipstick (R119.95) glides on glossy and transforms into a high pigmented matte finish for lips that make a statement. The lightweight formula is specially designed for long lasting wear without drying out your lips.

For eyes, try: wet n wild Color Icon 10 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Lights Off (R179.95) which features high-impact colours in matte, satin, shimmer, and metallic finishes. Rich pigment and high payoff formula blends effortlessly with a soft glide application.

For nails, try: wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Color in Metallica (R35.95), which glides on quickly and dries with an unbelievable shine.

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  • Gracie Singh February 14, 2023 at 5:36 am

    This was something I was looking for, really helpful, and great work done. Keep on sharing great content like this.

  • Debbie Williams February 23, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Oh how exciting! I love the more natural look. Definitely my style and I think it should be for everyone. We are all beautiful just the way we are. I love that lips are the new big thing now that masks are down and we can show the bottom half of our face. Fashion has a sence of humour I see.


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