Whether you are holidaying in The Bahamas, Bridlington, Brighton or your back garden  it’s easy to achieve that golden goddess look.

There’s a veritable feast of colour cosmetics to enhance or create that ‘just back from a beach holiday’ look.

So we’ve put together a selection of these gorgeous products plus skincare, toiletries and bodycare products you really can’t go on holiday without.So turn up the heat and bask in the bronze

The Latte Look from Chanel (see our main picture) is a summer look that is easy to create and suitable for all skin tones.

Products include Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream that warms up the skin. A cream gel bronzer this delivers an ultra natural makeup look. For eyes Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette of 5 colours  can be used as a base, highlighter or eyeshadow to create endless different looks from the most discreet to the most intense whilst Le Volume De Chanel Waterproof Mascara gives instant volume, is waterproof and humidity proof for infallible hold.

The Laguna Collection by Nars is sun kissed, sultry and sensational. It features bronze essentials  inspired by Nars’s Best selling and award winning shade Laguna. The iconic bronzing powder has been reformulated into nine global shades for all skin tones to give a warm and natural looking colour.

The collection includes a limited edition Quad eyeshadow to light up the lids. It’s loaded with bronze inspired mattes, reflective glitters and incandescent shimmers. For the lips there is Laguna Afterglow Lip Balm for a surge of soothing hydration and a hint of bronze sheen.


Sisley have created a range of key makeup products for the summer. Phyto Touche Illusion D’Ete is an ultra-gentle bronzing gel powder which glides on very easily giving a natural sun-kissed to pale skin tones and illuminates tanned skin.


L’Occitane En Provence’s Amande Concentrate de Lait is smoothing and firming, absorbs rapidly into the skin and provides a long-lasting 48 hour hydration. Use with the Amande Shower Oil it will certainly get your body beach ready as it keeps skin nourished all day long.   Both are ideal to use before, during and after your holidays. Also in the collection is a Milky Bath and Almond Delicious Hands. All products in the collection leave a delicious, subtle scent of fresh almonds on the skin.


A great fragrance launch for the summer comes from Mugler in the shape of Alien Goddess Eau de Parfum Supra Florale a luminous, floral, ambery scent.  Its daring and Avant Garde and blends 3 blooms that turn into a mercurial flower. This is more than a scent it is a super sensuous weapon. But try it for yourself. Available from



Did you know that 80% of skin ageing is caused by UV Rays? So it makes sense to protect your skin every single day to prevent ageing signs. From L’Oreal comes Revitalift Clinical a Daily Anti UV Fluid with an SPF50+ and Antioxidant Vitamin C. You can apply as a moisturiser or after your skincare routine and before makeup. It’s your protection against ageing lines and dark spots. Revitalift clinical has a lovely invisible finish and suits all skin tones.


Fenty Skin Cherry Dub will transport you instantly to Barbados. The perfect prep for your staycation makeup and tan it refines pores and polishes those limbs. Cherry Dub Superfine Daily Cleansing Face Scrub is a jam that contains Barbados Cherry loaded with more vitamin C than an orange to condition skin whilst Cherry Dub Triple Action AHA Body Scrub is  loaded with that same cherry


From The Bodyshop comes a new range of body products Luscious Lychee and Zesty Lime Blossom. The Luscious Lychee Air Whipped Body Butter has a 72 hour nourishing moisture whilst the Cream Body Scrub makes for a soft and smoothing exfoliation and do try the Shower Cream for a sensuous soft skin.  Two must have products in the  Zesty Lime Blossom range are the Shower Gel that leaves summer skin feeling cleansed and refreshed and the 24H Skin Quenching Water Gel Body Yogurt


When packing space is at a premium why not go for Filthy Faace – Face and Body Bar. This Vegan soap is packed full of skin loving extracts and oils that you find in any top notch cleanser. A gentle multi-tasker its loaded with  a dreamy selection of oils – sweet orange, coconut and olive oil with shea butter and glycerine. Available from

The Green People have launched a new Formula Scent Free Sun Cream that’s Ocean Friendly and Water Repellent SPF30. There’s no silicones, emulsifiers or artificial fragrances; good news for those with sensitive skins. There’s also a new Organic Children Scent Free Sun Cream SPF30. It has soothing organic Aloe Vera at its core, delivering vitamins and essential amino acids to hydrate and replenish delicate young skins. Both available from


Wherever you are holidaying Lush have a range of products  ideal for at home or abroad. Give your feet a treat with their Pink Peppermint Foot Lotion. It’s cooling and reviving in the hottest of weathers. Silky Underwear is a dusting powder that’s a boon in hot weather. Light sophisticated jasmine scented powders with added cocoa butter leaves skin soft and smooth and its also very cooling. With my travel writers hat on where-ever in the world I am going I never leave home without these two hero products and my Whoosh Shower Jelly that revitalises with its fresh citrus juices and seaweed.







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