Holiday season is fast-approaching, which means we’re thinking about swapping out pretty pastels for punchy pops of colour, and heavy-duty bases for light, sheer coverage which doesn’t melt off as soon as the sun’s rays hit it. Just in time for the sun, there’s a new wave of skin-perfecting complexion enhancers that deliver a temporary hint of colour and coverage with instant results and long-term benefits.
For an all-over radiance: Body Blur Sunless Glow HD Skin Finish
For a streak-free, sunkissed bronze, Body Blur has long since been a favourite of beauty editors and beauty bloggers alike. There’s a reason why it’s used backstage at the Victoria’s Secret fashion shows – thanks to light-reflecting particles, it blurs imperfections and makes your skin look flawless in photographs. Newsflash: the formula has had an upgrade just in time for summer 2018 – it now does double duty as body makeup and self-tan in one. We love a good bronzing body lotion, but what we love even more is a bronzing body lotion that goes one step further and develops temporary colour into a long-lasting tan. Consider this your best holiday glow-up, no faff required. We’re so on board.
For a luminous glow: Vita Liberata Beauty Blur Skin Tone Optimiser
The name of this do-it-all complexion enhancer says it all. You can liken it to the brand’s bestseller, Body Blur, but for your face – which means you can expect skin that looks warm, healthy, and radiant – major holiday #skingoals. You can use it as a primer, but in reality it’s more bronzer and tinted moisturiser – it packs a luminous summer radiance, with just enough coverage to wear as a base, poolside. Smooth it on to blur imperfections, optimise skintone, brighten, and hydrate. Consider it all the makeup you need for your summer holiday, when you’re too desperate to reserve your sun-lounger to spend forever doing your makeup.
For a modern matte finish: Vita Liberata Illuminaze Highly Active Complexion Veil
Sheer and matte rarely go hand-in-hand – but this tinted moisturiser has a weightless, suede-like texture that provides light-to-medium coverage, acting as a veil to enhance (rather than mask) skin. It helps control shine and gives skin a soft, blurred appearance, toning down redness while letting your natural skin show through. What’s more, this is something of a makeup/skincare hybrid, making it the perfect base for the skincare-obsessed. The formula incorporates Advoganic Technology, a blend of high performance organic botanicals that help to soothe and calm inflammation, but also aids in controlling and improving hydration levels.