Summer make-up

While summer heat can heighten a healthy flush, one can always intensify it with a sweep of blush or bronzer taking centre-stage of this season’s make-up collections.

Benefit GALifornia embodies California’s warm sunshine, with a solar motif on the blush that gives a golden-pink glow as well as grapefruit and vanilla scent when applied to the cheeks.

Based in Texas, Laura Mercier also loves the Sun — that’s expressed in the phrase J’Adore Le Soleil, embossed on the limited-edition Soleil Matte Veil Powder, suitable for all skin tones in flaunting a fresher tan.

A liquid-and-powder blush duo does the job of getting a peachy-pink flush that NARS refers to as Orgasm. Infused with Monoi and Tamanu oils, the moisturising liquid blush can be applied first for a diffused effect or on top of the powder blush for an intense Orgasm shade.

Skincare ingredients are also infused in Dior’s Care Dare make-up that helps women brave the Sun. Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer is enriched with oxygen-laden plant oils that boost the skin’s natural glow while the complementing Care Dare powder provides a protective shield against environmental aggressors.