Go bright or go home

Massive hits of solid, bright colour … we’re going big, bold and very beautiful this summer

Amp up the colour to match your mood. Clarins’ Joli Blush is a strong-hold blush for a truly colourful experience. With special tint pigments, it’s airy, fine, soft and lightweight (allowing your skin to breathe), and smoothes the skin’s texture by blending into the surface. Irresistible cheeks in four cheeky shades. R470.

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Lancôme’s new Hypnose Palette gives you five flattering shades of highly-pigmented eyeshadows, making it easy to  create natural to dramatic eye make-up looks. There are seven hugely appealing palettes to chose from … we’re massive fans of these shades of pinks and purples (palette No 6).  range. They don’t smudge, crease or flake during the day, and if you wet them, you get a more intense colour. R780.

Matte. Satin. Sparkle. Whichever you want, Clarins delivers. We’re loving these Mono Eyeshadows, with an exceptionally smoothing effect and  nine stunning shades. R355.

Urban Decay’s ultrashiny Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss glides on cushiony soft, is long-lasting and  comfy – not tacky.  Plus, it’s laced with vitamin E and peppermint oil, leaves your lips feeling nourished and has an immediate plumping effect. Oh … and it comes in blaring brights and soft neutrals, in four different effects … metallic, holographic, cream and sheer cream. With its yummy vanilla-mint flavour, it’s our go-to gloss for summer. R290.

You don’t get much brighter than South Beach Pink – these little Mavala Minis are affordable enough to stock up on a host of summer shades. R87 from Dis-Chem.

If you’re a little shy to go bright on your eyes and lips, you can go wild with nail colour. Morgan Taylor’s nail lacquers last (and last and last) and boast a brilliantly bright selection … think bright aqua (Feeling Swim-sical), cyan (No Filter Needed), orange (You’ve Got Tan-gerine Lines), violet (Tokyo A Go Go) and these two … emerald (Go for the Glow) and lemon (Glow Like a Star). R163 from Woolies.

Build colour in the blink of an eye with silky soft GOSH The One Eyeshadow. Shades are highly pigmented and long-lasting, and create explosive, eye-catching looks. Colour glides on and stays put all day. We’re wearing Mermaid this season. R78 from Edgars.

Trust us. Pink on eyes is massively flattering. We use this PINKtastic Catrice Art Couleurs Eyeshadow. Pretty and affordable … what more could you want? R54.95 from Dis-Chem.

Want standout eyes? Just swipe on a few quick coats of Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Coloured Mascara to get a high-impact look in seconds. It packs two shades in every tube, and comes in five must-have duos (trust us, you’ll want them all.) Super-vivid colours, metallic finishes … all eyes on you, this summer. R360.

Add dramatic colour with just one stroke. Clarins Waterproof Pencil accentuates and opens up the eyes. There are six eye-catching shades to choose from. R335 each.

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