Believably bronzed: look naturally sun-kissed this winter
Or perhaps you really are escaping the Australian winter and are in need of a little glow to go with that holiday wardrobe. The big international beauty brands are releasing their Summer 2015 make-up collections already - some are on their way to the Southern Hemisphere, others you'll have to nab on that European vacay you have planned.
1. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes collection, esteelauder.com.au
Estée Lauder's limited edition summer collection has everything you need to fake a golden glow. Following on from the runaway success of their cult favourite Bronze Goddess powder bronzer, their latest offering includes a sheer gel bronzer that can be applied over foundation and an innovative illuminating powder gelée, with buildable, blendable colour and a radiant finish. The collection, which also includes an eye palette, All Over Illuminator and new nail and lip colours, is available from May 31.
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2. Tom Ford Soleil collection, tomford.com
Nothing spells summer like Tom Ford's chic white and gold packaging. In two shades - Gold Dust and Terra - the new limited edition bronzers come in two sizes and offer a lightweight golden glow. The Soleil collection also includes gorgeous cream and powder shadow duos, a shimmering body oil, the brand's first ever cream blush and new lip colours to work back with your tan.
3. Bobbi Brown Sandy Nudes collection, bobbibrown.com.au
Inspired by the naturally occurring colours of beach sands, Bobbi Brown's new beauty collection is the ultimate in believable bronze. The limited edition Face & Body Bronzing Duos pair blush with bronzer to replicate the colours of a natural tan and are infused with Vitamin E to fight against environmental damage. The collection includes another of Bobbi Brown's must-have eye palettes - this time in warm shimmery neutrals.
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4. Givenchy Croisiere 2015 collection, givenchybeauty.com
Gel, spray or powder - thanks to Givenchy's new summer make-up collection, you can bronze in three ways. Their Healthy Glow powder delivers just that, with four wearable shades and a creamy consistency that's easy to dust across the skin. We're most excited by the Brume Bonne Mine - a spray-on bronze that imparts a natural golden veil over the face.
5. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer, mecca.com
Harnessing photo-luminescent technology for a realistic finish, the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer mixes the best of the brand's storied Ambient Lighting Powder with warm bronze pigments. The result? An utterly convincing glow.
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