Get to grips with beauty's newest textures
Cushion foundations, BB creams and sheet masks – all beauty staples these days, even though they’ve not been around for long. Whenever something fresh pops up it leaves us wondering why no one had thought of it before, so what’s the latest new kid on the block?
Well, we believe the next few months are going to see an influx in fresh types of texture in beauty. If you’re not sure what we mean then read on to find out.
The new gels
You’ll likely associate this texture will either eyeliner or the hair styling product, but things are moving on. Launching this month is the Bourjois Aqua Blush range, a collection of four cheek products which are ultra-fine gels. They are designed to give radiance as well as colour and are cool as you apply them, plus they blend out quickly so there is no tell-tale line. Topshop also has something like this on offer with its Cheek Jelly – just don’t be put off by the shades! They look extremely bold in the pot, but the purples and reds are actually much more muted when you apply them and the beauty of the jelly texture is that the depth of colour can be built up easily.
Whether it’s the sun that’s causing your make-up to melt or you’ve got an attack of oily skin, there is nothing worse than feeling like your face is slipping away as you sweat. Going for light bases and pared-back eye make-up is one route, but what to do if you still want to rock a bold look? Get to Ciaté London would be our top tip, as its Cooling Eyeshadow Slick is just the ticket. It’s an oil-free product which comes in several metallic shades and, non-surprisingly, feels cold when you apply it. Because it’s part primer it stays in place, but it’s also easy to blend for a subtle look.
Also new is the Cooling range from Sanctuary Spa, comprising of a shower drench, body scrub and body sorbet. All of them have been created to cleanse and moisturise your body whilst also cooling it down; you’ll feel the benefits as soon as you step out the shower.
Upside down beauty
Not much of a fan of a glossy lip? Then why not try the trend on your eye instead, courtesy of the Paul & Joe Eye Gloss. They might sound gooey but give them a go because they're anything but, instead they offer a pretty wash of radiant colour which moisturises your lids too. Or if you want a new take on ombre we'd suggest thinking about the trend for your lips rather than your hair. It sounds more confusing that it really is as the Topshop team have come up with a failsafe way to get the look, offering two colours in one compact. Just slick the top darker one all over your pout and then press the bottom lighter shade to the centre and blend out for a multi-faceted look.
Finally, you're probably used to colouring your hair, but what about switching up the shade of your beauty products? It sounds strange but actually Cover FX's Custom Color Drops are a real game-changer. It's a concentrated pigment which can be added to any liquid (moisturiser, serum, oil, primer etc.) to give it more coverage. Even better, you can add as much as you like so whether you like a light base or full coverage, it'll work.