FESTIVAL FEVER Even if you’re not one to lounge around the sun-soaked stages of Coachella or Glastonbury looking gorgeous (see models Alessandra Ambrosio and Suki Waterhouse), the Anna Sui S/S 16 show proves that the bronzed bohemianism of festival-goers is inspiring beauty. For a multi-tonal glow, Mac’s new Gleamtones Powder Dunes at Dusk (£26.50, maccosmetics.co.uk) warms and illuminates skin – like sand particles twinkling in the sun. L’Oréal Paris Miss Hippie Mega Volume Waterproof Mascara (£7.99, boots.com) speedily thickens lashes when time – or tent space – is of the essence. Get the dark Anna Sui lip with Stiks Cosmetiks Burgundy Lipstik (£15, thisisbeautymart.com), complete with a triangle bullet, which – miraculously – makes application easy. If a festival ticket eludes you, light Birch & Brook’s limited-edition bergamot, amber and vanilla Festival Candle (£38, birchandbrook.co.uk) and imagine hedonistic, barefoot days.
Rain, cotton, pear and cucumber – what could more perfectly encapsulate a typical British summer? Think of freshly cut grass after a shower, crisp white T-shirts, fruity puddings and cooling cocktails when you select a scent from Marc Jacobs’ new Splash collection (£38 each, debenhams.com). The only problem you’ll have is choosing which one to make your own.
Akin to ordering food from the comfort of your own home, Milk Beauty’s mobile London pamper service delivers impeccable treatments to your door. My Spray Tan (£35) was flawless and lasted a week. A time-saving marvel when your mind is on passports, tickets and packing before a holiday. 020 8525 8991, milkbeauty.co.uk.
PSSST… A certain Ms Beckham is teaming up with Estée Lauder to work on a limited-edition make-up collection, epitomising her distinctive take on beauty. It may not be available to buy until September, but as they say, good things come to those who wait…
By Bella Blissett