Pastels and corals are here to stay, midnight blue is the new black, and aqua hues such as turquoise will make you look fresher than ever. Here are the leading beauty brands' summer releases.
Bobbi Brown Beach Club
The US make-up artist will get you glowing in no time with a new collection of bronzers ($38), metallic eyeshadows in pearl, blue, pink, and green ($22), and one cream shadow in nude ($22).
MAC To The Beach
The brand 's main collection for summer brings you the full monty: there are eyeshadows in peach, orange, and shimmering pastels ($14.50), lipsticks in plum, pink, and peach ($14) and their corresponding lipglosses, eye kohl in turquoise and olive gold ($14.50), and nail lacquers in taupe, avocado and coral-red ($12). Cream, powder, and oil bronzers will also be part of the offering, and watch out for the brand's limited-edition beach bag (only available at MAC stores).
Official launch date: May 27.
Urban Decay Summer of Love
Flower power and free love seem to have captured the brand's headquarters: its new Summer of Love range is made for modern hippies, including an eyeshadow palette, tinted moisturizer, a nail kit, and its grease-banishing De-Slick in a Tube, all in 1960s/70s-inspired packaging. Products cost between $29 and $32.
OPI Summer Flutter
The nail polish brand has released a line of bright pinks, reds, oranges, and midnight blues. Looking for something more discreet? Try American Apparel's pastel-infused summer range of lacquers instead.
Lancôme Bronze Riviera
Nothing too excitingly new here, but Lancôme's collection makes for great summer staples nevertheless: nudes, pinks, and sands dominate the color palette, but between $18 and $45, the offering is on the pricier side.
Guerlain Dazzling Radiance
Even more expensive, but bringing you a new formula is Guerlain's Dazzling Radiance line, featuring the Météorites Perles, 'pearls' whose different colors can be applied to the skin for a perfectly blended, glowing effect. They cost $59.
Dolce & Gabbana Midnight Bloom
While most designer brands including Dior and Chanel are going for girly, pretty hues this season (pinks, berries, pastels, pearls, and corals), newly launched Dolce & Gabbana make-up brings you all the options for your night wear: aqua-green, eggplant, bluish grays, and midnight blue will provide a sophisticated addition to your party palette. Prices range from $20 to $59.Reuse content