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Top summer beauty picks

Top summer beauty picks

Summer is a great time to shake up your makeup bag and embrace a new look for the season ahead. Prepping your base well means that you can afford to wear a lighter makeup during the summer months, upping the ante with a bright lipstick or flash of colour on the nails to add a touch of summer brights to your look. Here are some of our favourite products, found at stores right here at The Mall!
Make sure you prep your skin properly to prevent UV damage, which can occur even when the sky is cloudy. Formula Urban Shield, £12.50  from M&S, is clinically proven to shield the skin and also has an SPF 20. Use a mattifying primer, like this one from New Look, £7.99, under any foundation to give it a longer lasting, more flawless finish, and dust New Look's baked highlighter, £7.99, across your cheekbones and down your nose for a sunkissed glow. Finally, a sweep of blusher with a golden undertone, like this one from Nars at John Lewis, £23, adds a summery flush.

  A new scent is a summer treat and Island Sunset £16, by M&S, evokes memories of evening walks on sunbaked beaches. The tropical sea salt and amber mixture is the perfect summer scent. Deepen your holiday tan with a dusting of Benefit Hoola bronzer, £24.50, available at John Lewis, and paint your toes in a perfect punchy coral shade like this one, £7.50 from Autograph at M&S. Heading out after a day on the beach? Forget foundation - just touch up any areas that need it with a light concealer, like this one, £25 from Charlotte Tilbury at John Lewis. Poolside beauty should be low maintenance, so keep the look simple with a slick of waterproof mascara to open up the eyes. This one is £10 from No.7 at Boots and is a summer makeup bag essential. Speaking of which, don't forget to pick up a pretty carry-all to keep your beauty bits together; this one by Zoella Beauty, £7 at Superdrug, is just perfect. A lightweight jelly lipstick like this one from Kiko, £6.90, adds a flush of colour to the mouth whilst moisturising sun parched lips, and at the end of the day, cleanse away any traces of suncream or sea salt with a gentle foaming cleanser - this one from Sukin, £7.99 is available at Boots.