The quest for freshness is major as summer finally hits Manila — with a 31-degree sucker punch that just can’t be denied. Lucky for us the beauty industry has adjusted, bringing in this year’s summer must-haves. As fleeting as trends may seem, one thing is certain: summer is all about tidiness, youth and cool feelings. Here are your new essentials.
Hand & Lip Set in Tin with Hand Cream 50ml, Lip Balm 10ml: A pretty pink embossed Blossom Birds tin filled with a travel sized hydrating beeswax lip balm and enriching hand cream. Available at Rustan’s.
Nuxe Eau Démaquillage Micellare: Micellar cleansing water infused with rose petals for face and eyes — guaranteed to deliver freshness, remove all traces of makeup, and give you soft skin instantly. Available at Rustan’s.
Bobbi Brown Cheek Glow Palette: A creamy two-in-one blush set, the bottom gives you a warm flush while the top highlights in the most flattering way. Available in four shade sets at Bobbi Brown counters.
Deborah Lippmann Bed of Roses – Shades of Rosy Nudes collection: Give nails a fanciful makeover with Deborah Lippmann’s new six-piece collection of rose-inspired nudes, Bed of Roses. From a soft pink crème to the deepest plum rose, each fashion-size lacquer presents a chic interpretation on traditional nudes that are dynamic, alluring and anything but ordinary. Shades include: Touch Me Tease Me, a sheer soft pink crème, Life is Rosy, a sheer vintage rose crème, Trail of Petals, a full coverage blush pink crème, Coming Up Roses, a full coverage English rose crème, The Look of Love, a full coverage deep rosy nude crème and Lay Lady Lay, a full coverage plum rose crème. Available at Rustan’s.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Estée Lauder Cresent White Full Cycle Brightening Cooling Sorbet Pack: Pop open this quick-cool pod and feel invigorated instantly while brightening skin. This mask cools skin at 3 degrees on contact and delivers intensive hydration for up to 8 hours. It eliminates summer skin stress — UV radiation, uneven skin tone, dullness. Retails for P4,960 per box of 8 pods at Estée Lauder counters.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Estée Lauder Cresent White Full Cycle UV Protector SPF 50/PA+++ and Cresent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Cream SPF 50/PA++++: Brightens and protects, this tandem, which may be used individually, instantly gives skin a glow while playing the long game. After one week of use, 100 percent of women agreed that their skin looked brighter and more even toned. Available at Estée Lauder counters.
L’Occitane Neroli and Orchid De Grasse collection: Both pure and sensual, this dream scent has the sweetness of childhood and unabashed femininity. It includes a hand cream, perfume, body wash, and body milk. Available at Rustan’s.
Laura Mercier Going Glam Palette in Glamour: The only palette you’ll need for vacation, this one has it all — a lipgloss with gold flecks that flatter the pout, an eyeshadow triad that can double as highlighter, and two shades of blush. Available at Rustan’s.
Estée Lauder Micro Essence Mist: The perfect partner for traveling (or even just at the office), this handy spray infuses skin with hydrating ingredients and nutrients to that soften, nourish and refresh. Available at Estée Lauder counters.
MAC Shadescents in Créme D’Nude. A scent capturing the vibrant sexiness of clean, radiant, glowing skin through a cocoon of velvet musk. Available at MAC stores.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Oil-Infused Sculpting Lipstick: It has a combination of oils and silver and gold pearls to flatter every skin tone and undertone, and nourishing hydrators that make lips firmer, smoother and more defined in the long term. Available in 12 shades at Estée Lauder counters.