7 Trending Summer Beauty Buys That Spark Instant Joy

Beauty expert Dave Lackie rounds up the sweetest – and sexiest – beauty buys this season!

It’s amazing how beauty products can raise our spirits. Beauty expert Dave Lackie has the ultimate beauty joy hot list for this summer!

Cityline exclusive: Paul & Joe Beauty Summer 2020 Collection $21 to $29
A limited edition makeup collection that celebrates cats. The sparkling eyeshadow monos boast a cute cat face design, lipsticks feature cat head images and there is even a makeup mirror in the shape of a cat. Brush lips with a soft dry toothbrush to create a smooth canvas on which to apply lipstick. Try to apply makeup close to a window so you see how the shades look in natural light. Available at paulandjoe.us

Too-Faced Sun Puppy Bronzer, $40
This silky bronzer features a trio of blendable shades that work on most skin tones. The design is inspired by Clover, Too Faced founders Jerome and Jeremy’s dog. Bronzer can be used on eyes, cheeks and even lips. It is the ultimate beauty multi-tasker.

Shu Uemura x Onitsuka Tiger collection, $37 to $115
Japanese makeup brand Shu Uemura has partnered with iconic sport shoe brand Onitsuka Tiger for a limited edition colour collection. You’ll find the Tiger stripes on lipstick, cleansing oil, eyelash curlers and eye palettes. Warm your eyelash curler under a hair dryer for 20 seconds before curling lashes. Cleansing oils are ideal for anyone who has combination-to-dry skin.

Cityline Exclusive: Philipp Plein No Limits, $96 to $520
German fashion designer Philipp Plein has created one of the sexiest men’s fragrances of the year with notes of leather, ginger, bergamot, dark chocolate, incense, wood and patchouli. There are a handful of limited edition skull bottles. Always test fragrances in the morning when your sense of smell is at its sharpest.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Chronolux Power Signal Technology, 30 ml, $95
Epigentics is the next trend in anti-aging skincare. These micro signallers can help increase the production of collagen and skin cells. The science is patented through 2033. Remember to be consistent with your skincare. You need to use it daily to get best results.

Dior Love Games Eyeshadow Palettes, $73
Two eye-popping eyeshadow palettes inspired by summer games. Choose from “Dive” and “Sprint”. Use the vibrant colours wet as an eyeliner. Tone down any bright eyeshadow shade with a dusting of beige shadow.

Oscar de la Renta Bella Rosa, Belle Blanca & Bella Essence fragrances, $85 to $119
Planning a wedding in the next year? These three elegant floral fragrances would be perfect for a bride or mother of the bride. The bottles can even be inscribed on the back with a special message. Wear a brand new fragrance on your wedding day to create scent memories. You can have perfume bottles inscribed with initials and messages for a special wedding gift.

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