Get the Glow


There is always a balance to be made when creating your summer beauty make-up looks – there is a consistent fine line between dewy and sweaty. But how do you ‘Get The Glow?’ Long-lasting wear is the name of the game, for a make-up look that lasts all day, even in the heat.  I’ve trialled some of the top selling beauty products at centre:mk to create the perfect sun-kissed summer beauty looks that won’t fade in a flash. My top summer make up tips:

  1. Mix up new beauty products with classic essentials. Have your ‘eye’ on the ball for new brands and latest tech.
  2. Always start with SPF and a decent eye gel.
  3. Less is more for the warm summer months.
  4. Pair back the eyes.
  5. Illuminate at all times.
  6. Create the appearance of an even skin tone – this will always make you look younger.
  7. Choose products that are multi-tasking with multi-functionality. Contour powder that can double up as eyeshadow, highlighter than you can use on your lips.
  8. Don’t break the bank – filter ‘no frills’ brands into your make-up bag alongside luxury products.

Finding a shopping centre with a wide selection of brands and shade range is essential so you can try new looks all in one go.  Buying new brands or products online without trialling them is never easy.  So get down to centre:mk, which houses all the established brands, but is also one of the first centres to launch Fenty Beauty by Rihanna make-up range in Boots.  For an airbrushed, yet lightweight effect and serious staying power without cracking or melting, I really recommend new FENTY Beauty PRO FILTR Soft Matt Longwear Foundation £27 from Boots (Rihanna has created 50 shades!). Truly THE Holy Grail of foundations. 

Decent base is the savvy starting point, an SPF and good quality moisturiser…working step by step with clever eye contour gel to ‘depuff’.  Tired eyes are never a good look in the summer.  No frills, cult brand ‘The Ordinary’ has taken the beauty world by storm.  Less packaging, fuss free, ingredient focussed products. centre:mk is one of only eight stores in the UK to stock The Ordinary. I’ve tested the Caffeine Solution 5% Eye Contour Gel £5.80 from Boots.  

Absolutely game changing formulations for reducing my puffy under eye area! Fresh as a summer Daisy.

Head to John Lewis or House of Fraser for the best of the best in luxury beauty products from Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and Urban Decay.  These brands have captured our attention for providing products that keep our looks up to date for 2019.  From retro 1970’s sunkissed vibes to monochromatic makeup, from illumination to glossy pouts. ‘Get The Glow’ has never been so easy.

Urban Decay, renowned for its palettes, with quality, long-lasting pigments which blend with ease, means contouring is made simple.   I’ve been using the Urban Decay Shape Shifter Contour Palette £39 Even better, it doubles up as eye shadow. (above)

Layer exquisite, best selling, highlighter from Charlotte Tilbury. The Glowgasm beauty light wand in Peachgasm, £29, on top of your cheek bones, swipe over your eye lids, down the middle of your nose, cupid’s bow and crease of your chin to create a dewy (non sweaty) glow.  Charlotte promises us a Hollywood flawless face glow.

Finish off the look with one of the world’s best lip glosses from MAC Lipglass £16.  I use Myth (nude) and Dreamy (pink).  57 shades all giving a ‘glass-effect’ finish. With it’s ‘Oilshine’ technology, my lips are smooth, dewy and totally kissable.


All the hot summer beauty looks, direct from centre:mk…your one-stop shopping centre.

Now, pass the Pina Colada…Happy Holidays.

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