There really is nothing better than the tell-tale glow of a good summer holiday. But as we all know, there is a darker side to holiday beauty – we’re talking sticky foundation, panda eyes and smudged lips. So as we pack our bags and prepare to jet off into the sun we’re reaching for the holiday beauty hero that never lets us down: lip gloss.
With a multitude of functions fit for all manor of summer plans, there are hundreds of glosses to choose from. Here are our top three for the holiday season.
3. Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 is the prettiest way to protect lips this summer. If you’re glamming up for a day at the beach beware, the shine effect caused by ordinary lip glosses attracts UV rays. Clinique’s SPF gloss protects lips from damaging rays and stays put for up to eight hours, which is longer than most of us can sit in the sun anyway.
2. Add a bit of cool to any holiday ensemble with the season’s must-have lip colour: coral. Illamasqua Lipgloss in Temper is a great summer shade, though it might be described as ‘Bright Tangerine Orange’ it is surprisingly wearable. Nick-named ‘liquid lipstick’ by Illamasqua, this gloss delivers bold colour and high shine without being sticky.
1. i-gloss by New CID Cosmetics is as forward thinking as its name suggests. This gloss is light-weight, long wearing and non sticky but best of all it has a built in light and mirror making it the perfect accessory for campers, festival goers or anyone planning a few late nights this summer. Go for Coconut Ice to compliment a tan beautifully.