May 30th, 2013

3 hot new makeup trends for summer

Summer’s here, and it’s time to play—especially with your own unique look! Whether you’ll be relaxing on the beach or dancing the night away, experimenting with the hottest new makeup trends of the season has never been easier. Check out our experts’ three favourite new looks plus a product guide to help you achieve each one. Go ahead and have some fun—define your own style this summer!

Summer trend #1 – all eyes on you!

Create bold, dramatic eyes with the help of shadows and coloured eyeliners selected by our experts. Inspired by the likes of Dior, Vogue and Donna Karan on the summer catwalks, this attention-getting look is a walk in the park to pull off.

Don’t Be Shy About Eyeshadow

Revlon PhotoReady Primer & Shadow
We suggest:Bohemian

Easily create limitless looks with one palette. Use wet for more colour intensity, or add a sparkle top coat for a multi-dimensional, intensely shimmering effect.

LorealL’Oreal Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad
We suggest: Hollywood Icon

This expertly coordinated compact offers crease-resistant shades that can be worn alone for a simple look, or all together for a more complex effect.

AnnabelleAnnabelle Studio 4Show Eyeshadow
We suggest: Pop-eye

Let your eyes shine with eyeshadows that glide on like silk and blend seamlessly. Wet or dry, let these gorgeous shades inspire your creative side. Be as bold or bare as you dare!

Make a statement with eyeliner

NYXNYX Jumbo Eye Pencil
We suggest: Baby Blue

A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling, tugging, or fading.

AzureNYX Slide on Pencil
We suggest: Azure

This eye liner pencil may be silky soft, but it delivers extreme colour to your eyes. Like a liquid eye liner without the mess, a waterproof formula prevents smearing or smudging.

Be bold about brows

ClarinsClarins Pro Palette Eyebrow Kit

The ultimate eyebrow kit for professional-looking, perfectly shaped eyebrows.  This portable, super slim compact with a built-in oversized mirror is perfect for beginners or pros.


MarcelleMarcelle Duo Eyebrow-Pro
We suggest: Brunette

Get professional results with this easy to use and portable eyebrow groomer. At one end, a long-wearing waterproof angled pencil to correct and fill. At the other, a lightly-tinted natural-hold gel to groom brows into place. Hypo-allergenic and perfume free.

Ramp up on mascara

CoverGirlClumpCover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara – Water Resistant
We suggest: Black

A breakthrough in no-clump mascara! Get 200% more volume and zero clumps. Features an innovative double-sided brush with lash-loading and clump-combing zones to crush clumps.

AmoureaxNYX Boudoir La Amoureux Mascara

A smudge-free formula adds major curl to lashes, coating them with sexy, vibrant colour. Hard bristle combs help separate lashes and shape their curl. Part of the Boudoir Mascara Collection, seven distinct NYX mascaras feature unique formulations and wands.


Summer trend #2 – beauty on the beach

Think of the flawless complexions of Kim Kardashian, JLo, and Beyonce, accented by soft eyes and dramatic lashes. You’ll cause a splash with this enticing look. Here’s how.

Get your glow on with BB creams and bronzer

CreamMarcelle BB Creams

With its 10 in 1 multi-benefit, this BB Cream does is all for your skin and protects it from the dangerous effects of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation thanks to an SPF 20.

AnnabelleBronzerAnnabelle Biggy Zebra Bronzing Powder
We suggest: Haute Gold

Get sun-kissed radiant skin in seconds! This powder contains three perfectly coordinated shades and a soft texture in harmonies of bronze and gold to create a natural glow of summertime tan. Get the glow you want without the damaging effects of the sun.

Create Natural Eyes with Soft Shadow and a Slight Sheen

AnnabelleEyeShadowAnnabelle Single Eyeshadow
We suggest: Gleam

Highly pigmented powders are long-lasting and available in ultra-fine, silky textures: matte for a velvety colour, pearl for a soft shine, shimmering for a luminous and subtle shine, metallic for intense luminance.

MaybelleneMaybelline EyeStudio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner
We suggest: Black

Experience the new generation of liquid liner—a new ink technology that keeps colours super-saturated, a specially designed spring cap that protects the formula’s freshness, and a precise line that guarantees long-lasting intensity.

Bring out the bold and beautiful lashes

AdrellArdell Fashion Lash Starter Kit

Ideal for first-time users, these popular lashes are lightweight, reusable, easy to apply, and the ultimate in comfort. Each Starter Kit supplies everything you need to apply lashes in three easy steps. Choose from 29 different styles.

Keep your lips natural and nude

RevlonUltraRevlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick

Ultra-durable lip colour with a built-in, ultra-conditioning topcoat. Stays comfortable and wears beautifully for up to 12 hours. Does not feather or fade; no touch-ups required, even after meals.


Summer trend #3 – neon heat

Celebrate the sunshine by looking scintillating yourself!  To pull off this look, make sure you match your lips, toes, and fingertips. Here are some of our experts’ products of choice.

Lips that say, “Hello!”

RevlonBalmRevlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
We suggest: Rendezvous

A pampering balm fused with a lightweight lip stain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of colour that lasts hour after hour.

ArdenElizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss
We suggest: Passion Fruit

Get long-wearing, vibrant colour and brilliant shine with a moisture rich formula. This gloss is infused with mango and shea butters to condition and help lock in moisture  and with Maxi-Lip™ to plump the appearance of lips.

ArdenCrayonAnnabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon
We suggest: Kinky Pink

Dare to be colourful with this easy retractable combination lipstick and lip liner. No sharpener required! The formula is enriched with nourishing natural ingredients such as omega 3 & 6 and shea butter. Definitely a new way to wear lipstick.

MaybellineColorMaybelline ColorSensational High Shine Gloss
We suggest: Captivating Coral

Pure liquid pigments deliver more vibrant colour in this 100% wax-free gloss. Treat your lips to a creamier feel with nourishing honey nectar.


Brilliant toes and tips

revlonNailArtRevlon Nail Art Expressionist
We suggest: Pinkasso

Unleash your inner artist with expertly matched nail duos! A skinny nail art brush on one side allows you to create a mani-masterpiece. Go on, express yourself!

RevlonColorStayRevlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel
We suggest: Passionate Pink or Marmalade

ColorStay nail colour formula is fortified with unique ingredients that provide high impact colour and gel-like shine in a fashion forward range of shades and finishes.

Not sure how to achieve a look you’ll love? Our London Drugs beauty advisors would be happy to help!

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