The Cayman Reporter: Sizzling summer beauty treats


(Published in The Cayman Reporter, July 15, 2017)

Summer is officially here and with it soaring temperatures. Here’s our favourite must-have summer beauty treats that are bound to help ensure you stay looking your best – no matter how high the temperature climbs.


Instant Bronzing Mist, by James Read

We all know how damaging the sun is to our skin. So, instead of baking in the sun this summer be sure to fake it with James Read’s luxurious Instant Bronzing Mist. Ultra-light and fast-acting, this product gives skin a gorgeous sun-kissed glow instantly. The 360-degree nozzle makes application effortless, while its tinted formula allows a steak-free even application every time. Fragrance-free and infused with skin-loving ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Co Enzyme Q10, James Read’s Instant Bronzing Mist is a must.

Available at Le Visage


Fruity Juicy, by MAC

What isn’t there not to like about MAC’s delightful summer collection Fruity Juicy? The frutilicious collection offers a range of products to help you achieve sun-kissed succulence, including heavenly lipsticks, sun-kissed bronzing powders, shimmering lip glosses and eyeshadow palettes in seductive shades. The collection’s Lustre Drops are a must too. Simply dab onto cheeks to achieve a radiant sun-kissed glow. Finish it all off with the coconut-scented Prep + Prime Fix Fruity Juicy Spray to gently soothe and refresh the skin and set makeup for sizzling day, or nights.

Available at the MAC Boutique


Sport Mineral Sunscreen Stick, by Coola

Let’s face it, it’s almost impossible to avoid the sun in Cayman, so make sure your skin is protected at all times. Coola offers a fabulous range of sunscreen products that are hands down some of the best I’ve tried on the market. The skin company’s Mineral Sunscreen Stick is a must for on-the-go protection. Water-resistant and featuring a whopping SPF 50, Coola’s Sunscreen Stick is perfect for work, rest, and play. Enriched with sea kelp extract, moisturizing coconut and avocado oil, in addition to antioxidant-rich vitamin E, the formula is more than 70 percent organic too. Formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates as well as being cruelty-free, it offers protection with a clean conscious too.

Available at Le Visage

Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil, by Butter LONDON

For gorgeous kissable lips, Butter LONDON’s Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil is a must. In a handy, take anywhere pen, the deeply nourishing creamy formula saturates lips with a wash of sophisticated colour and will leave lips feeling smooth and ultra-nourished. The lip oils are formulated with a host of skin-loving ingredients including chia seed oil, green tea extract, and cloudberry oil, and come in a wide range of must-have colours including Dusty Mauve, Rich Nutmeg, Cinnamon Spice, and Ballet Blush.

Available at Le Visage


Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer, by Jane Iredale

During the hot summer months, foundation can weigh skin down. Instead, plump for a tinted moisturizer to even out skin tone and impart a healthy wash of colour. Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint is lightweight, hydrating, and water-resistant too – meaning you can always look your best, even at the beach. The SPF 15 formula offers sun protection too, while its soft-focus formula helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores. All Jane Iredale products are certified cruelty-free and are formulated with skin-loving ingredients that are ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Available at Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa


L’Eau D’Issey City Blossom, by Issey Miyake
I’ve been a fan of Issey Miyake perfume since I was a teenager. A bottle of the fragrance was always on my birthday and Christmas wish list, and, some 20 years later, my love for it shows no signs of waning. Launched in 1992, the classic L’Eau d’Issey will always be a firm favourite of mine, but I also love the limited editions the fashion house regularly produce. City Blossom is no exception. It’s a feminine and fresh floral-woody fragrance. The top notes include pink pepper and calone alongside white petals such as freesia and magnolia. The bottle illustration, along with the packaging, was created by French artist Mademoiselle Maurice, so will add style to any dressing table. It’s a gorgeous fresh fragrance ideal for summer.

Available at La Perfumiere, Cardinal Avenue


RevitaBrow Advanced, by RevitaLash

The brow trend shows no sign of abating, so if yours are on the sparse side, this product is for you. This award-winning product enhances natural eyebrows to help protect against breakage and brittleness, helping you achieve bold, beautiful brows. Ideal if you’ve overplucked brows and need to coax them back.

Available at Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa


Travel Makeup Palette, by Chanel

Jetting off this summer? Then bin the bulky makeup bag and instead opt for Chanel’s chic travel makeup palette which features everything you need on the go. The set includes a selection of eyeshadows, lip-glosses, lip colours, blush, mascara and a lightweight powder foundation, in colours to suit any style and any occasion. A must have jetsetters essential.

Available at La Perfumerie, Cardinal Avenue


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