Because you’ve got to stay fresh faced.

Summer is, unfortunately, well and truly with us now. We’re not especially happy about it, but the good news is that a new season brings with it new beauty releases.

We’ve rounded up a few must-try items worthy of your attention. Stay gorgeous, friends.

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Givenchy Le Rouge Mat 


Is there anything more glamorous than a matte red lip paired with a black swimsuit? There is not, and there’s no better option than Givenchy Le Rouge Mat (Dhs170). It sells itself as the couture of lip colours, and we don’t think that’s too far off. Rich, velvety and highly pigmented, this is the statement lip colour that will see you through the summer.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminiser Powder 


Another warm-weather essential is a nice, natural highlighter, and this Dior offering is one of our favourites. Use either all over as a luminising setting power, or more concentrated on cheekbones and your cupid’s bow. It’s light and so finely milled you’ll barely feel it on your skin. Dhs278.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer 


Is it primer? Is it moisturiser? It’s both, and it’s amazing. Smashbox are famed for their primers, and for good reason—unlike many brands, they actually make your makeup last without ruining your pores. This latest release (Dhs205) is made with niacinamide and hyalauronic acid, so it’s actively good for your skin. Plus, it’s lightweight and doesn’t leave a white cast. We’re using daily.

Chanel Les Beiges Gel Touch Healthy Glow Tint


Serious heat calls for a light base, because there’s no point applying heavy foundation to have it fall off. Chanel Les Beiges Gel Touch Healthy Glow Tint (Dhs238) is the cushion compact that’s going to be living in our bags all season—the sheer finish is just right.

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

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With six matte shadows and three shimmers, Huda Beauty’s new Mauve Obsessions palette (Dhs142) is all you’ll need for just about any eye look. These plummy tones are the natural successor to the orangey shades that have dominated Instagram for months, but they’re also suitable for more subtle moments. How pretty is that top right shimmer?

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