For this week’s Hit List, we shed light on the best facial illuminators, powders and bronzers of the season, from Revlon to NARS to Guerlain.

Chanel Les Beiges

Welcome to Hit List, a weekly roundup of all things best and present in the world of beauty and fashion. This week, we shed light on some of the best illuminators, powders and bronzers of this season, from barely there Revlon to innovative bareMinerals to featherlight NARS. So take a look, grab a bag, and powder them noses.



1. NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder

Our first Hit List item combines the setting power of a powder with the light reflection of an illuminator. The NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder applies matte and reflects light on the skin, reducing the look of wrinkles, pores and other rather unwelcome nasties.

Available £25


2. Chanel Les Beiges Powder

The Chanel Les Beiges collection is as lightweight in design as the actual pressed powder. The powder hails a radiant glow without the buildup, perfect for warm summer days, while the cream and black compact brings a retro chic to an otherwise gentle, unassuming product.

Available £38 at www.selfridges.co.uk




3. & Other Stories Luminising Powder

A welcome surprise to the run-of-the-mill beauty scene is & Other Stories, which boasts an impressive beauty hall with the cosmetics range designed by ab fab make-up artist Lisa Butler. One of the best products from the new range? The Luminising Powder, a lightweight and light on the wallet product.

Available £12 at www.stories.com




4. bareMinerals READY SPF20 Solid Foundation

Give thanks to bareMinerals for a simple yet surprisingly innovative foundation product. The READY SPF20 Solid Foundation is indeed a concealing foundation, but has the texture of a pressed powder. With our skin smooth and coverage long-lasting, our initial caution has turned to steadfast approval.




5. Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder

While recent trends have us covering our faces in bright lipsticks and and sparkling metallics, sometimes less is truly more. The Revlon Nearly Naked compact provides coverage with a simple swoosh of iridescent powder. With SPF20 and a barely there price tag to match, getting naked is perhaps the greatest trend this season.

Available £7.99 at www.superdrug.com



6. Guerlain Terra Ora

There could be no list of besting bronzers without the infamous Guerlain Terra Ora bronzing powder. With the new and improved bronzer from the Terracotta Summer Collection, blinded by the white babes can transform into bronze goddesses by using the two-tone compact to add contour and depth.

Available £45 May 20th at www.houseoffraser.co.uk


7. YSL Terre Saharienne Powder

While most brands will simply reply to ‘bronzer’ with ‘beach,’ YSL takes a much more imaginative, appreciative route for inspiration. The Terre Saharienne powder takes inspiration from the east, with its monogrammed burgundy case fashioned after moucharabieh screens and the powder producing a heated, summery glow more likened to treks through desert sands than budget resort beaches.

Available £34 on www.yslbeauty.co.uk

Words: Elise Marraro