This week in Hit List — from perfume to lipstick, we go all the way with one of this season’s brightest, juiciest colours. So take a look, grab your bag, and take a bite.
Dolce & Gabbana Love in Taormina Blush in Apricot
With the label’s references including hot sandy beaches and terracotta walls, it’s not surprising this blush from the Love in Taormina range by Dolce & Gabbana made the cut. The texture is classic with a light, powdery fine finish. The brown and orange-y hue reigns supreme for freshly tanned skin.
Available for £30 from Harrods.com
Givenchy Le Vernis in Mandarine Bolero
The Manderine Bolero nail varnish by Givenchy will, without a doubt one, be one of the colours of the summer. With a stiff brush, the application is almost fool-proof. And once the creamy varnish is painted on the nails, the colour dances between sunset orange and salmon pink. Claws will be out to get hands on this gem, so we suggest keeping your friends close, but your enemies closer…
Available for £15 from Debenhams.com
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres in Orange de Chine
No Hit List is complete without a nod to YSL and its summer collection. The Rouge Pur Couture range features a number of sun-tastic oranges (including the creamy Le Orange lipstick), but we love the light sheen provided by the lip gloss. With the ability to layer for a bright pop of colour or a subtle stain, the Vernis a Levres is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Available for £23.50 from Yslbeauty.co.uk
MAC Cosmetics Tropical Taboo Mineralize Blush in Exotic Ember
If being taboo is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Colours in the Tropical Taboo range from creamy nudes to loud fuchsias and — you guessed it — sunny oranges. The Mineralize Blush in Exotic Ember looks overwhelming, but when applied, it has a satiny, sheer finish.
Available for £20 from Maccosmetics.co.uk
Revlon Neon Nail Art Pen in High Voltage
Orange nails add some fun to monochrome outfits, but this nail art pen from Revlon adds a dose of rave-induced wild behaviour. While it’s available in a variety of shades, the neon orange adds a fun yet still sophisticated quality. It goes on easy, and stays for days.
Available for £7.99 Boots.com
Shu Uemura Eyeconic Duo-Blending Cheek Colour
The new summer Eyeconic collection from Shu Uemura is fun, girly and borders on raving. The orange cheek colour goes on powdery fresh and incredibly bright, as does the eye shadow. While orange eye shadow sounds suspect, Shu Uemura gets the job done with blendable colours and a whole lot of ‘tude.
Available for £22 from Shuuemura.co.uk
Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Crazy Tangerine
The sweet romance of Lancome comes full circle with the brand’s Rouge in Love collection. With an easy, classic texture and a subtle finish, even the intense hue of Crazy Tangerine becomes demure once applied.
Available for £21 from Lancome.co.uk
L’Occitane Vanilla & Narcisse Eau de Toilette
The light orange hue of L’Occitane’s Vanilla and Narcisse Eau de Toilette is just as appealing as the scent itself. The scent combines the “Western” French white Narcisse flower with the more “Eastern” Madagascar Vanilla. It’s mellow, it’s rich, and it’s the perfect accompaniment for summer days — while they last.
Available for £49 from Loccitane.co.uk
CK One Soft Defining Lip Pencil
The cosmetic line from Calvin Klein, CK One, offers a range of silky, easily applied products. One of our favourites is the Soft Defining Lip Pencil. Like its name suggests, the texture is incredibly soft, but the colour lasts hours. The salmon-y orange colour allows the traditional among you to add a little dare while remaining summer fresh.
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera
The Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipsticks from Hourglass are some of beauty’s best kept secrets. The texture is thick and glossy, providing a nearly effortless punch of intense colour. Riviera, its aptly named tangerine colour, goes on smooth and emits a strong, burnt orange glow. Buy now, but be warned: once you go liquid, you never go back.
Available for £23 from SpaceNK.com
Melvita ProSun Gradual Self-Tanning Gel-Cream
What’s better than a sun made tan from the beaches of Ibiza? Well, not much, but Melvita’s Gradual ProSun Self-Tanning Cream comes close. The application is as easy as can be (no gloves or mess), and with a combined scent of vanilla, orange blossom and coconut, you can walk around smelling like a tropical drink all day.
Available for £22