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Off To Europe? We’ve Got Your Beauty Bag Sorted


Off to Europe this month (or at least wishing you were)? Make good in the Mediterranean sun and bring the good vibes to you with these holiday-ready products.

It’s that time of year for us Aussies when our Instagram feeds become filled with the luxurious travels and escapades of our nearest and dearest in Europe. Meh 😉

If you are anything like the MM team and too busy to leave Australian shores – yet are still spending countless hours scrolling all those European snaps… then we have a small antidote for you!

If you can’t be in Europe – make Europe come to your beauty routine! And if you are lucky enough to be packing your bags, then you won’t wanna leave without these summer-ready essentials.

Utilising a lighter moisturiser that will give skin a fresher look, limiting the heavy tones and swapping for more natural, summer inducing colour palettes.

When going out in the evening adding a deep sultry fuchsia lip can excuse hints of the Ibizian parties, and adding lush highlights to the eyes to make it appear like you have been swimming in the crystal clear waters of Mykonos.

A slick pop of colour added to your nails can complete the look – bright orange to match a suntan (always calling on your favourite fake tans of course!)…

You might find yourself so closely looking like you are sailing the seas of the South of France, that friends alike we believe you to have just gotten back from Europe! And who needs to be any the wiser really!

Beyond matching your lipstick to your cocktail, nails to tan, or adding a body gloss to your limbs.. here are our top products to help induce that European Summer feeling!

 Tarté Rainforest of the Sea Eye Shadow Palette in Highlighting
I love the palette not only for its nature skincare ingredients but for its custom-designed shadows that can be applied with the tip of your finger. As easy (but way more chic) as finger painting, these shadows go on effortlessly, attracting and reflecting light of your lids with a subtle wash of colour – like the sun on an (SPF50+) oiled up beach bronzed body! there are 8 shades to choose from, suiting skin tones from the fairest of fair through to the most bronze of babes. It’s the quickest way to enhance your glow and make your eyes pop at the start of a holiday.
Becca Oceans Jewels Highlighting Palette
Make sure you pack one of the best highlighters in the game in a travel size for a one-stop beauty shop. This is seriously a highlighter for every skin tone, occasion and look! Inspired by the dazzling light of the midday sun, the formula is enriched with ultra-fine, luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light to amplify your natural radiance. The multi-toned pigment pearls adjust to your skin’s natural undertones. Unlike traditional pressed powders, this unique formula blends pigments with liquids, to create an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies seamlessly for a silky finish that never cakes. In fact, it melts onto the skin for a glossy finish where most highlighters just sit on top and highlight the roughness in skin texture. This palette is also known for its hold and will wear well even after a dip in the Mediterranean.
Dior Backstage Lip Palette 001 Universal
Hot off the press: this is the ultimate Lip Palette of the moment, with every option under the sun for the latest colours, textures and finishes all reflecting the natural colours in your lips! Tints, stains, gloss matte or ombre – the choice is yours, depending on your look or moment. Designed to be long-wearing yet richly pigmented, this palette plays on the shades and buildable coverage. Initially, neutral colours may be made bold and intense with shades that adapt to any skin tone, in buildable matte, satin and glossy finishes. I love the way you can layer these colours, as all compliment each other in some way or another. It all depends on how creative you get, so go wild.
Revolve Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance
Dreaming of South America instead? Unleash your passion with this sexy-as fragrance from the legends at Revolve. A mere spritz on your hair, clothes, and lingerie instantly transports you to the beaches of Brazil, leaving an aroma that lasts from sunrise to sundown. Scented with top notes of pistachio and almond; middle notes of heliotrope and jasmine petals; and dry notes of vanilla, salted caramel, and sandalwood, it is the ultimate seductive scent for dancing the night away from Berlin to Brazil and Barbados.

Bastide Huile Seche Epatente Dry Oil Mist

For sophisticated summers in the South of France, this is the do-it-all, must-have, award-winning dry oil of the season. Fragranced with delicious orange blossom, this feather-light formula blends lush oils and extracts (macadamia nut, sesame seed, sunflower seed, argan, sweet almond, squalane, and honey) for supple skin that begs to be touched after sunning the self in the private beach clubs of St Tropez, and revives with anti-oxidants, linoleic acid, and vitamins A and E.

 Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening & Nourishing Face Oil 

Can’t quite get away from the desk this Aussie winter? Transport yourself to Greece in a flash with this delicious and best selling Wild Rose Face Oil. Aside from adding an element of luxury to your beauty boudoir or bathroom skincare line-up, this silky brightening oil is a must for those seeking to target fine lines, wrinkles, texture, tone and dullness. Rich in omegas 3,6 and 9 and vitamins A and C, this powerful treatment encourages collagen synthesis, brightens, boosts tone and provides antioxidant protection. Further, it makes your skin glow and feels like a holiday the moment you apply it. Pure decadence with a nourishing aesthetic.
Elle Effect Tan
Can’t brave those European beach day beds in the pale? Well, my super-(faux) tanned bestie Elle has you sorted. Her mantra is, “good things happen to those that tan”, so start your holiday right with a couple of applications of this delicious, LIMITED EDITION, homegrown tanning foam. To really look like you’ve been on a yacht for a month, Elle encourages 3 applications. And with a formula that literally smells like roses, that’s easily done.
By Terry Sun Designer Palette – Tan and Flash Cruise 1
Blush and bronzer are the keys to summery, youthful holiday skin. Blush brightens dull skin, lifts and detracts from dark circles, as well as enhances your eye colour! As I always harp on, it’s the unsung hero of makeup and the bigger anti-ager next to collagen. Coral, berry and pink hues washed over bronzers are the secret ingredients to replicating any Carribean or European glow! I love the versatility, control and convenience this palette has when it comes to custom building colour. PS – the bronzer palette is also perfect for sculpting your lids.
Charlotte Tilbury Over Night Bronze & Glow Mask
This face tan mask is the key to a fashion glow, rather than tan. What does this mean? It means that you genuinely glow, rather than looking like you have ‘fake tanned’. It’s sheer, doesn’t streak, is kind on the skin and is a  good excuse to go without foundation. I use this mask on girls when I’m shooting swimwear on the beach (I apply and leave it on while I do their nails and hair) to even the skin-tone and get a nice glow without looking like the girls are wearing makeup. It is the perfect product to pop on before a day of wandering windy village backstreets.




Words; Alina B /  Hair & makeup-Product Reviews: Max May / Model: Elle Morris

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