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Beach Beauty Buys and Summer Skin Must-Haves

Beauty blog checks out summer and beach beauty buys

Beach Beauty tips and must-dos

Stock up for Summer holidays and hit the beach looking your best with these beauty, skin and hair products:

Avoid the panda eye look by ditching your mascara. Instead go smudge-free by getting your lashes tinted before you hit the beach. Shavata Brow Studios offer a semi-permanent service. Eye lash tinting appointments take approx 20 minutes and the results last up to six weeks. £19, go to www.shavata.co.uk to find your nearest studio.

PREVAGE Eye Anti-aging Moisturizing Treatment,

PREVAGE Eye Anti-aging Moisturizing Treatment,
What does it promise to do?: 

When it comes to skin's appearance, Prevage Eye Anti-aging moisturizing treatment is anti-crow's feet, anti-dark circles, anti-puffy skin. Anti-everything.With Idebenone and I-Seryl Complex, it targets fine lines and wrinkles, crow's feet, puffiness and dryness.

Do we like?: 

Skin around eyes is tighten and brighten within one day of using this product. Fine lines and wrinkles? Gone. You don't need a lot of this - and given the price, you won't be using a lot of this. Creamy, doesn't have strong smell. We'd strongly suggest a test patch first before applying however, as has been known to cause irritation.

Where can I buy it?: 

Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide.

How much is it?: 

RRP £75.00

Editors rating: 
4

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Tinted Moisturiser

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Tinted Moisturiser
What does it promise to do?: 

Brighten and even out your skin tone with new Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15. Infused with microlight minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, this hint of sheer, natural color instantly transforms and perfects skin's appearance with a fresh, luminous glow.

Do we like?: 

Gives great coverage although heavier than other tinted moisturisers so we'd advise to test it first to see if suitable. Does contain tiny shimmering particles which are barely noticeable but worth mentioning. Smell has caused some heated debate although we love it. And it does keep shine at bay.

Where can I buy it?: 

Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide.

How much is it?: 

RRP £23.00/ €31.00

Editors rating: 
3

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder
What does it promise to do?: 

Get a fresh-ground natural glow with Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder filled with Minerals, Mica, Sea Water Complex, Aloe and Vitamins A, C and E. Includes a mini folding kabuki brush for a perfectly bronzed look.

Do we like?: 

This is a new bronzer in 2010 from Elizabeth Arden. It's got a highly pigmented colour gives skin a strong colour with noticeable shimmer. Grinder contained in product is meant so you can get the exact amout you want to apply. Great for contouring but we'd recommend starting off lightly and building up colour. Major downside is the question of where to store the excellent mini brush it comes with. The only place to put it is inside which means it ends up covered in product as do your fingers the next time you use it.

Where can I buy it?: 

Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide and online shop.elizabetharden.com

How much is it?: 

RRP £23.00

Editors rating: 
3

Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Face Advanced Anti aging serum

Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Face Advanced Anti aging serum
What does it promise to do?: 

Face addresses major skincare concerns with proven results. Fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and discolourations appear reduced. Redness and minor scars and existing sun damage look minimized. Skin looks firmer and more radiant.

Do we like?: 

Complexion is significantly brighter after just one week's use. Skin looks considerably more clear and noticeably more radiant. And skin tone improves with use. It is pricey but the results speak for themselves and it's worth every single penny.

Where can I buy it?: 

Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide.

How much is it?: 

RRP £145.00

Editors rating: 
5

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Day ultra protection anti-aging moisturizer SPF30

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Day ultra protection anti-aging moisturizer SPF30
What does it promise to do?: 

PREVAGE Day works immediately to moisturize and improve the appearance of dry, sun damaged skin, creating a brighter, more radiant look. Guards and helps protect skin.

Do we like?: 

Great product which smells fabulous and left skin super soft and visibly brighter after a week of use. But it is super expensive so not in everyone's budget.

Where can I buy it?: 

Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide.

How much is it?: 

RRP £95.00 / €130.00

Editors rating: 
3

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF20

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation
What does it promise to do?: 

Gives a fresh layer of microlight makeup for each application, allowing you to achieve a look of pure perfection that's skin brightening, non-drying, and comfortable to wear every time.

Do we like?: 

Doesn't look powdery or heavy when applied. Good oil control although reapllication necessary if combo-oily skin. Great compact container which means you control precisely how much you apply and it doesn't spill everywhere. Easy to use and quick and leaves skin looking flawless. And a brilliant built-in SPF factor. Great product.

Where can I buy it?: 

Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide including in House Of Fraser stores. Click here to see online.

How much is it?: 

RRP £23.00

Editors rating: 
5

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
What does it promise to do?: 

Soothes, restores, calms and helps restore dry, chapped and cracked skin. Soothes and comforts redness, roughness and any skin irritations.

Do we like?: 

More a gel than a cream, this is definitely more suited to dry skin if using on face. It has an odd smell and is sticky. But it's super versatile. Use it on lips, face, hands, elbows and any scraps and burns. A tube last over a year so worth the money.

Where can I buy it?: 

Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide.

How much is it?: 

RRP £23.00

Editors rating: 
3

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