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Guest posts | July 12th 2017

Ten to try in July with London Beauty Queen

With more hot weather on the way it’s time to give your make-up a make-over. Hayley Carr aka London Beauty Queen is here to share her top July beauty buys to see you through high summer with shimmer and style.

“Over the last month, so many exciting and new things have landed on my desk that I couldn’t not share an edit of my faves with you. With payday having hit and the sunshine sticking around, there’s every reason to treat yourself to a summertime beauty treat to get you in the mood for all those after-work pub garden visits!

July beauty buys: our top 10

Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer

Benefit boi-ing

An extension of the classic many of us know well already, this is a lighter and fresher alternative which helps to delicately conceal darkness under the eyes and ‘airbrush’ a more uniform complexion. I’ve been using it almost daily and it’s a great every-day product that works.

Buy at ASOS >>

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Whipped Body Crèmeestee lauder bronze goddess

Nothing says summer like the Bronze Goddess collection, so it’s a star player in my list of July beauty buys. Many beauty addicts count down the days to its launch every year, and in 2017 it doesn’t disappoint. If you love the scent of this iconic range, then this super luxurious whipped body lotion will have you salivating – it’s like holidays in a pot.

Buy at House of Fraser >>

Stila Magnificant Metals Liquid Eye Shadow

stila glitter eyeshadow

Although not technically new, Stila are now available in so many new online shops it would be a shame to miss this winner of a product out. It applies wet but dries to leave an incredible pigment and shimmering finish; the bronze shade is perfect for summer nights and the colour blends beautifully to create an exotic smokey eye.

Buy at House of Fraser >>

Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Trio

Clarins hand and nail

Back for another year by popular demand, these handbag sized tubes of hand creams offer three delicate and addictive fragrances that you won’t be able to get enough of. Including lemon leaf, mandarin and grapefruit, they’re as nourishing as they are fruity.

Buy at John Lewis >>

Ciate Glow To Highlighter

Almost too pretty to use, this super creamy powder highlighter leaves the most stunning flash of light on the skin when buffed into cheekbones. Highlighter is my favourite thing to use in the summer, as it helps to lift the complexion even when used alone. The pack is enhanced with tiny stars to match the pan, making it a perfect gift – for yourself obviously!

Buy at ASOS >>

Models Own Limited Edition Nail Polish

July beauty buys. Model's own summer nail poilish

You don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great summer polish, and Models Own have got every shade you can imagine. I adore their summer collection, and not only because the lids look like they’ve been dipped into a swimming pool! Whether pink, coral or turquoise is your bag, these look just as good on digits as they do on tootsies.

Buy at ASOS >>

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30

This iconic and multi-award winning face cream now features SPF30, meaning it’s now sunshine proof too. On a daily basis you can walk this on and benefit from the hydrating and soothing qualities, knowing your skin is protected from damaging UV rays – although if you’re sunbathing you will want to top up with a full SPF every couple hours.

Buy at John Lewis >>

Yes To Cotton Comforting Ultra-Sensitive Paper Sheet Mask

yes to cotton july beauty buys

Need a hydration boost but are worried about irritating your sun-parched skin? This quick fix is one of my recommend July beauty buys, especially for those with dry skin. Made using recycled t-shirts and featuring ingredients that are suitable for the most sensitive of skins, it helps to hydrate and boost the skin in as little as ten minutes.

Buy at ASOS >>

Bobbi Brown ‘Peace, Love & Beach’ Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown sure know how to create a limited edition eyeshadow palette! Available in three variants, these textured packs are fun and on-trend while containing complementary shades that will help to bring out the colour of your eyes. My personal faves are the blue tones and sexy bronze shades, which would look good on anybody.

Buy at John Lewis >>

The Ordinary Foundation

the ordinary foundation

Possibly one of the most hyped up launches of the year, this has already sold out and apparently has a 25000 long waiting list! But it does live up to expectations, providing great coverage and a long-lasting finish while imparting skincare benefits simultaneously. Considering it’s less than a tenner too, you really can’t go wrong.

Buy at ASOS >>

July 12th 2017 - by @CollectPlus