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With temperatures on the rise, Tiffany Ap samples the beauty essentials to keep you looking and feeling cool this season

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 June, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 June, 2013, 3:45pm



1 Penhaligon’s Peoneve fragrance HK$1,430/50ml , available at Lane Crawford IFC and Harvey Nichols
A lot of floral scents veer into staid or grandma-like territory, but this peony-rose bouquet has just enough citrusy hints to make it crisp and modern.


2 Academie Tired Legs Gel HK$655/200ml, available at Academie 25/F Plaza 2000, 2-4 Russell Street, Causeway Bay
A great pick-me-up for weary legs, this gel provides a cooling sensation thanks to the addition of menthol and camphor, while the touch of butcher’s broom and solidago helps soothe swelling and boost circulation.


3 Coola Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray SPF 35 HK$460/180ml, available at A Beauty Bar and Joyce
No more excuses to skip sun protection: besides smelling like a summer’s poolside cocktail, this spray is organic and water resistant.


4 Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Blue Note HK$285
Freshen up your look with a few swipes of this vivid blue mascara instead of your usual black. The shade provides high impact and didn’t budge even after being splashed.


5 MAC lipglass in Underdressed HK$160
Part of the brand’s new Temperature Rising collection, this bronze gloss with plum undertones sets off sunkissed skin beautifully. High gloss and multidimensional pearls add volume for a sexy pout.


6 Yves Saint Laurent Flash Radiance Brush HK$480/40ml
This liquid foundation in a brush is a cinch to apply and creates a natural, dewy coverage ideal for warmer months.


7 Organic Glam concealer HK$420, available at Harvey Nichols
Sometimes covering up breakouts with makeup can lead to more breakouts; but this concealer, infused with healing agents like tea tree and lavender, won’t wreak havoc on your skin. The palette contains four different shades so you can custom blend to match your tan as it deepens.