David Jones: Endless Summer
This article, written by Amy Starr, features in the Resort 2020 edition of JONES magazine by David Jones. Shop the issue and view the full magazine here.
Make the most of a long, hot season on the sand without sacrificing style. Here’s how to get a summer beauty regimen with smarts.
Warmer weather is your signal to turn up the glow. For a gentle dusting of sun, try a finely milled bronzing powder like Gucci’s Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil. “Bronzing powders don’t go all over the face,” explains make-up artist Molly Warkentin. “Instead, use them on the high planes of the forehead, close to the hair line and through the temples, then around onto cheeks. Skim a little over the nose and lightly touch at the bottom of the chin to best frame the face,” she adds. If you’re contending with a long, hot day, a cream bronzer like Chanel’s Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream can have more longevity. Highlighters are great for adding even more glisten and glow, perfect for the steamy season. “The secret to successful highlighting is less is more. Warm it up on the back of your hand first, then tap it on so it really merges onto your skin and doesn’t sit on top,” says Warkentin. Try Givenchy Teint Couture Radiant Drop 2-in-1 Highlighter or M.A.C Strobe Face Glaze Illuminateur.
Clockwise from top left: GUCCI Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil Bronzer 03 12g, $95. CHANEL Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in 390 Soleil Tan Bronze Universel 30g, $91. GIVENCHY Teint Couture Radiant Drop 2-in-1 Highlighter in Radiant Bronze 20g, $74. M.A.C Strobe Face Glaze Illuminateur 15ml, $44.
GET UP AND GLOW
Hot days, especially without a lot of humidity, can mess with the complexion. Higher, dryer temperatures dry out the skin, which can also exacerbate fine lines and uneven texture. That means it’s a great time to master moisturising. “For maximum hydration in skin, apply your serums or moisturisers to a base that already has moisture on it,” says skin therapist Diandra Politano. She recommends misting skin before and after application, to better lock in hydrating humectants found in great face creams. Try Dior’s Hydra Life Sorbet Water Mist or Jurlique’s Blackberry & Lemon Zest LTD EDT Hydrating Mist (100ml, $52). “A hydrated base makes anything applied next more effective. It’s how a professional applies it during a facial because they know it works,” she explains. The rich texture of La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Cream will glide on to summer-parched skin, lifting and firming it back to plumpness. For a lighter touch, Giorgio Armani’s clever do-it-all Crema Nuda Tinted Cream moisturises, blends and blurs for both instant radiance and long-term glow.
Since your body is likely contending with a few extra environmental stressors in summer, it’s also prime time to do some work from the inside out. Ingesting potent collagen supplements can have great benefits such as plumper skin, stronger nails and shinier hair. Studies have shown they can also help skin hydration levels. If you like a powder formula, try WelleCo’s The Super Booster Aquatic Collagen Skin + Hair + Nails, which pairs the wonder ingredient with antioxidants to protect and repair, too. If improved hydration is your focus, The Beauty Chef’s coconut flavoured Hydration Inner Beauty Boost (500ml, $45) makes skin glow and tastes great.
The latest sun protections offer powerful defence and then some. Grown Alchemist’s Natural Hydrating Sunscreen SPF30 nourishes skin. Ella Baché Sportsbloc Great SPF50+ (130ml, $39) is locally made and activity friendly with a rich feel. For something sheer, Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 uses zinc oxide to block rays. And after a day outdoors in summer, use a soothing moisturiser to combat damage caused by the environment. Sisley’s Velvet Nourishing Body Cream (200ml, $190) makes skin silky and is an indulgence for the senses.
EASY DOES IT
Sun and surf are synonymous with enviable beach waves but they can be a shortcut to brittle ends and lacklustre locks. To keep your colour, enhance natural texture and up shine, block damaging salt water, chlorine and sun with a protector such as Hair Rituel by Sisley’s Protective Hair Fluid (150ml, $120). It has ingredients that nourish and repair while defending against UVA and UVB rays. Follow beach days with Aveda’s rich Botanical Repair Strengthening Masque Rich (200ml, $83) and let your hair air dry with R+Co’s Sun Catcher Power C Boosting Leave-In Conditioner (119 ml, $49), a multitasker that hydrates, minimises damage and protects hair with vitamin C. For a tousled texture perfectly at home on the sand, spray Oribe’s salty Après Beach Wave & Shine through hair. The trick is spritzing hair without staying too close to the scalp. Mist lightly all over and follow with quick, gentle scrunches for a natural looking bend.