Beauty,  Make-up

Elizabeth Arden Tropical Escape Collection

Banish any blue moods this Monday with the latest collection from Elizabeth Arden.

The Tropical Escape colour collection is the hot ticket to transporting yourself to warmer climes without leaving your desk. Coined as ‘the bronzed look of the tropics, all year round’, the collection will give you a holiday glow even if, like me, you look like the Pillsbury Doughboy’s paler cousin.

There are just two items in the collection, but what it lacks in numbers, it make up for in impact.

The FourEver Bronze Bronzing Powder (R550) (see what they did there? Clever) will be the go-to face palette for summer and beyond. Each contains a highlighter, bronzer, blush and contouring shade, delivering everything you need to define and enhance your complexion. The powders are super-finely milled, and blend seamlessly into the skin. It’s only available in two shades; Medium and Deep, but the Medium works on me, and the Deep works perfectly on their gorgeous brand ambassador, Adeola Ariyo, so all skin tones are covered with the two shades.

Then, the launch I’m sure you’ve all seen, and wanted to get your hands on. The Sheer Kiss Lip Oil (R220) is the best-packaged lip product to launch since EOS (and this is way better). No fewer than 4 precious oils are combined in this formula to give your deeply nourished lips while delivering a playful pop of colour. Think of it as a balm-gloss hybrid, although I find it lasts better than most glosses. It also contains a flower extract that with extended use, will help to boost your skin’s own collagen. Hello, plumper lips! Available in 6 summery shades, ranging from a subtle nude through to a punchy purple.

The Tropical Escape Colour Collection is available on all Elizabeth Arden counters now.

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