It might be just a rainy week, but it could also mark the end of summer. This gloomy cold weather doesn't mean that the bronze-goddess beauty look is over; you can still sport your sexy tan for a month or two. Here are my top beauty buys for a smokin' fresh-from-the-beach-trip look:
Lancôme's Tropiques Minérale collection's luxurious packaging got me right away. Both the veil powder and the bronzing powder offer a radiant natural-looking glow without going overboard. Its formula adapts to your skin, and gives a customized look that brightens up your face. For makeup newbies, mineral powder is perfect for you. You don't have to worry about putting on too much; it has a buildable formula that won't make your face look cake-y.
Aptly called Eternal Gold, Shu Uemura has never failed to make me giddy. My faves would be the cream eye shadows that come in P pink and P brown, P1150, on the bottom right (for a pearly, dewy finish), and the gloss unlimited in BR 755N, P1000, located at the top left (for shimmer lips, with a color that helps make your puckers look more plump). Subtle sexiness!
It's all about the little details for Paul and Joe. I'm sure you all agree with me when I say this bottle is just too cute! This three-layered nail polish has gold lamé (very '80s) mixed with a frosty finish for a fun and playful look. Limited edition, and comes in three pretty colors: golden slumber (brown), goldfinger (above) and all that glitters (pink). Price: P800.
And here's something to help you prolong your goddess look. ModelCo's tan extender, P1290, has green tea, caffeine, ivy extract, bladderwrack and horse chestnut extract—all of which nourishes your skin while extending your tan! Oh, and it smells really yummy, too!
*Lancome is available at Rustan's and Gbelt 5; Shu Uemura at Rustan's and Power Plant Mall; Paul and Joe at Rustan's; and ModelCo at all Beauty Bar outlets.