One of the best ways of celebrating the arrival of summer is by embracing the colourfully vibrant shades and palettes that seem to be creeping into our makeup bags.

Now is not the time for sombre hues and ‘safe’ palettes, instead, we’re loving the shine and bold statement colours that’s helping us to revel in the warmer, and longer days of summer. Here a short roundup of some of our favourites.

Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquers

These light and summery nail polishes from butter LONDON are a breath of fresh air. With appropriate names like Across The Pond, Sweets and Lemon Drop (there are 37 shades in total), they are also value for money as they feature 10 safeguards to give longer lasting wear. Combining professional salon colour and gel-like wear, Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquers deliver high-shine, chip-free and richly-pigmented colour that lasts up to 10 days.

Available at and RRP: £15 each


Naked Heat

The folks at Urban Decay weren’t playing when they came up with this one. This colour palette actually looks hot to the touch, with 12 shades of warm browns, burnt oranges and copper hues, these scorching colours would look great on any skin tone. The subtler end of the palette would suit a nude look for work and for after hours, you can be as adventurous as you like with the sultry bronzes.

Melanmag Loves Summer Beauty

Available from RRP: £39.50


Matte lipstick

This cool number ticks all the boxes in our list of lipstick requirements! Trendy shade, matte finish, long-lasting wear etc. Our editor tried out the Plum shade recently and reported that it lasted the whole day, no smudge. It also comes in an additional 11 shades. All products are cruelty free and suitable for vegans.

Melanmag Loves Summer Beauty

Available at Chloe Ferry RRP £14.99


Get your hands on Sleek Makeup’s cult heroes for free

While not particularly for summer, we couldn’t resist telling you about Sleek Makeup’s tantalising offer. You may already be fans of Sleek’s i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in All Night Long, Lip VIP Lipstick in Show Off and their Dip It Eyeliner in Black, but what if we told you that you could get all three, absolutely free, simply by spending more than £12 on any Sleek product? Easily among the most popular items in their range, the gift pack, worth £15, has almost everything to get that on trend summer face beat.

You’ve got to hurry though, this is a time-limited offer.

Melanmag Loves Summer Beauty

Available at Boots (26 July to 23 August 2017) and Superdrug (2 August to 30 August 2017).

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