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Our City Break Beauty Essentials

This month we want all our glossies to embrace the summer in a city that inspires you. Whether that’s shopping in Dubai, sightseeing in Rome or just taking a stroll in London – we have the best beauty finds for you to look and feel your best!

Haven’t got your summer break booked yet? Keep scrolling to read our glossy guides to some of our fave cities and beauty goodies inspired by them!


London
Average weather in Summer : 22°
Shopping : Oxford Street has over 300 shops and don’t miss Camden for the unique shop fronts.
Top things to do : London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and more!

London girls are known for their fierce brows and whatever you decide to do in London your brows can’t be forgotten! The Rimmel Brow Pro Micro 24HR Precision-Stroke Pen will give you fluffy, feathery brows for days! The lovely liquid brow liner by London’s own brand Rimmel helps create the perfect arch, length and shape you want! Busy day in the city? No problem! It’s sweat and smudge proof, just think long-lasting!


Paris
Average weather in Summer : 23°
Currency : Euro
Shopping : Avenue des Champs-Élysées – many brands have their flagship stores there! Sephora, Apple and Louis Vuitton to name just a few!
Top things to do : Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland and more!

The French are known for Fashion, style and being chic AF! Whether your walking down the streets in the day or night, you need to sport a classic red lip! The L’Oreal Paris X Elie Saab Bridal Collection, Limited Edition Color Riche Lipstick is the perfect lippie to leave your pout hydrated and in a gorgeous shade of red! Not only is the shade chic but so is the case it’s housed in! L’Oreal Paris and Elie Saab (a chic French designer) have teamed up to produce a lipstick that’s moisturising (thanks for Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E) and has a up to 12 hour wear! All day, your pout will be soft, supple and a perfect rouge for your day in Paris!


Dubai
Average weather in Summer : 38°
Currency : United Arab Emirates Dirham
Shopping : Did you know there are over 40 malls in Dubai!
Top things to do: Burj Khalifa, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and more!

Luxury, fun and chic are all words used to describe Dubai! Whether that’s shopping in the day or partying in the fabulous nightlife of Dubai – you must make sure your eye makeup is looking fierce! All eyes are on Dubai! We have found the Illamasqua Wet Liquid Liner – No, No, No to help you create an array of liner looks! Illqmasqua is known to have some of the most pigmented liners out there! This one does not disappoint! The extreme liquid formula and perfectly precise tip gives you an easy to use pen, with a fierce, black finish!


Rome
Average weather in Summer : 30°
Currency : Euro
Shopping : Via Del Corso is the most famous shopping street. A lot of shops are closed on Sundays.
Top things to do : Colosseum, Trevi Fountain (toss a coin over your left shoulder to guarantee a return trip!), Spanish Steps, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and more!

Being out all day and night in Rome, glossies you’re going to need a good, reliable foundation. Of course your best choice is Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. By Italian designer Armani, this natural-looking, glowing foundation, gives you medium coverage (in 40 different shades), with a lightweight feel – perfect for a city break! On application this silky formula glides seamlessly over your complexion – regardless if you use a brush or sponge. Suitable for all skin types, this blurs imperfections, gives you a ‘city’ glow and a helpful moisture throughout the day!  


Amsterdam
Average weather in Summer : 22°
Currency : Euro
Shopping : You’ll find unique fashion, antiques and books throughout the city. Most shops are closed on a Sunday/Monday morning.
Top things to do : Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, ARTIS, Flower Market and more!

Amsterdam is known for is beautiful flowers and the famous flower market and festival. Celebrate this through this gorgeous The Wild Meadows Blush by Chantecaille. A stunningly stylish blush that is packed full of pigment! A lightweight formula, perfect for spending all day in the city! On application, this silky blush, sweeps effortlessly across your cheekbones leaving you with a gorgeous glow! Even better – the blush design is of a pretty flower in a elegant compact. Perfect for any Amsterdam getaway!


Bruges
Average weather in Summer : 17°
Currency : Euro
Shopping : Chocolate ships galore! Farmers Market every Wednesday in Markt Square.
Top things to do : Burg Square, Historic Centre of Brugge, take a boat ride on the canal and more!

It only feels right to have a chocolate themed beauty find for Bruges! After all, Belgium is the home of chocolate! Our favourite bronzer is of course the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. A matte, long-lasting bronzer (upto 8 hours)  infused with 100% real Cocoa Powder. It smells delicious! Perfectly pigmented, one sweep is all you need to give you a healthy warmth to your face all day or night! The packaging is super cute too, adding a little glamour to your makeup bag!


New York
Average weather in Summer : 30°
Currency : US Dollar
Shopping : Fifth Avenue – most famous shopping street! Tiffany’s, Macys, Victoria Secret and more flagship stores. Chelsea Market – you’ll find unique jewellery, clothes, candles and more!
Top things to do : Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial, Broadway, Friends/Gossip Girl sightseeing, Statue of Liberty, The Met and more!

Shine as bright as the lights of New York City with the NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow™ Highlighting Palette. 6 shades to choose from, you’ll find a perfect shade for you! My top tip is to layer the shades for a unique, out of this world look! The shimmering pearls reflect the light perfectly and give you the definition you need! Long-wearing, lightweight and easy to apply – you have to pack this on your next holiday!


Seoul
Average weather in Summer : 28°
Currency : South Korea Won
Shopping : Myeong-Dong – prime shopping area. Starfield COEX Mall – with a library  that has over 50,000 books! Namdaemun Market – quirky souvenir finds.
Things to do : Gyeongbokgung Palace, The War Memorial of Korea, Changdeokgung Palace. See the Cherry Blossom in Jinhae and more!

South Korea is a colourful city of neon and also pastel colours. Match your eyes to the city with the Morphe X Pony – Constellation Sky Artistry Palette. A iridescent palette, in collaboration with South Korean MUA, influencer and YouTube star Pony Park! The palette is a constellation of mattes, shimmers and glitters! Colours ranging from nudes to pinks, purples to blues and a handful of gold and colourful metallics! Perfect for your eyelids and cheekbones.   


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Sophie Page

Sophie Page

Beauty & Lifestyle Writer

You know how people say putting on your favourite clothes can instantly boost or change your mood? Well that's how I feel when I put on my favourite makeup. Makeup isn't to cover up, it's to show off our personality - and I love how everyone does their makeup in their own unique way! I never leave the house without a tinted lip balm in hand, and just like everyone right now, I love a good dupe!


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