As Summer turns the fall, the weather is cooling, but the day is still long and bright later into the afternoon; if you're a fan of afternoon cocktails and late dinner with friends, then we've picked some of the best products to give yourself that warm, glowy look for an afternoon on the town!

1/ Light Relief

Ideal for that sun-kissed look on honeymoon, Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser Oil Free, €49.50, helps you achieve that flawless, no-make-up make-up look without feeling heavy or shiny. The light-weight oil-free formula gives skin a soft-focus effect while blurring imperfections, pores and fine lines. Complete with SPF 20, this Natural Skin Perfector provides demi-matte, sheer coverage instantly gives a soft-focus effect. Available in 20 matching shades from 21st June. 

2/ Hair Hero

Arguably the most sought after beauty tool this past 12 months, the Dyson Airwrap Complete, €499, is worth the hype. Having tried every curler I could get my hands on, I had resigned myself to straight hair for life until I was gifted this last summer. Although pricey, the Airwrap negates the need for a trip to the salon, producing the perfect blow-dry every time. Easy to use, the Airwrap comes complete with all the attachments whether you want to curl, wave, smooth or dry. Worth every penny in my books. 

3/ Love Glow

A romantic at heart, beauty queen Charlotte Tilbury has released a new Look of Love collection, which is the perfect addition for all you brides-to-be. Incorporating palettes, tints and an array of lipsticks, my standout product is her Look of Love lipstick in Nude Romance, €35. A universally flattering peachy-nude, it leaves lips looking full-bodied and luminous. The new collection also sees three of her wedding collection lipsticks back by popular demand: Wedding Belles, Mrs Kisses and First Dance. 

4/ Hit the Spot

The last thing any bride wants on her wedding morning is a dreaded breakout. Unfortunately, many women are seeing an increase in acne caused by the need for face masks, and so 111 Skin have developed the perfect cure with their Maskne Mask Box, €50. Strengthening compromised skin, calming redness and reducing the appearance of blemishes, this handy box of five masks will keep any pesky spots at bay. 

5/ Skin Saviour

All-encompassing, Clarin’s Blue Orchid Loyalty Value Pack, €42, comprises their treatment oil, day cream, and lip comfort oil to cover all bases and ensure your skin is hydrated and soft supple. Made from 100% plant extracts and essential oils, this magical trio will work together to give you radiant, glowing skin. 

6/ Vit Hit

A powerful antioxidant, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum, €165, is a potent blend of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and 0.5% Ferulic Acid which work together to reduce lines and wrinkles, brightening the complexion and combatting elasticity for firmer, more youthful skin. Pop on in the morning before your moisturiser for exceptional protection throughout the day. Don’t be put off by the price tag; this little bottle will go a long way.

7/ Coming Up Roses

Don’t neglect your hair when undertaking your rigorous beauty prep. Instead, give it a little love with Kérastase Elixir Ultime Rose Hair Oil, €40.95. A luxurious treatment that will enhance shine and colour whilst tackling frizz, the blend of oils nourish locks and provide heat protection when styling. In addition, one to two pumps delivers silky soft hair with the most divine scent.


- Alexandra