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The Weekly Kaydar – Burning Up

by Emma Skipper

After fawning over the NARS for Thakoon collection that hit HQ a few weeks ago, we pulled together some of the most flaming makeup we could get our hands on for this week’s Kaydar. We didn’t hold back on the hot magentas, electric yellows or seriously citrus oranges… and we don’t think you should either. They are a great way for dark skin tones to achieve a really pretty, summery look and the perfect way for lighter skintones to add a shocking injection of colour for that all important statement look.

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orange nails chanel holidayNail wise you’re spoiled for choice this week. We’ve got our favourite shades from the NARS Thakoon range in Anardana, Ratin Rot and Amchoor and you don’t get much more punchy than the sweltering orange Chanel Le Vernis in Holiday (modelled by Kay left). However if pink’s more your style then we do love Chanel’s AW11 shade Rose Exuberant… it may have been made for winter time but it doesn’t stop it be fabulously summery.

If you’re more of a lips gal, we’ve found the most amazing ember red shade from Shu Uemura in RD 170. It’s burnt tones would really suit darker skintones and would look great in the evening (FYI it looks a lot darker in the photos, in reality it’s actually a bright and burning red stain). For lighter skintones you can opt for the amazing Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in En Vogue 447 which has a beautiful coral sheen that I’m pretty sure was made to be worn on a beach holiday as a prerequisite of purchase.colour buddha

Finally we could have a fiery post without the inclusion of the Kevin Aucoin Pure Powder Glow in Fira Mango. Seriously, just look at this blush. You don’t get much hotter than that. Fact.

Let us know what you think about the colours… which is your favourite for summer?

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  1. Jade Mulrooney

    I am loving bright colours for summer….all the things you have mentioned are gorgeous, but am also loving the pastels, such as Dior’s Couleurs Garden Edition palettes.

  2. Laura

    I do love the new hot colours for the summer but finding it diffficult to find the right colour to suit my fair skin and blue eyes. I’m waiting for Laura Merciers Belle Nouveau Collection and getting into the Lavender, Aqua and Coral. x

  3. I just LOVE this weeks Kaydar. The shades are divine and I’m so excited for the Thakoon collaboration, I’ll be getting my hands on a few of the polishes. That Kevin Aucoin blush is so beautiful, I really want to get my hands on it, it’d look so great with a deep tan!

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