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Perhaps the only more disheartening than the thought of six more weeks of winter is the state of our social media feeds. Whether it’s a high school friend sunning up in Hvar,  some colleagues in Cannes, a bunch of bf’s mates in Mykonos or that old work pal getting Aperol Spritz-faced in Positano – doesn’t it feel like everyone is in Europe right now?

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While a mid-year break may not be in the cards (or fit on your credit card) this year, you can still inject some European summer into your life via a well-curated beauty bag. “The easiest way to look like you have had a vacation is with a little shimmer on the eyes, on the lips and on the décolletage,” says make-up artist, French beauty guru and founder of By Terry cosmetics Terry Gunzburg. Think: glossy textures, juicy shades and sheer, buildable make-up that hits skin with a ‘just charge it to my room, grazie, per favore,’ tint. “Play with a bronzer that has a bit of rose, because you can look tanned but dull without peachy, rosy colours, which will give you a natural glow,” says Gunzburg.   

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Opt for coconut-spiked body products too and switch out that oud perfume for a fresh, watery scent or a citrus hit that will leave you and your skin smelling like it’s spent the day under a striped umbrella, and the night dancing in the sand. With the summer colour and fragrance collections still heating up beauty counters consider this your stay-cation beauty kit. Hey, it’s cheaper than a plane ticket and totally jetlag-free.

Byterry2
By terry, Blush Glace, $82; Serum Terrybly Sunbooste, $140; Terrybly Densiliss Contouring in Fresh Conrast, $140. shop here

Dior
Dior, Addict Lip Glow in Coral, $49. SHOP NOW

TomFord
Tom Ford, Neroli Portofino Acqua EDT, $210. SHOP NOW

Lancome
Lancome, Belle de Teint, $90. SHOP NOW

Rimmel
Rimmel, Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipstick in Glow-rious Pink, $13.95. SHOP NOW

LauraMercier
Laura Mercier, Cocktails at St Tropez Bronzed Butter, $60. SHOP NOWOuia

Ouai, Wave Spray, $40. SHOP NOW

Estee
Estee Lauder, Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Illuminator, $50. SHOP NOW

Chanel
Chanel, LES 4 OMBRES MULTI-EFFECT QUADRA EYESHADOW in empreinte du desert, $98. SHOP NOW

Frank
Frank Body, Coconut Coffee Scrub, $17.95. SHOP NOW

UrbanDecay
Urban Decay, Beached Bronzer, $46. SHOP NOW

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