Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush Colour Collection


We just love, love, love the textures of Elizabeth Arden’s new Gelato Crush colour collection – launched at The Ned at a suitably ice cream-powered event, but which vaulted straight into our make-up bags. Cooling on the skin, with the superb glide that gel finishes offer, they deliver the perfect summer veil of colour, with a lovely natural sheen.

For added staying power, line (and even fill in) lips with the Plump Up Lip Liner, with the gel making for ultra-smooth delivery. (What we would say is that although it comes in 10 shades, we’d opt for Nude 01, Taupe 02 or Vintage Pink 04, all of which are pretty close to your natural lip tone. It doesn’t matter how often brands seek to convince us it’s a good idea to wear dark or bright lip pencil – it just isn’t…!)

The Cool Glow Cheek Tint is, as it sounds, dead cool in every way. With a ‘netted pot’ delivery system, it means you won’t overdo the ‘dose’ on this beautiful, healthy-looking glow. Four shades, all gloriously summery, from coral to berry (just a very pretty flush, onto skin) – and it’s great for dabbing over make-up to perk you right up, mid-afternoon.

The star of the show, though, is most definitely the Plush Up Lip Gelato, jam-packed with lip-friendly hyaluronic acid, cooling on the skin, and wonderfully plumping. The shades are sheer, so even Black Cherry 22 isn’t Goth-like, but instead a bitten-lip tone. Our fave? The gorgeous Pink Lemonade.

But our advice is to get yourself to an Elizabeth Arden counter, lickity-split, and find your perfect Gelato match.

Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush Colour Collection/£17 for Plump Up Lip Liner, £22 for Plush Up Lip Gelato, £28 for Cool Glow Cheek Tint at boots.com