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As of May 18th, the world felt a little sweeter (and ‘shooketh’) thanks to the one and only Harry
Styles, who finally dropped the music video for Watermelon Sugar
after he was spotted filming it back in January (a much simpler time where group gatherings were a go).
If you weren’t googly-eyed for the popstar before, you certainly are now, and with a previously untapped
jealously for the watermelon Styles caresses in the video, we’re sharing our favourite watermelon beauty
products to get you on a watermelon sugar high.
This music video pioneered a cultural reset—rather than wishing we were one of the models in the video,
we suddenly aspired to be the watermelon (I can’t believe I’ve just written that out loud). Inspired by
the shades of a fresh watermelon (and scented like one too), consider this palette your first port of call
in transforming into the sweet, Styles-favoured fruit.
It’s new, it’s already beloved, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘watermelon sugar high’ Styles
describes is the feeling you get after using this one-of-a-kind toner. As Glow Recipe co-founder
Sarah Lee described it to The Memo, “the Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner is an aqua peel facial in a bottle, inspired
by the gentle, pore-refining facials we would experience in Korea that simultaneously decongest and remove
blackheads while infusing the skin with hydration for an instant glow.”
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As refreshing and hydrating as watermelon is on a hot summer’s day, so too is this thirst-quenching serum
from Volition Beauty.
Alongside magical snow mushroom, it’s formulated with juicy watermelon extract which is a rich source of
vitamins C and A, guaranteed to brighten skin. Think of this serum as a new, fruity take on the hyaluronic
you know and love.
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A slightly more subtle transition into embodying a watermelon, this underrated foundation from Too Faced is your first step to
wooing Styles with watermelon-spiked, juicy-looking skin. A gel-cream formula available in 20 shades, this
foundation is just as dreamy and inclusive and as the music video itself.
This conditioning lip oil with watermelon extract, avocado and jojoba combines the hydration of a balm
with the reflective shine of a gloss and you can guarantee we’ll be drenching our lips in it, stat. There’s no
doubt in our mind that this is what Styles’ lips taste (and feel) like as he bites into that blessed chunk
of watermelon as the first chorus hits.
So you’ve given your skin, complexion, eyes and lips the watermelon treatment, and it’s time your cheeks
got in on the action too. Like a kiss on the cheek from the heartthrob himself, this cream blush in the
shade ‘Watermelon’ (what else)
melts into your cheeks to create the same flush you naturally exude within the first minute of the music
As Styles vows to “treat people
with kindness”, it's critical you do so to you skin, too. This coveted watermelon-powered mask
creates glowy, bouncy skin overnight, working its gently exfoliating and deeply hydrating magic as you
dream of frolicking across Malibu beach in Gucci’s fall/winter 2020 collection with the curly-haired
superstar. Ta. Da.
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