10 Summer Beauty Products You Need in Your Life
It’s almost June, and for us that marks the real start of summer. It’s one of our favorite seasons for many reasons—but one of the BEST is the fact that we get to update our beauty routine and add in some of the tried and true summer beauty products that we love. Keep reading for a list of our favorites!
1- The Sunscreen
Sunscreen is an absolute must-have in the summer. It’s a no brainer. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Lite Sunscreen Fluid is the best of the best. Loved by thousands of beauty editors, the formula is just as the name calls out—super lightweight. It dries to an almost powdery finish, with absolutely no greasy residue. With an SPF of 50 and up, you can be sure that your skin remains totally protected throughout the day. But consider yourself warned. Once you try this amazing stuff, you’ll never want to try anything else!
2- The Highlighter
Highlighters are a beauty necessity for most women. If you have yet to find a highlighter you love, we are here to help. Anastasia Beverly Hills Peach Nectar Illuminator is a fave. It gives your face a warm glow that looks like you are “lit from within”. We love that it looks great on both heavy contoured makeup as well as minimal, more natural looking makeup. Apply it to your cheekbones, nose, and forehead for a sun kissed glow that is perfect for the summer season.
3- The Bronzer
Everyone wants a little extra color during this time of the year. However, not all of us have the luxury of buying all new makeup products every time the season changes! If you are looking for beauty on a budget this Summer, the Hard Candy So Bakes Bronzer is a drugstore miracle! It will give you a natural looking color without breaking the bank. It comes in four different shades so you can pick the one that best suits your skin tone. At just $9.00 a pop, we wouldn’t blame you if you stocked up!
4- The Microderm Device
The ReVit at-home Microdermabrasion device from Silk’n does wonders for bringing the natural beauty in your complexion. Using a diamond tip, it removes the layers of dead and dry skin that build up on your face over time. With multiple uses it can decrease the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles. You will be amazed (and maybe a little disturbed) by the amount of dead skin that is on your face! $99 for endless salon-quality microdermabrasion treatments is a no brainer.
5- The Self Tanner
While no one is a fan of skin cancer, there is something about a sexy tan that is irresistible. Luckily, self tanners have a come a long way since the days of oompa loompa skin! Clarins Intense Self Tanning Tint is the ultimate self tanner. It’s one of our tried and true summer beauty products. It goes on a gorgeous golden color and fades to a very natural looking tan. It is not greasy. It doesn’t clog your pores. And it’s super long-lasting. These three things plus the fact that we love basically anything from Clarins makes it worth every penny!
6- The Nail Polish
Call us old fashioned, but we rarely turn down a bright red lipstick or nail polish. This shade of polish from Smith & Cult is called Kundalini Hustle. It is a poppy red, perfect to make your hands or feet stand out. Made with only the best ingredients, it is long-lasting and the color is nothing less of brilliant.
7- The Hair Treatment
For the days when you really don’t feel like putting in effort on you hair, the Bumble & bumble Surf Spray is an answer to prayers. Made with saltwater, it gives your hair a great texture and a windblown look that can’t be found anywhere else except the real ocean! It’s also made with seaweed and kelp extracts to help your hair retain moisture. Spritz it into your hair, scrunch it a few times, and you’re done!
8- The Pedicure Device
Don’t neglect your feet this summer. There is nothing worse than flip-flop clad dry, callused feet! The Silk’n Pedi is basically an at-home pedicure. It uses rollers to gently rid your feet of dry, rough skin. The result is smooth, sexy skin that is perfect for the above-mentioned polish and a pair of sandals!
9- The Lip Treatment
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 is a cult favorite, and for good reason. We use it year-round, but it becomes especially handy in the summer when our lips suffer from sunburns and cracks. It’s super soothing and made with only the highest quality ingredients. Swipe it on in the morning and keep it handy in your purse or beach bag to ensure your lips are smooth and moisturized for all occasions!
10- The Mattifier
The worst thing about summer? Sweat. The hot and sticky weather makes it nearly impossible for makeup to last longer than a couple of hours. Luckily, there is a solution. A good setting powder will ensure that your makeup remains flawless throughout the day. This NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder is transparent, so it compliments any makeup (or lack-there-of) perfectly!
- Alyssa Naccarato