OUR 10 SUMMER BEAUTY MUST-HAVES
When it comes to updating our lives for the summer months, we definitely charge ahead in most areas. Updated wardrobe? Check. Air conditioning activated? You bet. Sunglasses ready to go? Duh.
The one thing many women tend to miss is a revamp of their beauty routine. Yep – you read that right. Beauty. With the changing temperatures, rising humidity, and change in lifestyle, your beauty routine needs to change, too.
If you’re feeling a little lost – never fear! We’ve put together a list of our must-have beauty essentials for the summer. Read on to discover our favorites.
1. THE RECOVERY MASK
Let’s face it – between the long days out in the sun and the dusk til dawn adventures, our skin is going to get tired.
This Jet Lag Mask from the one and only Summer Fridays is the perfect pick-me-up for dull, tired skin. It’s hydrating and helps with uneven texture, battling the puffiness and redness that comes with staying out all day and up all night.
2. THE ANTI-POLLUTION SERUM
Keeping your skin healthy and radiant starts from square one – protecting it from the elements. With the summer sunshine in full effect, it’s time to take your routine up a notch (or three).
The Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum is perfect for when you want a little bit of coverage with a lot of results. This baby gives you a rich, bronzy color and a hefty dose of anti-aging benefits to boot, too.
3. THE FRUITY MOISTURIZER
Keeping your skin healthy and glowing without getting greasy or oily during the summer often means switching out your winter moisturizer for a new, lightweight one.
This season, we’re obsessed with Glow Recipe Pink Juice Moisturizer to get the job done. This super lightweight moisturizer boosts radiance and glow with hyaluronic acid and watermelon extract for a silky smooth feel that smells absolutely amazing.
4. THE ECO-FRIENDLY SELF-TANNER
Getting the perfect summery bronze glow doesn’t have to mean laying out all day in the sun and risking damaging your skin – enter the self-tanner.
The eco-friendly Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water collection is the perfect way to get your glow on without damaging your skin. Each one is infused with a slight tint of color to help color-correct your skin while providing a streak-free tan that looks amazing.
5. THE TINTED CREAM
Keeping your skin protected and radiant can be as easy as putting on your moisturizer – especially if you grab one that’s tinted with SPF!
Part of the beloved Origins Ginzing collection, their SPF 40 Energy Boosting Tinted Moisturizer is perfect for getting a little color and a lot of protection this summer. Each tube comes packed with energizing, de-puffing skin benefits and features a staggering SPF40 for the ultimate in sun protection.
6. THE MULTIPURPOSE LIP/CHEEK COMBO
Finding makeup that can do multiple things for you is essential when it comes to summertime traveling.
Milk Makeup’s Lip + Cheek tint is definitely a must-have for any girl on the run this summer. This two-in-one stick doubles up as a sheer blush or a lip tint with buildable coverage and amazing hydrating benefits.
7. THE ULTIMATE EYESHADOW PALETTE
Finding the perfect eye look for summer often involves sorting through endless eyeshadow palettes, trying to find the perfect color-combo.
If you’re looking for the perfect carry-anywhere, where with anything summertime palette, you’ve found it. Urban Decay has knocked it out of the park with their gorgeous Beached Eyeshadow Palette. Inspired by the sunny shores of Southern California with neutrals and bold blues galore, this baby is a must-have for the summer months ahead.
8. THE BOLD BROW GEL
When it comes to summer makeup, less is more. Skip your usual brow pomade and pencil and go for something a little more on the light side with a tinted brow gel.
Bare brows beware – the Benefit Gimme Brow+ is the perfect way to give you natural, full-looking brows with a simple swipe of a brush. This formula dries down quickly with thin fibers that mimic your actual brow hair for a realistic finish that’s perfect for a natural summertime look.
9. THE BARELY THERE LIPGLOSS
For those girls on a natural look kick for the summer, trading in our favorite matte lipsticks for something with less coverage can be a little jarring.
Our favorite 90s trend has made the ultimate comeback this season – that’s right, lipgloss is here to stay. The LimeCrime Wet Cherry Gloss is the perfect pick for tinted, barely-there lip color that will leave them staring. A super shiny finish gives this lipgloss an extra amped look that’s perfect for the sunny summer days.
10. THE SHEER MATTE LIPSTICK
For the other girls who can’t bare to give up their tried and true matte lipsticks, there’s a chic new option for the summer – sheer matte.
The Glossier Generation G is perfect to fill that empty void left by our obsessions of the near past. This lip color gives you that just-blotted look that adapts to your unique skintone for a gorgeous appearance no matter how you wear it.
What are your favorite summertime products? Did we miss any that we should have included? Let us know in the comments below!