Summer is nearly here!
Don’t forget about revamping your makeup case, though. In the hot and humid summer months, there are a few products you’ll need to up the ante on, in order to preserve your pretty. Here’s a list of some of our go-to beauty products for the season…
Sunscreen – Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50, $35
With all the hours that will be spent at the pool, backyard barbecues, outdoor concerts, etc., it’s imperative to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. This Kiehl’s sunblock isn’t your typical thick, white, stinky formula from childhood. In fact, it’s extremely lightweight, leaves no film or residue and is completely safe for sensitive and acne-prone skin types. Apply a light layer to face neck and chest after your moisturizer of choice.
Bronzer – CoverGirl Queen Collection Bronzer, $7
What better way to achieve a sunkissed look than by bronzing it up?! Covergirl Queen Collection bronzers come in a range of shades ideal for women of color. The mineral-enriched formula is good to the skin and combats oil throughout the day to give you warmth without shine (trust, there is a difference). Use on the temples and cheekbones as a contour powder to create depth, or sweep loosely all over the face to add color and warmth.
Whether you’re an avid swimmer or have naturally oily lids, waterproof mascara is one of those tools you’ll wanna have in your summer makeup stash. This classic formula by Lancome provides buildable volume that gives the lashes intensity from root to tip. The waterproof quality allows for hours of wear without smudging, clumping, or flaking, while Vitamin B5 wraps and seals each individual lash to protect the hair.
Cream Shadows – Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow, $24
Summer makeup is all about what’s quick, easy, radiant, and stays put! So, when it comes to eye makeup, cream shadows are the way to go. Bobbi Brown’s formula has always had rave reviews for it’s velvety texture, long-wearing power, and resistance to creasing and smudging. Available in a wide array of shades, these can be applied with fingers or a brush to add a smooth layer of color to the lid.
Don’t forget to pamper the body! This cult favorite by Jergens has been discontinued, but is still widely available online. The lightweight formula is extremely moisturizing and enhances the skin’s natural radiance. The subtle golden shimmer reflects light to blur out any skin imperfections and leave legs, arms, and chest looking flawless and luminous. Grab a couple tubes on Amazon while they’re still available!
When I think of how the summer can be translated in to a scent, fresh, fruity, florals come to mind. If that’s the type of fragrance you’re into, you’ll probably love Bulgari’s latest – Omnia Coral. Notes like bergamot, hibiscus, pomegranate, and wolfberry radiate in this juicy spin-off of the original Omnia collection. It’s light, but fun and full of life. Give it a try next time you’re at the fragrance counter!