The warm weather is officially here. Although NYC temps are still easy and breezy, in a month, that will change. The city swelters, my makeup melts, and by the time I’ve walked to the office, I am a hot, sweaty mess. Today I’ve compiled a list of a few favorite products — some new favorites, others old standbys.. regardless, these bad boys WORK, and are a must for beating the summer heat!
Read on to learn more about these (amazing) products!
This bronzer by Buxom is a new favorite. It adds just a bit of shimmer and smells like sunscreen… every time I put it on I look and feel as if I’ve had a mini tropical vacation.
Also on the bronzing front, I am positively hooked on tarte’s Park Avenue Princess. It’s a creamy bronzer, and then this genius little pink shimmer stick on the end. The cap is a screw top so you can throw it in your purse and not worry about it leaking / the top falling off.
This blush is called “InStain”, and it stays put insanely well.. The formula is a powder stain, which made me a bit skeptical, but it really stays on all day. Tip – if you self tan, you need blush… otherwise all that tan won’t be very natural looking… blush adds dimension!
I am in LOVE with this lipstick from Clarins. True to its name, Juicy Clementine, it imparts the perfect amount of coral shine, and leaves lips feeling soft and luscious. The color goes perfectly with a little tan. Also, it smells incredible
Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is one of my favorite products in the world. This is what I meant by old favorite. It’s like a spa in the bottle. Nothing refreshes your face better in the heat (and it won’t damage your makeup). It smells like heaven, and on stressful days, nothing is better. I keep one at my desk and the little guy in my purse.
This toner from Mario Badescu is particularly soothing. It’s great for sopping up oil and refreshing skin after running around the city all day, but it also contains aloe which helps reduce irritation + redness.
This overnight hair repair treatment is a must. It’s deeply hydrating and has the most amazing herbal smell. My hair is pretty fried right now (and gets even worse after days spent at the beach) but this really helps to keep it in line.
Lastly, I’m addicted to this “Cactus Verde” body butter, by Illume. Yes, Illume… my go-to for candles, but now also body products! If you get a sunburn, use this after – it is chock full of soothing aloe and hydrating avocado.
There you have it… what are your summer beauty favorites?