When it comes to summer skin (and pool party attire!), less is certainly more.
Instead of covering it all up, aim for a natural glow. Enhance your best features and subtly disguise your problem areas. To do this, all you need are a few essentials.
Invest in a summer perfume, a new lip gloss and fun convo-starting sparking earring. You can put away (for now) your heavy eye shadows, crimson nail polishes and your contouring creams in favor of a light translucent powder, a skin perfecting anti-aging mist (that can go on-the-go) and of course a luminizing SPF. These are the products you need for the warm weather season ahead.
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
This eyeliner doesn’t budge, even in the balmiest of summer nights.
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
This corrector creates a soft, diffused radiance that evens and brightens your skin tone. Use on top of your concealer.
The is THE hairdryer. Every girl needs it because it will forever change your hair styling game. It’ll leave your locks smooth, not stringy.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume Oil
This rollerball (one that a lot of my editor friends wear) is the perfect little pick-me-up to keep on your body at all times. Smell like peony and tender musk.
Gypsy Water Hair Perfume
One spritz of Byredo’s hair perfume will last all day – the scent subtly diffuses as you move, which is perfect for summer strolls. This fragrance is an uplifting, slightly woody blend of juniper berries and incense with a base of vanilla and sandalwood.
Tom Ford Fleur de Portofino Eau de Parfum
This scent was inspired by the abundant white flowers of the Mediterranean White Acacia tree. Think: Calabrian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon and Tangerine. At first, it’s a light mix of citrus and florals, then it transitions to a comforting vanilla and honey base.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer, Fluorescent Beige 142
Fluorescent Beige is a soft pink hue with rich mauve undertones and an iridescent finish that creates that wet look… like you just stepped out of the pool.
Chanel Nail Polish, Pirate
The newly renovated 5-free formula actually improves the quality of your nails. Pirate is a Chanel original and is one of the best reds of all time.
La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation SPF 20
Two of my friends had this on over the weekend and it gave them the prettiest and glowiest complexion. It’s super light, covers redness and sunspots and contains the brand’s famous “Miracle Broth.” This foundation leaves your pores refined and your imperfections virtually gone, while SPF and antioxidants help protect your newly flawless skin.
Herban Essentials Assorted Essential Oil Towelettes
Keep em in your car, beach bag, on your bathroom counter or in your kids’ bedrooms. These all-natural towelettes clean up the stickiest of fingers and the dirtiest of faces.
Sanitas Skincare Brightening Peel Pads
Recommended by the women of Dangene, so you know it’s good. They’re great if you suffer from acne, eczema, rosacea or just want sparkling skin. These super easy-to-use pads are made with this perfect cocktail of acids: Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic Acid and witch hazel.
RMS Beauty Champagne Rose Luminizer
RMS’s newest luminizer is like the original but this time with a blush-pink champagne tint. It’s avant-garde, mystical and rosy.
Zara Pearly Strappy Sandals
They look just like the Chanels. Just trust me, you will get 1000 compliments.
Tatcha Water Cream
This oil-free, anti-aging water cream releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients and powerful that help you achieve pore-less-looking skin. The finish delivers the most beautiful sheen!
Sachajuan Hair Cleansing Cream
By now, you should already understand our obsession. Read about it here.
Bite Lip Pencil
Finally, a lip pencil that matches the exact color of your lips. I like to fake a better pout with shade 010.
Coqui Coqui Beeswax Candle Coco-Coco
The milky coconut fragrance, infused into the black beeswax of this hand-poured candle is soft and sensual, with a subtle, bitter, green edge.
Eres Strapless Bathing Suit
This is one of the most classic Eres suits and it’s truly the most flattering. I always want to put on. You instantly feel chicer.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50
This liquid sun umbrella feels more like a lotion and is this summer’s lip, hand and eye must.