Summer is round the corner and this is the time I love to stock up on beauty products that I can’t live without during the summer. In this post I am rounding up the 10 summer beauty essentials you need in your vanity. I included several options in each category :
1 ) Sunscreen :
A beauty essential no matter what season, but come summer chances are you are out and about in the sun a lot more so investing in a good sunscreen is super important. I am currently loving the new Kopari Beauty Sundaze Mineral Face Sunscreen. Its great for daily use as it is lightweight, hydrating and blends seamlessly into skin for a non-greasy finish. Also love the Unseen sunscreen from Supergoop. As for a body sunscreen Coola Sport is a go-to.
2) Self tanner :
My holy grail for looking tan all year long is a good self tanner! I am tan naturally but a self tanner gives an even golden glow. I have been a long time fan of St Tropez, and am now currently using and loving the St Tropez Self Tan Water gel – its super easy to apply, smells amazing and is hydrating. It develops a gorgeous natural golden tan in 3 hours and lasts for upto 72 hours.
I like to swap foundation for something lighter for daily summer use like a BB/CC dream or a tinted moisturizer. I also look for multitasking ones with an SPF in them that way I can knock out both protection and coverage in one step. I have tried several ones but the one I always end up going back to is the Smashbox camera ready BB cream, its a cult fave and theres no surprise why. Even if I do opt for a a little more coverage I like lightweight foundations like Tarte’s foundcealar skincare foundation. This vegan foundation is a makeup + skincare hybrid thats hreat for everyday wear, has SPF 20 and has a natural-radiant finish (comes in a ton of shades!).
4 ) Face Mist :
Such a great multi purpose beauty product; in the summer especially it is a must have in your beauty regimen. I have been using the Kopari Rose Toner for years – its perfect to refresh your fave, use as a toner or even set makeup; all while nourishing your skin.
5 ) Cheek tints :
For cheeks too I prefer to skip any heavy blush and instead opt for lighter tints for a dewy fresh look. I recently tried the UD x GOT cheek and lip tint and I am obsessed!
6 ) Summery Lipcolors :
A summery pop of color with your lipstick is a perfect statement to add to your look. I usually opt for sheer glossy finishes and lighter natural shades (more on my everyday lip color favorites in this blog post here), but once in awhile I love doing a bold lip to amp my look. I was recently introduced to French brand Jouer Cosmetics and my fave product in the ones I tried from their line is their creme liquid lipstick. Along with being so pigmented, I love how hydrating and long lasting it is.
7 ) Fresh scents :
Submit to summer’s splendour with a playful and fresh scent. My all time fave fragrance which happens to be fresh scented is Aqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani. Anush also loves the men’s version of it. Reminds us of a warm summer beach day! Also love the Bvlgari Omnia pink sapphire if you like floral scents.
8 ) Illuminator :
Love using an illuminator to highlight the high points of my face as a finishing touch. The UD x GOT highlighter trio is absolutely gorgeous, three perfect shades to play around with all summer long. Also loving the Lilah B Glisten and Glow illuminator, its ideal for everyday use.
9 ) Bronzer :
Mimic a natutal tan with the right kind of bronzer! Love a good bronzer to give me that sunkissed glowy look. The Kevyn Aucoin neo bronzer is a fave, it has 3 stunning shades that you can use together or separately.
10 ) Beachy hair products :
What is summer without beachy waves?! It is my go to hairstyle no matter what season, see this post for more. Love sea salt sprays, texture sprays and anything to add extra dimension + texture to achieve summery hairstyles like fun braids, beachy waves, etc. Off late, a product I have been loving is the Moroccan Oil Beach Wave Mousse. Also a long time fave is the Ouai wave spray, I use it every single day!
And to finish off just wanted to add – some of my FAVE hair tools from T3 on Sephora are on sale!