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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 everything from Tan Luxe – all their products are super easy to apply, smell amazing and are hydrating. In just a few steps you can get a gorgeous natural golden tan; check out my blog post here for more details.
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. My current fave is ILIA’s Super Serum Skin Tint Foundation – think skincare meets makeup. I am literally obsessed with this clean beauty brand! Another recent fave is the Westman Atelier foundation stick. 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 great 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. Also love the Glow Recipe Watermelon Face Mist.
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 ILIA Beauty color haze multi use pigment (can be used for cheeks and lips) and I am obsessed! Got it in a few colors.
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. My absolute current fave is ILIA’s tinted lip oil– its got hyaluronic acid in it, is super hydrating, plumping and comes in so many pretty shades. 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! And both our recent obsession is clean beauty brand Ellis Brooklyn – their perfumes are to die for (my fave flors are Salt, Sweet and Sci Fi).
Mimic a natutal tan with the right kind of bronzer! Love a good bronzer to give me that sunkissed glowy look. Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer has been a forever fave, I have it in 2-3 shades!
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 and the Oribe Wave and Shine Spray ; I use either every single day!