Our favorite rooftops and pools are getting ready to open up for the season, which means its time to stock up on the summer time beauty essentials. Between Summer Fridays, vacations, and patio happy hours, summer is the most social season of the year. Be prepared to jet off to the Hamptons or grab a glass of rosé at a moment’s notice—just shop the essentials below!
This summer is all about a bright, bold lip that grabs everyone’s attention as you enter a room. Branch out from the traditional hues of crisp apple red and bubblegum pink and instead reach for a fiery vermilion or a daring magenta. Some of the best products out there this season include Urban Decay Vice Lipstick and our personal favorite, By Terry’s hydrating Rouge Terrybly Nutri Replenishing High Color in Vermillion
Take that same new lip and give it a second purpose for the night—use it as your blush. A tiny bit of the highly pigmented color can go a long way. Dab just a couple drops onto each side of your cheek and blend upwards towards your hairline.
Natural, Dewy Finish
Clear skin is always in, and this season the fresh, dewy look is back in style, so you can say goodbye to blotting papers! Instead, invest in hydrating serums filled with rich hyaluronic acid and finish off any look with a hearty spray of your favorite beauty mist—we always go for Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir, which comes in a handy travel size to fit in any handbag.
And while we’re talking skin, be sure to load up on SPF throughout the day on both your body and face and keep your all natural look thriving for years to come.
Slick Summer Locks
Perhaps the greatest frustration of summer time is dealing with the havoc-wreaking humidity and heat as it destroys your hair, but this season we’re saying goodbye to voluminous curls and ushering in a new, sleek look. Instead, keep your hair slicked back in a tight pony or combed neatly behind the ears—humidity can’t touch this look.
A UV-Free Glow
There’s nothing like coming back from a long weekend or exotic vacation to a receiving line of compliments on our gorgeous, sun-kissed skin. The flattery may be great, but the long-term effects of sun exposure are not. Instead, opt for a subtle tanning lotion like Jergens Natural Glow Daily Firming Moisturizer to get that bronzed body—no one has to know that you stayed in this weekend.