With all the graduation parties and summer right around the corner, it is only natural that you’re planning a celebratory getaway. Let’s see…I’m thinking cocktails in the white, silky sands of the Caribbean all while getting a gorgeous, sun-kissed glow laying out in the sun (while wearing my SPF, of course) and then dancing the night away to the intoxicating Caribbean beats of drums in a flowy, vintage Yves St. Laurent Caftan. Dreamy.
Of course, no ensemble is complete without the right makeup look. When it comes to summer my approach for makeup is less is more and bring on the waterproof. Summer every where is hot, muggy, sticky and uncomfortable and that’s what your makeup shouldn’t be. Here are my top 10 summer beauty products to keep you looking fresh and gorg from beach to party. Bon Voyage!
You’ve heard me rave on and on about this product. I ABSOLUTELY love this cushion compact foundation. It is so damn luxe! It evens out my skin, all while providing hydration, which is essential in the summer because my skin gets super dehydrated, it protects me from the harmful rays of the sun with a powerful SPF 50 and provides just enough coverage to keep me looking fresh and pulled together without looking like I’m wearing too much makeup.
The best way to describe this product is sunshine in a bottle. You know that look you crave from when you went on vacation and your skin just glistened with health and radiance? Well, that’s exactly what this product does. It makes your skin glisten like it’s lit from within giving you a gorgeous and sun-kissed complexion. Enough said.
This is another product I can talk about all day. I love this because it’s waterproof (so those of us with barely there eyebrows can go in the water with no issues…) and when applied correctly it looks very natural. Also, it is perfect for summer getaways because you don’t have to worry about the dreaded greasy brow or the brows melting off in the heat. Wanna see it in action? Go here.
Ok, so if you follow this blog you know that I spend a RIDICULOUS amount of money on my hair. From color to highlights to haircuts, I spend enough to pay off a car note every couple of months. When your hair maintenance is the equivalent of a car payment, it is only fair to protect that investment. Anytime I’m anywhere near the sun for a prolonged period of time, I spray this concoction on my strands to protect it from fading, dryness and damage. It’s UVA/UVB filter is lightweight, water-resistant and protects hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours. Plus, it contains organic shea butter, palm and coconut oils to condition and detangle your mane.
I’ve been wearing the hell out of all things orange all through spring and I’m pretty sure it will transcend into summer. This color screams summer vacation and it goes with everything.
This product is one I reach for almost daily. Chances are if we hang out, this is what I’m wearing. It mimics the gold flecks in my eyes beautifully and stays on all day. The texture is creamy and blendable. It is super pigmented and the color has just enough shimmer to make your eyes sparkle.
This hydrating and soothing spa water is fortified with antioxidants and minerals to protect the skin from environmental damage. It is also amazing to refresh and soothe your skin on a hot summer’s day.
Why use regular drugstore aloe gels when you can indulge in this one infused with vitamin E? Its luxurious blend soothes sunburned, irritated skin leaving you refreshed and hydrated. It also helps to extend your tan with regular use to prevent peeling. The best part: hypoallergenic, alcohol-free and paraben-free.
I despise the smell of sunscreen and have a horrible sensitivity to parabens. This is a non-chemical sunscreen for all you sensitive ladies. It is a lightweight, non-sticky liquid lotion that contains all-mineral, non-chemical and broad spectrum SPF 30 ingredients that help protect against the sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays that can cause dryness, redness, dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. I wear this under my foundation and my skin looks radiant. It is formulated without parabens and phthalates.
This is one of my favorite mascaras and for good reason. It gives the illusion of falsies! The Spoon brush and Kera-fiber formula instantly build 8x more volume without clumping to complete the false lash look. In addition, the waterproof formula delivers flake-free longevity for even the hottest of days.
There you have it! What are your favorite makeup products for going on vacay?