Sometimes in the mad rush of refreshing our stash of shorts, sundresses and sunglasses, we forget to give our beauty bag a little love, too. But not this year! The look of sun-kissed warmth, coupled with a sweet, sultry scent, is what every woman wants, and perfectly complements all those new summer styles, too. Here are three summer beauty essentials that’ll give you that desirable “I-just-got-back-from-vacation” glow well beyond Labor Day.
Bronzer is having a major moment. In addition to giving your complexion natural-looking radiance, it’s also a must-have accessory for off-shoulder tops and dresses suddenly seen everywhere on everyone. Two goof-proof choices for on-the-go glow: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée and Clinique True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer. Both compacts are great for creating warm, golden color.
Keep those rays at bay with a lightweight summer moisturizer that’s full of SPF goodness. There are many options, depending on the level of coverage you want, from SPF 15 to 40. For lips, try Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant; for face, Estée Lauder DayWear Anti-Oxidant Creme, Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer or Clinique Super City Block Oil-free Daily Face Protector. Finish off your summer beauty routine by applying a flawless foundation like Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup or Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup.
Ah, the sweet smell of summer. Lighten up your signature scent with a perfume that’s airy, fresh and crisp. Couple of my front-running favorites: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Kiss and Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense. Daisy Eau So Fresh Kiss is of the raspberry, wild rose, and plum variety, while Light Blue Eau Intense is a slice of lemon and Granny Smith apple. Either way, you’ll be a summer scent-sation with skin so luminescent and lovely.