It happens every summer: Hot sun and high temperatures cause us to stow our heavy beauty routine and reach for the lightest products possible. Farewell, foundation, blow-dryer, liquid liner, and the like. Welcome back, tinted moisturizer! But rather than rely on the same old stuff to get us through the new season, we recently splurged on a fresh arsenal of beauty products that are guaranteed to protect our skin and hair and enhance our favorite features. But what’s new inventory without something chic to carry them in? We also invested in Naturalizer’s Meena1 clutch to hold all our new purchases. Keep scrolling to discover all of this summer’s must-have beauty products!
Ouai Wave Spray: Created by Jen Atkin (whom all the Kardashians keep on speed-dial so we know she’s good), Ouai haircare products are free of parabens but packed with good-for-you ingredients to keep your salt- and sun-soaked summer locks happy. Spritz this on damp or dry hair to get highly-Instagrammable beach waves. (We love it especially after a dip in the pool.)
RMS Lip2Cheek cream: This brand is a favorite of beauty editors everywhere, and with good reason. The products are all natural and many are certified organic or wild-crafted, plus the super-saturated colors glide over the skin and leave an almost ethereal glow. Right now, we’re obsessed with Beloved, a poppy-red shade that looks intimidating in the compact but imparts the perfect amount of sun-kissed, rosy color on your cheeks. Add an extra layer on your lips for a bolder pop.
Coola Mineral SPF 50 Sport Stick: Gone are the days of goopy, chalky liquid sunscreens. In their place, Coola has created the holy grail of sun protection with its water-resistant, broad-spectrum stick that glides on and leaves no evidence of its application. The zinc oxide ‘block features sea kelp extract, avocado and coconut oils, and vitamin E to give your skin a moisturizing boost. Plus, it’s diminutive size makes it easy to stash and go in your bag. No more excuses for no sunscreen!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer: Now that highlighting is all the rage, a matte bronzing powder seems outdated. Hourglass’ new formula features light-reflecting particles and color-boosting bronze powder mixed together in a marbled compact. The oversized mirror and rose gold packaging are just icing on the cake.
Blinc Mascara: Mascara can be hard to pull off in hot weather, when sweat, oil, and water (both the salt and chlorinated kind) promise streaks and smudges. Enter our new essential, a patented formula by Blinc that wraps around the lashes, creating little water-resistant tubes that stay put until you’re ready to gently rub them with clean warm water. Seriously. This mascara will. not. come. off.
Blossom Roll-On Perfume Oil: The coconut scent and all-natural ingredient list make this light fragrance a must for summer days. The clear tube packed with tiny dried flowers make Blossom’s oil a must for your beauty bag.