Summer might be drawing to a close, but it is still hot all over the world. Really hot, which can be really hard on your make-up and skincare. The good news is there are all sorts of great products out there to keep your skin in great shape and your make-up – and you – looking flawless.
Here’s a round-up of some of the top summer beauty essentials that will help the ease into fall all the more beautiful!
It’s a two-in-one ultrasonic skincare device that actually works. And you definitely want to full on unclog pores and infuse your favorite skincare products, especially in the summer. It’ll get your skin super clear, as well as make your pores look smaller when it removes the dirt, oil, and blackheads clogging them. The result is nothing short of a clearer, healthier complexion. It’s water resistant, increases circulation, and a no-brainer to use. You use great products on your skin. So you need to start with a great palette to work with!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation
Summer heat can be brutal on foundation. That might be the first reason I fell in love with this stuff. It’s sweat, humidity, and waterproof. It’s even transfer resistant. Now, I don’t get how this works. But it also makes your skin feels cooler after you use it because it contains AirCool™. It has a natural matte finish; lasts for sixteen hours; offers full coverage; and comes in 44 skin-coded shades. It’s as close as you can come to looking air brushed without a personal make-up artist.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Correctors
I love anything that can balance my skin tone. But I especially love it when it has a super light, buttery formula. Bonus – This baby comes in 4 shades to suit all skin tones. If you’re wondering just what could make this corrector actually magic. Well, here you go. It contains flavanoids to help get rid of that dreadful under eye puffiness; carnauba wax for smooth application; mica for a smooth, silky feel and skin luminosity; and microspheres for better blendability, creating a more natural finish. No abracadabra required.
lilah b. Glisten + Glow Skin Illuminator
It’s whipped up to wake your skin up. It makes your skin super radiant when you use it as an all-over base under your foundation. It can also give you a candlelit look glow when you use it to highlight brows, sculpt cheekbones, contour your nose, or define a cupid’s bow. I do love a multipurpose product, especially one that makes you look as radiant as the sun without all those harmful rays.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette
I’m not going to lie. Overly floral fragrances make me gag. That’s my first truth. My second truth is that until now, I’ve never been able to find a fragrance that works for me and my soft butch wife. Until now. Light Blue is fruity and fresh and just the right splash of floral. Think Mediterranean with Sicilian cedar green apple and bluebell. It’s even featured as one of “the century’s most ground-breaking scents” in a Museum of Arts and Design in New York exhibit. If you can’t summer in Italy, at least you can smell like you did! the top note captures the essence of a sunny South Italian summer.
TATCHA The Silk Peony
This stuff is nothing short of yummy. It’s packed with antioxidants, which means your skin gets a double shot of hydration. It literally melts into your skin, smoothing and blurring lines, as well as comforting the delicate skin there. It’s also perfect for prepping your eyes for makeup application. Japanese White Peony seals in moisture by boosting the skin’s natural barrier function. It also contains 30% double-fermented Hadasei-3, the signature trio of pure Japanese superfoods, yielding a reduction in the visible signs of aging with its essential skin nutrients. In other words, it’s made of the really good stuff to make your eyes look really good.