Summer is upon us, and while that means pool parties, road trips, and a whole new wardrobe, it also means acclimating to warm weather, humidity, and the sun’s harsh UV rays. Luckily there’s a way to combat the latter, thanks to the light and refreshing cosmetics below. Check out these five beauty products worth adding to your arsenal this summer!
In search of a sun-kissed glow that will take you right into summer? Look no further than Marc Jacobs’ all new highlighter, the Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter. Now available in rose gold, this lightweight formula promises to give a “universally flattering, warmed-up glow.” In essence, it’s the perfect way to look tanned, even if you haven’t had time to hit the beach yet. More than just makeup, this gel highlighter has the dual function of offering skincare benefits. Containing coconut and provitamin B5, it nourishes and hydrates, leaving you with a glowing complexion and younger looking skin.
Finding a lightweight foundation for summer is an absolute must. With increased heat and humidity, the last thing you want is heavy makeup that will literally melt off your face. The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation by La Mer is one of our personal favourites. It has a smooth, silky, natural-looking finish and offers medium coverage that lasts throughout the day. Even better, it has SPF 20! (SPF is another must-have when stocking your makeup arsenal for summer — from foundations and moisturizers to lip balms, always look for products with built-in sun protection.)
This summer, it’s all about dewy, fresh, natural-looking skin. Dior’s Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask is the ultimate first step in the quest for that perfect summer glow. This two-fold product is not your typical mask, because unlike its competitors, it moisturizes and exfoliates. Acting as both a scrub and cleanser, Dior’s Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask contains citrus extracts and apricot kernel particles to buffer and smooth away imperfections. Perhaps the best part about the product is that it takes just three minutes to use, meaning you can add it to your daily summer beauty routine without reworking your whole morning. Think of it as the perfect primer for radiant summer skin!
For all those who haven’t been able to get enough of Guerlain’s Météorites since they first launched in 1987, you’ll love this special summer edition of the cult product. Back in all their radiant, pearlescent glory, Guerlain has launched a Rainbow Pearls edition of Météorites just in time for the warm months! This illuminating powder not only looks the part, but acts the part. Each hue of pearl serves a very specific purpose and when used together, this product will ensure that your skin is as luminescent as can be — even on the most humid summer day. The yellow and green pearls work to reduce redness, while blue pearls improve dullness, pink pearls provide rosy restoration, orange pearls help reduce the appearance of dark spots, and finally, mauve pearls provide the perfect shade of shimmer. Use them all together and you’ve got a sparkly rainbow to combat all skin imperfections in one fell swoop.
Turns out kombucha isn’t just for drinking. Add the refreshing drink to your summer beauty routine via Fresh’s Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence. An instant refresher, this “powerhouse” treatment has some seriously impressive benefits. From providing anti-pollution and antioxidant protection to reducing fine lines and pores, smoothing skin’s texture, improving elasticity, and moisturizing, you won’t be able to get enough of this luxe skincare product. Suitable for day and night, you can easily work it into your routine by applying prior to your serum or moisturizer.