Summer beauty is always a balance. Easy, breezey beauty is sometimes the most difficult look to achieve. And yet, the goal is never to look as though you're wearing too many different products. The solution? Look after your skin and look after your hair - then your summer glow can shine through without the use of too much makeup or excess styling. At least that's been my approach for years.
Summer means long beach days that dissolve easily into sultry evening, and wearing a tonne of foundation or hairspray isn't the most comfortable feeling when you're heading from bar to beach and back again. Keeping it simple with a lash and brow duo, paired with a cream blush or all-over bronzing stick is really all you need. Especially if you manage your skin and haircare.
Rather than overusing hot tools, products like Alterna's Air-dry balm will give you great hair without a dryer. Choose a brightening serum like BIOMIMIC's potent vitamin C for glow. Shine from the inside out with Habitual Beauty's ingestible collagen in Sicilian Blood Orange. And keep your lashes fluttery with Lash Therapy's eyelash growth serum. Mask all over with Such Skincare, keeping your limbs glowing too.
With this in mind, below find all my favourite summer beauty essentials. The products that will help you glow and feel polished even in the humid heat. From Rationale's #3 The Tinted Serum with an all important SPF to Hunter Lab's deeply nourishing lipid cleansing oil, these are the best picks to lift your warm-weather look.
Alterna Easy Does It Air-dry Balm
Habitual Beauty Advanced Skin + Gut Health Collagen Elixir - Sicilian Blood Orange
Hunter Lab Lipid Vitamin Cleansing Oil
Sisleÿa L'Intégral Anti-Âge Radiance Anti-Dark Spot Serum
Jurlique Rose Body Oil 100ml
Holifrog Antioxidant Dewy Drop Serum
Such Skincare Green Clay Bum Mask
Lanolips x Messina MultiBalm
Flavedo & Albedo Dew Tint Cream Blush
iS CLINICAL Perfectint Powder SPF40
Rationale #3 The Tinted Serum
BIOMIMIC Vitamin C + Ferulic Acid