With the temperatures continuing to rise (I say this hopefully as Ohio doesn't seem to realize it's June yet,) it's time to switch up your everyday hair, skin, and make-up products in favor of those specifically designed for summer days out of doors. I searched out the best-selling, most buzz-worthy beauty products that could withstand the sun's rays, protect and enhance your skin, and keep you looking fresh and glowing all day. Included in my search were hair products that would banish frizz and fight off harmful UV rays, make-up that would stay put no matter how humid, and skin care products guaranteed to give you smoother, more radiant skin. Summer time should be worry-free, and these selected beauty essentials will ensure that you are set to take on summer looking fabulous!
FOR YOUR HAIR: I love most all of Bumble and Bumble's hair products and I've been dying to try their highly-rated (1) Hairdresser's Invisible Oil which provides heat styling protection, tames fly-aways, and adds instant shine and softness to all types of hair. An all-in-one product perfect for summer!
If you're after beach inspired tresses try (2) John Masters Organics Sea Mist natural salt spray. It gives your hair the same body and texture as a day at the ocean without drying it out! No travel required!
FOR YOUR FACE: BB creams are an awesome summer alternate to foundation. They are often lighter-weight than traditional foundations, can be applied with your fingers, and many have SPF protection. (4) Smashbox's Camera Ready BB Cream is a top-rated BB cream to try- it comes in 9 different shades, has great oil-control and has SPF 35 sun protection.
Lips also need to be protected from harmful UV rays! Try this highly moisturizing balm from (3) Jack Black -guaranteed to hydrate and protect lips without that sticky, gooey feeling some balms and glosses can have.
Summer make-up needs to not only protect your skin from the sun, it also needs to stay put through sweat and humidity! Try (6) Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes liner with (7) Too Faced's Shadow Insurance eye primer for long lasting looks. I use these 2 products daily and cannot live without them! Finish off your look with (9) Tarte's Showstopper Clay Palette and (10) Clinique's Lash Power Long-Wearing Mascara.
For lazy days when you don't feel like washing your face, try out these highly-rated (5) Olay Regenerist Cleansing Cloths. With one wipe remove a days worth of sweat and make-up (even waterproof products.) These are also a great option for traveling (one less liquid to worry about) and camping.
FOR YOUR BODY: Achieve a gorgeous summer glow without harming your skin by using (11) Jergen's Natural Glow Firming moisturizer daily. It's a time-tested product that doesn't streak or smell like some sunless tanners.
Finish off your whole summer look with a bright pop of color for your nails. I have been obsessing over all of Smith and Cult's nail lacquers and this (8) bright guava pink shade, aptly titled Plastic Beach, is perfect for summer.
Here's to a beautiful summer!