Although summer is quintessentially about relaxed, carefree beauty, there are relevant beauty trends that lend themselves to a very sophisticated and polished look. The downside, of course, is trying to keep any look from melting off in the mid-season heat, but a fresh look is easy to achieve and maintain with minimal effort, regardless of the weather. Better still, summer’s most important beauty tips will effortlessly carry you right into fall.
Skindinavia No More Shine Make Up Finish
Skindinavia’s No More Shine Make Up Finish helps minimize routine touch-ups throughout the day by absorbing excess oil and controlling shine. It also reduces product build up and clumping in fine lines, wrinkles and pores, while also preventing make-up from smudging and sliding through a unique surface cooling technology—a definite perk during the warmer months. And with application delivered via a convenient mist spray, a flawless face doesn’t get any easier.
RAE Mineral Cosmetics
Standing out among the over-saturated mineral products market, Rae Cosmetics effectively produces natural looking results with easy to wear yet durable formulations. With a focus on clean ingredients and easy to wear products that suit an active lifestyle, the ultra-light formulations—Climate Control Mineral Tint (SPF 20) and Mineral Powder (SPF 8), in particular—allow the skin to breathe even in the harshest weather conditions, while forming a protective barrier on the skin and remaining virtually sweat-proof. For some added zing, try the Lush Silk Mascara, which is hypoallergenic, alcohol, fragrance and talc-free and stands up to the most extreme conditions.
Arganica’s brand philosophy is the union of inner health, outer beauty and environmental sustainability. Drawing on principles of aromatherapy, the product blends 100% organic Argan oil with therapeutic grade essential oils of frankincense and lavender. The resulting formula offers effective hydration and anti-aging benefits, including restored skin elasticity, reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring, prevention of acne, eczema, psoriasis and stretch marks, neutralization of oily skin and conditioning for sun-damaged hair. This truly multi-functional beauty product is conveniently practical year round, making it a versatile and effective investment.
Chanel Rouge Coco
Chanel’s global reputation for chic style also encompasses one of the most desirable color cosmetics ranges available. The recently launched Rouge Coco is certainly no exception, offering hydrating yet lightweight properties that are ideal for summer but also practical year round. The line features a complete range of delectable shades—from the most vibrant pink to the perfect shade of red—so you’ll always have the right hue for every occasion.
3 Custom Color-White Heat
3 Custom Color has teamed with New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak for the launch of her poolside paperback must-have White Heat with a perfectly wearable shade of lip-gloss. The delightfully vibrant hot pink has a beautiful silver-white opalescent shimmer in the brand’s signature non-sticky formula. Check out the company website for more amazing summer products, including the versatile Water Colors for Cheeks—ideal for a splash of cheek color as well as a moisturizing lip tint.
Illamasqua has become recognized for cutting-edge technology cosmetics in the most vibrant hues and incredible formulations. The Liquid Metal series is no exception to the brand’s extremely high standards of quality color cosmetics and is perfect as a quick summer beauty accent. A dab on the lids or eyes will make them instantly pop, while a touch on the cheeks creates a modern sculpted face that will carry right into the more dramatic looks for the upcoming fall season.
AG Hair Cosmetics
Heat, humidity and perspiration can unfortunately lead to flat lifeless hair, making summer a particularly cruel time for any style. Fortunately there’s AG Hair Cosmetics’ FastFWD Dry Shampoo, which can instantly revive your summer tresses—just a quick spray will instantly absorb excess oil, leaving hair fresh between washes. Go to the AG Hair Cosmetics website for a full selection of essential hair products.