There’s something about summer that feels so carefree. Be it summer break, warm weather, fierce sunlight, or even just a refreshing lemonade by the pool, the season has a way of letting things take their au naturel approach. Skin gets tanner, hair gets lighter and messier, and everything is effortless.
No matter where you are, or what you’re doing this summer, there’s no reason effortless can’t equate to looking good all the time, right? Of course, with the heat waves that come with the summer months, the key is not to layer too much. This year, skin is in. Let your freckles peak through and bring out that radiance with a bit of highlighter, not to mention a bright lip to bring out those pearly whites.
Here, find our favorite beauty products to keep your look fresh and fun for your time in the sun.
1. Sunless Tanner
Comodynes Sunless Tanning Towelettes ($16) in 8-pack
Trying to keep yourself from too many UV rays this year? Make sure to have these celebrity-approved towelettes on hand for a natural glow.
2. Lip Balm
NYX #thisiseverything Lip Balm ($5)
Oribe Free Styler Working Hairspray ($42)
This stylist and editor-approved hairspray does all the work you need while also keeping your hair light and touchable. Summer waves, anyone?
Milk Holographic Stick ($28) in Supernova
Now is the time to let your holographic heart shine.
5. Bright Lipstick
MAC Lipstick/Fruity Juicy ($17) in Love at First Bite
Summer nights call for neon brights, so why not swipe on this bright pink when you’re spending a night on the town?
6. Loose Powder
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Powder ($6)
Dust this loose finishing powder to keep everything set without looking too heavy.
7. Dry Shampoo
Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam ($28)
Created by celebrity stylist Jen Atkin, this dry shampoo foam gently cleanses your strands without the need of water when you’re in a quick pinch to get out the door!
Too Faced Beach Bunny Bronzer ($30)
What’s a summer without some bronzer? This custom blend of shimmering shades is suitable for all skin tones.
9. Lip Tint
GlamGlow Poutmud Wet Lip Balm Tint ($19) in Sugar Plum
Take a dramatic color and tone it down for summer with this lip tint. With this extremely hydrating formula, your lips will thank you all summer.
What are your summer beauty must-haves? Let us know in the comments below!
[Images: Comodynes; NYX; Oribe; Ouai; Hard Candy; MAC Cosmetics; Sephora]