July and heat pretty much go hand and hand and this can definitely throw off a girl’s beauty routine. Even through the humidity and the temperatures are rising, it’s important to look and feel amazing no matter where you are. To me, summer beauty is about ease (a routine that does take forever) mixed with bright, bold and juicy colors. Perfect and radiant skin – not caked with makeup – is the perfect pallet for this summer’s fruity colors. When you travel, remember to never least home without your face and lip masks. Don’t you want to look even better while away? Obviously. Keep at least three fun lip colors with you always, so you can really mix it up, and express yourself. Lip and cheek stains are the best solution for sticky weather, which is why I prefer these lighter textures to gloss and cream based formulas. Glowy doesn’t mean greasy, so if your favorite face oil is too heavy for this time of the year, try mixing them in with a lighter cream or tinted moisturizer. And when it comes to the nails, try something bright, even if it’s just for the weekend. To help inspire your summer beauty switcheroo, I’m giving you a list of what products I’m currently obsessing over. This is my effortless summer July Glow Guide.
Onymoly Luminous Goddess Aura Beam Luminizer – Get a goddess-worthy glow with this Korean wonder! This multi-tasker exfoliates and moisturizes with natural oils like almond and jojoba and plumps with marine collagen and caffeine. Love it…technology mixed with prettiness.
Peripera Peri’s Water Tint Lip Stain – Can we talk about how CUTE this baby is?! Another Korean favorite, this lightweight, juice-inspired lip stain covers lips with a single swipe. Formulated with nourishing fruit complexes, is long-lasting, super-bright and comes in a variety of colors.
Maison Martin Margiela ‘Replica’ Beach Walk EDT – Just because you didn’t make it to the beach last weekend doesn’t mean you cant fake it. Beach Walk combines fresh and radiant notes of bergamot, coconut milk, lemon, pink pepper, and musk that evokes hints of the ocean, and captures the carefree bliss of a summer day.
Sunday Riley Isis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil – Who said we shouldn’t use a face oil in the summer? This rose-based, anti-wrinkle face oil protects against environmental damage and premature aging for radiant, youthful-looking skin. Packed with super amazing ingredients like pomegranate seed oil, wild carrot seed oil, chai seed oil and tomato seed oil, this oil is sure to restore your skin’s texture, hydration and radiance.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15 – This liquid bronzer goes on like silk and feels like almost nothing under your finger tips. The color is perfectly bronze. I love this, so will you.
Benefit Cosmetics Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm – This hydrating, fruity, tinted lip balm that conditions and glides on sheer is to-die-for. It sweeps on juicy flavor and nourishes lips with its conditioning formula. It’s great for wearing alone or layering with your favorite lipstick.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Nail Lacquer Violine Surrealiste – I love this deep purpley fuchsia color. It’s like summer’s navy. It’s even enriched with moisturizing and nail-strengthening Chil Rose Oil to strengthen nails.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask (Limited Edition Soothing Apricot) – I never EVER leave home without my Tata mask. This award-winning beta-hydroxy treatment works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin – without causing downtime or irritation. It literally does it all: Delivers instant glow, minimizes the appearance of pores and improves texture for smooth, glowing skin. You need it.
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask Champagne – I am obsessed with Bite’s lip mask, and Champagne is the newest version. I can’t sleep at night without applying it to my lips. It improves the texture of my lips so that they’re more hydrated, healthier-looking, soothed, and softer feeling. I swear it has really plumped them too.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro – Please tell me you have tried Armani’s massively popular lip stain?! This is the first lip stain with a comfortable velvet texture and a radiant finish, sans stickiness. If you are into bold red and pink lips, you will love. You can use a little for that “popsicle stained” look, or apply liberally for a bolder look. Lips appear instantly plumped and radiant. I personally love 504 Ecstasy and 402 Chinese Lacquer.