10 beauty buys we’re excited to use this summer
It’s a great excuse to refresh your kit
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / October 11 2017
Soaring temperatures call for light fabrics, hats and sunglasses when you’re out (not to mention sunscreen), as well as a beauty kit overhaul. Here are the buys that are getting us ready for even hotter days to come.
St. Tropez Instant Tan Finishing Gloss
Nothing says summer skin like a subtle sheen all over. St. Tropez Instant Tan Finishing Gloss is a shimmery gel that applies like a dream, and can highlight parts of your body like an illuminator can for your cheekbones. Pay special attention to areas that receive the most light, such as your shoulders and collarbones. Top tip: Apply a layer of this product down the centre of your legs to visually lengthen your limbs.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara in Green and Blue
Get in the frivolous mood of the summer months with a bright mascara that can add a jolt of colour to your look, especially when you blink. Plus, this new mascara is cleverly designed and is seriously genius; Use the plastic brush side to lengthen and separate bare lashes, and try the bristled end to build volume.
La Mer The Genaissance Watery Lotion
The hot season is bound to dry up your skin in an instant. One way to nix this issue is by layering lightweight skin care instead of applying heavier formulas, which can feel like you’re overloading your face. The Genaissance Watery Lotion is specially infused with La Mer’s signature Miracle Broth to combat dehydration, and can be pressed into your skin with fingers before serum and moisturiser to supercharge your routine.
R+Co Sail Soft Wave Spray
Forget spending hours perfecting your ‘do this summer: go with loose texture that you can master in minutes. One easy way to achieve the look is by scrunching this R+Co product into damp or dry hair to construct loose waves and accentuate natural texture in hair. Bonus points go to its luminosity-boosting properties.
Raww Superfood Acai Berry Glow Illuminator
Acai berries may taste yummy in a blended breakfast bowl, but did you know that this superfood can also work to brighten your complexion over time? Swirl this illuminator onto cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose to highlight the area, and use a brush or even your fingers to blend it into your foundation.
Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Eyeshadow Palette in Vol. III Highlighting
We can’t decide what’s prettier: the beautiful mermaid-inspired palette design on the front, or the eight shimmery nude shades that work perfectly to build a smoky eye or how they can be blended together as a highlighter for cheeks.
The Great State Soothing Skin Balm
We’re dubbing this as our summer saviour this year. Made with honey, shea butter and coconut oil, this skin-loving balm can moisturise dry patches, save sore cuticles, treat rashes and even prevent ingrown hairs.
Palm Beach Collection Limited Edition The Boathouse Candle in Jasmine & Lime
Brighten up your home with this limited edition candle that captures the freshness of the sea shore. Besides jasmine and lime, this candle has been blended with lemon, rosewood, musk and vanilla for a smooth and creamy finish.
The Body Shop Coconut Oil Brilliantly Nourishing Pre-Shampoo Hair Oil
Your skin isn’t the only place on your body to dry out this summer; your hair can also become brittle and damaged from all the sun, sea salt and chlorine exposure over the warmer season. The solution is a pre-shampoo product, similar to a conditioner, which can smooth, detangle and strengthen your locks effectively without weighing hair down.
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Which product are you most looking forward to trying? Why? Tell us in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.