Of course you should always carry sunscreen but there are some other summer beauty essentials that you shouldn’t be without. Whether you are headed to a summer BBQ, a ballgame or the beach, you can keep your makeup and hair fresh by using the right products.
So, Summer is here! In honor of the three glorious months of sunshine and fun ahead of us, Teen Vogue’s beauty team each pulled together a list of their absolute top five must-have beauty buys. Chill out, and enjoy!
To hide small imperfections, you can use a little concealer. You only need to use a little bit, otherwise it will look unnatural in the sunlight. Before heading out into the sun, using a small, fine brush, dot a small amount of the concealer onto the area you are trying to cover. Blend until it becomes one with your skin. Avoid getting concealer into the small wrinkles. It will enhance them, making them more noticeable.
“A very black shade will make eyes pop and it’s a great security blanket for looking fabulous,” says Toronto-based makeup and hair artist David Goveia. If you already have dark lashes, you might want to try a clear mascara to give your lashes a nice sheen. “It can also be used on brows,” he says.
Unlike pressed powder blush, cream blush blends easily into bare moisturized skin and leaves a dewy, healthy-looking finish. Blend a sheer coral shade onto the apples of cheeks and up toward the temple.
The high humidity can leave our hair feeling a little more dirty than usual. Rather than washing it more often try a dry shampoo that will leave your locks feeling refreshed and with an added bonus of body – what more can you ask for? Batiste have a new smell that is perfect for summer, the coconut and exotic tropical scent will leave you with happy memories of trips abroad.
While we’re all about an au natural beauty look, sometimes you need a lip gloss that’s just as hot as the temperatures outside. For that, we must direct you to Topshop’s amazing new beauty line and suggest picking up their Gloss ($10) in Heatwave as soon as you possibly can. It’s the perfect semi-sheer orange red hue (very Prada if we do say so) and will definitely give you the perfect pout.
A lightweight base is great for the summer months, instead of using your thick foundation and powders show off your natural complexion by using a tinted moisturiser. We use Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser ($78). It has a sheer formula with a hint of colour to give your complexion a healthy glow, plus an added bonus of SPF 20.