Updated: Jul 4, 2021
Nothing brings me more joy than feeling the summer sun beam on my skin during a hot summer day. Mentally I am always prepared for this moment, however my beauty kit often isn’t. Here’s a list of my summer beauty favorites for any and every beauty lover looking to enjoy a little fun in the sun.
Skin Care & SPF:
We all know that we must protect our skin during the hot summer months using sunscreen, however do you know that your skin needs this protection all year long.
Clinique Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50, retail value $28.50 is a beauty basic that provides protection in every season. With that, for deeper skin tones, Black Girl Sunscreen, retail value $15.99 has exploded into the marketplace filling a much needed gap for black women who avoided the use of sunscreen due to the white and lavender residue left behind by other brands. Supergoop Lipscreen SPF 40, retail value $22.00 provides an option for our lips, while Peter Thomas Roth Sunscreen Instant Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 45, retail value $30.00 is the perfect SPF touch-up companion. Lastly, for those looking for extra oil controlling properties, M.A.C Cosmetics Oil Control Lotion, retail value $16.00 is the perfect pre-sunscreen moisturizer that helps control oil without depriving the skin of moisture.
Have you noticed that the time you spend applying makeup during the summer months fail to compare to your typical winter beauty routine. Well, you are not alone. For those of us looking for quick summer beauty fixes, here are two of my favorites. Live Tinted Cosmetics Huestick, retail value $24.00 and Jones Road Miracle Balm, retail value $38.00. These two products can be applied on eyes, cheeks, lips, and body. They come in a variety of colors and are easy to travel with. These are literally my summer beauty heroes.
Bronzers & Mascaras:
The last two items work together to complete the look. The Lip Bar Bronzer + Blush Duo, retail value $22.00 is an Allure Best In Beauty Winner. This duo provides a bronzer, blush, travel brush, and mirror all in one lightweight compact. Next, Thrive Causemetics Mascara, retail value $24.00 closes out the list as another Allure Best In Beauty Winner. This mascara features groundbreaking technology that won’t clump, flake, or smear according to Thrive and its 19K+ 5 Star reviews. Shopping with Thrive also gives you the opportunity to shop with a cause. Learn more about their Bigger Than Beauty™️ impact.