We’re in the throes of summer, and while most of us already have a sunscreen routine, a few reminders never hurt anyone. Apply sunscreen every hour or so, even waterproof formulas, while outdoors. If using a lotion, apply a liberal amount to cover the entire body.
Sunscreens are available in many different forms and scents. Two new and impressive launches this season are from Hawaiian Tropic and Coola. Coola Sport SPF 30 sunscreen spray – available in piña colada and citrus mimosa – contains 97 percent organic inactive ingredients. The cocktail-inspired scents are perfect for the beach or pool. The formula is packed with both anti-aging antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that work to improve the look of skin.
Hawaiian Tropic Dry Oil Clear Spray Sunscreen has that old-school scent that can transport us to childhood days at the beach. The formula also contains nourishing antioxidants and remains water-resistant for a full 80 minutes. With spray sunscreens, be sure to apply liberally all over the body. The spray dispenser makes it easy to underestimate how much protection you are getting, but the ease of application and nourishing ingredients make sprays a great way to shake up your sunscreen game.
Summer is the time to embrace glowing and natural looking makeup. Switching out products for lightweight versions can help you get there, but taking the glow to the next level requires a shimmer or highlighting product. Jane Iredale’s new Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion contains high impact golden flecks. Wear it alone for a natural look or mix it with a tinted moisturizer. Hard Candy’s budget-friendly Glow All The Way is a balanced, neutral bronzer. And the classic NARS Illuminator in Copacabana has a shimmery pearl finish. Apply all over the face by mixing with a moisturizer, or use on cheekbones, brow bones and the inner corners of the eyes to highlight and add radiance.
Gone are the days when makeup counters sold only lip gloss and lipstick for your pucker. Today’s cosmetic lines also offer liquid lipstick, nourishing tinted balms and creamy pencils. Crayons are the newest product on the market, and they’re perfect for summer. Promising the coverage of a lipstick or the sheerness of a lip gloss, a crayon applicator also delivers the precision of pencils. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon has high impact pigments with a matte finish. Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm nourishes while providing a sheer shine and wash of color. The more affordable Boots No. 7 Lip Crayon is sheer and glossy while still feeling like a lip balm. With so many options in coverage and finish, there is a lip crayon for every woman.