Summer Beach Beauty TipsLooking hot when the temps soar isn’t always as easy-breezy as we’d like it to be. Hit your relaxed summer stride with melt-proof makeup, complexion-protecting hats, modest swimsuit cover-ups, plus sexy sunglasses and terrific totes.
Summer is the season of less. Women typically scale back on the makeup and clothing, and this is never truer than when we're hitting a warm-weather recreation spot. But let's face it, we want to look our best while baring the most. Read on for our roundup of summer-centric beauty and sizzling style products that'll help you quickly and easily look cool, chic and collected, even when the day is hotter than a habanero.
Waterproof Cosmetics: Stun in the Sun
While the only true beach beauty essential is a well-formulated sunscreen, it's good to know there's melt-proof makeup made for days in the blaze. Specialized mascaras keep lashes lovely: DiorShow Waterproof Mascara is one of the best, while any mascara gets instantly waterproofed with a lashing of Anastasia's Genius Topcoat. Stila's All Day Waterproof Liner, Bobbi Brown's Longwear Cream Shadow, and Make Up For Ever's luxe Aqua Cream make summer eyes sexy, while Laura Mercier's Secret Finish Primer, Mineral Pressed Powder (with an SPF of 15) or cult-fave Tinted Moisturizer are featherweight foundation alternatives. Amp up faux tans with a sweep or two of waterproof bronzer, and protect puckers with Bite Beauty's SPF 15 Sheer Balm. For less tress stress, try haircare products fortified with UV protection, and to maintain sea-siren locks, spritz in Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray when you can't get to the shore.