Let’s face it: we all feel a little prettier in the summertime. Sun-kissed skin, wind-blown, natural hair and minimalistic makeup all complement each other for a less-is-more look.
Although it’s easier to sit poolside or run a few errands with a bare face, some summer events require a bit more effort; instead of caking on makeup or relying on lots of products, highlight your natural assets with these summer beauty must-haves.
Sunscreen is the ultimate beauty secret; by actively protecting your skin, you’re setting yourself up to look more youthful and radiant, now and in the future. Most times, you can even find multiple products in one, such as a moisturizer, skin perfecter and sunscreen.
Whether you spend your days in the pool or the weather is excruciatingly hot, waterproof mascara is a summer staple that will benefit everyone. Longer lashes can complete any makeup look, regardless if you’re pairing it with a few other products or using it by itself.
A neutral nail polish
Summer = sandals season. If you’re anything like me, your days are spent either barefoot or in comfortable sandals, and being self-conscious of your toes is the worst feeling. Since jewelry is less common in warmer weather, a neutral polish, such as light pink or white, is the perfect summer accessory.
Sometimes a pop of color is all you need. Powder makeup, whether it’s foundation or blush, looks cakier as the weather gets hotter. By choosing a liquid product, your skin will thank you for not being suffocated. It lasts longer, too!
A soft eyeliner
Paired with the glow of your perfectly tan skin, highlighter will give an extra shimmer to complete your dewy look. A little bit goes a long way and can completely transform your natural makeup look.
Standing alone or paired with these other products, any of the listed summer beauty must-haves will heighten your natural beauty, without stealing the show.