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Summer Musts

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Jul 07, 2016
Summer Musts


Summertime is all about the good ol’ sunshine-filled outdoors. Here are the summer faves we love to keep you protected and hydrated.


Gen Y Skin

Perricone MD Pre:Empt

Perricone MD is launching a millennial skin-care line, the Pre:Empt Series.  It has patented Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex that specifically helps Gen Y skin by fighting the first signs of aging. The line contains a pore refiner ($60), serum ($90), eye cream ($65), and hydrating cream ($75). Visit sephora.com.



On Trend: With Jamie Greenberg

Makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, whose clients include celebrities Kaley Cuoco, Rashida Jones, and many others, shares some beauty trends to look out for this summer. Greenberg says, “This summer things are going to be fun and playful. Instead of being bare faced, you’re going to be able to play a bit. Bold lips are back, but think vibrant colors that pop.” We like Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Electric Coral ($20, macys.com). Greenberg also believes that eyes might skip the shadow and just go for an electric-blue liner, like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos ($20, urbandecay.com). “I love that retro inner-water rim pencil smudged ever so effortlessly.” Lastly, Greenberg says we’re going to see dewy, bronzed, and flushed skin, so make sure to moisturize! She’s been using Bonne Bell Bronzing Gel ($4, drugstore.com) since seventh grade.


IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara


IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

What is it: Elastic stretch volumizing mascara transforms your lashes in one swipe.

What it does: The Elastic Stretch technology volumizes, conditions, and lengthens each and every individual lash.

Where to find it: $24, ulta.com

Beauty Must Haves

Lancome Miracle Cushion

Make miracles happen with Lancôme’s Miracle CC Cushion Color Correcting Primer. This liquid’s combo of corrective tones—pinky peach to combat darkness, purple to ditch dullness, yellow to conceal, and green to tone down redness— is an instant fix in one pat ($39.50, sephora.com).

La Mer The Perfecting Treatment

La Mer’s The Perfecting Treatment is a silky gel that helps to perfect tone and texture and reduce the appearance of prominent pores ($240, lamer.com).

Hairmax Density Bundle

The HairMax Density Bundle consists of products to make locks denser and fuller. It includes a shampoo, conditioner, and revitalizer, which deeply cleanses and exfoliates the scalp to help hair growth ($50, hairmax.com).

Ole Henriksen Facial Waters

Tote the Ole Henriksen Facial Waters in your bag this summer to keep skin glowing,  oil-free, and hydrated. Available in Truth, Grease Relief, and Nurture Me ($22 each, sephora.com).

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream New You

Great for any skin type, Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream is an old-fashioned formula with six rare African oils, providing hydration for hours. The plantain extract restores firmness and elasticity and green tea and caffeic acid battle aging and inflammation ($60, sephora.com).

Manuka Doctor Drops of Crystal Beautifying Bi-Phase Oil New You

Live the hive life with Manuka Doctor’s Drops of Crystal Beautifying Bi-Phase Oil. With ingredients like bee venom and Manuka honey, this daily salve evens skin tone and brightens complexion. Plus Kourtney Kardashian is a fan of the brand ($40, cvs.com).

H2O+ Makeover

H2O+ Beauty Relaunch New You

Beauty brand H2O+, known for their paraben and phthalate free skin care, bath, body, and hair care products, is getting a major makeover. They are relaunching their formulations and packaging for 47 skus. The Milk collection combats dry skin and includes a body wash ($18), body butter ($22), and body scrub ($18). There’s also face products like Elements Fresh Powder Exfoliator ($28) and Cleansing Stick ($28). The Infinity+ Wrinkle Delay Cream SPF 30 ($58) stops wrinkles in their tracks and protects against moisture loss, while the Waterbright Illuminating Night Cream ($54) is clinically proven to enhance skin’s radiance, brightness, and texture. Pair those two with the Oasis Hydrating Eye Balm ($28), which reduces dark circles and puffiness, and you’ll be getting carded at restaurants again! The entire collection is available at h2oplus.com.

Summer Hair Care

The hair acts as a barricade between our skin and the sun’s rays, so it’s important to protect the hair follicles. For a pre-sun treatment, try Macadamia Professional’s Endless Summer Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil. It protects locks from harmful rays, hydrates, and helps minimize loss of color, dryness, and damage ($20, macadamiahair.com). After a long day in the sun, sit in the AC and relax with the Phyto Phytoplage Sublime After Sun Hair & Body Oil. Infused with a unique blend of botanical oils, this ultra hydrating product nourishes, renews, and revives hair ($40, sephora.com). Paraben-free Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner hydrates your locks after a sunny summer day ($4.50, garnierusa.com).


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