[By Candice B.]
Whether you’re heading to the Bahamas for a beach vacay or lounging by your local pool this summer, these 5 beauty essentials are total must-haves to keep you looking flawless in every selfie uploaded on IG!
Essence Pure Nude Makeup
The minimal, natural foundation look is full in force past seasons and will continue well into summer 2016. This is a brilliant lightweight foundation that gives you that desirable, dewy “no-makeup feel”. The last thing you want on a sultry midsummer afternoon is to suffocate your skin underneath a thick layer of foundation. It has a thin lightly moisturizing formula that applies very, very easily onto skin and absorbs well without accentuating dryness or laying on top of skin unnaturally. However, it doesn’t cover up imperfections 100% so a good concealer might come in handy for stubborn blemishes.
Available from www.target.com
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
It’s annoying enough to have to ensure your makeup is outlasting sweat when the temperature rises, and even worse to have to worry if a crashing wave is going to wash off your meticulously drawn cat eyes. From thin, precise lines to thick, dramatic looks, this waterproof liquid formula glides on with ease, dries quickly and won’t smudge or run upon contact with moisture. The fine marker-like tip offers precise application for everyone from novices to pros and results in beautifully defined eyes that will leave a lasting impression.
Available from www.stilacosmetics.com
Hardy & Co. Lush Lash
With summer makeup, waterproof mascara or eyelash extensions are non-negotiable beauty essentials to keep your peepers popping at all times. However, repeated and frequent use can lead to brittle, weakened or even permanently damaged lashes. Hardy & Co. Lush Lash helps you get round this and offers an ‘eyeful’ of benefits when applied under your waterproof mascara onto your natural or extended eyelashes. It lengthens lashes by stimulating growth and strengthening existing follicles, darkens them by deepening their natural colour, adds more curveand improves shine and lustre with two naturally occurring polymers and silk proteins.When used regularly, Lush Lash forms part of your daily eye care regime to nourish and condition eyelashes, encouraging a longer life cycle and therefore fuller and sexier lashes.
Available from www.sloaneshop.com
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush
Cheeks won’t streak or fade in summer with this silky powder formula that glides over the skin for a subtle wash of colour and an “all-day-flush”. Paraben free and with silicone-coated pigments which provide better adhesion to the skin and help withstand water for extended wear, it also contains L-Lysine, an amino acid found naturally in the skin that helps increase the blush’s long-wearing and water-resistant properties. This sheer powder is available in 3 delectably trendy shades of medium rose pink, shimmering hot pink and soft tangerine, and is buildable for a customized look.
Available from www.cargocosmetics.com
Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor
Perhaps the most important aspect of every beach selfie is the lip colour you choose. Luckily, the myriad of SPF-infused shades makes this an easy feat. For a richly pigmented red lip number that never goes out of style, Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor with SPF 12 sunscreen has you covered in its captivating shade. This deeply replenishing gem is infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane which allows lips to stay moist, soft and comfortable for up to 8 hours. In addition, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E and the added sunscreen help keep lips safe from environmental aggressors so they’ll look and feel healthier from summer to fall. The stay true colour won’t feather, flake or fade, to ensure that your pout will always look picture-perfect!
Available from www.lancome-usa.com