If you caught this post on my picks for self-tanners this summer, you’ll remember that I have the honor of being a judge for the AOL Summer Beauty Awards! And today, I’m excited to share more of my absolute favorite products that I’ve been testing out this past month that have become staples in my summer beach bag!
Awarding beauty products top honors in the summer is kind of a big deal. Because think about it: summer weather sometimes ain’t pretty. Sweating in the heat, hair turning straw-like from the chlorine or salt water, greasy faces from sunscreen… no bueno. So to find ones that withstand all that? And not only withstand, but become absolutely necessities in your summertime beauty routine? Award worthy, indeed!
ALTERNA ‘Bamboo Beach – Summer Sun Recovery Spray’ Leave-In Conditioner: Want your hair to smell like a tropical vacation in paradise? This. Is. It. Y’all. This stuff smells unreal amazing! I can’t get enough! It’s formulated to moisturize, improve manageability, enhance shine, and protect hair from future damage. It’s also infused with complete color and UVA/UVB protection, AND it helps combat the damaging effects of the sun, pool, and saltwater. I absolutely love it! It’s perfect for spritzing through your hair before and after a day at the pool and/or beach.
AMOREPACIFIC ‘Resort’ Sun Protection Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+: Sunscreen for the face can be so tricky. So many products leave your face white or an oil slick! This is a game-changer. It’s an easy to throw in a bag stick in gorgeous gold packaging that smells divine. It’s so easy to rub on pre-makeup or without makeup, especially in the sensitive areas like your eyes, lips, and nose. It’s packed with antioxidants which doesn’t cause irritation like many sunscreens do (no stingy eyes!) and it’s formula is smooth, bendable, and lightweight. So, you can easily re-apply throughout the day and not look like a ghost!
Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Protect + Perfect: This is a fabulous option if you’re not wanting to wear your normal makeup but need a little bit of color correction. I’ve said it before, but OIL in a facial product is actually your friend! I promise! The argan oil and green tea in this product neutralizes the natural oils in your face, making you feel hydrated and have a glowing completion. Your skin goes through a lot in the summer: sweaty heat and AC are two harsh extremes! So sometimes your face just doesn’t know what to do with itself. Sometimes I find I’m an oily and flakey dry mess and this helps! I have oily/combination skin and I love this stuff for a day where I want a ‘no-makeup’ look. You could also use it under your makeup, but I really recommend this stuff for an easy one-step option. Note: it’s not waterproof, so you’ll need to reapply as needed!
boscia White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray: If you’re a full makeup in summer kinda gal OR just use a little pressed powder….This. This is liquid gold. But really, it’s my absolute new favorite makeup setting spray! I love that this product comes from a natural and botanical skincare line, so they really focus their efforts in skincare and not just makeup. I really believe that’s why it works so well! I have used countless high-end and drugstore makeup setting sprays and none withstand a full face of makeup on a hot summer’s day. Most leave your sunscreen and whatever kind of makeup you’re wearing melted off your face eventually. But this? Nothing can stop this! I used this the day we shot at and enjoyed Waterworld and I kid you not – after sunning, splashing, riding rides, AND showering off…. I barely needed to touch up for a date with my husband later that night. I’m telling you – it’s a miracle product. I so wish I had known about this for our wedding! I absolutely would have used it to keep things matte and finished for the day.
So that’s my latest round-up! I wouldn’t steer you wrong in the world of summer beauty, I promise. These products really are gems! And if you want to see what other bloggers and judges are also raving about, don’t forget to check out the products and reviews on the AOL Summer Beauty Awards page!
Happy summer beautifying!
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