WRITTEN BY Lesley Holland Downey
Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glace, Framboise and Blood Orange I’m not usually a fan of matte lips since they can accentuate lip wrinkles, but this one is comfortable to wear and not too matte. The handy slim shape also eliminates the need for a lip liner.
NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device I tried this device upon the recommendation of a fellow beauty junkie and was impressed with the side-by-side comparison of my treated areas vs. my normal side (on my eyes especially). The device lifted and de-puffed noticeably with mild microcurrent pulses.
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer This product offers believable bronze tones to warm up your skin, and it smells like cocoa butter for that “summer’s here!” feeling every time you apply it. Bonus—it’s super affordable.
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Your hair takes serious abuse in the warmer months—chlorine, sun exposure and salt water can dry out your tresses. This treatment does wonders for color-treated hair—or anyone who wants a little extra TLC.
Make P:rem UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Cream SPF 50+ I found this Korean sunscreen from a favorite beauty YouTuber. Mineral sunscreens minimize skin sensitivity and limit your exposure to chemicals—and this one is great under makeup.
it Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum I’m a big fan of It Cosmetics, and this serum immediately made my skin look and feel better. Try it under moisturizer during the day or in the evenings to amp up your glow.
Tata Harper Tata’s Daily Essentials Kit Looking for a way to “green” your beauty routine? This kit lets you try this eco-friendly organic brand in handy to pack travel sizes.
Boy Brow by Glossier Feel like your brows gets lighter in the summer? This little tube of tinted gel works wonders enhancing your brows by shaping and adding subtle volume.
Aquiesse Boardwalk Candle This candle has simply the most delicious, slightly masculine smelling scent, and it makes the best hostess gift for any summer occasion. Bonus—it’s made from soy, which means a cleaner, longer-lasting candle.
Atelier Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume Travel Spray in Vanille Incense and Orange Sanguine Move over Jo Malone! I love this brand’s modern take on perfume. You can layer them to create your own customized fragrance—I mix these two for the ultimate warm sunny scent.
St. Tropez Self Tanner and Mitt I am a firm believer in sunless tanning, and this one is the real deal. Follow the prep directions carefully, and take your time sweeping it on with the guide color to help you—you’ll love the results.