Summer Beauty Essentials
Harriet Fraser | On 15, Oct 2014
Spring has sprung and Summer is just around the corner, which means now is the time to pack your beach bag with these essential beauty buys for your next trip to Noosa, the GC or Byron. Avoid pasty-gone-pink for beautifully bronzed with our favourite picks to prepare and protect your skin for the sun, surf and sand.
Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF50
Sunscreen can often leave the face looking both shiny and greasy, which is why we love this product from Dermalogica. Simply add a few drops of Solar Defense Booster to your own moisturiser or foundation to give it a SPF50 protection factor. The most simple way to protect your skin from the harsh summer sun and avoid a greasy sheen.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer
While this product may be a little up there on the price range, retailing for around $86, we solemnly swear that this is a product worthy of a splurge. Available in a range of shades to suit every skin tone, this highlighter can be worn alone or mixed in with your foundation or moisturiser to add a hint of radiance to your skin. This really is the perfect potion for an instant post holiday glow.
Clarins Apres Sun Gel
While weâ€™re not ones to get in the way of post beach happy hour, Clarins After Sun Gel is a must have for those stepping from the beach to the bar. With Aloe Vera and Melon extracts to cool and restore sun drenched skin this product will work wonders while cocktail hour ensues.
Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask
Beachy hair, donâ€™t care? Summer calls for salt sprayed waves of long locks and carefree chignons, but hair often becomes brittle and damaged with chlorine during the warmer months. Protect your hair with Moroccan Oil’s Intense Hydrating Mask after a day in the sun or by the pool.
Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist
A refreshing facial mist to hydrate and tone the skin, this product is both refreshing and cooling and perfect during the warmer months. Spritz after cleansing, or when in need of a little freshen up, to hydrate your skin with a pretty-as-a-petal, rosewater scent.
Benefit Sun Beam Complexion Highlighter
The Summer edition of Benefit’s regular highlighter, this product has been enhanced with liquid bronzer to achieve illuminated, glowing, dewy skin. The perfect match to a new bikini and a pair of sandy feet.
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