1. Dior ‘Diorskin’ Shimmer Star Pressed Powder in Pop Diamond ($43, neimanmarcus.com) – This summer allow your skin to pop with this magnificent shimmer from Dior. It is enriched with Jeweled Microdust that takes shimmer to the next level. The compact come with five micro-shimmering tones set that dress your skin with irresistible sparkle. The shimmer is ultrafine super-blendable and melts into skin for a sheer, radiant luminosity. Shimmer over forehead, temples, cheekbones and chin. Or anywhere else that needs a little something extra.
2. N.Y.C New York Color Minute! Fast Dry Enamel ($1.99, newyorkcolor.com for a retailer near you)- In the summer you don’t have time to sit around to let your nail polish dry so thats why N.Y.C. Fast Dry Enamel is a must have this season. This quick drying formula with minerals features 26 cutting edge shades with high impact shine. It is infused with high levels of pigment for brilliant color & a touch of shimmer for dramatic depth and shine. And I love that they all have cute New York City destination names like Bryant Park, East Village and Uptown.
3. Laura Geller Barely There Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($30, laurageller.com)- No one wants to wear a heavy, pore clogging foundation in the hot sun during the summer. That’s why finding a light tinted moisturizer is key to a great summer makeup look. Laura Geller’s tinted foundation is not only a lighty tinted foundation but also a sunscreen with a SPF 20 and an antioxidant moisturizer. It contains light-diffusing mineral pigments that help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while providing protection against UVA/UVB rays. It is also hypoallergenic and water-resistant. This is the foundation you will live in for the rest of the summer.
4. Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter ($10.50, carolsdaughter.com)- During the summer you have to work extra hard to keep your hair hydrated and conditioned. This blend of essential oils of lavender, rosemary, and ylang-ylang makes it easier to keep your hair looking its best. This creamy butter softens the hair, minimizes breakage, and conditions with nourishing shea butter, almond oil, and cocoa butter, making it a perfect choice for this season.
5. Too Faced Mermaid’s Treasure Beauty Collection ($32.50, sephora.com) – What girl doesn’t dream about being a beautiful mermaid? Well Too Faced can’t make that dream come true but they can make another one a reality. The dream for a kit of must-have summer essentials packed in an adorable mermaid bag. The sea-inspired set contains a best-selling bronzer, a longwearing lip gloss and a mascara that wraps your lashes in tubes of waterproof, smudge-proof color. Perfect for a vacation or just a hot date. These will become your go to products for the summer.
6. Burberry Classic Summer Fragrance ($49, sephora.com)- Nothing quite like a classic. Make this summer a classic one by stocking up on Burberry’s Classic Summer Fragrance. This is a limited edition, summer version of Classic, Burberry’s signature scent for women. In keeping with the contemporary, pebble-shaped design of the original bottle, the packaging features a pink and white “Summer rope” pattern inspired by the fashion house’s most recent collection. Inside the bottle is a fragrance comprised of crisp fruits, delicate flowers, and cool woods, making it perfect for a hot summer’s day.
7. Phyto Plage Moisturizing Hair & Body Wash ($20, phyto.com)- It is important this summer to wash the salt, sand and chlorine out of the hair after spending time at the beach or in the pool. This refreshing two-in-one shower gel can will clean your hair and body gently. Phyto Plage Moisturizing Hair & Body Wash is made with a combination of bamboo, marrow and wood cellulose to help rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film and restore moisture to the hair fiber. Hair and skin are left soft and hydrated.
8. Get Wet Waterproof Highlighter and Bronzer from It Cosmetics ($32, itcosmetics.com) – No matter how wet or sweaty you get this summer this revolutionary product will stay put. It not only allows you give yourself an all over bronze and radiant glow but can also use powders and bronzers to contour your entire body. Sculpt your face to hide a double chin or accentuate your jawbone. Sculpt your abs to look thinner or even use it to make your breasts look larger or smaller. Get Wet will help bring out your inner goddess and help you look better from head to toe in a party dress, swimsuit and everything in between.
9. Hair Rules Kinky Curling Creamstyling for Kinky Hair ($20, hairrules.com)- Put down the heat tools and let your curls be free this summer with this amazing hair cream. This ultra-moisturizing curling cream transforms spongy ‘fro and kinks into bouncy, luscious spirals, simply and effortlessly. It stretches and defines tightly wound tresses without chemical or thermal manipulation. And it eliminates shrinkage and banishes frizz in a single step for wash-and-go results. Ideal for beautiful summer hair.
10. Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip ($17, sephora.com)- Waterproof beauty items used to be hard to find and harder to use. Not anymore with top quality lines like Make Up For Ever making waterproof products that are not only waterproof but longwearing and easy to use. There Aqua Lip Pencil glides on with vitamin E and jojoba wax that makes the application easier and more comfortable on the lips. No more pulling and tugging. And no need to worry about your liner washing away as you play in the pool or the beach.
11. LAVANILA The Healthy Lip Shine in Vanilla Coconut ($14, lavanila.com) – Natural Pampering Ingredients Nature’s ultimate high shine experience. A sheer wash of color gives lips a long lasting, luminous glow while powerful anti-oxidants deliver 30 essential vitamins, minerals & amino acids that nourish and hydrate. Now that’s healthy.
12. CARGO Water Resistant Bronzer ($28, cargo.com)- A longwearing, water-resistant bronzer that is specifically formulated to bestow a summer glow from head to toe. The specialized formula contains a unique silicone-coated talc that provides better adhesion to the skin and withstands water and perspiration. This bronzer offers a universally flattering medium bronze shade and micronized light diffusers work to ensure a gorgeously natural, non-shiny glow.