by Jessica Pigza
Summer is the perfect time for a beauty bag refresh! Your skincare needs tend to change as the temperature rises so it’s important your beauty bag reflects that. With so many new products available, it’s easy to give your beauty bag a summer refresh. Below are some of the new makeup and beauty products I’ve found that can help you get through these super hot months. And if you need some summer nail inspiration, check out the GYPO Summer Nails blog. Is your beauty bag ready?
This liquid blush by Saie is perfect for achieving that natural, summer, dewy look. A little goes a long way with this water-based gel blush. It has a blendable, creamy finish to give your skin a healthy glow and it comes in four different shades. Bonus, it’s a clean beauty product!
Help soothe irritated skin and calm redness with ingredients like avocado, ceramide-5, rice milk, and allantoin in Glow Recipe’s Avocado Ceramide Redness Relief Serum. Skin barrier health is strengthened, resulting in more hydrated, resilient skin. This product has been dermatologist-tested and clinically proven to reduce redness over time.
I am obsessed with eye shadow, I probably have way more than I need but that didn’t stop this limited-edition eyeshadow palette from NARS from catching my eye. It features nine rich and warm bronze and golden tones that are all paraben free. It’s highly pigmented and goes on smooth to help create a dewy look perfect for summer. Use a single color to create a soft eye or combine to create your own custom color.
I don’t know about you but I spend most of my summer trying to keep my hair out of my face. Scunci just released a new headwrap collection at Target and the selection is beyond cute! I honestly can’t decide which one is my favorite. The headwraps are made of soft, plush satin and the stretchable back keeps it from feeling too tight. Wear it with your hair down or make it the finishing touch to your messy bun or top knot.
Help improve skin’s texture with Pacifica Vegan Collagen Skin Solve. This 3-in-1 formula primes, blurs, and hydrates skin. It’s also clean and silicone-free. It’s got a smooth, creamy texture that creates a flawless base whether you’re applying foundation or going au naturel.
Sugar scrubs are a perfect addition to your summer beauty regimen. They help clear away dead skin cells to reveal fresh, soft, glowing skin. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrubs come in a variety of amazing scents and are gentle enough for even sensitive skin. This product continually pulls five-star ratings with the only complaints coming from picking the wrong scent however most stores have an excellent return policy ensuring you’re not stuck with a scent you don’t like. This is one of my favorite finds for the summer!
Help create that fresh from the beach glow with bareMinerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer combo. This is a talc-free, blush and bronzer hybrid that is clean, fragrance free, and vegan. It comes in three different shades and contains light reflecting pearls that help smooth over imperfections.
It’s great to give hair a break from drying and styling, especially during the summer. Bumble and bumble’s Bb.Don’t Blow It Thick (H)air Styler is the perfect answer to thick, unruly, air-dried hair. Use a small amount of this leave-in cream on towel dried hair starting at the middle of the hair shaft and work your way down. Brush, fluff and allow your locks to dry naturally. This product will help reduce frizz and add control to air-dried hair. This product works best on medium to thick hair.
Josie Maran Argan Pro-Retinol Eye Cream boasts firmer, smoother, hydrated eyes with zero irritation which is great news for those with sensitive eyes. This eye cream is great for all skin types and contains 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil which is a rich source of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E. This eye cream may be for you if you battle fine lines or wrinkles, loss of firmness/elasticity, and dark circles.
There’s a reason people are addicted to Dior’s Addict Lip Glow. This iconic Dior lip balm is infused with color-reviver technology that adapts to the pH of you lips to reveal a custom glow for up to six hours. It contains 97 percent natural-origin ingredients including cherry oil, shea butter, and sunflower waxes. Lip Glow offers both custom color and lip care that go beyond enhancing your lips natural color. It comes in multiple shades and can we all just acknowledge how cute the packaging is?
It’s not unusual to ditch the heavy foundations and opt for something a bit lighter in the summer. Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20 is a cult classic with its lightweight formula that is perfect for providing sheer coverage that is both buildable and moisturizing. It comes in a variety of skin tones as well as a full and travel size and is free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.
Help keep your blond looking fresh and not brassy with amika’s Bust Your Brass Collection which consists of a Blonde Purple Repairing Shampoo, a Blonde Purple Repairing Conditioner, and a Blonde Purple Intense Repair Hair Mask. This product is recommended for all hair types and helps combat dryness, damage, slit ends, and breakage.
I’m not going to lie, I didn’t really see the big benefit of these but now I can say I’m a believer in the Metal Facial Cooling Globes by Sephora Collection. They can be used as is or put in the fridge 15 minutes prior for some added coolness. Not only do they help cool skin and reduce puffiness but they can also help with migraine pressure points. My favorite is using them after a day in the sun to help cool my skin.
Keeping makeup simple over the summer is one of my goals, however keeping a strong brow can make all the difference. The Brow Cheat Refillable Hair-Like Eyebrow Pencil from Charlotte Tilbury is a refillable micro-precision pencil that mimics the micro-effect of real-life tiny hairs. It boasts 16 hour wear free from smudging as well as being water and humidity proof. It comes in eight different shades and includes a spoolie on the other end for shaping.
Protect your face from sun damage with Supergoop! Mineral Sheerscreen SPF 30. A totally sheer, weightless, 100 percent–mineral daily sunscreen lotion that provides SPF 30 protection and even shields skin from blue light. When first put on it may show a subtle white cast but that will fade in a few minutes leaving you with healthy, hydrated, and protected skin!
Can’t make up your mind on what beauty products you’d like to add? Try one of Ulta’s Summer Beauty Bags! It’s a collection of 10 products all designed to leave your skin feeling fresh and ready to go. Items are travel size giving your just enough to decide which products are a keeper plus it all comes and in a cute little bag!