8 New Beauty Products to Keep Your Summer Glow Going Year-Round
Got good skin? In summer, many of us do, what with that magical combo of sun, salt water and vacay snoozing adding up to a beautiful complexion. Thanks to the spirit of beauty commerce, a bunch of new items have just hit the market to help us keep that summer look going. From a foolproof self-tanner to a gold-flecked hair spray, we’ve got you covered.
A sea change in self-tanning is here: Now you can touch up your tan without much fuss—and absolutely no mess—by spritzing on a no-stain water after your shower. It comes in three shades (pink for light, green for medium and violet for deep) and develops in a couple of hours without staining your clothes or bedding.
Moisturize with a little extra pizzazz by using an all-natural oil with a trace of golden shimmer.
Add a few drops of this luminizing formula into your usual makeup base and your face glows like you’ve just had a nap by the pool.
Fake that luminous sun-kissed glow with crystal-enhanced cream highlighters from Miranda Kerr’s makeup line, Kora Organics. There’s a pinkish one with crushed rose quartz (great for olive skin), a lavender hue with micro bits of amethyst (fab on dark complexions) and a silvery shade with ground clear quartz (perfect on lighter skin shades). Dab it onto your cheekbones and brow bones and run it down the bridge of your nose to attract the light.
Face Contour Stick
Makeup artist to the stars Gucci Westman developed her new one-shade-fits-all (it’s all about how much you layer on) contour stick over years of working to balance her clients’ faces for the red carpet and editorial work. There’s no warmth in the taupe hue, so it won’t make you look as though you mistakenly applied bronzer under your cheekbones, beneath your chin and on the sides of your nose (which are all the places you should apply it).
A two-in-one item: A quick dusting of the translucent medium deep shade around your face lends a translucent glow to your complexion and makes your makeup last up to 12 hours.
This is the one product we wish we could remember to use on the regular. A spritz under foundation primes the skin, and another spritz on top of it all makes your makeup last longer and imparts a dewy glow. This Japanese formula makes mere micronized water sprays obsolete, because this mist includes a skin-plumping toner that improves skin quality long-term.
Hair Shimmer Spray
Your cheekbones aren’t the only things glinting after a day in the sun. Fake a little bit of hair highlight with a few pumps of golden mica-enriched sea salt spray. (And mmm, it smells faintly of rose geranium.)