8 New Beauty Finds We’re Obsessed with This Month
Summer breeze makes us feel fine—and so do our eight newest beauty obsessions. From a gel-cream moisturizer that instantly cools our skin to a perfume that makes us feel like we’re walking down the French Riviera, here are our most-loved picks this month.
Pai Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil
Meet a one-and-done cleanser that effortlessly whisks away all traces of makeup and doesn’t leave your skin feeling stripped of moisture. Quite the contrary, in fact—it’s packed with hydrating rosehip oil (Kate Middleton’s go-to skin-care ingredient).
Kiehl's Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream
Who wants a heavy moisturizer in the middle of summer? No one, that’s who. Luckily, Kiehl’s got the memo and created this delightful concoction that feels immediately cooling when you put it on and makes our skin look instantly plumper thanks to the hundreds of micronized calendula petals and flower extracts in the formula.
Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Liquid Illuminator
There’s a fine line between dewy and sweaty (just as there’s a fine line between glittery and glistening). This liquid highlighter gives you the best of both worlds: a dewy glisten that makes it look like you’ve just emerged from a weeklong detox with Gwyneth. True story.
Bumble and Bumble Leave-In Surf Cream
Why yes, it is possible to get the tousled texture of a sea-salt spray without the gritty crunch that usually comes with it. All you have to do is work this cream through towel-dried hair, twist your strands and let them air-dry for the softest beach waves you’ve never had (before this cream, that is).
Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream
Contour and bronzer: Those are two words that strike the fear of God in us because, well, we’ve all seen how horribly wrong they can go. Alas, what’s beauty without some experimentation? Though it looks alarmingly dark at first swatch, this creamy formula quickly yields to some light buffing using a fluffy brush.
Ilia Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment
We love a multipurpose product as much as the next gal, but seldom do they deliver on all of their claims. This whipped pigment is the exception. On cheeks, it gives you the prettiest flush; on lips and lids, it builds to a surprisingly bold finish. It comes in five shades, but we’re partial to “temptation,” a coral pink that flatters all skin tones.
Olive & June Cabana Crush Nail Art Stickers
Finally, nail art made easy. Just peel and place one (or ten) of these little stickers on your tips to instantly upgrade a basic mani. There are 36 decals in each pack and plenty of seasonal motifs to choose from, like flamingos, palm trees and tropical fruits.
Ellis Brooklyn Eau de Parfum in ‘Rives’
Inspired by the 1920s French Riviera (casual), this crisp scent is a unisex fragrance this editor actually shares with her gentleman friend. With notes of neroli, petitgrain and lavender, it smells bitingly fresh and sort of woodsy at first whiff but mellows into something softer and breezier with wear.