Did you recently attend brunch in a dress? Have Google flight searches populated your browser history? Has there been a sudden influx of Triangle Bikini pictures on your Instagram homepage? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you can officially perform a sun dance because you are well into the summer months.
Now, we’re sure you’ve taken it upon yourself to stock up on all of Spring/Summer 2015’s hottest trends, but what about your beauty regimen? We love the sun as much as your next Vitamin D-deprived Canadian, but putting your skin in danger by basking in the sun is hardly the solution to achieving a perfectly bronzed summer complexion. Read on for our guide to the only 5 beauty products you’ll need to score that Victoria’s Secret glow all summer long.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $56
This tube of wonder is otherwise known as the holy grail of summer beauty. Just one coat of it results in a flawless and dewy complexion, complete with UV protection.
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effect Faux Cils, $36
Waterproof mascara is the pillar of stability in one’s summer beauty regimen. Call it the bread of makeup. Safe to garnish, manipulate, or wear as a stand alone. However, finding the right waterproof mascara can be tricky. Some of them tend to be so stubborn that the removal process is not unlike a war, and your eyelashes are collateral damage. We’d like to save you from the trauma of said experience, and recommend YSL’s Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara, a miracle worker which gives you fluttering lashes and is easy to remove.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Gelee Bronzer, $38.83
We think the name says it all here. If like us, you too aspire to like to look like a bronze, shimmering goddess this summer, then this is the product for you.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips and Cheeks in Calypso Coral, US $32
Ditch your powder blush this summer. Not only does it give you a cakey appearance, it’s also no match for the humidity. Instead, complete your dewy, natural look with a cream blush which doubles as a lip balm.
The last thing you want is to pile makeup onto your face in the summer heat, which is why multi-tasking products are an essential. This cream stick can be applied to your cheeks, nose, lids, and dé©colletage to highlight, contour, and colour. Basically the Justin Timberlake of makeup.