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.
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.
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.
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.
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.