Review, Photos: Best Summertime Makeup, Skin And Hair Products: BeautyStat.com Editor Must-Have Picks
BeautyStat is for the beauty obsessed, and our staff of dedicated writers are no exception. In every article we strive to give nothing but the facts whether it is shown through fearlessly barefaced before/after photos, countless swatches or trustworthy — and sometimes critical — verdicts. This summer, our loyal beautynistas have joined together in this article to share with us their can’t-live-without products for the summer. Whether it is a cosmetic, hair or skin care product, these beauty addicts know what they are talking about! Read on to see what BeautyStat’s writers can’t survive this summer without — a tough task to take on, but accomplished nonetheless.
“Through Twitter, I discovered Sunday Riley‘s product line, and after sampling her products for review, I fell for this one: Good Genes Treatment ($105.00). I have since seen an incredible difference in how my skins looks and feels — numerous people have asked me what procedure I have had?! It definitely has brightened my skin and has also evened out the skin tone as well. I do believe it has given me a more youthful appearance, which to me is priceless.” – Nicole Gordon Levine, senior beauty writer
“In the summer months, my skin goes bonkers and it’s hard for me to find a moisturizer that gives protection as well as agrees with my foundation and skin. I can’t live without my Bobbi Brown Protective Face Lotion ($48.00). This product works under any foundation I decide to use for the day, and keeps me looking fresh. I also like to use this when I do my brides’ makeup; I have a ton of primers I like to use, but this is my go-to moisturizer every summer. It’s oil-free and great for really sensitive skin.” – Erin Sutera, senior beauty writer and makeup artist [Follow Erin on Twitter @erinlee24]
“Ever since I discovered that my hair is constantly thirsty, I’ve been on the hunt for a conditioner or treatment that really works to combat and smooth my desert-dry hair. Finally, my prayers have been answered with Carol’s Daughter Monoi Reparing Hair Mask ($29.00) It has a rich, creamy texture that moisturizes, while the scent leaves my hair smelling so fresh — and virtually stops breakage! I try a lot of different products, but this is one I would actually invest in again and again.” – Jill Goldsberry [Follow Jill on Twitter @beautygazette]
“I use a variety of products to keep my skin problem free. Being a cosmetic researcher helps me to choose the correct product apt for my skin especially. I must admit, I have oily to normal combination skin, but a very oily T-Zone, and, as an effect, I face the problem of acne due to oil clogging my facial pores. To fight my pimples I use Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser ($5.99) which contains salicylic acid.” - Rinki Pramanik, biotechnologist & cosmetic researcher
“In the summer, I love CHANEL’s Cristalle Eau De Parfum Spray ($85.00) — the perfect warm weather fragrance. It’s light, refreshing and so wearable; a generous splash or spray cools me down instantly. Some of the other notes in it are lemon, bergamot, hyacinth, jasmine, oak moss and wood. I buy a big bottle in May and by September, I’ve used every last drop; I wish I could take a bath in it!” – Yona McDonough
“I have found the best product to get me through what looks like is going to be a very hot summer: bareMinerals Wanderlust Beach Collection ($39.00), which includes Chic Radiance All-Over Face Color, Cabana Eyecolor (a sun-kissed toffee), Tidal Wave Eyecolor (a gilded celadon), Round The Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 9 PM (chocolate suede), Natural Lipgloss in Iced Champagne (a shimmering nude beige) and an adorable green and white cosmetic bag. I was looking for a quick, easy way to get ready in the morning and still look fantastic; I really love this makeup and it looks great day or night!” – Deanna Perl
“Unlike so many tinted moisturizers that leave your face shinier than an oil slick, MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 ($30.00) provides a natural, healthy glow to the skin. It’s sheer but has buildable coverage, with just enough pigment to subtly even out skin without causing breakouts. Added bonus: the SPF keeps you safe from those harsh summer rays.” – Christiana Molina
“Well, as BeautyStat’s resident ‘Curl Gurl’ (lol), I must take care of my mane! My curls must always look their best, especially with all the fun in the sun I have (which means lots of beach, pool and harmful UV rays). As a diehard Ouidad fan, I simply LOVE Ouidad’s Sun Shield, Sun & Sport Leave-In Conditioner (8.5 oz; $15.00) It protects my curls, color and smells great. You’ll never catch me without this hair product!” – Evelyn Lugo
“As soon as summer hits, my T-Zone and chin celebrate by producing enough oil to keep a drilling company in business. I constantly use Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens ($10.00) throughout the day; when you have bangs like I do, you have to keep the forehead as matte as possible. Also, these linens are extremely durable — they have the added benefit of green tea infused into ever sheet and last a pretty long time at 100 sheets a pack.” - Theresa Romano, BeautyStat editor/fact-checker [Follow Theresa on Twitter @there_esa]
“In the summer, we all want to look glowy and beautiful! To enhance your natural skin tone, as well as your tan, I LOVE using bronzers! I have several favorites ranging from drugstore to high-end, shimmers to mattes. My current summer favorite has been MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Dark Deep ($29.00). This can be applied sheer to the entire face for a nice bronzed effect, or you can use this as a color to contour your face with since it’s matte.” – Dawn Santamarina [Check out Dawn’s YoutTube Channel here and follow her on Twitter @missdawn1012]
“Summer is all about that sun-kissed glow, but wrinkles and sun damage are never in style. I adore the Million Dollar Tan Dark Sunless Tanning Solution ($26.00; 4oz) because it’s the perfect tanner to use during those hot summer months. You either spray it directly onto your skin and rub it in, mix it with your moisturizer and work it into the skin, or spray it onto a blending brush — which helps you to evenly distribute it. The tan is always even and natural, lasting for such a long time.” – Yevy Yelkina
“Juicy lips are a great complement to healthy skin. That’s why Fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50) in Sugar Plum Tinted not only moisturizes and adds a sheer pop of color to lips, but it smells and tastes lemony great — and protects lips from the sun with an adequate SPF index. This dependable go-to has me ready for the summertime!” – Michelle Kuo
“As the months of outdoor time and lovely rays begin, my future starts to look a bit less than smooth. That’s why I reach for my Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sun Protection SPF 55 ($10.99). It not only has an SPF of 55, but it also acts as a pseudo primer — prepping skin for foundation while leaving the face feeling clean and fresh. The sheer liquid glides on without that horrible greasy feeling and can even be used without foundation. A great product that doesn’t feel like sunscreen, but gives that necessary sun protection!” – Yiannoula Choros
So, tell us ladies… Do you use any of these wonderful summertime products like our loyal writers? Or, do you have your own? What is your can’t-live-without product for summer? Comment and let us know below!
- Theresa Romano
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