Hit Refresh: Summer Beauty to Stock Up On

By Liz Best

Photo by Jimmy Johnston

Photo by Jimmy Johnston

The first day of summer is June 21, which means this month is the perfect time to rethink your beauty routine. The heat will mean ditching your heavier products and thinking about hydration in order to achieve that perfect summer glow.

Sephora Eye Masks

These new masks are created especially for the undereye area. There are eight types, each of which provides a unique benefit to the skin. The green tea mask smooths fine lines, for example, while the pearl mask illuminates and freshens the area to give a more youthful glow. They are easy to use and only need to stay on for 15 minutes before coming off to reveal a fresh look that makes you seem perfectly well rested.
$5 each, available in Sephora stores and sephora.com.

Bkr Glass Water Bottle

Keeping your body hydrated in the heat is always a must, especially because dehydration can make skin look more dry and wrinkled. This water bottle is glass, so it’s eco-friendly and doesn’t have a metallic taste. The exterior silicone sleeve comes in a variety of colors, making it easy to match with any swimsuit.
$30-$42, available at bkr.com and amazon.com.

Bumble and Bumble's Don’t Blow It

Because summer always means warmer weather, some of us cut back on blow drying and prefer to skip that step in our beauty routine. This styling gel from Bumble and Bumble keeps hair looking chic by taming flyaways and keeping strands hydrated at the same time. Most of the ingredients are plant based, too, so you don’t have to worry about it weighing your locks down. 
$30, available at bumbleandbumble.com.

Marc Jacobs Mod Noir Perfume

Ever since Marc announced his new fragrance in March, beauty addicts everywhere have been looking forward to its release, and we think the gardenia and musk scent is perfect for summer. The bottle is inspired by looks from the runway, and its black and white stripes will look stylish on any perfume tray. It is available at Sephora in two sizes, as well as a rollerball option for easy touch-ups on the go, and it will also be sold in Marc Jacobs boutiques worldwide.  
$70 for 1.0 oz., $90 for 1.7 oz., available in Sephora stores and sephora.com.

Nars Tahiti Laguna Bronzing Powder

Nars’ ‘Laguna’ shade has always been a hit for the brand, and now they have introduced it in their bronzing powder as a limited edition this summer. It comes with a small Kabuki brush, making it the perfect travel item to bring on any getaway.
$59, available at narscosmetics.com.