Shop the Full Story: Best Sunscreens and Sun Protection Make-up for Fun in the Sun
Every girl likes to be prepared and have everything she could possibly need in her bag at all times. This holds especially true in the summer when sun and sand are involved. A day at the beach requires a different but equally stocked bag. Here are this summer’s best products to stash in your beach bag:
The first thing you can’t forget to put in your beach bag is of course, sunscreen. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch is an affordable and reliable choice as it’s lightweight but still offers significant protection. Plus, it isn’t greasy so you can use it on your body and face. But those aren’t the only places that need a little SPF. The delicate skin on your lips should always be protected. Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 is a favorite of ours because it is available in various glossy colors. The sun can also damage hair if it isn’t properly protected. Rene Furterer’s Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Spray helps protect color-treated hair from fading while nourishing with Vitamin E.
A great hat, like this Hat Attack Raffia Medium Brim Floppy, is another way to protect your skin and hair from the sun. But just because you aren’t getting those sun-kissed cheeks the natural way doesn’t mean you can’t fake the rosy look with tarte’s natural cheek stain, which stays put better than a powder blush.
Cover-up in style with Calypso St. Barth’s Samantha Embroidered Tunic. It’s available in array of lovely colors, but it does run a tad small so order one size up.
It’s just as important to keep your skin and body hydrated as it is to protect it. Drinking a lot of water is great for your health but can be harmful to the environment if you use disposable plastic bottles. Take care of yourself and the planet with recycled and refillable EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottles in stylish designs. And when your face needs a cooling refresher, give yourself a spritz 2 Note Perfumery’s light face mist.
You can throw all these great products in this tote from Jonathan Adler. We love how you can choose your favorite print or your favorite destination!
Buy Now, Johnathan Adler Well-Traveled Beach Tote, $198
Buy Now, Rene Furterer Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Spray, $26
Buy Now, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF55, $9.49
Buy Now, EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $13.99
Buy Now, Kiehls Lip Balm SPF15, $8.50
Buy Now, Tarte Cheek Stain, $30
Applying makeup doesn’t have to be a long and expensive process. Check out my top picks for beauty products/makeup that will have you done up in just five minutes, all for under $25 each! Makeup enthusiasts and phobes alike are sure to be down with these product suggestions that will have you looking fierce, fast.
Summer beauty starts with getting skin pampered and hydrated, and the best thing to get your face looking its best is a…facial. Garden Botanika’s Corrective Clearing Face Mask ($18) gives your face a smooth look right from the first application. We all know that first impressions are everything, so make sure a good facial is part of your beauty routine.
This season, bronzers are all the rage, and every woman wants that special glow. Physicians Formula’s Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow ($11.95) is a complete compact for every aspect of your look. Whether you want to rock a bronzed look on the eyes or cheeks, this palette has you set for a glamorous glow on the go!
To achieve a flawless look, your pout has to be perfect, and a fun shade always attracts a ton of attention. A great pop of color that’s suitable for most skin tones is Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Ultra Lipstick ($22.50) in Watermelon. The color is vibrant and fresh, and will keep your lips nourished while you’re looking glam.
Want to make a simple look pop on a whole new level? I am crazed over Jemma Kidd’s JK In Vogue Perfect Blush Collection ($18 at Target) because it’s a great blend of corals, peaches, fuchsia and a splash of shimmer. Each blush palette holds its own with the color schemes they feature, but our favorite is 5th Avenue because it really makes your cheeks come alive!
We all need to keep our skin moisturized with SPF, but sometimes that awful white residue is less than appealing. Now, the best way to get SPF is with a touch of color like e.l.f.’s Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($3), which comes in a variety of skin shades and is very lightweight. It’s such a necessity for a quick color boost and it helps keep your skin protected.
Want to achieve a simple look on a less glamorous day? Grab a moisturizer that’s also a simple lip balm with a touch of color. Avon’s Slick Tint for Lips ($.99) is great for not being too much, but still showing off your pucker. The lip balm comes in a sheer pink, a deep reddish wine and a rosy pink, all at an amazing price!
Chastity Palmer-Davis is the beauty/fashion writer behind GlitterBuzzStyle.com. GlitterBuzzStyle provides women with personal styling tips, the latest fashion trends, beauty reviews and sale alerts. Chastity’s love for fashion and the entertainment industry has given her the opportunity to contribute to Honey Magazine, work for television show Full Frontal Fashion and cover backstage press for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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It’s safe to come out now: With the long winter months (finally!) behind us, there’s no better way to celebrate than by taking advantage of all that the outdoors have to offer. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, playing a pickup game of volleyball, enjoying a picnic in the park, or just out catching up with friends, we’ve got the best bets for your bag to ensure you’re covered whenever, wherever the carefree days of summer take you!
Papier Poudre Oil Blotting Papers
Don’t let your face outshine the sun: Small enough to fit in your wallet, these blotting papers are great for avoiding an oily summer don’t. Papier Poudre Oil Blotting Papers are ideal for afternoons spent out in the heat: They absorb the accumulation of oil and sweat on your face, leaving a light, invisible powder for a freshened-up look. Available in an assortment of skin-tone choices, these papers eliminate the need for constant touch-ups and reapplying. The end result leaves you looking moisturized, not greasy, and – best of all – free from stressing your sweat.
Buy Now, $3
Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray
Flat, limp, hair can be a year-round hassle, and the hot summer months do nothing to minimize the problem. Luckily, there’s Oscar Blandi’s mini version of his Dry Shampoo. Without stripping hair of its own natural oils, the shampoo absorbs oil buildup while strengthening and increasing volume at the roots. Light enough that it doesn’t weigh your hair down, this product is particularly good for those with little time for washing and styling. Simply apply between washings to give your hair extra bounce. As an added bonus, Blandi’s shampoo can be used as a corrective for clean hair that’s been subjected to too much product (we’ve all done it) – just spray and refresh!
Buy Now, $11 for 1.4 oz
Dr. Scholl’s Blister Defense Stick
One of the best parts of summer is the opportunity to flash a little… toe. A killer pedicure deserves – needs – a killer shoe to show it off. Unfortunately, each new pair of peep-toe wedges also needs to be broken in, giving a whole new meaning to the term “killer.” To combat the dangers of shoe rubbing, apply Dr. Scholl’s Blister Defense Stick directly to your foot, where it works to prevent against blisters and irritation. The easy, glide-on application acts as a buffer between your skin and the shoe without leaving any residue
Buy Now, $7
Supergoop SPF30 Sunscreen Swipes
Tired of sticky sunscreens? Supergoops’s SPF 30 Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for All Skin Types (even suitable for sensitive skin) is the answer to your woes. These wipes are pre-moistened, ready to calm, soothe and protect your skin from the harsh summer rays. Not only will the non-greasy formula keep your hands fresh and dry, the Zinc Oxide and green tea ingredients in this handy purse essential will help to reduce irritation and redness. Even better, it gently removes sand while preventing signs of aging.
Buy Now, $10 for 8
Wet Ones Sensitive Skin Hand and Face Wipes
Cleanse your skin on the go! Especially with the hot summer heat causing bacteria and oil build-up on your face, it’s essential to have this handy pick-me-up stashed in your purse. Made safe-to-use for sensitive skin, this wipe is formulated with extra mild cleansers that gently moisturizes while leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed!
Buy Now, $2 for 15
Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15
Chapped and dry lips are always a no-no. To prevent embarrassing chapped lips, the Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment by Fresh is a great on-the-go product to store in your purse. Insuring long lasting hydration and moisture, this lip treatment helps to further nourish your lips while keeping wrinkles and damaging UV rays at par. The tint is adjustable upon your preference with more or less applications. Perfect for any skin color!
Buy Now, $22.50
SmartMouth On-The-Go Packets
Now you can have minty fresh breath everywhere you go! These SmartMouth On-The-Go Packets can give you up to 12-hours of fresh breath whether you’re at the beach, out on the town, or even on the plane. They are so simple to use, just tear off the top and pore the content into a mixing cup or simply pore it directly in your mouth. This is definitely a purse must-have!
Buy Now, $7 for 10
By Lindsay Leff
As a self-proclaimed beauty-product diva, my first rule of thumb is more is more— when it comes to sunscreen, of course. But finding the right SPF for my sensitive skin has become quite the grueling task. Enter Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50, perfect for applying under my everyday makeup or slathering on at the beach. The fun with this broad-spectrum UV blocker (UVA and UVB rays) is in the shaker— a tiny little ball that evenly distributes the active ingredients for more effective protection. Paraben-free and ultra-sheer for sensitive skin, you know this will be the first thing I throw into my beach bag all summer!—Lindsay Leff
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In the heat of summer, it’s hard to protect your lips from drying, and it’s hard to find a great lip gloss with outstanding SPF protection. However, I recently found a great new product called ‘Softlips Lip Balm’ in Pearl that offers both! Not only does it look and feel just like your favorite lip-gloss, it offers SPF-15 protection as well. Perfect to toss in your beach bag this summer!