By Melissa Federico, LE and Beauty Writer
Enjoy every last day of your golden summer tan by amplifying your look with minimal effort. The key to looking like you have on makeup and being simultaneously carefree is with strategic multipurpose products and a minimalistic, laissez-faire approach. We think you’ll find this particularly appealing during a pandemic, when we basically have no other choice.
After all, you can’t be a true beauty minimalist if you are carrying around a gigantic bag of non-essentials. We are going to be so bold as to suggest just three little things to sustain your end of summer vibe below.
Colorscience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield is an all-around skin-saver any day of the week. Why? When it comes to sunscreen it’s important to reapply it throughout the day to keep that protective shield on your skin and the retractable, compact brush makes reapplication almost too easy. The EnviroSceen technology takes protection one step further, blocking out UVA/UVB light, HEV light (Blue light from screens), infrared radiation and pollution. It’s great for every day because it’s tinted and as far as all-mineral sunscreens go, this one is made with anti-microbial bristles that won’t clog pores. Even for those with oily/combination and sensitive skin that often times find it hard to wear mineral powders.
Everyone has their favorite mascara. But we have a REALLY good mascara. We know it always comes down to personal preference, ranging from love of the formula to brand and price but if you haven’t tried Dior Pump’N’Volume you’re missing out. Housed in a squeezable plastic tub, it gives the fluffiest and sleekest lashes. And it somehow curls and lengthens, without flaking.
The innovation here comes from an HD formula that is enriched with vitamins and a dual-material wiper that offers a clump-free lash multiplying effect that can last up to 24 hours. Should you find yourself suddenly in the water, this mascara can hold its own. And it’s not even waterproof.
Certified lip balm freak, seven days a week. Our latest obsession comes from Kosas, a brand that believes there is beauty in each of our layers. They love delivering multipurpose and enriching products and their Lip Fuel in Pulse offers hydrating hyaluronic acid and imparts shine with a tawny tan hue that’s perfect for the transitional season ahead. Its no-fuss sporty container is great for active days and it twists up to deliver a sheer wash of color that’s energized with mint and protective botanicals.
Stash these essentials away to maintain that effortless vibe no matter where you find yourself soaking up the last few days of summer.