Summer Problem Solvers
From cake-y eyeshadow to VFL (that’s Visible Foundation Lines!), avoid weather beauty woes with products proven to deliver.
Summer’s bright, penetrating sun, hot temps and sweaty humidity can do a number on your beauty—i.e. your everyday go-to products may no longer do the trick. We rounded up our top proven products, all foolproof and easy to apply, so you’ll be in the sunshine in no time.
Problem: Obvious Blush
Swipe this multi-tasking makeup stick on lips, cheeks, eyes, face, or anywhere you want an instant, natural looking glow. The perfectly portable balm contains jojoba oil—lauded in the science world for its healing and moisturizing properties and its easy absorption (it’s a doppelgänger for our skin’s natural sebum!).
Problem: Drab Digits
Solution: Sheswai Nail - Babe
This bright, super-glossy watermelon coral polish provides the perfect pop of pink for spring (and will also look great against that margarita glass!). The formulas’ deep opacity ensures vivid, smooth payoff—even after only one coat.
Problem: Visible Foundation Lines
Solution: RMS Beauty - Un Cover Up
Wearing foundation in the harsh sun can be a recipe for disaster (visible chin line, anyone?). This feather-light cream seamlessy blends into the skin, delivering even, buildable coverage that self-adjusts to your skintone. It’s also packed with coconut oil—scientifically proven to hydrate the skin and increase lipid levels (which hold in moisture and keep out dirt)—leaving your skin moisturized and soft.
Problem: Air Conditioning Induced Dry Skin
Solution: KAHINA Giving Beauty - Toning Mist
Spritz this rose-scented mist for a refreshing pick-me-up. It’s infused with a nourishing bioactive complex and gently tones (read, minimizes the look of pores) while adding moisture and a dewy radiance.
Problem: Sticky Hair Spray
Maintain your loose, “I just-don’t-care” hair all day long with this natural hair spray. The lightweight formula won’t leave your strands stiff or sticky, just voluminous and full of body.
Problem: Creasy Cream Eyeshadow
Solution: RMS Beauty - Cream Eyeshadow in Magnetic
Summer’s sizzling temps beget shiny skin. So instead of fighting it with powder eye shadow, enhance your natural glow with a shiny cream shadow that (wait for it) doesn’t crease! Raw mineral pigments deliver a silvery-taupe finish that stays put, for an all-day sparkly stare. And the nourishing formula is so hydrating—packed with coconut oil, beeswax, jojoba seed oil and cocoa seed butter—it actually doubles as an eye cream.
Problem: Dry Flaky Skin
Solution: One Love Organics - Brand New Day
Rise and shine with this gentle, everyday exfoliator that works with any skin type. Pineapple enzymes break down dead skin cell proteins and soothing silk peptides and milk powder nourish and protect the new skin that surfaces. End result? Skin that shines as brightly as the sun.
Problem: Lip Gloss That's Pretty and Protects
Solution: Revolution Organics - Truth
Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (which keep icky free radicals, a byproduct of sun exposure, from damaging your skin), this gloss leaves your lips both polished and nourished. And don’t worry, the hot pink color may scream, “Summer!” but the sheer texture whispers, “I’m still wearable."
Problem: Natural Sunscreen That's Chalky
Solution: Snowberry - Active Outdoor SPF 30
This non-chemical, broad-spectrum sunscreen blocks the sun with zinc oxide and galanga root extract. It manages to pack a whopping high percentage of zinc oxide, while smoothing on completely clear, which, as skincare aficionados know, is no easy feat! It also works overtime to combat dryness, roughness and fine lines with natural emollients, such as shea butter and inga and raspberry seed oils, that keep moisture in the skin.