I swear it was just springtime, but summer is slowly (err quickly really) sneaking up on me. While I have a set of core makeup, skincare and hair products I use year-round, my beauty shelf does go through a bit of a turnover come summertime.
I look for products with more SPF, frizz control for the humid hot days, lighter makeup, and even a change in perfume. These are all the products I’ve been loving lately and am reaching for now that summer is almost here.
The 9 Beauty Products I Reach For When Warm Weather Hits
1. Function of Beauty Target+ Frizz Control
I’ve been obsessed with Function of Beauty (the Target version) because you can build your own custom shampoo and conditioner with little booster pods. These pods are additives that work to target something specific (frizz, volume, shine, etc).
Right now I’ve been jamming on the purple wavy hair shampoo & conditioner with the anti-frizz booster. I style it with the purple wavy hair styling cream to boost my natural curls and let it all air dry.
2. Burts Bee’s BB Cream
I’m a freckly gal, which means I’ve never been big on wearing thick full coverage foundation. It looks strange when my freckles disappear! Also, when it’s hot out I like to wear as little makeup as possible. I use Burts Bee’s BB Cream with SPF 15 daily in the warm months. It adds a bit of tint to my face and under eyes without
3. Thin Wild Mercury Perfume
I’ve been on the hunt for a new signature scent for almost 2 years. I finally found the BEST fragrance by small Los Angeles perfumer Thin Wild Mercury. It’s called Laural Canyon and I know it sounds weird, but one of the scent layers is cannabis and wow, it smells just like a hot summer night.
4. No.41 SPF Face Mist
As we established, I’m a pale freckly gal. Even though I wear BB cream with SPF and apply sunscreen cream for days at the beach, I also rely on SPF face mist. Habit No. 41 mister applies over makeup and doesn’t ruin it or make me too shiny. It’s honestly kinda like a makeup setting spray, but with SPF and perfect for summertime.
5. Playa Beauty Endless Summer Spray
You know that certain way your hair looks after a summer swim and you air dry it?It’s wave and textured in a way you can’t replicate with a wand. Well, this magical spray from Playa Beauty creates that beach summer wave look without hot tools or water. I use it almost daily in the summertime.
6. ILIA Cream Blush
When it’s humid and hot, I find powder blush just doesn’t settle on my skin in the right way. I love using ILIA’s cream blush to get a sunkissed look that looks natural. The color stays all day, too which I love. Even if I sweat a lot!
7. Hers Hydrobounce Moisturizer
I’ve been using Hers for years (read my full Hers acne routine post here) and love love their moisturizer. Their Hydropbounce packs all the hydration but soaks in super fast and doesn’t leave my skin sticky. When the air is humid & sticky outside, the last thing I want is my face to feel that way.
8. Three Ships Dew Drops Mushroom
In the summer I wear less makeup and want a more dewy, glowy look. Three Ships Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum promotes hydration and locks in moisture. I’ve been reaching for this every night as part of my skincare routine.
9. Hangover Primer
I’ve raved about Two Faced’s Hangover primer before. I use this year-round, but it’s especially nice for summer nights out when I want to get dolled up. It keeps makeup on my face instead of sweating off in the heat!