The hot-cold-hot days and pre-fall trends reports might fool you, but summer’s not over yet. Here are some of our favourite summer must-haves to make the most of the season.
The Eyes Have It
Besides keeping oily skin at bay, our top summer beauty pet peeve is runny eyes. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Black Lacquer Mascara ($11.99) creates ultra-black, ultra-thick, ultra-glossy lashes without caking, flaking, smudging or weighing lashes down. Pair with L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H Eyeliner ($12.99), a long-lasting gel liner with a unique black lacquer effect, for dramatic eyes that won’t quit. Our test-driver loved this liner and swears it’s sweat- (and tear-) resistant and doesn’t smudge or budge. It also comes with its own brush for smooth, goof-proof application (in a single swoop!) and pro-worthy precision. Tip: Get the season’s bold upline by creating a thick line on the upper lash line only–start thin and get thicker toward the outer corners for a stylish statement eye.
Keep Cool, Carry On
With temperatures again climbing, stock up on some refreshing mists with beauty benefits. Vichy’s Thermal Spa Water is a soccer mom’s best friend, keeping skin hydrated as it diminishes redness, neutralizes free radicals, and encourages skin renewal. Use it to keep mom and tots fresh, while soothing, fortifying and treating skin.
By now we all know the importance of sun protection–but even the most diligent SPF seeker can forget about one of our most exposed areas: our hands. The clever, multi-tasking Clinique Even Better Hand cream SPF 15 looks after our manicured digits by defending skin against environmental aggressors, while diminishing the appearance of spots and providing lasting moisture.