10 beauty products you can’t live without this summer
From protective SPF to bright nail colour, here are our beauty essentials to keep you groomed and glam throughout summer.
1. The Day Cream
Lotions are much lighter than creams and ideal for warmer months as they keep skin hydrated without clogging up pores. Plus with SPF30 protection, Olay’s Complete Care Lotion will help prevent UV damage and premature ageing, making this lotion an essential beauty buy for summer.
2. The Radiance Enhancer
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, £5.99,
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Combining your cleanser and exfoliator saves you both time and money. Using naturally active ingredients, Aveeno’s Radiant Daily Exfoliating Cleanser won’t irritate skin or strip away your natural oils, instead the face wash will leave you with soft, supple skin and a glowing complexion.
3. The Coverage
Having set the bar high last summer with the first BB cream, Garnier is back in 2012 with an oil-free formula. With a super absorbent formula, this BB cream keeps skin shine-free, while providing a smooth, blemish-free finish – what’s not to love?
4. The Tan
It’s an oldie but a goodie, Dove’s Summer Glow Body has been around for years and yet we haven’t found another budget fake tan to beat it. The lotion gives a gorgeous streak-free golden glow, even around the tricky-to-tan areas like ankles and elbows!
5. The Body Booster
Keeping skin soft and supple all over is key to looking and feeling good. Nivea’s Express Hydration Body Lotion helps skin retain moisture for longer, while the lighter texture is absorbed super quickly without leaving a greasy film behind. This is the perfect product for post-sun skin that is feeling a little dry and dehydrated.
6. The Sun Protector
Ambre Solaire Moisturising Suncream Spray SPF 30, £5
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Whether you’re enjoying a staycation or jetting off to warmer climates, a good sun cream is essential as even on the cloudiest of days UV rays can cause skin damage. Ambre Solaire’s Moisturising Suncream Spray is great for all of the family and provides SPF 30 protection for your face and body. The spray cap makes it easy to apply and the absorbent formula makes it quick to use.
7. The Lipstick
If you’re a fan of Clinique’s Chubby Stick, but can’t justify the price tag then Revlon’s Just Bitten Lipstain and Balm will offer some light relief. However, this isn’t just a poor man’s imitation, Revlon’s version has a much sheerer finish. With a range of colour-popping shades, this is the perfect partner to any summer tan.
8. The Liner
Collection 2000 Fine Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner, £2.99
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Whether you like discreet definition or a Bridget Bardot-esque flick, Collection 2000’s Fine Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner is a must-have if you want your make-up to stay in place all day. Not only is the formula waterproof, but the jet-black colour is smudge-proof too, so you can splash about in the sea without worrying about your eye make-up!
9. The Lash Lengthener
True to its name, Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara really does lift, lengthen and define lashes. Plus the waterproof formula stays in place come rain or shine. While it doesn’t give you much change from a tenner, this beauty buy is a must-have and will last through the summer.
10. The Pop of Colour
Giving your toes a pop of bright colour not only instantly brightens your mood, but it will also compliment your summer glow and add the finishing touches to your look. While pretty pastels, neon brights and unique effects have taken precedence this summer, we’re still very much attached to the classic fuchsia – it’s perfect for all outfits.
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