The essential beauty secrets of summer are refreshingly simple, stay cool, stay hydrated and delight in everything outdoors. To this end, we offer our favorite, must haves for looking and feeling the part: some lotions, some potions and some hacks. Don’t really work on your tan, rather work on acquiring of few of these little beauties that will keep you blushingly beautiful all long summer days long.
Smelling good is one of the best boosters north of Cape Canaveral and the high priestess of un-perfum-y scent, Jo Malone must have been dreaming of summer evenings when she conjured up our favorite summer scent, Jo Malone London Grapefruit Cologne.
A while back, in the mid-nineties, make up Svengali Francois Nars gave us this gift: THE Nars Multiple. This creamy stick has staying power, it blends to the most natural finish and we use it everywhere: cheeks, lips, eyelids, décolleté , anywhere we want to appear as if the sun has given us a big kiss.
After a bright long day in the surf or on the links, we love a cool shower and a brightening mask that restores moisture and enhances the glow. Summer Fridays jet lag mask Jet Lag Mask it’s far more useful than just “on a plane.”
After you are refreshed and scrubbed clean, spritz a little more moisture on your face with Evian Water ,add a light dusting of the softest powder we have ever known, Tom Ford Bronzer Duo and then our favorite not without the color of summer sheer lip balm from Christian Dior – it feels like silk and smells divine.
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