In actual life, my summer beauty routine does not differ too much from my routine the rest of the year, but I do make certain adjustments (and am curious to hear about yours in the comments). I like to go with a lip color that feels (and looks) a bit lighter than what I go for in the chillier months, and this Nars shade—called Golshan—is nice and bright with just the tiniest hint of orange.
I splurge on these self-tanner towelettes because I think towelettes are a pretty fool-proof way to apply self-tanner—I always botch things up when I try to use lotion—and because they make my ghastly pale legs a convincing shade of dark. Tan Towels are also supposed to be pretty good, and they’re cheaper.
There is nothing at all summer-specific about this cosmetic pencil sharpener, but I just discovered it, and it is far and away the best pencil sharpener I have ever used. It makes everything super-pointy, so you can draw really precise lines.
Long-wear, waterproof eyeliner is essential once it starts getting all sweaty out, and this is the best one I’ve found.
I like a sunscreen spray, and Sun Bum is my brand of choice because it stays put for a long time.
I can’t stand how it feels to have my hair down on really gross, humid days, so I pull it back in a twist with these hair pins that I have been using for as long as I can recall.
I just ordered this bronzer, which was introduced last week introduced by Drunk Elephant, my favorite skincare brand. I can’t wait to try it, because it’s got all sorts of good-for-your-skin stuff in it, and because I just feel that Drunk Elephant wouldn’t introduce a bronzer unless it was a really good one.