I like to swap out lipstick for SPF tinted lip balm this time of year, but it’s not so easy to get the saturated color I crave that way. Recently, however, I discovered this Fresh formulation—the hue is called Velvet—and it goes on a bit darker and thicker than I’d like, but if I blot once or twice, the color is the perfect berryish stain, and it’s nice and light on your lips.
This anti-frizz spray isn’t my only soldier in the fight against humidity, but it’s a pretty clutch one. It goes on so light you don’t even know it’s there, and really does seem to make my hair stay smoother.
I like my sunscreen to be a spray—you can cover so much ground so much more effectively that way—and Sun Bum is my favorite, because it moisturizes as it protects, and the smell isn’t overwhelming.
I also prefer my self-tanner to be a towelette, as I seem to be able to avoid streaking that way, and the formulation is light and absorbs quickly. This stuff from Dr Dennis Gross is my favorite, but it isn’t exactly cheap. These cost about half as much, and I hear excellent things about them. They also come in three shades, which is handy.
I go through these hair pins like water in the summer, because on most hot days, I just give up on any attempts at styling, and pull it back. These allow you to put your hair in a nice little twist, and they generally really stay put.