Top 10 Beauty Products for Summer — From Splurges to Steals!

Nothing feels more luxurious than those first rays of summer sunshine on your skin. But without the right products you’re sure to get sunburned. How to enjoy the sun and keep your skin looking fresh and healthy? From a simple way to buff your feet (without shelling out for a pedicure) to the ultimate SPF for your face, we’ve rounded up the best celeb- and expert-approved stay-gorgeous products for summer:

Shizuka Bernstein, Celebrity Esthetician and Owner of SHIZUKA New York Day Spanaturopathica lavender Protective Moisturizer 752

Naturopathica Lavender Protective Moisturizer SPF 17

“This moisturizer from Naturopathica is a perfect makeup base in the summer, offering UVA and UVB protection with a smooth, matte finish,” says Bernstein. “Micronized zinc oxide is a physical sun blocker, so it doesn’t penetrate the skin, which means it doesn’t irritate it. But the secret ingredient is turmeric root, which reduces redness and helps inhibit melanin production for added protection. I love this product and use it all year round!”



 Kelly Gould, Beauty Blogger Gouldylox Reviews


Emjoi Micro-Pedi

“This is a perfect device for summer. It comes with a little gizmo that has a roller with grit. You insert the batteries, turn it on and get salon-perfect feet without cutting, shaving or working up a sweat removing the dead skin that builds up. It’s that simple,” says Gould.


Nick Barose, Celebrity Makeup Artistjouer orchidjouer poppy

Jouer Tint in Poppy or Orchid

“This non-oily cheek and lip tint in deep orangey tones turns silky once on skin and looks so natural, adding a fresh sun-kissed hint to cheeks and deepening the tone of your lips,” says Barose. “Especially in the heat, you don’t want goopy gloss or anything too lipstick-y.”



Kendra Richards, Celebrity Makeup Artist CloutierRemix Agency

blistex deep renewal

Blistex Deep Renewal Anti-Aging Treatment Lip Protectant

“I love this rejuvenating lip treatment, buy them by the dozen and store them around the house and in my purse,” says Richards. “It’s been my go-to lip balm for a few years because it keeps my lips feeling soft, contains anti-aging ingredients along with SPF 15 and fills in lip lines with hyaluronic acid… there are just too many good things in this product to name.”


Kendra Richards, Celebrity Makeup Artist CloutierRemix Agency

josie maran infinity

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream

“This is a natural, multi-use product I like to use to hydrate and soothe my face and lips, and to condition my cuticles. I apply any excess from my hands to the ends of my hair to condition it. It just feels like I am doing something special for my skin and a great way to care for it after a warm day outdoors,” says Richards.



Katey Denno, Celebrity Makeup Artistom aroma

Om Aroma Organic Toning Mist

“One of my favorite reasons to use the Om Aroma mist during the warm summer months is for its aromatherapeutic benefits—a few cooling sprays on the face and decollate while inhaling deeply calms the skin and the mind,” says Denno. “Plus it can serve as a hydrator in the morning when face oil or cream simple feels like it would be too much, and additionally as a makeup refresher when you need a touch-up spritz mid-afternoon.”


Lynda McCormack, Celebrity Makeup Artist for Laura Vandervoorttan

Brazilian True Tan

“Brazilian True Tan is a fantastic product for summer. Within four to five hours of application you will be nicely bronzed, and multiple applications let you go from a light bronze to a deeper tan,” says McCormack. “It leaves skin clean, soft and supple and works well on all skin types leaving a very natural hue.”


Lisa Ann Acton, Co-Blogger of the Beauty Info Zonejingai sierra glow duoJing Ai Sierra Glow Duo

“This is the perfect product for lovers of multi-tasking products. I use each shade of this blush and bronzer separately or brush over both and sweep it over my cheeks, forehead, chin, neck and décolletage. It really brightens the complexion and makes you look wonderfully healthy,” says Acton.

Jing Ai, which means “pure love” in Mandarin Chinese, is an organic and cruelty-free line, donates 5% of proceeds to breast cancer charities.


Sarah Nicole Tanno, Celebrity Makeup Artistsugar face protect me

Sugar Face Protect Me

“Protecting your skin against the sun is a step you don’t want to skip. Sugar Face is my first choice in an SPF because it feels so light with no greasy residue. I shoot on location all the time, especially during these brutal summer months and I need to make sure I am always protecting the models skin…and my own!”


Robin Watson Hamilton, Celebrity Makeup Artisbye bye

itCosmetics Bye Bye Redness

“Besides my basic summertime beauty arsenal of waterproof mascara, dry shampoo and a BB cream with a high SPF, I swear by itCosmetics Bye Bye Redness just in case of a sunburn—after an application of healing aloe of course,” Watson Hamilton says.


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