Sun’s out, fun’s out.
Our most favourite season is here, and with it, a whole new set of rules for our beauty routines and self-care game.
During the sunny season, we want products are looks that are easy, uncomplicated and that enhance our gorgeous summer glow.
Fear not – because while you have been busy booking your perfect sunny break or making exciting staycation plans, we have been busy swatching and swiping the latest product launches, to bring you the perfectly curated edit of the best summer buys to see you through the season.
Our very favourite summer 2022 beauty buys? Here you go:
1. By Terry Brightening CC Liquid Blush in Sunny Glow
Combining lit-from-within luminosity with a soft flush of colour, the new By Terry’s Brightening CC Blush is everything you need for that summer-feel fresh-faced radiance.
The formula features white rose stem cells, alongside innovative optical glow technology, that boasts light-reflecting prisms and colour-correcting pigments to promote a dewy finish. Buildable and blendable, the hydrating tinted liquid blush is equipped with an integrated brush for an effortless application.
2. Klorane Nourishing & Repairing Mask with Organic Cupuacu Butter
Powered by sustainably sourced, cold-pressed organic Cupuaçu Butter, the new Klorane Nourishing & Repairing Mask with Organic Cupuacu Butter is everything you need to hydrate, nourish and soften dry and damged hair.
Perfect for after a break in the sun, when our hair always needs a little extra TLC, this high-performance hair mask can be applied as a five-minute mask or used as an overnight treatment for extra replenishment. Rich in omega 6 and 9, the moisture-boosting formula ideal for drier hair types and those with wavy, curly and natural hair.
3. Maybelline SuperStay Vinyl Ink Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick
Lips to be remembered, the new SuperStay Vinyl Ink Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick Shine Finish by Maybelline will give you 16 hours of wear – with long-lasting colour and shine.
Enriched with vitamin E and aloe, the vinyl gloss will keep your lips soft and kissable too – all summer long.
4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sleeping Cream
A must in your holiday suitcase and perfect to slap on after a day in the sun.
Neutrogena’s new Hydro Boost Sleeping Cream will work a charm while you sleep, intensely hydrate your skin – and keep it moisturised for up to 24 hours.
This refreshing water-gel moisturiser includes hyaluronic acid and botanical trehalose to lock in moisture and revive your skin during the night – when it is at its regenerative peak.
5. Clarins Self Tanning Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face
Formulated with 95 percent ingredients from natural origin, this self-tanning booster will mix with any Clarins day or night cream to create a customisable golden glow: 2 drops for a subtle sun-kissed effect, 3 for a deep, bronze tan.
We love how it creates an effortless, natural-looking and streakless tan that builds easily. However – remember – it must be mixed with a moisturiser, and never used alone.
6. Venus for Public Hair and Skin Women’s Razor
Smooth, silky and summer-ready – we are obsessed with the new razor from Gillette Venus.
The Venus Razor for Pubic Hair and Skin comes with a blade head and an ergonomically designed handle, and the female razor blade head has an Irritation Defence Bar plus a precision trimmer on the back for a smooth shave that helps to prevent irritation.
Dermatologist- and gynaecologist-tested, the razor blades in the head have been optimally spaced to cut hair effectively while barely touching the skin.
7. Aveeno Clarify and Shine+ Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo
If you are using a sun protector – or just in general a lot of products in your hair – this shampoo is for you.
Aveeno’s new Clarify & Shine+ Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo gently clarifies hair congested from product build-up and enhances shine while soothing the scalp. And trust me – my hair was left hydrated, healthy-looking and with a natural, glossy shine wash after every wash.
8. Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure.
A clean beauty must-buy, the new nail products from Sally Hansen are formulated with plant-based, 100 percent vegan ingredients.
The revolutionary new line of nail products is formulated with ingredients such as marine algae and sustainable bamboo, as well as a plant-based brush which is optimised to work with the new formula. Oh, and the range includes a wide assortment of shades with something for everyone and every skin tone. From Pink Clay, a neutral staple for every season, to playful, fruity crèmes like Fruity Papaya, there are pale sheers like Rose Petal and classic, everyday reds like Cherry Amore.
9. La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Fluid SPF50+
The only sun cream I am putting on my face this summer, the new Anthelios UVMune 400 Fluid SPF50+ by La Roche Posay is enhanced with an exclusive filter, all designed to perfectly protect skin against damage caused by UVA, UVB and ultra-long UVA rays.
Water, sweat and sand-resistant, the high-protection sun cream creates a lightweight veil on the skin with an invisible, non-greasy finish. Specifically designed for sensitive skin types, the minimalist, hypoallergenic formula is ideal for daily use, whether worn alone or under makeup.
10. Lottie London Velvet Skin Tint Foundation
I don’t normally wear foundation at all in summer, but some days – or nights – you want a little coverage, and for that, the new Velvet Skin Tint by Lottie London is perfect.
Formulated as an alternative to heavier foundations, this soft-focus skin tint provides light, sheer coverage that works to unify skin tone without appearing cakey on the face. The skin tint is easily blendable, gliding on effortlessly before drying down to an even matte finish.
In fact, the silky, vegan formula is infused with skincare benefits to help treat the visage while laying down a subtle veil of colour, as well as Hyaluronic Acid and Coconut Extract to keep the skin supple, smooth and hydrated.