10 summer beauty essentials we love

This is the season to let skin shine, let your hair down and keep primping to a minimum. Our beauty bag must-haves help you achieve it all with zero to little effort so you can enjoy these longer days.
10 summer beauty essentials we love

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10 summer beauty must-haves (2013)

Shine no more

Remember blotting papers of years past? We love the return of these papiers that remove unwanted shine in a pinch. The bonus of these modernized, take-anywhere sheets is the addition of salicylic acid that helps keep pores cleared and blemishes at bay.

Mai Salicylic Aci Blotting Papier Booklet (100 sheets), $24, Murale

10 summer beauty essentials we loveSalicylic Acid Blotting Papier, Mai

Bronzed babe

We love how easy this multi-use highlighter is - swipe onto cheeks, then blend with fingers, as needed. No brush required. This versatile product is the one that creator, Francois Nars, believes should be in every woman's purse this summer. Nars says, "The shimmering tangerine shade can be used on cheeks, eyes, lips - anywhere you want that perfect summer flush."

Puerto Vallarta Multiple, $46, Nars

10 summer beauty essentials we lovePuerto Vallarta Multiple, Nars


Beach hair, don't care

Skip the blow dryer and go straight for towel-dried, beachy waves with a few spritzes of this texturizing spray. We prefer this water-based lotion over other "salted" formulas which can leave hair with a bad, knotty hangover.

Spray a Porter, $36, Kerastase

10 summer beauty essentials we loveKerastase Spray a Porter

Spot on

A growing concern for many women is hyperpigmentation, so this summer save your skin from dark spots before they start, and address the ones you have. Packed with powerful ingredients that work to lighten spots and restore even-toned complexion, add this repair to your facial routine and don't forget about the top of hands that are often neglected. 

Proactiv Dark Spot Repair, $28, Proactiv

10 summer beauty essentials we loveDark Spot Repair, Proactiv

Summer lip lover

Say bye-bye to ring-around-the-lip with this triple threat lipstick: it has the staying power of a traditional lipstick, the shine of a gloss and is infused with Vitamin E and peppermint for a truly cooling and soothing finish.

Stila colour balm lipstick, $25, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale

10 summer beauty essentials we loveColour balm lipstick,Stila


Summer lover

This truly is a summer fling. Rihanna's online exclusive collaboration is available for a limited time. This dual blush and bronzer compact includes the perfect bronze shade with a matte finish (so you can wear it day or night) so you can achieve that sun-kissed face.

Powder blush duo, $30, Exclusively online at MAC

10 summer beauty essentials we lovePowder blush duo, MAC

Stop and smell the roses

Put your best face forward by starting your day with the brightest and cleanest skin. This gentle cleanser is infused with rosewater to soothe the skin and plum seed oil that helps to keep it hydrated.

Fresh Rose Cleansing Foam, $44, Sephora

10 summer beauty essentials we loveFresh Rose Cleansing Foam

Clear cut

We put our hair through so much in the summer - too much chlorine and salt water combined with the addition of heat and styling products. Relieve overworked tresses with this deep cleaning shampoo that erases all the damage you've done. We won't tell.

Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo, $24, Moroccanoil and fine salons and spas nationwide

10 summer beauty essentials we loveMoroccanoil clarifying shampoo


Mad about summer

This light summer scent has fruity top notes like grapefruit, and tk with a subtle musk undertone.

Madly Kenzo eau de toilette (80ml), $92, Sephora

10 summer beauty essentials we loveMadly Kenzo eau de toilette

Just add water

You've got to love it when a product's only instruction is: just add water. Save your shaving gel, soap and body wash because this all-in-one shaver has got it all. The newest combination includes coconut milk and almond oil that leaves skin super-soft and nourished.

Schick Intuition Naturals, $12, grocery, drug and mass retail outlets, such as Walmart

10 summer beauty essentials we loveIntuition Pure Nourishment Razor


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