STYLE Summer Essentials features the ultimate summer-ready products (with 10 full-sizes!) worth a whopping £230! One of our top edits yet, it sold out in record time, coveted due to its focus on skincare heroes and heatproof go-to’s, all from must-have brands like GLAMGLOW, Elemis, Perricone MD and Dermalogica.
Want to get your hands on the sold out box? Read on to find out why the STYLE box is perfect for switching up your summer beauty routine, and enter the giveaway below for your chance to win.
WATER OVER BALM
As the temperatures rise, say goodbye to thicker balms that could clog the pores. Switch this up for a refreshing micellar water in the form of Garnier’s Rose Water Cleanse and Glow. With a kind-to-skin formula, the product easily removes makeup and leaves you with a healthy, radiant glow.
NO FREE RADICALS
Protect your skin from harmful free radicals with The Inkey List’s Q10 serum. Working on the upper layers of the skin, it protects from the environmental stress summer creates, while leaving the skin hydrated.
HYDRATE AND FIRM
Hydration is key for summertime, and Elemis’ Marine Cream can be relied upon for that. The cult product hydrates and firms skin while offering broad-spectrum protection to prevent any nasty skin damage.
With the mercury rising, we’re not looking to complicate things when it comes to applying makeup. Withstanding the heat and having multi-use characteristics, the bareMinerals lipstick in Courage is super hydrating and can be applied as a balm or dabbed on the cheeks for a touch of blush.
CREAM OVER LINER
You can’t trust all makeup to stand the heat of the summer sun, and for eyeliner fans, your liquid liner might fall victim to cracking. Instead, opt for a creamy formula: think e.l.f Cosmetics No Budge Shadow Stick. Sweep across the lids to create an instant smokey eye, and its budge-proof formula will create a look that lasts.
RESTORE YOUR SKIN BARRIER
The increased humidity means your skin will already be partially hydrated, so it’s important to choose something lightweight that delivers. GLAMGLOW Moisturetrip Omega-rich Moisturiser does just that, refreshing parched skin with omega-rich cannabis Sativa seed (hemp) oil and antioxidant-rich Chaga mushroom to help to calm irritation and redness.
While suncream is vital for providing protection, a thick lotion can be a bit intense on our skin come summertime. Swap out cream in favour of Eucerin’s Sun Spray: with a non-greasy formula and hard-working SPF of 50, you’ll be able to reach even the trickiest areas so you’ll be fully protected from any sun-induced skin damage.
STRIP IT BACK
It’s all about keeping it simple for summer. It’s critical to make small tweaks to your hot-weather beauty routine, and Dermalogica’s Prisma Protect is your hero product. The multitasking moisturiser provides the best broad-spectrum defence at the same time as priming the skin, illuminating it and hydrating it too.
DEWY SKIN IS IN
Who doesn’t want that fresh, dewy glow? If you love to highlight as a finishing touch to your look, why not consider swapping out powder for a creamier formula in the form of SleekMakeUp’s Highlighter palette? Dab across the cheekbones for that gorgeous all-over shimmer.
It’s good to use SPF all year round, but in summer it’s key. The building blocks for sun protection come from a moisturiser with a reliable SPF, and that’s where The Body Shop’s Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion comes in. Say goodbye to greasy-looking skin and say hello to this lightweight, non-greasy formula with an SPF of 50 for superior broad-spectrum protection.
LESS IS MOST DEFINITELY MORE
Spending prolonged periods out in the sun with heavy makeup can be a little taxing on the skin, and especially around the eyes. Less is more in the hot weather, and a statement can be made with a stellar mascara. Swap out powder eyeshadows for Smashbox’s Super Fan Mascara provides instant volume and lift, without those clumps. Reveal those lashes you never knew you had.
GIVE IT A REST
While the warm weather means we’ll undoubtedly be taking more showers, it doesn’t mean we need to wash our hair as often, as this could dry it out. COLAB’s Original Dry Shampoo is a delightfully delicate alternative in between washes, and with a bergamot and rose scent, what’s not to love?
ADD LIGHTWEIGHT LAYERS
We might be physically layering up our clothes in winter, but in summer it’s vital to layer up our skincare. Before adding an SPF moisturiser in the AM or PM, read for Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, enriched with hyaluronic acid, nature’s ‘moisture magnet’, to help lock in moisture.
NO MAKEUP, MAKEUP
No makeup, makeup is in this summer, and for a shortcut to the less is more vibe, opt for Perricone MD’s No Makeup Bronzer. Ditch powder for this hydrating liquid formula that adds a healthy, sun-kissed glow in an instant.
Ditch artificial deodorants in favour of Neal’s Yard Remedies’ natural deodorant. The clever formula utilises extracts of alpine moss to fight the bacteria that causes odour, while the lavender and aloe vera leave a lovely scent all day long.