The Summer Beach Girl’s Beauty Essentials

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Hot weather calls for a streamlined approach to makeup and hair. Maximize your summer beauty by minimizing your routine! I love to comb through tons of new products each season to bring you my latest and greatest discoveries. Now that summer is in full swing, I’ve rounded up some of my absolute favorite can’t-leave-home-without-them concealers, tinted moisturizers, accessories, lash boosts and more. Take a peek inside my beach beauty bags before you hit the surf.

Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 LAURA MERCIER Price

I swear by the Shape Tape Concealer. It seamlessly smoothes over blemishes, dark circles, and uneven pigment, with no caking, creasing, pastiness, or fading away. he non-cakey pigment layers for coverage as light or intense as I need it to be. “can’t live without” Shape Tape Concealer & discover why one is sold every 12 seconds*! This vegan, full-coverage formula infused with tape technology instantly helps brighten, smooth & give the skin a firmer, more lifted look. Oh, & by the way, Tarte is America’s #1 concealer brand**. They’re kind of a big deal.

Lack of Color Women’s Ventura Raffia Straw Wide-Brimmed Boater Hat: Tame wild beach blown locks with a simple throw on and go. This fedora channels major glam without any work at all. woven from straw in a fresh neutral hue and detailed with contrasting black trim. You’ll feel like you’re always on holiday in this new raffia straw hat. Featuring frayed raffia edging and trimmed with black gross grain ribbon, it will have you skipping into Summer with your new essential. Wear yours with everything from dresses and jeans to swimsuits while lounging poolside.

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T3 “Whirl Trio” Interchangeable Styling Wand: No matter the season, no matter the destination, no matter the occasion — one of my favorite hairstyles is natural, beachy looking waves. There’s just something inherently effortless and feminine about a shiny mane of twisting, curling, waving locks that I can’t help but appreciate. HERE are tools needed to get the job done!

Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand

Effortless beauty looks always takes a whole lot of effort—true or false? If you answered false, consider yourself blessed (and one of the few who can achieve the perfect messy bun on the first go). If you answered true, know that we’re with you and that we’re currently rounding up products that are bound to change all that. From multitasking sunscreens that protect while adding a hint of shimmer to instant self-tanners that give you that sun-kissed glow without sun, and easy-to-use hair products for beachy waves, the assortment we’ve curated is full of do-it-all gems. Looking to skip the makeup this summer? Here are our favorite skincare products to give you a fresh complexion all season long.

Effortless Beachy Makeup

essie nail polish, tart deco


My go-to color as soon as the weather warms up is Essie Tart Deco. It’s for the girl who likes bold spring colors, not pastels. I think is is the perfect pop of color on my toes. This Essie Tart Deco Nail Polish is perfect for fun in the sun.

What daily makeup does Meghan Markle swear by and was front and center at her Wedding? For that flawless, glowing look, the 36-year-old said she’s a fan of Laura Mercier’s Illuminating Primer. It’s what Meghan puts on everyday after moisturizer to give my skin a dewy glow. It’s not sparkly, it’s true to its name … ‘illuminating,'” Markle told Beauty Banter. SOLD.

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