Summer Skin & Makeup Survival Guide


Summer time is all about fun in the sun, but the frequent outdoor happy hours, weekend travel, and sweltering high temps will leave you feeling less than your best. We’ve rounded up best-selling beauty products that will help you put your best face forward at all times of the day and night.

·         Refresh a Tired Face: The sun is sizzling and so is your social life, resulting in one too many late nights. The result? You look and feel exhausted.  Try the nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish in the morning, which blends naturally energizing Kenyan Coffee with Jojoba to gently remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Lemongrass and Neroli Oils, indigenous to Africa, this unique fusion leaves all skin toned, moisturized, soft and immediately radiant. nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish wakes your skin up revealing fresh, more youthful-looking skin! ($34)


·         Transition from Day to Night: Happy hours are a staple of summer, but they leave you with little time to transition your look from day to night. Shifting from work to play is easy with a few essential makeup items in your purse. Try a bright fun lipstick like the brand new Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour ($24). Or go with a bold, vibrant eye by applying Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Violet or Canard ($22).  Added bonus: both products are long-wearing, so you don’t have to worry about touchups throughout the evening. I received the Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in SIN SHEER a Love it! It doesn’t feel heavy or cake on my lips and it lasted through the evening!

Sin Rouge Nouveau Lip Colour


·         Repair While You Rest: Before crawling into bed for the night, slather on the cult-favorite RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream.  Powered by RES and featuring Glycolic Acid, this powerful perfecting night cream gently exfoliates, retextures, renews and moisturizes facial skin. Its unique formula works overtime as you sleep, to help eradicate imperfections and visibly diminish fine lines, for a morning awakening to fresher, glowing, more beautiful skin. Now you can wake up and start your summer cycle all over again! ($175)

Another favorite of mine is the Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara! This one is great for every day use and does not clump up or run! It also lasts all day long! Retails for $24.

Full Blown Volume Lash Mascara

You can find all these Summer-Must-Haves at Laura

Self Disclosure: I received products to facilitate this feature and opinions are my own. Photo Credit: Laura Mercier.

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