Warm summer days, sunny skies and a light breeze set the perfect backdrop for nuptial events and honeymoons. Whether you are a guest or a bride, preparing for the big day or a dreamy honeymoon, consider these summertime beauty essentials for a luminous goddess glow and the perfect summer bridal look, according to our beauty expert Ana Bribiesca Hoff.
Sensual and sultry tones add instant gleam and warmth to your complexion, enhancing natural skin tone and creating definition. The NARS Summer Lights Face Palette featuring four eyeshadows in matte and shimmering finishes with bronzer and highlighter to heighten and brighten create an ethereal bridal look. $59. At Sephora.
Guard against sun’s damaging rays with this innovative, continuous mist sunscreen. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and California Poppy, this SPF 30 formula provides an effective shield from UVA and UVB rays while the tint helps camouflage imperfections and even skin tone. $39. At BeautyCounter.com
Charlotte Tilbury’s Supermodel Body is a must-have this summer. The slimming-hydrating body shimmer catches the light for an elongated, slimmer-looking glossy-skinned body. $125. At Charlotte Tilbury
GLOWING & RADIANT
From first kisses to champagne toasts, this holy grail lipstick formula with a lustrous finish will keep your lips looking hydrated and glamourous from day to night. Three youthful hues with a hint of 23-karat gold are perfect for any nuptial event. $120 for the set. At Tatcha.
It’s time for washes of pink, purple, yellow and orange swept in a graphic yet soft shape eye shadow. Try Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette. $59. At Sephora.
SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS
This new limited-edition scent for summer explores a new olfactory territory – warm, sensual and sunny – Light Blue Sun is inspired by the exhilarating magic of summer love on the enchanting island of Capri. We recommend both Pour Femme and Pour Homme. $68-$102.
At Dolce & Gabbana.
THAT SUN-KISSED GLOW
Transition away from contouring and sweep a light-catching bronzer along cheekbones, not beneath, for a sun-kissed goddess glow. Try Givenchy Summer Solar Pulse Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition. $55.
Chantecaille’s Blanc Gardenia Brightening Emulsion is the stuff of dreams. This soft, lightweight moisturizer infused with Vitamin C and unique brightening ingredients that work to minimize visible discoloration and nourish skin to maintain an even looking skin tone.1.7 oz.$160. At Chantecaille.com
OIL BE GONE
This oil-absorbing base is a blotting paper in a tube that prevents a makeup meltdown allowing foundation to stay smooth, seamless and last longer. Try Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Top Secrets Instant Matte Pore Refiner. $20.
At Neiman Marcus.
SUMMER’S NOW “UN” POWDERED
RMS Beauty “Un” Powder is the perfect formula for summer. A light-reflecting, translucent and ultra-fine powder that never looks cakey. It provides radiance while absorbing excess oil and removing unwanted shine. $34. At Sephora
Summer sunlight in a bottle. These innovative self-tanning drops allow you to control your tan while fighting dryness, dullness and uneven tone and texture by adding Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster to your daily moisturizer. $32. At Dillard’s.