The perfect summer face is one-part controlled moisture (meaning dewy, not sweaty), and one-part flawless application. That means making sure you have the right arsenal of beauty products to perform your artistry.
We put together a list that includes both skin care products and cosmetics. These are products specifically designed to brighten your skin so it glistens and glows this summer.
TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum is a powerful concentrated solution that gives you that youthful glow we all try to accomplish with smart highlighting techniques. TruSkin brightens, firms, and plumps the skin to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and make your face shimmer and shine, from the inside out.
TruSkin is a daily-use serum that’s high in collagen-producing antioxidants. But TruSkin is neither an exfoliator or a moisturizer. The Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid serum absorb quickly into the skin, with no residue. But rather helps stop aging in its tracks. Get it for $20 on Amazon.com.
Mario Badescu’s skin mist is a light, refreshing, topical skin hydration system that can be sprayed over makeup, face creams, and other facial treatments. This gentle mist literally has tens of thousands of four- and five-star at stores all over the web, including Amazon (4.4 stars from 3500+ users), Ulta (4.7 stars from 5800+ users), Influenster (4.7 stars from 27.7K users), and Sephora (4.5 stars from 1100+ users). Rosewater is a powerful, yet gentle cleanser that helps restore the pH balance of your skin. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties that will help unclog pores. Get it for $7 at Anthropologie.com.
Drunk Elephant’s Night Bright Duo comes with a Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil and the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. Designed to be used together or separately, the oil moisturizes the skin while the serum dissolves dead skin and boost collagen production. Together, they lighten, brighten, and moisturize the skin to help restore a youthful glow to tired, dull skin. The Night Serum can be used as a spot treatment to minimize the appearance of dark spots on your face, neck, and décolleté area. Get it for $28 at Sephora.com.
Get ready for some outer shimmer with Lightning Bolt loose powder highlighter from Kylie Cosmetics. Lightning Bolt is a fine glitter that’s lighter than the typical glitter dust. It’s a mixture of gold and champagne, for a more tone-down daytime look (anyone else thinks gold glitter is more a nighttime thing?). Plus, you can see close-up that it includes tiny blue flecks. The glitter powder is part of The Weather Collection. This particular piece in the collection retails for $14 at KylieCosmetics.com.
NARS stackable, lightweight bronzing powders come in a wide range of colors, from the pinks of Seaside and Hot Sand to the browns of Laguna and Casino to give your face an all-over, contoured glow. You can choose between the traditional bronzers, or the sun diffusing bronzers, which reflect light, and provide matte coverage to hide imperfections Get it for $39 at NARS.com.
CoverGirl’s Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer is a popular drugstore choice for adding a sunkissed glow to your skin without breaking the bank. For darker skin, the Queen Collection provides mineral-enriched matte bronzers to reflect light without the shine. It can be a challenge finding a great bronzer for brown skin, but this is the answer. It is the perfect bronzer for adding a little shimmer to a range of olive to dark brown skin tones. Get it for $8 at Amazon.com.