Vain Glorious | Summer Beauty Must-Haves
Radiant, bronzed skin. Textured, tousled hair. An eye-catching lip. The coming season’s trends may be predictable, but these 12 innovative products are anything but. Summer beauty essentials worth seeking out:
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil. A do-it-all essential-oil blend that works wonders on coarse, curly and fine hair alike. Applied damp, this lightweight aid penetrates instantly to treat, smooth and protect against heat damage. When used to style, it calms flyaways and frizz, amplifies shine and even shields hair from color-warping UVA/UVB rays. $38 (available July 15). Go to bumbleandbumble.com.
3Lab Perfect BB SPF40/PA+++. This tinted moisturizing treatment boasts SPF, as well as the brand’s bioengineered growth hormone and apple stem cell technology, which work synergistically to nourish, regenerate and perfect skin. $95. Go to barneys.com.
Essie Nail Polish in ‘Penny Talk’.From Alexander McQueen to Chanel and Badgley Mischka, the spring 2012 runways showcased a return to muted metallic accents. Essie’s silver-copper hue is both universally flattering and (faux) tan-enhancing in finish. $8 (available July 1). Go to essie.com.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Volume Maker. For the season’s matte, full-bodied looks, you’ll want to use Shu Uemura’s precision texturizing powder. Apply at the root for immediate lift or, for added body and hold, work the applicator through the hair and disperse using your fingers. $45. Go to shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.
Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Top-Coat An innovative — and undetectable — sealant that waterproofs any mascara in a single swipe. No more flaking, clumping or smearing. $21. Go to sephora.com.
Dior Grand Bal. Inspired by Dior’s opulent, blossomlike couture ball gowns, this delicate floral composition combines jasmine (the brand’s signature note), ylang ylang, orange blossom absolute and sandalwood to radiant effect. $230 for 250 milliliters. Go to dior.com.
Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in ‘Terra’. Housed in a retro-inspired, oversize case, this shimmer-free, cool-tone powder disappears into skin upon contact. It’s great to contour, but it works equally well when applied all over using an oversize fan brush. $90. At Bergdorf Goodman.
Giorgio Armani Palette Ecailles Mediterranea. A beautifully tailored eye shadow quad of the season’s go-to pearlescent grays, as well as a striking royal blue. $59. Go to giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.
Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil in Delicate Nude Brighten your eyes, highlight your cheekbones, contour your lips and conceal imperfections with this limited-edition luminizer. $22.50 (available June 1). Go to sephora.com.
Clarins Lisse Minute Baume Cristal. This innovative lipstick-gloss-balm hybrid works instantly to smooth and plump. Offered in four trend-centric shades: Crystal Pink, Crystal Violet, Crystal Coral and Crystal Red. $24.50. Go to clarins.com.
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terracotta Gloss in Porto Azzurro. Misleadingly vibrant, this indigo lip gloss actually goes on clear. The undetectable blue tint does serve a purpose, however: teeth look instantly brighter upon application. Limited edition. $32. At Saks Fifth Avenue.
ByTerry Sérum Terrybly Sunbooster An intensely hydrating, antiaging serum that stimulates skin’s melanin production for a natural-looking glow. Colorless and DHA-free, it’s also foolproof to apply. $102. At Barneys New York.
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