“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.”
That’s the motto I try to live by these summer months and it also holds true for my beauty and hair care routine. To help take me from the carpool to poolside to dinner al fresco, I have a handful of tried and true products that are low maintenance, protect my skin and help give me a summer “glow” from morning to night.
Peter Thomas Roth – Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 45
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance
Amika un.done Volume and Matte Texture Spray
Atelier Cologne Clementine California
OUAI Wave Spray – I tend to skip the hair drying and styling tools in the summer and a few spritzes of this wave spray on air dried hair, either out of the shower or from the pool, help define my natural waves with little effort or time. Bonus points for smelling like a day at the beach.
Amika un.done Volume and Matte Texture Spray – This texturizing spray smells good enough to use as a perfume, I kid you not. The finish is lightweight so there’s no sticky buildup. I’ll typically use it in the morning and then at night for a quick touch-up to help define tousled, beachy waves.
eos organic lip balm in sweet mint – I love that I can always find the round eos pot, even at the bottom of my bag. After a day in the heat and sun, a dose of this lip balm, infused with vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil, is hydrating and healing.
Peter Thomas Roth – Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 45 – For the last couple months, I’ve used this tinted SPF as a base in the morning before I put on anything else. It has a very lightweight formula and has a little tint so I often skip BB cream or foundation in the summer. The “light-scattering” formula leaves the skin looking dewy and fresh.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance – Following PTR’s Max Mineral SPF, I use a wet makeup sponge applicator to apply a bit of this tinted primer to moisturize, help fill in pores and fine lines, and add a bronzey glow to the skin.
Milk Makeup Bronzer Stick – Adds a final sunkissed glow to eye lids, cheek bones and temples. I find the formula light and it absorbs into the skin so you don’t have to worry about smudging throughout the day.
Atelier Cologne Clementine California – Sunny and citrusy with notes of basilica, vetiver and sandalwood. The mini sized perfume tube is convenient for travel and to tote around in your summer bag for daytime touchups.
This handful of beauty finds (most available at Sephora and Target) are my favorite tools to help keep my summer beauty routine low-maintenance. What are your favorite beauty and hair care products for the summer?
Love these products, and I love the way you showcased them! Also love the top you’re wearing!
Thanks so much, Alyssa! The t-shirt was a recent J. Crew find. They have the cutest graphic tees. xoxo
Perfect! I’ve been needing a new skincare routine for summer!
Thanks for reading, Bethany! I always like to change up my routine in the summer, too.
Meredith Meklir says
Excited to have found you through FB, Deerfield group! Looking forward to learning more from you!
Yay, thanks for reading and following along, Meredith! 🙂
Lauren Kessler says
Thanks, Lauren! 🙂
Great post! I need that hair waver! 🙌🏼😘
Thanks, Christina! 🙂 Yes, it’s the best. And smells amazing!
Lisa Anderson says
I can’t wait to try the OUAI wave spray! Drying my hair takes forever and it’s way too hot in this heat so this product sounds like a lifesaver!
I’m with you! And if you have wavy/curly hair, forget about straightening it in this humidity! If you try it, let me know what you think! I hope you like it as much as me.
Love beauty recs!
Thanks for giving my picks a read, Debbie! 🙂
Love the clementine frangrance also. Want to try the PTR and Milk products.
It’s perfect for summer, right?! I hope you love them as much as I do, Vicki!
Maria N. says
Love! Excited to follow you
Thanks so much for reading and following along, Maria!
The Oui spray sounds interesting. I HATE using styling tools now that I have a LO, especially in the summer. Will have to check it out.
I hear you (who has time for that?!) A little Ouai spray (a little goes a long way) and hair twisting and you’re good to go!
Love these products, but what’s your favorite dry shampoo?
Thanks for reading! My “splurge” dry shampoo is R & Co (lightweight and smells so good!). My drugstore go-to is Batiste.
Love This!!! 💕💕
All things beauty in a one stop shop!! 💕🖤💕
Thanks, Alison! I love a simplified routine for summer!
All things beauty in a one stop shop!!
Lisa Rapaport says
I would love to try that wave spray on my daughter’s hair. She has wavy hair and I’m very good at styling it.
Melissa Kim says
Love chicago summers!
They are the BEST! (and get us through the winters LOL!)
Pam Handmaker says
Love the beachy wave tips!
Thanks for giving them a read, Pam! 🙂
Dana Ivy says
Love the ouai wave spray! I use it too. So good!!
Xo Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com
Yesss! I’ve been using it for years and there’s nothing that compares. So glad we connected, Dana! Love your blog, too! 🙂
Kara pales gottlieb says
Thanks, Kara! Gotta keep it simple in the summer, right?! 🙂
Jory weissman says
Thanks for reading, Jory!
Love these rands. I’ve never tie the Amika product. Looks interesting
Amika texture spray is definitely worth trying (and it really does smell amazing!) 🙂
Amy Evanko says
Thanks for reading, Amy!!
Marcy Cohen Turner says
Can’t wait to try some of these! Thanks for the great post!
Thanks for reading, Marcy! I hope you like what you try as much as I do 🙂
Love the simplicity of summer! Thanks for sharing your reviews.
Yes, totally agree, Michelle! Easy, breezy. Thanks for reading my post and sharing your thoughts!
Jen Marzouk says
I was just trying to figure out beach waves! I’m going to have to try that spray.
I’ve used OUAI spray for years and I think you’ll love it. I find a little goes a long way. Hope you like it, Jen!
Wanting to try PTR sunscreen. Glad you posted about it! 💗
I love it! And everything else from PTR 🙂
Love all these products !!❤👌🏼
I’m with you, Paola! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I have to try Ouai! Always have to have an EOS with me, love them!
You can never have enough lip balm, right?! Yes, I think you’d love it, Anna! Smells incredible, too. 🙂
Stephanie Cohen says
Thanks for checking them out, Stephanie! 🙂