Easy Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer is all about having fun in the sun. Summer makeup and skincare should always be simple and effortless. Look for essentials that are waterproof, long wearing, and provide protection from the sun while looking glowing and sun kissed.

Must Haves for Body:

  • Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Body Polish, $36, gives your skin the smooth, polished, hydrated feel that is perfect for the dry Colorado weather or to prep your skin before self tanner.
  • NARS Laguna Body Tint, $45, gives your skin an instant bronze glow for when you're showing more skin. No need to wait for the color to develop. You get instant gratification. Don't worry about it rubbing or sweating off either since it's transfer resistant.
  • Pacifica SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen, $16, is the perfect way to protect your skin using zinc, without any yucky chemicals. Its the first mineral spray sunscreen on the market that will leave your skin looking glowing, never chalky.

Must Haves for Hair:

  • Herbivore Coconut Sea Mist, $20, gives your hair perfectly imperfect low maintenance undone beachy waves. Sea Salt sprays will all add volume to the hair without weighing it down. And did I mention that it also makes your hair smell amazing?

Must Haves for Face:

  • Maskcara Beauty, $12, has amazing customizable makeup palettes that lend to quick makeup applications and on the go touch ups by keeping everything in one place. Pick your own highlight, contour, blush, etc. Use a brush or fingers to apply for a quick makeup pick me up.
  • LipSense, $25, is a long wearing, waterproof, transfer resistant lip color. Step out of the pool with your lip color still intact. It's great for those summer days when you are having too much fun to even think about looking in the mirror or touching up.
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, $9, gives the most amazing full, fanned out lashes with a serious waterproof formula. Never have to think about black smudges all around the eyes again on those super hot days outdoors.
  • Nyx Proof It, $7, is a way to keep those brows on fleek. Use it as a primer under your brow powder for extra insurance or after your brow color to hold your brow hairs in place.
  • Maskcara Beauty Stay Spray, $29, is the perfect setting spray to keep your makeup in place all day. Get double duty by spraying a bit as a primer under your makeup and then as a setting spray after your makeup. An added perk is that it smells like a vacation in a bottle.

Must Haves for Nails:

  • Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color, $9, is the perfect way to pop your mani or pedi without any toxins. Nail color is any easy way to add a pop of color that quickly gets you in the mood for summer.