Here are ten must-have beauty products for summer 2022. The time for a dewy, glowing complexion, effortless beachy hair, and head-to-toe sun-kissed skin is once again upon us! And summer is definitely the season that requires the biggest shift in your beauty stash —from skincare, and hair care to makeup. Indeed, summer prepping calls for a less-is-more approach to beauty. Think iridescent highlighters, lightweight formulas infused with SPF, multi-purpose moisturizing oils, and effortless hair care products.
So without further ado, from multi-protection sunscreen with SPF50 and the perfect after-sun care to shimmering body oil and perfume that captures the stunning scent of the Côte d’Azur, here are the ten must-have beauty products to slip into your bag this summer. Keep scrolling below for all the beauty essentials that will keep you looking relaxed, restored, and radiant for the summer season.
1. Chanel UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Sunscreen SPF50
Chanel UV Essential is one of the best sunscreens that features an adaptive skincare technology for tailor-made defense from UVA and UVB rays, free radicals, and pollution. Its lightweight, nonoily texture moisturizes the skin as it protects and leaves skin radiant, flawless, and perfectly primed for makeup application.
2. Diptyque Do Son Hair Mist
Light and delicate, Diptyque Do Son hair mist leaves an invisible yet intensely scented veil of fragrance on the hair. Enriched with nourishing camellia oil, it fortifies, beautifies, and perfumes the hair, bringing out the freshness of the tuberoses in Do Son.
3. Les Eaux de Chanel Paris – Riviera
Les Eaux de Chanel Paris – Riviera is one of my favorite summer perfumes! This fragrance combines the sweet, tangy freshness of Sicilian Orange with the delicateness of Neroli for a joyful, sunny scent. A fresh and solar fragrance that evokes the carefree charm of the French Riviera, where Gabrielle Chanel built her villa, La Pausa.
Other favorite perfumes for summer are: Hermès Un Jardin Sur le Nil, Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum, Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune, Caudalie Thé des Vignes, and Diptyque Ilio (back in stock in July 2022).
4. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Created in 1997 and inspired by the ancient youth elixir recipe prepared for the Queen of Hungary in the 16th century, Mathilde Thomas —founder of the French skincare brand Caudalie— wanted to reinterpret this infusion of plants for the skin. Today, Beauty Elixir is used and recommended by make-up artists and celebrities worldwide. Enriched with Green grape, Rose essential oil, and Rosemary essential oil, this mist reveals the complexion’s glow and tightens pores all while setting make-up.
5. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer Powder is an iconic, best-selling bronzer with nourishing argan oil and up to 96% naturally derived ingredients for a long-wearing, sun-kissed glow. Apply it using a bronzing powder brush, and trace a figure “3” on each side of your face. Start by sweeping across your forehead, down and around the cheekbones then down along your jawline and chin.
6. Chanel Rouge Coco Baume
This year, the high gloss or glass finish is taking over all things matte —finally! This summer, opt for the Chanel Rouge Coco Baume in the shade My Rose. Enriched with a deeply hydrating oil, made from fruit and olive leaves, this comfortable moisture-rich balm smooths the appearance of lips and offers buildable color. It’s the perfect lipstick for a very natural, barely-there makeup effect.
7. Sisley Paris After-Sun Care Tan Extender
Sisley’s After-Sun Care is one of the best skincare to soothe and hydrate the skin while making tans last longer. Repairing, moisturizing and restorative properties of stevia leaf extract, plant glycerin, and shea butter comfort, nourish, and soften the skin. Whilst a careful combination of self-tanning active ingredients enhances the skin’s color in a very natural way.
8. YSL Touche Éclat All-Over Brightening Concealer Pen
This summer, forget the foundation and opt instead for the YSL Touche Éclat Pen! For radiant makeup with a natural glow that’s never cakey or overdone, apply YSL Touche Éclat Pen only where you need it: underneath the eyes, on the smile lines, and on the crow’s feet. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and antioxidants, YSL Touche Éclat Pen conceals dark circles, smoothes fine lines, and brightens the complexion.
9. Sisley Self-Tanning Body
Sisley Self-Tanning Body is one of the best French skincare that offers a natural and uniform tan for immediately moisturized and radiantly golden skin. Designed for all skin tones, it features a fresh, floral scent and rich, comfortable texture that leaves behind a velvety, streak-free finish on the skin.
10. Nuxe Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse
Nuxe Huilde Prodigieuse is a luxurious oil-based treatment with shimmering mineral particles illuminating skin and hair with a satin-like sheen. Specially formulated with seven precious plant oils, this dry oil offers ultimate hydration to leave skin sumptuously soft and hair ultra glossy. It has a non-greasy, lightweight feel with a captivatingly sweet fragrance featuring notes of Orange Blossom, Rose, Lily, and Vanilla. It’s definitely one of my favorite beauty products for summer!
Et voilà! I hope this guide to the best summer beauty products will guide you in your shopping! If you have any questions, let me know in the comment.
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