The change in season has prompted a desire to complete refurb my makeup drawer, especially after snapping up that Stila highlighter I mentioned (and now LOVE). Below, my beauty wishlist for summer:
Pick No. 1: Nars Liquid Blush
What! Have you ever heard of such a thing as liquid blush? Nars recently released its classic blush colors in this unexpected formula ($30) and I’m super into the idea, especially for summer, when I want to look glossy and flushed instead of cakey and powdery. (Er, who ever wants to look cakey?) Also, I feel like blending it to get just the right level of pigmentation will be easy from an application stand-point.
Pick No. 2: SuperGoop Mousse Sunscreen
Speaking of novel formulas, I’m also dying to try this mousse sunscreen from Supergoop ($19-34 depending on size). The spray form has made application easier, but I always feel like I’m losing half the spritz to the air / not truly getting the right amount of coverage. But a mousse that melts into your skin? Genius!
Pick No. 3: Glossier Invisible Shield
Speaking of sunscreens, I’ve heard multiple people rave about Glossier’s new invisible shield daily facial sunscreen ($34). I will admit that I’m negligent about applying facial sunscreen — I assume that the SPF in my tinted moisturizer will do the trick and go about my day. I tried to get into the habit of applying a layer of Shiseido’s well-reviewed facial sunscreen ($36), but it took awhile to blend in and had that classic sunscreen texture (sorta chalky?) Glossier’s formula is gel-based, which is attractive to me…
Pick No. 4: Tatcha Skin Mist
I’ve been using Chantecaille’s rosewater facial spray ($68) for the past few years, and I love it. I spritz it on after applying my makeup to sort of finish/soften everything, and I love to use it on my face after a shower/to refresh my makeup. That said. I’m v. intrigued by the brand Tatcha and especially their dewy skin mist ($48). I think I may give it a try after my current bottle of Chantecaille is dunzo.
Pick No. 5: Leather Hair Ties
How chic are these leather hair ties ($7 each)? So much more interesting/sophisticated than the Goody ouchless hairties I’ve used since age 13…
Pick No. 6: Giorgio Armani Maestro Lipsticks
I’m intrigued by these Giorgio Armani liquid lipsticks ($38). I love the colors of the Stila Liquid Lipsticks ($24), but find them incredibly drying. I need to put on a ton of thick balm before and multiple times throughout the day. I’m wondering if Armani’s formula is a little more forgiving?
Pick No. 7: Benoit Missolin Headbands
A few of the haute couture houses featured STATEMENT headbands in recent runway collections, and I’m kind of loving the look. I came across the French label Benoit Missolin recently and am dying over their adorable headbands (76 GBP+). Too adorable! Get the look for less with these adorable $24 Anthro printed headbands!
Pick No. 8: Diptyque Candle
Pick No. 9: Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream
Though I’m very pleased with my Drunk Elephant face cream ($60), I have to say that with this warmer weather, I’ve been missing my Dr. Hauschka rose day cream ($24). It’s so lightweight and non-greasy, and it smells like heaven. This product has something of a cult following — lots of devotees! — and JLo has reportedly used it for the better part of the last decade. If it’s good enough for JLo…
Pick No. 10: Rose Neroli Hand Soap
…and more rose things. All the rose things. This rose neroli handsoap ($15) from Beauty Counter is right up my alley.
P.S. Has anyone tried this serum? It’s ridiculously pricey but I’ve heard that it’s pure magic.