There are so many options when it comes to summer beauty it can be overwhelming even for us! We have narrowed down your options a bit keeping mind different skin tones, budgets, etc. for everything from sunscreen, bronzers, self-tanner, hair products to eye-shadow!

Protect the skin you’re in with the best sunscreen whether you are relaxing seaside, surfing, or strolling in your neighborhood!

sunscreen

{top} Philosophy Shelter Sunscreen For Face and Body SPF 30 , $25 @ Sephora;
Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Sunblock, Body Mist SPF 70 $9.99 @ Drugstores; Clarins Sunscreen Spray Oil-Free Lotion Progressive Tanning SPF 15 , $30 @ Sephora; Sunblock, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF 45 – 5 oz $9.99 @ Drugstores; Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40 $17.50 @ Nordstrom;

{bottom} Neutrogena Healthy Defense Sunblock Stick, Oil-Free SPF 30 – .47 oz $5.99 @ Drugstores; Clinique ‘After Sun’ Rescue Balm with Aloe $20 @ Nordstrom; Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment SPF 36 PA++ $20 @ Sephora; Clinique ‘Sun’ Advanced Protection SPF 45 $17.50 @ Nordstrom; Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++, $34 @ Sephora; Clinique Sun SPF 25 Body Spray $20 @ Clinique; Philosophy Hope In A Jar SPF 20 , $18 – $45 @ Sephora; Clinique ‘Sun’ Face Cream SPF 30 $17.50 @ Nordstrom;

*Sunscreen Budget Buys*: Anything by Neutrogena as their sunscreens offer great protection without being greasy or smelly.

Sunless Tanning Essentials:
Self Tanning Essentials

{1} Cargo Eye Bronzer $22 @ Sephora; Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel , $32 @ Sephora; Neutrogena Sheer Bodytint, Instant Temporary Tan, Light/Medium – 4 oz $9.99 @ Drugstores; Bliss Hot Salt Scrub, $36 @ Sephora; Tarte Glam Gams Leg Bronzing Stick $30 @ Sephora;

{2} L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion, Deep Natural Tan – 5 fl oz $8.49 @ Drugstores; Smashbox O-BRONZE , $26 @ Sephora; Bliss Blood Orange+White Pepper Body Butter , $35 @ Sephora; Tarte Sunburst Beaded Bronzing Lotion , $28 @ Sephora; Coppertone Endless Summer Sunless Tanning Gradual Tan Moisturizing Lotion $7.82 @ Drugstores; Neutrogena MicroMist Tanning, Sunless Spray Deep – 5.3 oz $10.49 @ Drugstores;

{3}DuWop Sundrops Bronzing Serum $28 @ Sephora; Too Faced Tanning Bed In A Tube – Face , $21.50 @ Sephora; Neutrogena Build-a-Tan $9.99; Banana Boat Sunless Summer Color Tinted Lotion, Light to Medium $6.57 @ Drugstores; Michael Kors Leg Shine in Bronze$32 @ Neiman Marcus; Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, Fair Skin Tones – 7.5 fl oz $7.99 @ Drugstores;

*Budget Buy Recommendations from above*: Neutrogena Self-Tanner in Build-A-Tan or Micro Mist (I use both and love them equally) & Jergens Natural Glow if you prefer subtle color.

Bronzers:

bronzer

{top} Dior Dior Bronze Lumi√®res D’or Face And Lip Palette , $45 @ Sephora; Benefit Cosmetics Boxed Powders Collection in Hoola $28 @ Sephora; Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder , $27.50 @ Sephora; Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc , $38 @ Sephora; Urban Decay Baked Bronzer, $24 @ Sephora; Sephora Brand Bronzer $16; CARGO The Big Bronzer, $32 @ Sephora; Sugar Cosmetics Tropic Tan Loose Powder Bronzer, $12.50 @ Sephora;

{bottom} Too Faced Pure Bronze , $28.50 @ Sephora; Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights, $30 @ Sephora; Laura Mercier Golden Bronze Pressed Powder, $32 @ Sephora; LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15, $30 @ Sephora; Lancome POUDRE ELEPHANT TEINT Bronzer Powder – Sun of India, $36.50 @ Sephora;

**Budget Bronzers** Physicians Formula Baked Bronzer Wet/Dry Application, Baked Bronze $11.95 @ Drugstores (If you are looking for something comparable to anything above that you just don’t have the $20/$30 to spend, I recommend starting with Physicians…these are definitely not ones to turn your nose up at!) ; Revlon ColorStay Bronzer $13.99 (I like all of Revlon’s bronzer options); Prestige Bronzer Terra $8.69 (I bought this giant compact at Duane Reade about a month ago and was a complete STEAL! I find it to be comparable to Cargo’s giant compact);

Summer Hair & Beauty Bag Essentials:

summer hair, makeup, & perfume

{top} Frederic Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beachcomber Leave-In Conditioner , $23 @ Sephora; Frederic Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Zero-Humidity Frizz Control , $23 @ Sephora; Frederic Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves , $23 @ Sephora; Michael Kors Island Michael Kors Hawaii , $62 @ Sephora;

{bottom} Sephora Brand Calypso Soul Eyeshadow Palette, $32; Urban Decay Get Baked Eye Kit ($53 Value), $28; Dior Backstage Eye Show in Queen of Green $31 @ Nordstrom; Sephora Brand Colorful Eye Shadow Palette, in Chromosone X 10 $24 @ Sephora;

**Summer Hair Budget Buys**
Moisturize your hair before/after you go out in the sun or sea:
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask $6.99 @ Drugstores; John Frieda Frizz-Ease Care Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioning Spray $5.99 @ Drugstores;

Natural Highlights W/Out The Damage:
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo – 9.3 fl oz $7.99 @ Drugstores; John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner – 9.3 fl oz $7.99 @ Drugstores;

Best smelling Shampoo/Conditioner:
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo – 12 fl oz $3.99 @ Drugstores;
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner – 12 fl oz $3.99 @ Drugstores;

Softest Skin: Johnson’s Baby Baby Oil Gel, Aloe Vera & Vitamin E – 6.5 oz $4.29

Eyeshadow: The L’Oreal HIP line has great shades for summer…
L’Oreal HIP Shocking Shadow Pigments, Striving 228 $12 @ Drugstores; L’Oreal HIP Bright Duos Shadow, Showy 224 $7.99 @ Drugstores; L’Oreal HIP Bright Duos Shadow, Flashy 318 $7.99; L’Oreal HIP Shocking Shadow Pigments, Exciting 102 $12 @ Drugstores; L’Oreal HIP Bright Duos Shadow, Flare 404 $7.99 @ Drugstores;

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