What are the best-performing beauty and fragrance products for hot summer weather? I investigated and brought my “Summer Beauty All-Stars” to Cityline.
Here are nine products worth checking out this summer:
Pat McGrath Labs Bridgerton MTHRSHP: Diamond of the First Water Eyeshadow Palette, $86
This limited-edition, six-shade eyeshadow palette features regal and romantic Bridgeton-inspired hues created by pro-makeup star Pat McGrath. It’s a 21st century take on Georgian glamour. At Sephora.ca
Pat McGrath Labs Bridgerton Divine Blush + Glow Trio: Love at First Blush, $63
You’ll find two Bridgeton-inspired blush shades and a Divine Glow highlighter in this limited-edition cheek palette. These products have a silky, featherlight formulation that sweep on effortlessly and blend flawlessly. At Sephora.ca
Origins Ginzing SPF 40 Energy-Boosted Tinted Moisturizer, $53
This multi-tasking moisturizer hydrates, energizes, perfects and protects in one simple step. Caffeine from coffee beans and Panax Ginseng instantly boosts moisture levels while protecting from UVB rays. It adds a sheer tint of colour as well. Works for all skin types. Beauty award-winning product. Available at origins.ca
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Vetiver, $125
This fragrance marks a huge advance in sustainable luxury fragrances with 95% natural origin ingredients formulated with alcohol from organic farming.
This luminous woody-floral for her or him with notes of Calabrian neroli, sparkling bergamot, petitgrain, basil, fig accord and woody vetiver. Available at Guerlain.com
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Italian Summer 2022 Love Pour Femme, $138
Master perfumer Olivier Cresp blends tangy Calabrian lemon and Granny Smith apple notes with jasmine sambac, pure white rose, ambrette, Virginia cedarwood, warm amber and white musk. Available at thebay.com
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Italian Love Summer 2022 Pour Homme, $110
Perfumer Shyamala Maisondieu layers notes of Italian bergamot, juicy frozen grapefruit (cold pressed from the peel) with green notes of violet leaf and marine accord. Cashmere woods and vetiver create a masculine drydown. Available at thebay.com
Philosophy purity made simple, $36
This award-winning one-step facial cleanser melts away dirt, oil and makeup. It tones and lightly hydrates for perfectly clean skin that is comfortably balanced. Works beautifully at removing waterproof sunscreens. Can be used in the hair to remove styling products. At sephora.ca
Global summer skincare trend: hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most important ingredients in skincare. It’s a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin that helps bind water to collagen trapping it and helping plump up your skin and keep hair hydrated. It can hold 1000x its weight in water
L’Oreal Paris Hyaluron Plump 72H Moisture Plump Serum
Tame dry hair with this moisture plump serum that instantly replenishes hair with moisture and increases fibre diameter by 9% with every use. It’s ideal to use during hot summer days when intense sunlight can drain hair of precious moisture. Available at Shoppers Drug mart
L’Oreal Paris Hyaluron Plump 72H Moisture Hydration Shampoo
This rehydrating shampoo instantly coats the cuticles and fills hair with 72H of moisture with no weighdown that is up to 10x more hydrated. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart
L’Oreal Paris Hyaluron Plump 72H Moisture Hydration Conditioner
This intensive hydrating conditioner boosts moisture levels in hair and is designed to work synergistically with the shampoo and serum. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart
Skin cancer cases are on the rise globally as are skin-aging effects like dark spots, premature fine lines and sagging.
Ombrelle Sensitive Expert Body Lotion SPF 60, $19.99
Ombrelle Ultra Light Advanced Face Lotion SPF 60, $16.99
Ombrelle Kids Wet’n Protect Sunscreen SPF 60, $18.98
This hypoallergenic sunscreen is specially formulated and tested for sensitive skin. It offers excellent broadspectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays. Best yet, it doesn’t clog pores and allows skin to breathe. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart
Choose your sunscreen based on activity-specific formulations. For example, choose waterproof for water sports, sweat proof for cycling our outdoor volleyball,
Apply sunscreen under your clothes to avoid a stripe of sunburn.
Montblanc Legend Red, $120
Montblanc Legend Red is an energizing aromatic-woody scent for him that blends notes of blood orange, sage and mahogany woods. The sage contributes a strongly aromatic character and balances the freshness of the orange and the masculinity of the woods.
Ingredients: blood orange, sage, mahogany woods. Available at shoppersdrugmart.ca