Sometimes, beauty can be so simple. Here’s how to create a natural, sun-soaked look with just three key products. (Make sure you start off with your favorite sunscreen, of course.)
1.Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion, $23, and Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion, $22. The fastest way to get a head-to-toe glow (sans the sun) is to use a tinted body lotion, like this one from Clinique. It takes just an hour for the color to kick in, so apply evenly after your shower and you’ll be ready to go. Clinique also has the same lotion formulated specifically for the face.
2. Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in Sequence of Love, $26. Creamy coral lips always look great against sun-kissed skin. This lipstick from Lancôme is light, moisturizing, and long lasting, so you won’t have to worry about it wearing off while you spend the day outside.
3. RGB Nail Color in Too Red, $16. While it’s often thought of as a winter color, you can rock red nails any time of the year, especially when paired against glowing, bronzed skin. RGB’s Too Red is actually not too red at all—its bright, candy-apple hue is the perfect shade for summer.
Get the full look: Throw on your favorite white summer dress, along with a colorful feather earring, a couple of braided bracelets, a pair of round, wire-rimmed sunglasses, a fringed cross body bag and a pair of flat sandals. Voila! You’ve got an easy, effortless boho-chic look, perfect for summer festival season.
by Susan Linney