Refresh Your Makeup Bag

The beauty products you need for spring and summer.

When it comes to spring cleaning, we often forget our makeup bag needs as much love as our closet. As the weather warms, our beauty routines must change to combat distinct challenges the heat brings.

Here are my top five products you need to keep your skin hydrated, protected, and looking flawless.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt — $45

A scalp scrub exfoliates your scalp just like a body scrub exfoliates your body. Just a tiny amount once a week removes dead skin cells and product buildup, helping restore balance to sensitive or oily scalps. After a day of sweating in the sun, or just a long week of too much dry shampoo, this product works to bring life back into your hair. Plus, it smells fantastic!

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF40 — $36

We all know sunscreen is an essential product. Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen makes wearing SPF 40 easy and fun. You can throw it on quickly before heading out the door or under makeup as a primer for foundation. However you choose to wear it, the product leaves a velvety soft finish instead of the white glow left behind by other sunscreens. Apply to hands and chest for extra protection.

Orveda Overnight Skin Recovery Masque — $235

This mask is my top-secret trick to fake a good night’s sleep. Though pricey, it’s so worth the cost. Apply this vegan mask before bed and wake up with glowing skin. It’s suitable for all skin types and fights signs of fatigue caused by natural dehydration. It’s easy to use and leaves my skin feeling hydrating and refreshed even after the longest days.

Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick — $34

The Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick, formulated for cheeks and lips, makes your summer makeup look as easy as swipe and go. Apply on the top of your cheekbones and blend out with your fingertips for a fresh, sun-kissed look. This product blends seamlessly into your skin (and your base of sunscreen) and brightens your face in one easy swipe. Finish the look by dabbing a little on the center of your lips and blending out to create the perfect pout.

With 12 incredible shades, you may want to buy all of them!

Ilia Beauty Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 — $48

Ilia Beauty’s Super Serum Skin Tint is my go-to for everyday wear because it’s easy to apply and long-lasting. A few drops in your hand spreads like a face serum, gliding seamlessly onto your skin and leaving a glowing finish to even out your skin tone and protect against the sun with SPF 40. This lightweight formula makes it a staple in any makeup bag. Whether you wear it to the beach for a little extra glow or out to drinks with friends, this skin tint will leave everyone thinking you just woke up like this.

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