I know, I know. It’s practically summer all-year round where we live but here at The DC Edit, we can’t help but get into an extra summery mood with all the latest beauty drops that have arrived at our doorstep the past month. From lightweight, do-it-all sunscreens to refreshing, invigorating shower gels, we round up some of the newest beauty essentials you’ll want to get your hands on to beat the heat and brighten up the summer months ahead.
1. SU:M37° Losec Summa Lumiere Sun Protector 50ml SPF50+ PA++++, S$88
Kicking off the list with a staple no matter the season, sunscreen is the one product you should never skip applying before leaving the house. We love this lightweight, multifunctional one from SU:M37° that shields the skin from both harmful UV rays and blue light. It boasts a slew of skin-loving ingredients such as White Jasmine, Rice Bran and Lupin Extracts to fight aging skin and leave a radiant finish. Its silky smooth formula also has a slight beige tint that instantly brightens and smoothens the complexion, creating a perfect base to layer on makeup.
2. Marc Jacobs Highliner, ~S$35
Available in five shimmery colours, Marc Jacob’s limited edition gel eye crayon in Oh My Gold! and Top Brass are the perfect summer shades to add some sparkle to the eyes. The highly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly along the lash line, and you can also smudge it out for a quick, bronzy smoky eye. Plus points for it also being waterproof!
3. Marc Jacobs At Lash’d Lengthening And Curling Mascara, ~S$37
If you aren’t up for eyeshadow or liner on your lids, you can still make those peepers pop with just a coat of mascara on the lashes. It’ll make a huge difference, trust us. This one from Marc Jacobs instantly opens up the eyes by adding both volume and length to your lashes without flaking or clumping. Also infused with lash conditioners Biotin Peptide and Provitamin B5, your lashes get some nourishment all while looking great. The formula is also smudge-proof so it’ll last you through a long, humid day.
4. Chantecaille Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo, S$143
For when you want to achieve that I-spent-the-day-at-the-beach glow without really having to bake in the heat, go with this cheek and highlighter duo from Chantecaille. The unique gel-powder formula is incredibly lightweight and buildable, leaving the skin with a natural, radiant glow. Our shade pick: Coral Manta Ray. A flattering apricot shade to add a warm flush across the cheeks, topped off with a peachy, champagne gleam along the cheekbones.
Psst! You’ll have to move quickly to get your hands on these duos as they are limited-edition. Sales from them also support WildAid’s shark and manta ray programs which aim to reduce global consumption of wildlife products!
5. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer, S$86
Nothing screams summer quite like a sun-kissed complexion, and this bronzer from Charlotte Tilbury will add just the right amount of warmth to the skin for that natural, healthy glow. Hyaluronic acid works to hydrate and smoothen the skin, while extra-fine pigments blur pores and create a lush, matte finish. Dust this light-as-air formula beneath your cheekbones, around your hairline and across your nose for the ultimate lit-from-within complexion.
6. Decorté Comfort Day Mist Set & Protect, S$40
Now that you’ve got your makeup on, you’ll want to finish off with a few spritz of setting spray to make sure it lasts all day. Decorté’s Comfort Day Mist helps to hold makeup in place while boosting the skin’s hydration levels with hyaluronic acid. Its weightless formula contains light-enhancing pigments that leave your skin dewy, while the refreshing green floral scent will instantly soothe and relax your mind.
7. Benefit California Kissin’ ColorBalm, S$36
The tinted lip balm to end all lip balms. Seriously. Benefit’s lip balms come in twelve summery shades (Pictured: Peach-Pink 33 Right On!) and are so incredibly pigmented, you’ll be left with a tint even after your meal. The non-sticky, buttery formula glides on like a dream and quenches parched lips thanks to the rich mango butter and hyaluronic acid it’s armed with.
8. Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti™ Deodorant Cream, S$23
This creamy, natural deodorant effectively keeps odour at bay without baking soda, essential oils and aluminium-derived ingredients. It features a calming blend of plant oils (marula, baobab and mongongo seed) and marula and shea butters to moisturise and soothe the skin, as well as mandelic acid and arrowroot to keep your pits fresh and dry all day.
9. Dove Detoxifying Micellar Shower Gel, S$9.90
After a long day out and about in the heat, Dove’s Detoxifying Micellar Shower Gel infused with green tea offers an instant pick-me-up for refreshed, hydrated skin. Leveraging on Micellar Technology, it deeply cleanses the skin to remove any trace of sunscreen, chlorine post-swim, grime and even makeup on the neck area. Gentle enough for even sensitive skin, this cleansing gel will leave the skin soothed and clean with no parabens, sulphates or alcohols in sight.
And you’re all set to have some fun under the sun! What are some of your beauty essentials for warmer months? Share with us in the comments below, we’d love to know!