The Lazy Girl's Guide to Summer Beauty
Nobody wants to waste time on a lengthy, bajillion-step beauty routine when there are only so many hours you can spend frolicking under the sun, café-hopping with your friends, and soaking up as much pure summer fun as possible. Take a beauty shortcut by stashing these hardworking, double- and triple-duty products in your beach bag, and go ahead and sit pretty while they work magic!
Base + sunscreen
A good primer goes the extra mile by mattifying your face, blurring pores, evening out your skin tone, and eliminating the need for foundation and powder on days when you’re feeling a no-makeup look. Bonus points if it has SPF, too!
Skin Lingerie Pore Cover, P650, Majolica Majorca
Hair oil + sea salt spray
Texturing sprays are tricky because while they give you those much-coveted surfer chick waves, they also strip your hair of moisture, leaving you with a tangled, unsightly mess. This sea salt spray doesn’t make your locks stiff at all—it contains tea tree oil that infuses your tresses with moisture and provides body and bounce. Spray generously all over your hair, leave it in a messy bun for 30 minutes, and unravel for gorgeous beach waves.
Hair Heroes Super Fresh Texturizing Beach Waves, P299, Snoe counters
Blush + bronzer + highlighter
The best summer accessory is a healthy, sunkissed flush, and achieving that is usually a tedious three-step process of applying blush, bronzer, and highlight. So finding one product that does all three feels almost like having a summer crush…and gives you the same glowing, blooming effect! This shade has tiny gold flecks to definethose cheekbones, and a red-brown undertone that warms up your face with a few swipes.
Sleek Makeup Blush in Sunrise, P578, sephora.ph
Contour + eye shadow
We're not talking Kardashian-level sculpting here, more of a soft, subtle contour that brings out your features. The trick is to lightly trace a diagonal line right below your cheekbone until the center of your cheek (don't ever drag it until the corners of your mouth!), then blend the edges out with a fluffy brush. You can use the same product to make your eyes pop, sweeping it all over your lids and concentrating on the crease. A bronze, matte eye shadow looks super natural and is perfect for sunny days!
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer, P775, Beauty Bar
Makeup remover + facial wash + moisturizer
Getting rid of dirt, makeup, and other gunk on your face at the end of the day is especially important in the summer, when the heat makes your skin more prone to clogged pores and breakouts. This triple threat wonder cleansing oil is all you need before you drift off to dreamland.
It's Oat-K, It's Alright! Foaming Cleansing Oil, P399, Snoe counters
What are your lazy summer beauty tricks?