Eight Summer Beauty Essentials

Everything you need to maintain your radiance even when the sun is at its brightest.

Sure, you’re having fun in the sun, but your skin may not be; the heat of the season can cause blemishes and cake and smudge makeup. Don’t worry, there’s no need to head back inside. The Shops at Hudson Yards have all the latest products and potions that will keep you looking your best even as temperatures spike.

When you need to keep the hair flowing:

Warm weather makes hair oilier and harder to maintain. Jo Malone London’s Velvet Rose & Oud Hair Mist, though, keeps heads—or at least what lies on top of them—cool, not to mention shiny and manageable. It’s perfectly safe for colored hair, too.

When you could use a real eye opener:

The skin around your eyes is delicate enough in the best conditions. The beating of the summer sun is not the best condition. Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream to the rescue. And, yes, it’s suitable for every skin type.

When you want to go skin deep(er):

This country’s recent obsession with Chinese Gua Sha tools is just the most recent confirmation of an ageless truth: nothing beats a good facial massage. The Conservatory has the best gadgets for lifting, soothing, and scrubbing your skin until it glows, from smoothing Nature of Things Face Stones to Costa Brazil’s stainless-steel, stay-cool massage tool.

When you’re trying to catch someone’s eye:

Here’s something else beauty lovers know: gold eyeshadow—MAC Cosmetics’ Dazzleshadow Liquid Eyeshadow Flash and Dash, for example—is a surefire way to add glitz and glam to your look. Then go bolder with a contrasting colored eyeliner—or subtler with a sheer layer on your lids.

When you want to look as young as you feel:

Origin’s Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum is a best-seller for a reason: it really works. The power-packed anti–ager reduces lines and pores while lifting the skin. It’s also a great solution for “Tech Neck,” aka the extra-wrinkly appearance that comes from constantly looking down at screens.

When you need to nail it:

No time for a manicure? No worries. H&M’s Like a Dream Press-on Nails are pre-glued and super cute, with just enough razzle-dazzle to make everything more fun, whether you’re typing away at work or waving your hands in the air at the Summer Concert Series.

When you could use a healing touch:

Sundays’ cuticle cream will make your hands feel great no matter what kind of nails you use. The non-toxic, non-greasy serum is made with myrrh oil, jojoba oil, vitamins A, D and E, and a brightening scent so its healing, moisturizing and nourishing powers lead to healthier nails and a happier you.

When you could use a breath of fresh air:

It’s official: Yuzu, with notes of sweet orange and tangerine, is the scent of summer—fruity, clean, and floral all at once. Soothing too. Unwind from a long day with a few drops of Muji’s yuzu-scented Pure Essential Oil in an aroma diffuser. You can also find the scent in the brand’s reed diffuser, travel-perfect tin candle and luscious moisturizing milk.

When you want to make a splash:

A smudge-proof mascara is a must for the pool-party circuit. The Body Shop’s Lash Sport Waterproof Mascara is made of natural ingredients and promises a luscious lash long after you’ve toweled off for the last time.


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