Back to school backpacks and supplies are in the grocery stores and if you found yourself starting to think about picking up one of those pumpkin spice candles then you know fall is peeking behind the corner. But it’s not too late to get that last-ditch summer glow on! After all, it still feels like we are in the middle of beach weather.
We have tried out dozens of products these last hot and humid months and have a top five list of sure-winners that helped keep us dewy and fresh all summer long – even on the most brutal of days.
Tatcha Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Vitamin C may not be the latest trend in skin-care, but it remains one of the most effective. Building on the success of their Violet-C Radiance Mask, this new oil- and fragrance-free serum packs a whopping 20 percent concentration of vitamin C (and two different types at that) to deliver both instant and long-term results. A 10 percent concentration of AHAs brings everything together to leave your skin firmer, smoother, and noticeably more glow-y.
$88 Buy it here
Kopari Coconut Detox Mask
After all those Pina Coladas and coconut water smoothies- think of this mask as a treat that’s also a cleanse for your face. Bentonite and kaolin clays pull impurities out of your pores, while coconut oil hydrates, and probiotics help keep the top layer of skin feeling balanced and looking fresh.
$38 Buy it here
Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation Balm
This unique foundation plus power plus primer is a blend of waxes and oils lending to a balm-like consistency, which, when smoothed over skin, transforms into a cream, and later, a powder. Made with 15 percent pigments, it offers good coverage and has a perfectly matte finish despite its creamy consistency.
$64 Buy it here
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer
This awesome one-step cover-up doesn’t need to be set with powder, thanks to the unique amino-acid coated pigments that immediately conform to your skin, staying put for up to 12 hours without caking or creasing. There is even a range of 22 shades to choose from!
$28 Buy it here
Mario Badescu Facial Spray
This popular spray is infused with Aloe, herbs and rosewater. Not only does it set your makeup and give that dewy look but it also is a great pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day.
$7 Buy it here.