Our Top Skin Products for Summer 2022
The unpredictable part of summer skincare is that errors in application fall into a tricky timeline; less permanent than a tattoo but more temporary than botched eyeliner. The season’s exposed skin leaves #epicfails on display for the world to see, i.e. unsightly sunburns and self-tanner streaks that only time can erase. But summer beauty has come a long way since the pungent self-tanners and pore-clogging SPFs of yesteryear. Behold, our top summer products that moisturize, protect, and glow with the best of ‘em. Scroll for our fave self-tanners, sunscreens, and lip balms for a perfectly pretty summer. Ready, set, GLOW!More
Sephora Collection Tinted Self-Tanning Body MistWe may not mind waiting for the barista to craft our exclusive dragon frappuccino, but when it comes to a tan, we want color, stat. And this magic-in-a-bottle does just that; with its quick, easy application, this self-tan body mist gets you bronzed, beautiful, and out the door in a flash. #need
Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin MoisturizerTBH, waiting for self-tanner to dry is a serious test to our patience. Then along came Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer, specifically designed to be used post-shower for a color-building glow. Towel off? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Just gently pat dry for streak-free results. Also comes in medium to tan tones.
St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Classic Bronzing MousseForever a classic! This lightweight mousse offers clinically proven moisture, long-lasting color, and even tailors itself to your skin tone for customized results. The best part? It doesn’t even smell like self-tanner. We repeat: does not smell like self tanner. French Riviera, anyone?
L'Oréal Bronze Self-Tanning TowelettesLost in the shuffle of lotions and potions? Boasting a natural finish and infused with Vitamin E, these non-greasy towelettes make application a breeze. Simple and sun-kissed, ftw.
Nivea Sun-Kissed Radiance Gradual Tanner & Body LotionWarning: this product may prompt others to ask if you’ve been on vacation (“oh you know, just yachting around the Carribean”) With its silky-smooth application and moisturizing quality, this lotion gives a gradual glow over just 5 days. Where to next, girls?
Blistex Five Star Lip Protectant/Sunscreen SPF 30We’re convinced; Blistex can do no wrong! For the gals who don’t need all the frills, this drugstore find provides SPF 30 lip protection, refreshes chapped lips, and is super hydrating. Now that’s what we call 5 stars.
Supergoop Shine On Lip Screen SPF 50 with Grape PolyphenolsLooks like you can have your lipstick and wear it too! Smooth this superstar over your favorite lip shade for a whopping SPF 50 protection, water resistance, and grape seed extract to prevent skin aging. Bonus: you can also wear it alone as a gloss.
Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip BalmWe’ve got nothing but love for this Revitalizing Lip Balm by Neutrogena! This soothing balm is available in 6 sheer shades, offers long-lasting moisture, SPF 20 sun protection, and even improves lips’ texture within one week. As one user claimed, it’s the “only lip moisturizer I use.” We can see why.
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25You can’t beat these reviews! This lip balm grants SPF 25 protection and is loaded with antioxidants that heal chapped, damaged lips. Tell you guy pals too; this formula is meant for both men and women.
Nars Pure Sheer SPF Lip TreatmentWhat nourishes, protects, and is basically a spa day for your pout? This Nars Lip Treatment! Wear this sheer balm alone or underneath your fave shade for long-lasting hydration. Now that’s what we call lip service.
Australian Gold Botanical SPF 30 Mineral LotionThis one’s for you, eco-friendly babes! Free of dyes, oils, and not tested on animals, this mineral sunscreen contains Australian botanicals like red algae and eucalyptus. With its smooth texture and matte finish, it’s safe to say this SPF is our summer staple.
Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55Protect yo face, girl! Perfect for acne-prone skin, this liquid lotion formula goes on super light and works in a pinch for face or body. Tuck it in your purse or beach bag for beautiful, burn-free skin all summer!
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration LotionPinch us; we’re in love! Made for those who crave a sunscreen that feels like a body lotion, this UVA/UVB protector offers up to 12 hours of moisture with a lightweight texture and tropical aroma.
Banana Boat Sport Performance Family Size Sunscreen SPF 30Boasting water and sweat resistance for up to 80 minutes, this SPF 100 mist is perfect for covering hard to reach areas, like your back. Made for the athletic gal, spritz on this classic before hitting the sand or surf for easy broad spectrum protection. Game on!
Sun Bum Beach Formula 3 in 1 Leave In TreatmentFact: Did you know your hairline and scalp are prime spots for sunburn? Protect your head on hat-free days with Sun Bum’s 3 in 1 Leave-In Hair Conditioner. This little bottle can do it all; spritz into your hair to untangle, condition, and protect from UV and wind damage. #winning Xo, Camille
Top Skincare Tips in Preparation for Prom!
Your skin is the key foundation for any flawless makeup application and it’s an ultra delicate layer that can make or break your perfect prom look! Prepare your skin early and get it ready for prom (meaning moisturized, glowing, and yes pimple free) with these 8 easy steps:More
- Cleanse – Girls, yes you have to! Washing your face twice a day, morning and at night is crucial! Repeat after us: “I will never go to sleep with my makeup on.” You have to clean your skin and pores to prevent any blockage, which causes pimples. Just don’t over do it because if you wash your face too much, your skin will begin over producing oil and that’s just counterproductive! Try this gentle yet highly effective cleanser: La Roche Posay Toleriane Cleanser, $23
- Toner – This is the usual second part step to any skin care regime and it really is important. A toner can be applied with a cotton pad to get any left over makeup off your face after you cleanse. This too will unclog pores and ensure breathable glowing skin! Try this toner: Kiehl's Cucumber Herbal Alcohol Free Toner, $16
- Moisturize – Let your skin drink it in! The more you moisturize the better your skin will look, do this twice a day as well and see results, especially if you have very dry skin. Some moisturizers also come with SPF and/or tints to them so it protects the skin while making it totally prom ready! Try this moisturizer: The Body Shop Vitamin C Moisturizer SPF 30, $20
- Exfoliate – Do this once a week for a stunning glow and smaller pores! Exfoliating your skin removes all dead skin cells that will ultimately clog your pores, if you remove it before that happens then you’re ahead of the pretty skin game! Warning, don’t do this every day because it could really dry out your face or irritate the skin. Try this gentle exfoliating scrub: Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub, $5.99
- Mask – The mask… you’ve probably experienced this at sleepovers or your girls nights right?! But maybe you didn’t know you could make your own mask with everyday ingredients that work even better then the store bought formulas! You can even tailor your mixture to your specific skin type to achieve a flawless face and awesome skin!
- Eyes – Teen girls usually associate eye cream with old women who don’t want crow’s feet but really it’s never too early to start moisturizing the lids! The skin around the eyes is the most sensitive on your entire face so yes, girls, we mean you… make sure you’re using an eye cream every night! You won’t even believe how smooth your eye shadow goes on when your primping for your prom night… you’re welcome! Try this eye cream: Olay Regenerist Eye Cream with Touch of Concealer, $18
- Water – Drink tons of water every day! Water is a remedy for many of the body’s imperfections, but for the skin it is vital. Drinking at least 8 large glasses of water a day can improve you skin and clear up acne, exciting right! This is the easiest and cheapest way to get impeccable skin. Start now and your skin will definitely be ready for the big night!
- Sunscreen – Everyone needs sunscreen protection, everyone! It doesn’t matter your skin color, the sun damages skin cells; don’t let your pretty little face go outside unprotected, even in the winter months! Use at least an SPF15 on your face everyday to prevent having any type of harsh sunburn at prom, AH!! Try this award-winning sunscreen: bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, $28
Go Peachy Keen for Prom 2022!
It's nearing April and if you're still encountering the fashion perplexities of finding the absolute perfect prom look (and trust us, we feel you), here's a gorgeous color option to consider - PEACHY PINK! It's quite possibly one of the few colors that work very well for various skin tones. Whether you're very fair to dark, this color really brings out the inner and outer glow of every girl. And honestly, it fits as the ideal color for the season, especially if you're hunting for a dress that you can wear more than once...because really unless it's your wedding day, you want a look that can easily transition into many special occasions well after prom. Try a short and sassy look like a high-low dress or the highly on-trend dazzling bodice dress. And if you feel like going the more daring and unique style route, consider the two-piece short dress with embellished bodice. Or opt for a statuesque Grecian look by slipping on a long prom dress with beaded bustline or this long Grecian stunner with sweetheart neckling. And to help you beautify your dress, here's our round-up of great products. Obtain the perfect sun-kissed look to compliment the peachy glows of your dress and be sure to add a subtle dose of bronzer and shimmery/glossy lips for a beautiful dewey summer feel. And if you love these products right off the bat, find them in our Polyvore set, ready to be purchased.
Our 9 Beauty Products We Can't Live Without!
Camille La Vie, but did you know that we are also major beauty addicts as well? There's a common theme that radiates throughout our offices on a daily basis. One is most certainly prom dresses...one shoulder dresses...strapless dresses...luxurious chiffon dresses...rhinestone platform sandals...evening bag clutches...and did we mention dresses LOL? The other usually involves a recap of our recent shopping escapades, which usually entail a worthwhile trip to Sephora or some happy beauty or skin department. Even finding the perfect makeup remover at Walgreens or Duane Reade simply makes our day. And with all the chatter going on in our office about what skin care or beauty product is really worth it, we really thought it was due time to share our finds and profess our love for our favorite beauty essentials with our fans. Here's our round-up of must-haves chosen by our lovely fashionistas at Camille La Vie. The nine beauty products that we need in our lives and why: Denise's Pick 1. Bare Escentuals bareMinerals All-Over Face Color (in Warmth) ($19): "If I had to choose one product in my beauty arsenal, it would have to be this bronzer! It gives my skin a natural and luminescent glow. I whip up a few sweeps on my cheeks, chin and forehead and the result is remarkable - and the best part is it's so light and weightless, so it feels like I have nothing on. No cakey after effects with this amazing powder." Carla's Picks 4. Neutrogena Makeup Remover ($4.99): "In the past I've tried many makeup removers but was so disappointed as some were very oily or it didn't remove makeup very well and still had to wash and scrub up with some kind of facial soap. This makeup remover is fantastic! The moist towelettes are soaked in a cool liquid lotion that cleans in one or two swoops. It moisturizes as it cleans and leaves your eyes, lips and face fresh as if you just washed it. I love using it before bed but also use it in the morning before the shower as a cool pick me up. It's a great product." 5. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF15 ($12.99): "Daily facial moisturizers can be so heavy on the skin if you don't choose the right one. Every morning I use Aveeno Positively Radiant daily moisturizer. It goes on smoothly and has no oily or thick texture or feel. It cools the skin and hydrates the skin perfectly before you apply makeup. I tend to have very sensitive problematic skin. My Dermatologist told me to start using Aveeno to cleanse and moisturize and have been for many years…my skin has never been so hydrated and even in tone." 3. Bermuda Triangle Undereye Corrector with Orchid Extract ($22): "I always had a problem with dark circles and even more now that I'm getting older. I've tried many concealers but always felt it didn't camouflage anything but look white and dry on my skin. I recently found a concealer that covers the dark circles evenly without looking caked on. Sue Devitt Bermuda Triangle Camouflage Concealer is a soft, creamy concealer that spreads evenly and blends with your natural skin color. It covers the dark circles better than any product I've ever used." 9. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette ($50): "This is a MUST BUY NOW type of product. Run to Sephora and get this eyeshadow palette. Great for every day and evening. The colors are neutral with a hint of fabulous shimmer and color. I wear all the colors and mix and match certain colors together to achieve different looks. I will brush on the neutral browns with a light shimmery top lid for work during the day and for night will give myself a smokey eye using the dark plum colors with black. The brush has two different ends…one for brushing on and blending and one for thin lines. I normally use a lotion-based primer to set the eyeshadow but you don't have to. The pigments stay on all day. This palette also comes with a mild, tinted lip plumper that enhances your lips natural color and gives you a tiny bit of a poof in your lips. Love, love, love it!" Lauren's Picks 2. Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($18): "I've always been in search for the perfect product to instantly boost and rejuvenate my skin, whether it's after a long day at the office, spending a whole day out and about in NYC or even a morning pick-me-up. I simply whip out my Caudalie and give myself a few spritzes on my face and I feel completely refreshed! It's even becoming a popular product here in the office. When 4pm rolls in, we all say, "It's Caudalie Time!" and happily spray each other! It's instantly uplifting with the natural scent of sweet herbals and extracts. It even works incredibly as a toner. I spray this before I apply my makeup and it really helps in tightening my pores. Even after I apply my makeup, I spray a little bit more on and it gives a supple, dewey effect to my makeup. It's a must. Definitely. A. Must." 7.Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner ($9.99): "I'm a huge fan of the cat eye look. It doesn't matter what the occasion is, I always apply this sweeping look to my eyes for day or night. The gel liner really lasts throughout the day and with the wand tool, I can control how much I want to apply and how high I want the cat slick to be. For day, I go for a more sleek and thin cat eye liner and for night, I thicken it up a bit for a more dramatic, sultry look. The major bonus is that it's only about $10!" 10. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm ($16):"After discovering this a few months ago, I have officially sworn off all forms of lip balms, glosses and chapsticks. This works as a lipstick, gloss and soothing moisturizer all in one. They come in a variety of colors (I'm determined to collect all of them) but the one color that I love the most is the MEGA MELON. It's great for day and I even swipe some on over my Nars Red Lizard lipstick for added shine and softness." Mamie's Pick 6. Prestige Lipliner in Spice ($4.32): "I was on vacation in Dublin, Ireland and was in desperate need for a new lipliner as my current one sadly ran out. I walked into the nearest drugstore to find a replacement and stumbled upon this amazing little beauty essential. The spice color works so well with my auburn locks and porcelain skin and I love how it transitions well into all seasons. It's versatile and I never leave home without it." Melissa's Pick 8. Clarins Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs ($30): "What's not to love about this luxuriously smooth cream. It provides an ample amount of moisture to my skin with only a few dabs per day. It's long-lasting and the smell is so sweet and soothing. In the past, I found myself experimenting with many different facial moisturizers and creams, only to be completely disappointed with the oily, shiny residue it leaves behind. This product had none of that. I love Clarins!"More