Summer is officially here, even if we are spending more of it in backyards than on beaches. It’s time to swap heavy moisturizers for light weight serums and up your sun protection. A foolproof clean makeup routine is the perfect remedy for a stress-reliving summer.
Clean Makeup Essentials for Summer
Summer is also the perfect time to clean your beauty routine and get rid of unnecessary chemicals, toxins, and plastics that may be lurking in your beauty products. Our motto this summer is less is more – and we’ve paired back our clean makeup routine to the breezy essentials for a sun-kissed glow.
Clean Tinted Serum With SPF
ILIA’s Super Serum Skin Tint is a multi-tasker’s dream. With a few drops of this foundation, which feels like a face oil, you get sheer coverage, added hydration, and SPF 40.
Ilia uses non nano zinc oxide to protect skin from UVA, UVB, UVC, blue light, and infrared. They take hydration levels up a notch with moisture loving ingredients like shea butter, aloe, hyaluronic acid, plant-based squalane, and niacinamide.
Ilia offers 18 different shades of their Super Serum and they all provide sheer coverage.
WOW Tip: We like to buy two shades at once: one that matches our skin tone and one that is slightly darker to use on different areas of the face (I.e. where we would naturally get more sun).
Clean SPF Refresh Mist
Seriously Fab SPF Mist
Refreshing your SPF is essential in the summer. For a hands-free refresh with clean coverage, look no further than Seriously Fab’s (seriously fabulous) Zinc It Over Sunscreen Mist.
With a SPF of 25, Seriously Fab’s formula uses non nano zinc oxide, shea butter, aloe, blue green algae extract, vitamin E, pumpkin seed extract, and pomegranate extract to deliver non-greasy protection that refreshes and protects.
WOW Factor: Besides its feel good ingredients, we love how this sunscreen mist sets makeup perfectly and is aerosol-free. It dries to a soft air-brushed finish.
Clean Lip and Cheek Balm
Olio E Osso’s Balm
We love the multi-tasking powers of a good cheek tint.
For a sun-kissed look, a pop of color on the apples of your cheeks is essential. For a subtle hint of color, we love Olio E Osso’s sheer colored balm. Their range of colors suits most skin tones and imparts just the right amount of sun-kissed glow. Add some over your favorite hydrating lip balm to give you a polished pout.
WOW Factor: Olio’s clean beauty formula, enhanced with skin loving ingredients like Shea nut oil, olive fruit oil and grapefruit will leave your skin with dewy and barely there color.
A Swipe of Clean Mascara
Westman Altelier Eye Love You Mascara
When it comes to Mascara, finding clean options that actually work can be challenging. Enter esteemed makeup artist Gucci Westman, the mind behind consciously crafted makeup line, Westman Altelier.
Her Eye Love You mascara is rocking the world of clean beauty- in the most chic way possible.
Westman’s mascara is made with 100% clean ingredients – 96% of which are of natural origin. Yet somehow this super healthy formula manages to volumize, define, and curl your lashes.
WOW Factor: One swipe of this clean mascara and you’re left with lush lashes that are ready to tackle the day.
Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water
Self-tanner is the ultimate summer “makeup” for your entire body. Luckily, it’s no longer painful to apply.
Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water is a no-transfer formula that won’t leave weird looking stains on your sheets. It’s foaming formula is also super easy to apply when used in conjunction with their tanning mitt.
WOW Factor: Their clean formula is infused with natural botanicals and aloe to keep skin hydrated and nourished.