By Kristen Shirley
It’s August, which means it’s officially vacation time. Whether you’re on a superyacht in the Mediterranean or checking into one of Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Suites, we have the perfect beauty picks for you.
With humidity levels hovering above 50% nearly every day, weatherproofing your hair can be next to impossible. After a Brazilian Blowout from Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa, your daily battle is over. In a room with special ventilation, a specialist washes your hair with a clarifying shampoo then applies the product. After 10 minutes, they will blow dry and flat iron your hair. In a little over an hour, your hair is straight and maintenance free for up to four months. Be sure to use sulfate free shampoo and conditioner to keep the frizz-free style for as long as possible. If super-straight hair isn’t what you are looking for, try the De-Frizz Quick Treatment, which uses a proprietary formula to keep the curl but remove frizz.
From $450, julienfarel.com
Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa is located inside Loews Regency New York at 540 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Telephone +1 212 888 8988
It’s tempting to pare your beauty routine down to the bare essentials during summer, and La Prairie’s Cellular Ice Crystal Transforming Cream Sunscreen pulls more than its weight without sacrificing quality. A moisturizer with broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen that provides sheer coverage to balance skin tone, it’s one of La Prairie’s newest innovations. Use the exclusive brush for an even more airbrushed finish.
You’re already wearing sunscreen from head to toe, but don’t forget to protect your lips. Ojas has a luxurious lip conditioner with SPF 15 to protect and hydrate.
If you are relaxing in your private cabana (we recommend one of the chic Missoni cabanas at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea), why not have your nails match? My Private Cabana from Lauren B Beauty is quick drying and long lasting.
A miracle product for lips and skin, Lano Lanonlin’s 101 Ointment hydrates lips, cuticles and skin that is dried out from too much sun. A must for every beach bag, and also while flying.
Cult Australian skincare brand Auspect has just entered the US market, and we are already packing the starter kit with us on every trip. The mini sizes of its key products from the range are perfect for travel, thanks to an innovative locking system. The Total Clean face wash even removes all eye makeup without irritating skin, eliminating one more product from your suitcase. $110, auspectskincare.com
Before you go, make sure your tan is photo-ready. Celebrity tanning professional James Read has a fabulous range of at home self-tanners that work overnight. The Sleep Mask Tan Face and Body work while you sleep and provide a deep, even glow. Use the Tanning Mitt to keep your hands clean and ensure smooth coverage.
Sleep Mask Tan Face, $38, net-a-porter.com
Sleep Mask Tan Body, $52, net-a-porter.com
Tanning Mit, $10, net-a-porter.com
Waterproof, check. Humidity and heat-resistant, check. BY TERRY’s Mascara Terrybly meets all our guidelines for a summer makeup must-have. Plus, its Lumicoat® Care Technology activates growth for full lashes all season.
Be Rio-ready with this nourishing hair cream from Philip Kingsley. Developed for the first US Olympic synchronized swimming team, use it before and after sunning or swimming for protection from UV rays, breakage and color fading.
Flaunt a sunkissed complexion in any climate. From Guerlain’s signature Terracotta line, this blush and bronzer duo swirl together for radiant skin.
For a dash of color on your pout, pick up one (or all) of these lip tints from Yves Saint Laurent. The lightweight formula hydrates with four essential oils and can be applied in two coats for a bolder look.
Apply this brush-on powder sunscreen over makeup for serious SPF and a hint of natural color in a matte finish.