Early summer beauty edit

Outstretched arm against a blue sky as the person applies lotion to their arm. Silver's summer beauty edit

Summer is kicking in, which means ditching the heavy foundations, opting for more bronzer, and picking out a colourful lippy

Looking at your bathroom draws and thinking they need a refresh? We’ve got the best new summer beauty products for you to try out as the weather hots up.

Lightweight foundations, nourishing cleaners, comfortable sun creams, and the rest. Check out our top early summer beauty products.

Makeup

Better Than Sex Mascara in Chocolate, Too Faced, £25

Brown mascara tube from Too Faced, Better Than Sex mascara in chocolate.

The iconic Better Than Sex Mascara now comes in a rich brown. Giving less of a bold night look, and instead fluffy long lashes for summer days. 

Melting Touch Lip Balm, Iconic London, £18 

Gold tube of lip balm. Iconic London melting touch lip balm. Early summer beauty edit.

With vegan collagen to plump and hydrate, Iconic London’s new lip balm will give you the perfect daily lip colour and hydration all summer long.

Hoola Desert Retreat blush & bronzer duo, Benefit, £22

Pink compact of bronzer and blush against a white background. Hoola Benefit compact. Early Summer Beauty edit

Benefit’s iconic Hoola bronzer has come with an update – its own limited edition blusher. Side by side in a specially made compact, in a choice of three different shades.

Teint Idôle Ultra Wear Foundation, Lacôme, £38

A glass bottle of foundation, next to packaging tube against a white background. Lacome ultra wear foundation.

If you still want a high coverage foundation this summer, but can’t stand the feel of heavy makeup in the heat then pick up Lacôme’s new lightweight foundation in 45 shades.

Tinted Moisturiser Bronzer, Laura Mercier, £27

Bronze tube of Laura Mercier bronzer makeup against a white background.

12 hour hydration in a formula that’ll give you a gorgeous sun kissed glow without the need for foundation. 

Halo Glow Contour Beauty Wand, e.l.f, £9

Slim pink tube against a white background of e.l.f halo contour stick.

For us, quick and easy application is what we want for our summer makeup. e.l.f’s new contour wand will give stunning definition and glow in a quick swipe. 

Moisture Drench Lipstick, No7, £9.95

White lipstick tube with pink lipstick raised up, against a white background.

All day nourishment for your lips, as well as a choice of intense colour for your perfect summer lip.

Skincare

Clean Skincare Everhydrate Marine Moisture-Restore Serum, REN, £40

Glass bottle with a blue label against a white background. Ren moisture-restore serum.

If your skin is prone to drying out during the hotter months then this serum is for you. Full of vitamins and minerals to nourish you skin and leave you radiant. 

Skin Hydra Vizor Mineral SPF15 Hand Cream, Fenty, £11.20

Pale pink tube with lilac marbling against a white background. Fenty beauty's jelly oil makeup melting cleanser.

Protect your hands without the sticky greasy feel of traditional sun creams with Fenty’s SPF 15 hand cream. Makes reapply a dream too.

After Sun Restorative protection, Avène, £15

White tube with orange and blue writing across it. Avéne after-sun lotion. Part of Silver's early summer beauty edit.

The moisture boost your skin needs when you’ve been sat in the sunny garden all day. Don’t let any sun burn dry out and flake by treating it with after-sun lotion.

LashBond Building Serum, Olaplex, £64

Silver mascara size tube of Olaples lash bond serum. Part of Silver's early summer beauty edit.

If you think your lashes need some TLC after years of scrubbing off eyeliner and pulling out lashes with the curling wand, this is for you. Nourish and hydrate your lashes with Olaplex’s new building serum.

Smooth and Firm Body Moisturiser, ESPA, £31.80

Small white tub of E SPA smooth and firm body butter. Summer beauty edit on Silver.

A buttery, nourishing body moisturiser to keep your skin soft and smooth all season long. Including argan oil, rosehip, and vitamin e. 

Advance Bio Restorative Superfood Facial Oil, Avant Skincare, £84

A small brown glass bottle with a beige label, stood next to a box package with avant written across the top. Early summer beauty edit avant superfood facial oil.

Stuffed full of restorative ingredients for your skin like papaya extract, sweet almond, olive, cucumber, coconut oil and more. These all work to minimise fine lines and protect against daily aggravators and irritation.

Sun protection

Anthelios Anti-Shine SPF 50+ Sunscreen, La Roche-Posay, £20.90

White tube with orange font and label against a white background. Anti-shine suncream part of Silver's summer beauty edit.

Hate the shiny finish some face sun creams have? La Roche-Posay’s daily SPF goes on matt to stop you looking like you’ve just run a marathon. 

Check this useful list of SPF foundations on Amazon…

Ultralip SPF 30, Ultrasun, £8

White lip balm tube with pink writing reading 'SPF 30 - ultra lip' against a white background. Part of Silver's summer beauty edit.

It’s easy to forget about the little things when applying sun cream – the tips of your ears, your scalp, and your lips. Try this SPF 30 lip balm this summer. 

Your Skin but Better CC Cream with SPF 50, IT Cosmetics, £15

Silver tube of CC cream by IT cosmetics on white background. Summer beauty on Silver

If you hate applying lots of products on your face then a SPF CC cream is perfect. This one from It Cosmetics has loads of positive reviews and a whopping SPF 50. 

Sun Care Body & Hair Oil Mist SPF 30, Clarins, £26

Tall amber bottle with white table and lid against a pale grey background. Clarins body and hair oil - summer beauty edit on Silver.

Ever gotten a burnt scalp from being outside all day? Yeah, that stuff hurts. Clarins’ hair & body mist can protect your head from just that. 

Sensitive Hydrating Face Mist Sun Cream SPF 50, Garnier Ambre Solaire, £12

White aerosol container with blue and orange coloured font against white background. Garnier makeup spf spray.

We don’t know who actually is reapplying their sun cream every two hours on the dot. Rubbing more sun cream into our makeup? Not for us. Although, with an SPF mist maybe reapplying this summer won’t be such a chore. 

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About Lana Hall
Lana can usually be found spinning her collection of records, or writing odd poems in her phone notes. Her mixer of choice is a ginger beer, and you’ll never find her away from the sea for more than a few weeks.

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