As summer gives way into fall, it’s time to rotate in a new fleet of hair, makeup and skin essentials. We tracked down the newest must-have’s for repairing sun-torched strands, smoothing and brightening your skin, and livening up eyes, lips and nails. Plus, check outtoday’s beauty secret.
Get Complexion Perfection
Minimize brown specks and freckles picked up at the beach with Revision Skincare’s Vitamin C Lotion 30%. Formulated with THD Ascorbate, the most stabilized form of vitamin C to help keep skin looking firm and bright, this potent skin-savor is also boosted with coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E to protect from UV rays.
Revision Skincare’s Vitamin C Lotion, $95
Slough And Smooth Your Body
Buff away rough patches—on your arms, elbows, knees, feet, you name it—with MOR Essentials Salt & Sugar Body Scrub, which comes in heavenly-scented varieties like Neroli Clementine. Follow it with a dab of Kate Somerville’s new Nourish Body Perfection Body Rescue Cream, which does exactly what it says with a blend of penetrating moisturizers and skin-firming Matrixyl 3000.
MORE Essentials Salt & Sugar Body Scrub, $22, ulta.com.
Kate Somerville Nourish Body Perfection Body Rescue Cream, $45, available at Neiman Marcus in late August.
Soak Up Hair S.O.S.
Revive hair that’s been scorched in the sun and salt water with Repêchage Hair Spa Seaweed Mask (available in fall) made with nutrient-rich seaweed to reduce frizz and repair damage, aloe leaf extract to stimulate circulation and hair growth, and silk proteins to leave strands soft and shiny.
Repêchage Hair Spa Seaweed Mask, available in fall at repechage.com and this fall and at select salons and spas.
Ace Your Base
Swap your tinted moisturizer for a skin-perfecting fix with more coverage like Bare Mineral’s new Ready SPF 20 Foundation (out in September), which goes on like a cream but has a weightless powder finish. Plus, a unique time-release mineral hydration system keeps delicate, post-summer skin moisturized and flake-free.
Bare Mineral’s Ready SPF 20 Foundation, available at bareescentuals.com in September.
Go Plum Crazy
Trade in nude and bronze eye and lip shades for rich shades of plum and wine this season. Just pick one area to emphasize—sweep on a sheer wash of metallic purple on your eyes and slick on a more pigmented port lipstick, for example.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum, $7.95, lorealparis.com.
Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Sienna, $26, lauramercier.com.
Play With Dark And Light Nail Shades
As you move away from summer’s peacock nail colors, keep in mind the two most-wanted nail shades for autumn: deep burgundy for when you want to be dramatic and creamy beige for a softer but equally sophisticated look.
Dolce & Gabbana Intense Nail Lacquer in Nude, $20, saksfifthavenue.com.
Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Orchid, $23, dior.com.