17 Summer Beauty Finds That Are as Good as They Look


I recently painted my bathroom Cornforth White, a chic ecru from Farrow & Ball, and now I want everything in it to match. Fortunately, all my summer beauty finds blend perfectly.

Hair by Jordan M for Bumble and bumble; makeup by Francelle. Manicure by Anatole Rainey for Dior. Model: Marina Nery at the Society Management. Photography by Richard Burbridge. Styled by Vanessa Chow.

Red Flower Rose Camelia Plum Soft-Water Mist $38,

I like the concept of rose water, but I’m not a huge fan of the scent. In this mist, rose shares the stage with two other ingredients, so it smells more like a floral fruit basket.


Earth Tu Face + Jenni Kayne Lavender + Tea Tree + Rosewood Lip Balm $34,

This multi-use stick can be used to seal brows, heal dry hands, soften cuticles and, of course, soften lips, which is where I use it because my nose benefits being so close to this mélange of aromas.

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Golden Door Exfoliate Hinoki Pacific Salt Body Scrub $58,

I save this body scrub for my arms and lower legs because I love the subtle shine it leaves after I rinse it off.


Human-Kind Apothecary DIY Milk Protein Brightening Mask $18,

I love mixing this mask in my hand—and how smooth it makes my skin after I rinse it off.

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Ilia Beauty Lipstick, $26,

Sheer, nude and organic—it’s the perfect summer lip color.


Zoya “Ireland” nail polish, $10,

After sporting dark green on my toes all through our dark, cold spring, I’ve lightened the filter to this pale, pale moss shade. Obsessed is not an overstatement.


Aveda Daily Light Guard SPF 30, $42,

I try to keep my sunscreens natural, using physical blockers like titanium or zinc oxide, but they can be rather pasty. This light liquid is anything but.


Amanda Lacey Illuminating Eye Gel, $140,

After late nights or tear-filled movies, I count on this fast-absorbing gel the morning after. It’s a great de-puffer, but I prefer how the ladies at Shen Beauty boutique in Brooklyn describe it: “It’s so magical, like tears of a unicorn.” Makes you want it, right?


Iles Formula Haute Performance Finishing Serum , $44,

Hairstylist Wendy Iles once told me, “If I can have five spun silk hairs, I can make them look like 5,000.” She’s put her money where her mouth is with this serum that gives hair great body and amazing shine.


Refinery Body Wash, $50,

This sandalwood and bergamot-based cleanser is the epitome of fresh, in the most gender-neutral way. My husband and I share it every morning.


Apa Beauty Clean White Sonic Toothbrush, $250, apabeauty

This sleek brush is clinically proven to remove 35 percent more stains. Hmm, maybe I should have painted my bathroom pearly white.


ESPA Purifying Shampoo, $28,

Honey holds in moisture, and jojoba and olive oils prevent my hair from feeling like a bird’s nest.


Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Tubereuse Rosée, $128,

My new favorite French fragrance is this dewy white-floral blend.


Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, $62,

W’s Associate Beauty Editor, Mia Adorante, turned me on to this mask. “It makes my complexion soft and balanced,” she says.


Chantecaille Blanc Gardenia Brightening Essence, $185,

Out, damn spots! This light serum contains gardenia plant stem cells to slow melanin production.


Kayo Concentrated Slimming Serum, $46,

This caffeinated botanical-infused lotion targets cellulite—but I use it to smooth my neck creases.


Grown Alchemist Anti-Frizz Conditioner, $49,

Fatty acids from the Brazilian pracaxi tree tame frizz, and baobab extract protects against free radicals. Take that, humidity!