Summer makeup can be tricky since we all want that beautiful summer glow, but without having to pack on products that will slide off our faces as soon as we hit the beach. Enter New Canaan’s bluemercury, a makeup and skincare store whose bright shelves and warm atmosphere boasts innumerable tools to help you look your most flawless and fabulous, even in the warm weather. Store Manager Liz Alexander shared her top 5 summer must haves to help you put your best face forward.
M-61 Jet Glow Serum: This re-texturizing serum is used under a moisturizer to give skin clarity, help fight signs of aging, and bring back a general radiance to the dry and overexposed skin we see in the summer. ($98)
La Mer Face and Body Self-Tanner: They say if you can’t tone it, tan it, and there is no safer way to do so than with self-tanner. And while many might steer clear of self-tanners in fear of their skin turning oompa loompa orange, La Mer promises a luxurious lotion with beautiful color payoff, all minus streaks and smells. ($85)
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil: Everyone craves beach waves and loves a quick jump in the pool to cool off, but summer takes a toll on your hair. One quick fix is this nourishing oil, which pledges “sublime softness” and works to hydrate dry, damaged hair. Not only that, but it also protects hair from heat styling damage and tames flyaways! A win all around. ($19)
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder (suggested in “Elvis Durran”): A go to for sun kissed skin, bronzer is a summer staple, and no one does it better than Bobbi Brown. When bronzer is this smooth and looks this natural, what’s not to love? ($38)
- Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Colour: There is no easier way to achieve a natural, soft glow than Laura Mercier’s stick face colours. This long lasting, light formula is easy to blend and gives a no makeup radiance and feel, perfect for summer heat and easy for travel. ($32)
All mentioned products can be bought in bluemercury stores and online.
120 Main St., New Canaan; 203-972-7100