Heading out to catch some summer rays isn’t exactly what it used to be. Sure, we’re still happy — make that thrilled — to swim, play, relax and just have fun in the sun, but when you’re slathered in sunscreen (as you should be) a glowing tan is harder to come by.
Which is why we’re stocking up on bronzers and other sun-shimmering beauty and hair products this season. From powder to surf spray, here are some items to add in to your summer makeup bag and hair care arsenals, because you don’t need to skip the SPF to glow.
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder
If self-tanners make you shy or you’re just looking for a sun-kissed glow, this smooth pressed powder gives you a natural-looking “tan” without risking wrinkles. $38, www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com
MAC Temperature Rising nail polish in Tropical
Keep the sunny theme going all the way to your fingertips with this glittery bronze polish that contains conditioners and UV protection. $18, maccosmetics.com
You tried your best, but sometimes faux tan accidents happen. (Why must ankles and knees be so hard? Why?!) No worries. These sponges erase the unwanted color in an instant, so your pretty glow stands out — not the error. , two for $10, bronzebuffer.com
Benefit’s The Bronze of Champions bronzer kit
Give your eyes, lips and cheeks an instant bronze boost with this box brimming with Watt’s Up! Soft Focus Highlighter for Face; Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bikini-Tini; Longwear Powder Shadow in Thanks A Latte; Hoola Bronzing Powder (with a powder brush); Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Hoola; and They’re Real! Beyond Mascara. Um, we’re buying it just for the fun product names. $32, Sephora.com
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