The Newest Must Have Beauty Products for Summer 2014

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Glam Summer Beauty Board 2014

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Summer’s in full swing. Have you changed up your beauty routine in its honor? It’s the perfect time to experiment with a brighter blush, tousled waves, a glossier lip or an upgraded version of a staple. As a member of the Glam Beauty Board, we got a peek at some must have beauty products that will do just that, and more!

So grab a cold bev and get ready to meet some new favorites…

Glam Summer Beauty Board 2014

First things first, there’s one thing I do every year that just signifies summer to me – buy a brand new razor! That first zip of it across my legs is like the equivalent of a checkered flag being waved. Summer…GO.

Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor

If the Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor ($12.99) wasn’t in this box, it most likely would have been the one I picked for myself. I’ve been wanting to upgrade to 5 blades for a while now. I mean, why wouldn’t you want more blades?! Especially one that’s developed for a closer shave and minimal irritation.

Gillette Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel

It boasts 8 times more glide boosters than most razors. Those are the moisture strips that make for a smooth zip, and this razor is loaded with them (the whole outer green border and the top blue strip.)

Pair it with the dye and fragrance free Gillette Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel ($4) for the smoothest summer legs you can imagine.

Gillette Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel

Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush

Another summer must have for me is a pop of popsicle-like color. Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush ($30) delivers. I got to try X-Pose Rose, a bright raspberry pink.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush

They describe the consistency as “cellophane” and that exactly right. Its sheer and bright gel formula allows your skin to shine through, leaving a matte (but not dry) burst of buildable color on your cheeks. So summery!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush swatchEstee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush in X-Pose Rose

Bite Beauty BB for Lips

Lip product junkie that I am, I have fallen HARD for Bite Beauty BB for Lips ($24). Much like BBs for your skin, this BB for lips is a multi-tasker too. It adds shine, feels moisturizing like a balm, primes lips for lipstick (should you choose) and protects them with an SPF 15. Oh, and it smells gorgeous; like a lemon cupcake!

Tawny is a sheer, light and warm red, and Natural is clear.

Bite Beauty BB for Lips swatchesfrom top: Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush in X-Pose Rose, Bite Beauty BB for Lips in Tawny and Natural

VERB Sea Spray

But perhaps the area where I change things up the most in the warm months is my hair. Flat irons get banished to the cabinet, only to be replaced by beach sprays and cute accessories that do double duty to keep hair out of my face.

I love the VERB Sea Spray ($14). It gives me tons of texture with minimal crunch. The light summery scent lingers in my waves too. A few spritzes through my dry hair with the adorable chevron-printed Remington Soft Hairband ($5.29) to hold back my bangs, and I look like I just spent a day at the beach rather than the office.

But one product I need regardless of season is a good leave-in conditioner. My dyed locks demand a detangler in all temps! The Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($30) smells clean and slightly lemon-y, and hydrated my dry hair to the point that I didn’t even need another styling product in it. (Almost unheard of for my hair!)

I’ll fill you in on the details on the other products as I try them, but I definitely found some new faves to heat up my summer! we heartsters, anything appeal to you?

Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products

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  • Stef Andrews

    Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world... skin tone: NC 25/30 skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products

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13 Comments

  1. Oooo! Bite Beauty’s Tawny stands out for me; I’m not a fan of calling things “BB” (and don’t get me started on “CC”) but this sounds like it fits the bill. And the color is lovely, plus lemon cupcake scent?! WANT.

    And I have a Venus Embrace and LOVE it. I can’t go back to three blade shavers now. (How did we survive with the one blade Daisy razors?? We lived like animals!! :-) )

    1. Lol! I used a one blade razor recently that was part of a toiletry kit. It felt like I was running a knife along my legs.

  2. I was excited to see my latest fav Lip product on the block above.. I’m turning into a junkie like you @stef.. Bite Beauty BB for Lips is fantastic stuff and it’s only $24.00!! I like a good lemon cupcake!
    I thought I owned every AMAZING product of the Caviar line.. but I don’t have Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray YET! OMG I must get this I need it!

  3. I do need a new razor and would like to upgrade to more blades so this one is for sure going on my Target list! And the Bite lip BB’s are calling my name, I can already tell I will love those!

    1. Tawny is divine, such a lovely warm, sheer red. I think you’ll love it.

  4. That Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush is calling my name!

    I know, it’s shocking that I’d love the blush out of this group of products, right? lol

  5. The Estee Lauder Cheek Color is gorgeous!! I would not have given that I second look but after seeing your swatch, Wow!!! Sooo pretty!!! I also would like to try the Verb Sea Spray. I love easy peasy summer hair and sea sprays can usually help to make that happen. I am always looking for the perfect one.

    1. Your hair would look great with the Verb Spray – and I know you like products with sea salt!

  6. Hi Hun!

    Just discovered your blog and am already lovin’ it! I’m a big fan of Alterna hair products and might need to give the conditioner milk a try!

    Thanks for the great beauty roundup!

    Mindy
    http://www.ArcLineSpace.com

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