Summer’s almost over and there’s still no trip to the beach in my future. Instead of being totally bitter (which does nothing for the current state of my pale, glow in the dark complexion) I’m going to fake it like I’ve just returned from a dream vacay with these beachy beauty buys.
Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body Lotion captures the essence of the beach in a bottle with an amazing scent and subtle shimmer—it will make you instantly happy; MarioBadescu.com.
The warm blush hue of Koh Gen Do's Mainfanshi Cream Tint is perfect for layering with bronzer creating a natural, pretty flush; KohGenDoCosmetics.com.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in Topaz offers such a lovely luminizing effect on the face to mimic the healthy glow of a day spent outdoors; Sephora.com.
Summer requires a fresh, bright scent and VS Beauty Bombshell Forever Mist delivers it with this mix of boysenberry, lavender flower and pamplewood; VictoriasSecret.com.
A trip to Hawaii might break the bank, but this Jouer Lip Sheer in Maui, a nude pink that adds just a hint of natural color, rings in at only $22; JouerCosmetics.com.
It's so hard to get self-tanner right, but Vita Liberata does it with their pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse, an odorless, lush mousse that provides instant, golden color and can last for up to three weeks. Sun-kissed skin without the UV Rays = perfection; Sephora; VitaLiberataUSA.com.
Get gorgeous beachy waves without going anywhere near the ocean using Oribe Surfcomber, a tousled texture mousse; Oribe.com.