We take the same approach to summer beauty as we do to fashion: We want products for our skin that feel like the makeup version of a flowy summer dress: lightweight but luxurious, and injected with flattering, playful color.
We’re not alone in our quest for feel-good formulas that don’t take themselves too seriously. Watch in the video below as Daphne Oz, natural foods chef and New York Times bestselling author walks us through her favorite Chantecaille skincare and makeup products which she uses to create the ultimate fresh-faced, sun-kissed beauty look for summer.
As a healthy living expert, Oz knows how important water is for all the organs in our body, including the largest: skin. That’s why she relies on this hydrating lineup of rosewater-based products to keep her complexion supple and nourished all day long. The final look is proof that natural, healthy formulas don’t require sacrificing vivid pigments and long-lasting finishes.
Here are a few of Oz’s favorite summer picks
Oz loves the “beautiful golden glow” this tinted moisturizer, which she blends in with her fingertips, gives skin. It also has SPF 15, antioxidants with anti-pollution benefits, and just the right amount of lightweight coverage to mask redness and imperfections without looking like you’re wearing foundation.
Oz’s summer trick: Choose a slightly darker bronzer shade than you’d normally go for and use it as both an eye-defining shadow and contouring powder. For the most realistic sun-kissed effect, dust and diffuse the bronzer along the hairline, hollow of cheeks, and jawline.
Give cheekbones and brow bones a hit of radiance with this lightweight, ultra-smooth illuminator. Unlike other highlighters, the moisturizing formula blends in seamlessly for a natural glow, so you’re never left with an obvious streak of shimmer.
With its lash-boosting peptide that enhances the appearance of length, thickness, and fullness, this mascara’s formula delivers voluminous, dramatic lashes for day or night in one to two coats.
A summer must-have, this pigmented blush formula is made up of 54% water for a fresh pop of color with a gorgeously dewy, bouncy finish. The best part, according to Oz: It’s instantly cooling when you first tap it onto the apples of cheeks.
Summer calls for juicy, lush lip color. Oz love Mandevilla, a vivid watermelon shade, in this nourishing formula made with FairWild-certified, organic baobab oil, wild mango butter, and argan oil. Bonus: Sales of the Lip Veil support Elephant Family, a non-profit in India working to preserve elephants’ habitats.
With these six essentials for bronzed, glowing skin, defined eyes, and punchy lips, you’ll be ready for whatever the season brings your way—from beach vacations to summer weddings.