URBAN SUMMER: ON-THE-GO ESSENTIALS

A busy girl on the run in the city needs a few quick and easy essentials that she can apply throughout the day to keep looking fresh and gorgeous. This is especially true during the sweltering hot days of summer. Here are some of the products that we think are summertime portable must-haves.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 – Swap your foundation for BB Cream during these months. It’s lighter and allows your skin to breathe. Pick up one by Smashbox – it provides flawless coverage, plus it contains SPF 35.

Sephora Collection Blotting Papers – No one looks good with shiny skin. These blotting papers by Sephora soak any excess oil right up. There are a few different options, but we suggest the mattifying one. The slim case can slip conveniently into the side zipper of your bag.

Stila Stay All Day Eye Liner in Turquoise – Pampadour users can’t stop raving about these fantastic liquid liners. While all the colors are winners, the new turquoise is perfect for a fresh daytime look.

Rollerballs – The scent is up to you, but every girl should have a rollerball in her bag at all times. Spritz a little perfume on every time you reach your destination. Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb and Marc Jacobs’ Daisy are particularly refreshing for the season.

Evian Mineral Water Spray – Summertime classic! There’s no better feeling than spraying a cool mist of Evian on your face in the boiling heat. Have a travel-size version in your bag for a little daytime pick-me-up.

Lorac Special Effects Mascara – This mascara isn’t waterproof, but you wouldn’t think that judging from how long it lasts. Apply during your morning commute and it will stay put for the entire day without a doubt.

Clarins Sunscreen Stick – This is a non-negotiable. Too many people neglect protecting their skin when they’re running around all day, but it is so important considering how much sun exposure you’re getting. Apply this natural sunscreen stick to your face throughout the day.

Hair Accessories – Have fun with it! Clips, headbands, elastics…you name it. Just always remember to have something to keep your hair out of your face. Humidity is not your hair’s best friend.