Some combos are meant to be. Like stilettos and skinny jeans. Monday nights and The Bachelor. Our style know-how and Allure’s beauty expertise – which is why we’ve put our heads together for a one-of-a-kind subscription of three Beauty Boxes. We’re kicking it off with our summer edition, which has everything you’ll need for a glamorous season, all in one place. Because if there’s one thing that will make a sundress or denim cutoffs look even better, it’s these three can’t-miss beauty looks. Here’s how to get them with the goods.
The High-Volume Pony
Staying cool is so much easier with a peppy pony. Starting with second-day hair, spray Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo onto your roots and work it gently into your scalp to absorb excess oil. Have just-washed strands? Spritz Amika’s Un.Done Texture Spray through the lengths to give it some grit. Then gather your mane into a high pony, securing it with a trusty Invisibobble ORIGINAL The Traceless Hair Ring. Go ahead – hit the beach without worrying about those pesky kinks.
The Polished Mani
Why shell out for a professional mani when you can DIY? After clipping and filing, apply Londontown’s Kur Nourishing Cuticle Oil all around your nail beds to keep them from peeling. Now stop! Pamper time. Slather on Ginkgo’s Secret Ginseng & Ginkgo Biloba Caring Hand Balm from Rituals, and treat yourself to a mini massage. Next? The main attraction: Londontown’s Lakur Enhanced Colour Nail Lacquer. This baby-pink hue flatters every skin tone (and goes with every wedding-guest dress you own).
The Beach-Ready Cat-Eye
Fun in the sun is no reason to forgo your usual beauty routine, especially when you’re prepared. Frame your peepers with a swipe of waterproof eyeliner and plenty of Doucce’s Boombastic Lash Volumizer Mascara. Finish off with a spritz of the magical Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist (a.k.a. your secret weapon) for maximum staying power. It keeps your makeup from melting or smudging, and the SPF 50 protects you from the sun. Win-win.
By Sophie Dodd, Staff Writer