Ah, Labor Day – the national holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer. But before they reach for your riding boots and appropriately structured fall clothing, New Yorkers celebrate with one last holiday in the Hamptons. To help speed your packing and maximize your beach time, we’ve pulled together our essential Labor Day beauty picks. Just grab, and go.
Just because you have a summer glow from days outside, doesn’t mean you can afford to be less vigilant when it comes to SPF. Our favorite multi-purpose sunscreen is OBAGI® Sun Shield Matte SPF 50. Formulated with 10.5% zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate, Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 provides complete anti-aging sun protection with UVB absorption and UVA blockage. Our favorite added bonus – it dries without residue or shine using a matte formulation with micro-fine zinc oxide that applies completely sheer. Bye, bye white streaks from forgetting to blend!
OBAGI® Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50, 3 oz., $46.00.
We always hear models say, “I love hair after a day at the beach!” And they do. It falls perfectly, in soft beachy waves. But if you’re a mere mortal like me? Your hair looks like a fried and frizzy mess. Enter BIOMEGA Moisture Mist. This feather-weight, leave-in conditioner revives fine, dull or dry hair with a penetrating infusion of nourishing Omega-rich extracts. The gentle formulation is free of parabens, sulfates, gluten and sodium-chloride, making it user-friendly for all. One spritz and it’s ‘Hello, Glamazon!’
BIOMEGA Moisture Mist, 2 oz., $6.00
Everyone knows that makeup at the beach is a bit of a no-no, but when the crew decides to stop at the local lobster shack on the way home, you don’t want to be caught unprepared! With a glowing tan the only thing you really need are eyes that pop, so we turn to a old favorite, Maybelline Waterproof Great Lash Mascara. Delivering fuller, thicker lashes with no globs, clumps, smears or runs the wand douses every lash (even the tiny ones) with a special conditioning formula for healthier looking lashes.
Maybelline Waterproof Great Lash Mascara, $6.16
And what to do if, on the last weekend of summer, you get too much sun? Reach for Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Natural After-Sun Serum. Created with Cucumber Extract to naturally calm skin, the soothing serum also includes Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract to rebuild, protect and soothe. Enhanced with a hint of mica for a subtle golden glow (the best way to camouflage redness!), and Sea Kelp to lock in moisture to keep skin looking and feeling its best.
Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Natural After-Sun Serum, 6 fl. oz., $9.99