mdc ♥s: Summer Staples


Daria Werbowy is bronzed and beautiful in this vintage Vogue shot. Photo by Steven Meisel, Makeup by Pat McGrath.

The weather is heating up and it is time to take out some of our favorite summer beauty treats. From old standbys that never fail to work, to brand new limited editions that impress.


For those moments when you’re diving off your yacht and into the Aegean Sea, or just attempting to avoid a mascara meltdown, ESTEE LAUDER‘s failsafe Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara will survive just about anything life can throw at you. With the summer weather oscillating between pouring rain and scorching heat, this is one mascara you want with you at all times.

TOM FORD has never shied away from glamour, whether it is on the runway, or in the collections for his eponymous beauty line. His latest take on sexy involves bronzed cheeks and a subtle glow, two things that fit perfectly with the season’s beauty vibe. The brand new Illuminating Cheek Colors offer a radiant hint of color that makes the wearer look polished and put together, as opposed to the glittery shimmer present in so many other products.

Refreshing and deep-cleaning AESOP‘s Bitter Orange Astringent Toner is perfect for the warmest days of the year. Cleaning away the excesses of sweat and dirt without stripping the skin is wonderful in and of itself, but Aesop’s citrusy scent and invigorating feel make it special.

CLARINS‘ fabled Double Serum has been a year round essential since its launch, but the dual action formula is great for tackling seasonal specific issues like enlarged pores and worsened hyper-pigmentation caused by sun exposure. Though the Double Wear line has been around for decades, the revamped serum has been reformulated for 2013 and is now better than ever.

Speaking of which, there is literally no better time to introduce sunscreen into your routine. In a perfect world we would all be using SPF daily, but it’s far too easy to forget that fact. MD SOLAR SCIENCES‘s excellent Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer offers a combination of UVA and UVB protection and anti-aging benefits designed to leave skin looking supple and nourished while providing necessary protection.

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