ALO Summer Beauty
From ancient rituals to modern techniques, these globally-inspired summer beauty essentials are a passport to the season’s most glamorous looks.
How we love the richness of kohl-rimmed eyes, jewel-toned lips and the sweet seduction of oud. Now that summer is in full bloom, it’s time to lighten and brighten up. Lift the opaque veil of mystery and revel in the sunlight and evening breeze. Like a diaphanous chiffon veil or your favorite cotton dress, summer is when beauty and nature coexist in blissful harmony. We’ve assembled a bundle of global beauty treats from skincare to lash wear for sun-drenched days and enchanted nights to ensure your most stunning summer yet.
Get it Glowing
Your most important asset is radiant skin. Resplendent Detoxifying Mask by Sahara Rose is an elegantly textured Moroccan recipe of lava, mineral-rich clay, antioxidants, dried cactus pads, rose petals and nutritious oils that will clarify and polish the skin leaving it soft, supple and even-toned.
Helpful Tip: Avoid over-exfoliation in summer as skin is more prone to sensitivity. Be gentle.
A Women of Powder
Now that your skin is flawless, a stroke of powder is all you need. Baked Mineral Foundation by Inika Organic is a silky and breathable pressed foundation with light-reflecting technology. Start out sheer, or build to your desired coverage. All Inika products are certified vegan and Halal.
Frame and Flutter
Brows frame the face, so a stunning brow enhancer is a necessity. Duo Designer from Pinky Goat has a thin triangular tip to fill in sparse areas, while the wand applicator adds density and color. Combine with the Beirut-based brand’s award-winning silk and faux mink lashes for maximum intrigue.
No need to fear sheer makeup with Lineless Primer by celebrity makeup artist Bassam Fattouh. The lightweight formula blurs imperfections, shrinks pores, and controls oil build-up. With added hydrating properties and Vitamin A, the transparent and satin-y finish creates a perfect canvas for makeup that will last for hours.
Wake up and Smell the Blossom
Another multi-tasker with an aromatic twist. Delicately scented Orange Blossom Mist by Izil is a pure and fresh botanical extract mist that can be used to balance skin, set makeup, or as a toning body spritz.
Message in a Bottle
Embrace your romantic side with Musk by Kayali. Whispers of soft lotus flower, freesia, and sheer jasmine set a flirtatious mood giving way to a beguiling trail of musk, vanilla, and sandalwood.
Clean up like Cleopatra
Dirt, oil, and pore-clogging debris are a constant skin hazard that’s often exacerbated with excess heat and humidity. The Camel Soap Factory gentle facial and body bars allow for daily cleansing without drying to keep skin clean and radiant. An ancient Arabian ingredient renowned for its regenerating properties, camel milk is a rich source of AHA acids, vitamins, and proteins that are anti-aging as well as deep cleansing. Cleopatra knew what she was doing.
You may want to soak up the sun, but UV rays and pollution wreak havoc on skin. Vitamin C Elixir from eco-chic Shirley Conlon Organics is a powerhouse skin cocktail to prevent pre-mature aging. Targeting discoloration and free-radicals, the serum contains a stabilized form of vitamin C and botanicals to brighten skin, decrease wrinkles, and prevent further damage.
Summer is the time to simplify your makeup routine, and who better than Huda Beauty for our favorite multi-tasking product. Available in five shades, 3D Highlighter Palette is a one-stop compact to highlight, contour, color, and prime. And it easily fits in your purse for midday touch-ups.
Helpful Tip: Use the melted shade to prime lids before adding a dash of streak-free color.