Beauty Products – July 2011 Spotlight Must Have Beauty Picks

by Julia Dalton

Ahhhhhhh, it’s July and if there is ever a month you need to feel sexy it’s the beginning of the serious heat and humidity. Here are some great products that will keep you feeling, looking and smelling amazing in this hot summer month.

If you don’t already have this as a daily beauty regiment then you’re not really living. The moment I started using La Mer’s Eye Concentrate my whole world changed. It truly dissolves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. A small amount swept gently under your eye first thing in the morning and last thing at night is all that you need.

Price Tag: $165 Click here to purchase.

When I was a kid Bumble and Bumble was the best place in NYC to get your hair cut. We would have to go to the salon just to get their products. Now, the world can use their products and how lucky is the world for this fact? Very. The Styling Creme is one of the greatest products out there. Think mixture of gel and mouse, you can use it to slick back, add body or even lift roots. I only have three products on my shelf for hair and this one is used constantly on myself and on my clients.

Price Tag: $24 Click here is purchase.

If there is one gift that I know my husband will love every time it is a trip to Art of Shaving. It is the perfect place to pamper your significant other or any other male in your life (my father is obsessed too). The Art of Shaving brings class to an old school shave. Starting a shave with a nice hot towel and then massaging his face is already perfection. Add a double shave once with the grain, and then re-lathered and shaved across the grain for the best shave he will ever have. They have many options from hair cuts to full head shaves, but I always go with the Royal Shave and he has never been dissapointed. They also have a full line of amazing products. This place is perfect for all the men in your life whether you have a wall street tycoon or a bad ass biker.

Shaves starting at $35 Click here to purchase.

Chanel beauty has some of the most beautiful and most phenomenal products available today. Their Illusion D’ombre collection is no exception. Part of their Fall 2011 collection this shadow is amazingly versatile. The gel texture is innovative allowing this shadow to be used as both a shadow or liner. Personally, I would use it as both at once, just using slightly more product and applying it a bit sharper for the liner. This hit stores this month and it is a must have, so get out there before it is all gone.

Price Tag: $36 Click here to purchase.

If you know me, you know I love my cream blushes. There is something so beautifully easy and perfectly maneuverable about using them. Estée Lauder’s Signature creme blush makes my heart sing. There is something about the way this phenomenal product sits on your skin. It is beautifully creamy and if you *TIP* take it on your middle three finger tips and tap it across your cheek bone area back and forth where you would normally wear blush, it will sit perfectly. It also layers beautifully if you are someone who like more color on your cheeks.

Price Tag: $26 Click here to purchase.

Oh my goodness! There is nothing more refreshing than Evian Spray when you’re stuck in the office or out in the heat. If you need a quick pick me up, a way to say ahhhhhhhhhhh for a moment without the spa, then you desperately need this product. It rehydrates your skin, revives your makeup and keeps you looking how you want to look on these hot summer day. It also works magic on sun-burned skin (not that any of us have that since we ALL use sun screen all the time).

Price tag: $12 Click here to purchase.

For those that know me, I am smell obsessed. Perfume is more than a daily occurrence it is a ritual. And, a summer scent not only needs to make me feel sexy, but it needs to feel fresh as well. Love, Chloé is my answer to the “what perfume will I wear this season” question. It is a truly sexy and radiant fragrance. The notes of Orange Blossom, Pink Pepper, Iris, Lilac, Hyacinth, Wisteria Blossom, Powdery Musks, Talc and Rice Powder start you feeling and smelling fresh and clean then bring you a beautiful floral scent. This is not overpowering like many floral scents, but subtle and beautiful. I am happy to wear this both during the day and at night and it has become one of my very top scents.

Price Tag: $60 (1oz) Click here to purchase.