For Summer partying we all want to shine and sparkle, and look our very best.
But thanks to the heat, humidity, burning the candle at both ends and overindulging we sometimes need to put more effort in to achieve this during the party season.
Here’s a list of my Summer party beauty prep essentials that all work wonders to help me look my best.
- 1 Skincare Essentials
- 2 Hair Essentials
- 3 Makeup Essentials
Although it is our makeup that gets all the compliments at parties it is really our skincare that allows our makeup to look it’s best. Here are some of my Summer party skincare essentials.
L’Oreal Sugar Scrubs
No matter what skin concern you are wanting to target, whether you are needing to purify your skin and clear away blackheads, whether you are wanting to soften and soothe your skin’s dryness or whether you are wanting to brighten your skin and boost it’s radiance there is a L’Oreal Sugar Scrub to help you address these needs.
These three 100% natural exfoliant sugar scrubs help to transform my skin instantly!
Click HERE to read a full review of these L’Oreal Sugar Scrubs.
Click HERE to check out the current price of these L’Oreal Sugar Scrubs.
Garnier Active Fresh Mix Masks
Another of my secret party prep skincare essentials is applying a face mask a couple of hours before the party.
Garnier have recently developed two revolutionary Skin Active Fresh Mix Tissue Masks that are freshly mixed by you when you need to use them.
There’s a Vitamin C Shot mask that acts to energise and illuminate skin, brightening your complexion, correcting dark spots and evening out skin tone.
Then there is also the Hyaluronic Shot mask that effectively moisturises the skin resulting in a plump and smooth complexion.
I love both these masks. They both result in visible benefits after just 15 minutes!
The Hydra Bomb Eye Tissue Masks are equally as effective in just 15 minutes too.
The Coconut Water + Hyaluronic Acid eye mask smooths lines and reduces puffiness under the eyes and the Orange Extract + Hyaluronic Acid eye mask reduces eye bags and reduces dark circles. Perfect for combating the effects of too many late nights in a row!
Click HERE to check out the full range of Garnier face & eye masks.
Genie Beauty Exfoliate3 Scrub
This triple action microdermabrasion exfoliator scrub is another amazing product that I’ve been using for quite some time. It transforms dull, dry lacklustre skin into flawless, glowing skin that feels refreshed, renewed and supersoft. It is a high performance fast acting skincare which delivers beautiful immediate results.
This exfoliant scrub is a complete oil-free treatment that works in three ways:
- Japanese Pearl Powder gives a gentle, luxurious manual exfoliation.
- Broemalin (pineapple) extract provides enzymatic exfoliation and works to loosen and lift away dead skin cells.
- Revitalising Peptide Complex helps boost collagen production for younger looking skin and diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Another perfect party season skin prep product!
Click HERE to read a full review of this product.
Genie Beauty’s Exfoliate3 is available from TVSN. Click HERE to check out the current price of Genie’s Exfoliate3. TVSN has so many great beauty products!
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Resibo Skincare Range
Resibo is a Polish brand of oil infused nourishing skincare I’ve started using recently to pamper my skin.
This range contains luxurious heavy duty face and body oils yet is surprisingly lightweight, quick-drying and non greasy upon application.
They contain innovative ingredients as well as anti-ageing vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acides, omegas and hyaluronic acid.
All Resibo products are cruelty free, vegan friendly and housed in gorgeous biodegradable packaging.
Click HERE to find out more about Resibo skincare.
House of Immortelle
One more item of skin care I particularly like using in Summer to soothe, calm and balance my skin is facial mists. I pop a mini facial mist like this House of Immortelle Hydrating Rose Facial Mist into my handbag whenever I go out to parties. One spritz on my face of this mist and my skin feels refreshed and hydrated, and I feel my senses uplifted. When the party is in my own home I keep this facial mist in the fridge for an extra cooling benefit, which is perfect for Summer BBQ and pool parties.
Free from artificial fragrances and colours, paraben free, alcohol free and Australian made this facial mist has a lovely natural rose scent.
The House of Immortelle also make a wonderfully moisturising and nourishing B5 Rose Hydra Serum.
Click HERE to check out the full collections of House Of Immortelle products and their current prices.
MineTan 1 Hour Express Tan
Fake tan is another Summer party beauty prep essential. Every one wants that flattering golden sunkissed look without the risk of sun damaged skin.
An express tanning product such as this MineTan 1 Hour Express Tan is an ideal fake tanning option. After all who has time for longer developing tans?!
Available from TVSN click HERE to check out the current price or purchase these MineTan products now.
Click HERE to read out ultimate guide to achieving the best fake tan.
bhave Frizz Control
My hair tends to get frizzy throughout the whole year but during Summer it’s even worse thanks to the high humidity and my love of heat styling tools, especially during party season! That’s why I’m excited about bhave’s latest product, bhave Frizz Control.
Frizz Control is a lightweight, non-greasy cream that tames frizz by enlisting the combination of vitamins and omega fatty acids in murumuru seed butter that seals in moisture for super softness.
bhave’s Frizz Control protects against humidity, shields hair when heat styling and makes styling a dream! It also delivers a luminous shine and smooths your hair. What more could a girl ask for during the Summer party season.
Well, as if the above isn’t enough, the cherry on top is that the reparative qualities of the peptides and bioactive keratin also work to strengthen your hair from the inside out!
bhave Frizz Control is my secret weapon to party season smooth, manageable, sexy hair.
Click HERE to check out the current price of bhave Frizz Control.
My Organics Hair Care Range
My hair gets so damaged by the sun in Summer. Living on the coast I’m in and out of the water most days, whether this be in the ocean or in our backyard pool.
My Organics Resurrection hair products line helps resurrect my hair. These products leave hair feeling beautifully soft and shiny like an angel’s hair!
The Supreme Shampoo contains GOJI to help regenerate and restructure the hair fibre and improve hair manageability. The Miracle Mask provides intense nourishment without weighing the hair down. The Angel Potion is a leave in hair cream that detangles, hydrates and improves manageability of hair. It also protects hair from heat damage and prevents the formation of split ends. Finally the Organic Restructuring Fluid Potion contains avocado and argan oil. It results in a beautiful healthy looking shine and also reduces the formation of split ends.
All these products contain no parabens, no formaldehyde and no sodium laureth sulphate.
I appreciate using natural plant ingredient products especially during the party season.
My Organics are available from Chemist Warehouse. Click HERE to check out the full range of My Organics hair care products currently available.
L’Oreal Unlimited Lash Lift Mascara
Fluttery, lifted and defined lashes are a must for parties. A new mascara that makes coating every single lash so much quicker and easier due to it’s clever, unique design is the L’Oreal Paris Unlimited Lash Lift Mascara.
This mascara has an innovative dual position brush that allows for endless reach and total precision. You can either use the brush in a straight or bent position as seen in the above photo. The bent position is so useful for lower lashes and the smaller lashes in your inner eye area.
Getting party ready lashes has never been easier or quicker in my opinion! I know which mascara I’ll be using this party season!
Click HERE to check out the current price of this innovative mascara.
Click HERE to read a review of the perfect Summer foundation, IT Cosmetics Oil-Free Matte CC+ Cream.
Nails Inc The Future Is Fairy Nail Polish Duo
Nails Inc The Future Is Fair Nail Polish Duo
Pretty nails are a party must and you can’t get much prettier than this duo of Nail Inc nail polishes, the beautiful pearly pale pink Don’t Give A Flutter shade and the glittery Fairy Freckles shade. These are the perfect summery nail combo option and will also complement any beautiful Christmas party dress.
Available from TVSN, click HERE to check out the current price or purchase.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
I’m sure I don’t need to explain why this cult classic is one of my Summer Party makeup essentials but just in case you are new to makeup let me tell you.
The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer is Australia’s number 1 concealer for good reason. It has an amazing super concentrated formula which instantly covers dark circles and fine lines. Perfect for party season concealing when I tend to have way too many late nights.
If you have never tried this concealer and have dark circles and fine lines you want to address I highly recommend this concealer to you. It’s available in numerous skin matching shades.
Click HERE to check out all the shades, the current price and purchase now.
You can read more Maybelline makeup reviews HERE.
PUR Cosmetics Love Your Selfie 3 Palette & Mascara Set
Last but definitely not least my new Summer Party face palette of choice is this gorgeous PUR Love Your Selfie 3 palette!
Consisting of 10 eyeshadows, 2 glitter bases, a blush, a highlighter, a bronzer and a mascara (not pictured) this palette does it all! The glitters are so perfect for adding Summer party sparkle! Have you ever seen anything more gorgeous?!
As if the palette itself isn’t stunning enough the packaging is amazing! The lid contains loose metallic sequins that slide around and will put you in the party mood.
The above products were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. This post contains some affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.
Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Having previously worked in the health industry she loves effective beauty products that are based on scientific evidence. Also being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance to suit your specific needs. Ingrid has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.