Welcome to our round-up of the best summer sun products

We've smoothed. We've slathered. We've spritzed. Over the past few months, the Beauty Bible team has been on the receiving end of an avalanche of summer-focused products, as we compiled YOU Magazine's annual Summer Sun Special. Barely a square inch has gone un-slathered, actually (and for some weeks we walked around smelling of biscuits, trialling self-tanners that you WON'T be seeing on this site...) We wanted to share with you the summer products which - based on our years (and years and years!) of experience really are worth splashing out on, when you're planning a bit of splashing about. This week? Facial spritzes - brilliant summer cool-downs, sheer lip tints - and that ultimate must-have, poolside: waterproof mascara...


l'occitane immortelle mistL'Occitane Immortelle Precious Face Mist/£14 for 50 ml

From the range that has so wowed Beauty Bible testers over the years comes this hydrating floral mist, which can be sprayed on top of make-up or bare skin.  Fabulous any time, anywhere and particularly for travel.

MV Organic Skincare Rose Hydrating Mist/£40 for 120 ml

Blissful on bare skin to wake up you and your complexion.  We love it, as do models Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Daisy Lowe.



Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour SPF15/£7.99 for 12.5g, in five tints

These sheer, super-moisturising, all-natural tinted balms are the bees’ knees for summer lips; our favourite shades are Rose or slightly deeper Rhubarb.

L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm SPF25/£12 for 4g

Pivoine SublimeA really nourishing balm, in natural and three rosy shades, based on Perfecting Peony Complex, L’Occitane’s new active ingredient; pretty perfect for bare faces in the summer.



Bobbi Brown MascaraBobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara/£19.50

This volumising but non-clumping mascara claims to stand up to the elements for up to 16 hours and it is pretty well the only one that doesn't end up giving Sarah panda eyes.

Chanel Inimitable MascaraChanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara/£25

Jo wears this swimming (in the English Channel, from about now!) - which says it all really.

Do look out for our top tips on self-tanners, SPFs, leg tints and more, in the coming weeks, as - we hope - the temperature rises...!