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 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.
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.
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...!