Because every day is a good day for beach waves.
The annual changing of the guard that you do with your wardrobe (wave a tearful goodbye to floaty dresses and welcome jeans back into your life) is actually not necessary for your beauty routine. The products that you assume you need to swap out can—and often should—stick around. Don't shelve these 10 items come sweater weather.
When your hair is feeling particularly parched and an in-shower treatment isn’t enough, a spritz from the mid-lengths to the ends with leave-in conditioner can make a big difference. This soy- and cocoa-spiked mist detangles, and helps repair styling damage.
In the summer, you dust bronzer all over to warm up your complexion. In the cooler months, you just need a judicious application to contour for subtle definition. Using a fluffy brush, apply it in a “3” shaped formation starting at the temples, sweeping underneath the cheekbones, and around the jawline. This powder is finely milled for a more natural-looking (read: non-sparkly) finish.
No one will be fooled by your Ibiza-style deep tan in the dead of winter. But a hydrating body lotion spiked with a hint of color can warm up your complexion during the months that end in "-ber." Jergens’ moisturizer with sunless tanner is the portrait of efficiency, and the payoff is gradual, so you never end the day with an aura of orange.
Gross weather happens year-round. This spray boasts polymers that create a shield of protection against the elements to keep your style, from braids to blowouts, looking as sleek as when you created it in the AM (or last night, no judgement).
The fall can be a time to tone down a pedicure (if you’re so inclined) but accessorizing an otherwise monochromatic black or gray work outfit with beautifully bright nails is uber-chic. This one by Essie is a magenta purple cream that perfectly punctuates your office look, no matter the season.
A sheer lip is flattering and easy to maintain. This see-through stain yields a “just bitten” effect and is extra-hydrating thanks to rosewater and Vitamin E, making it excellent for dry weather. Wear it solo or layer it under your favorite gloss—you can even apply it to cheeks on the go.
Instead of slathering on multiple layers — serum, moisturizer, foundation: you know the drill — try an all-in-one product that’s made for literally any season. This one offers full coverage, lots of hydration, plus SPF 50 to keep your skin protected, whether you’re outside in the sun or on the slopes. Available in seven shades from light to deep, it’s ideal for those mornings when you need the snooze button more than you need a full-length makeup routine.
Coconut (lotion) is always in season. This one is super rich and doesn’t smell artificial. In fact, it smells exactly like the virgin cold-pressed coconut oil that’s inside the tub.
Beach waves don’t fall out of favor come the fall equinox. Bump up fine strands by applying a little salt spray onto your roots in lieu of a mousse or thickening lotion to get a couple more days out of your blowout. Or, spritz it on second-day straightened hair to add texture to your ponytail or braid.
Don’t shelve your soft floral fragrances come autumn. This scent layers feminine notes of rose and peony with lychee. It finishes with the deeper scents of wood and musk for a flowery perfume that’s a year-round crowd pleaser.