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Lauren Conrad's Summer Beauty Favorites

Lauren Conrad, DownyQuintessential California beauty Lauren Conrad is everywhere this summer and it’s not even July!

Looking flawless on the cover of Marie Claire, with chic bangs and sun-kissed skin, the reality television alum turned designer/writer/philanthropist, has an impressive range of projects to look forward to this summer including: a new bedding line for Kohl’s, an e-commerce site called “The Little Market” (selling artisanal crafts made from women around the world) and a spokesperson relationship with Downy providing tips and tricks for better garment care.

I met up with Lauren earlier this month and naturally had to inquire about her beauty routine and preferred products. Here are the summer beauty favorites she turns to as temperatures start to rise:

Lauren has gorgeous hair with the perfect blend of golden highlights. How does she maintain healthy color-treated hair with summer’s sun, salt water, and chlorine exposure? Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner by Healthy Sexy Hair, that’s how. Lauren’s hairstylist calls it “instant hair nutrition in a bottle” because it contains soy protein which is great for adding back strength and moisture. It’s super lightweight, detangles, easy to use, and certainly worth a try at $13 a bottle.

Lauren Conrad's Summer Beauty Favorites: Rosebud SalveLike most of us, Lauren keeps her beauty routine low maintenance in the summer. Since she likes the natural color of her lips and prefers not to apply and reapply lipstick all day, she gravitates towards balms. Her favorite (and one of mine too!) is Rosebud Salve, another accessible drugstore buy. For nighttime, she wears bold lip colors like her signature red pout and favors brands such as NARS and Dior to add that pop of pigment. Have you tried NARS’ new Lip Stain Pencils yet? Amazing.

Lauren has long been a devotee of Kate Somerville skincare products. She wears the Oil Free Moisturizer and generously layers on an SPF 30 in the morning. At night, she cleanses and removes makeup with the Gentle Daily Wash that conditions and won’t dry skin.

Lastly, since Lauren’s busy schedule has her traveling frequently, she keeps her nails painted a nude color to avoid unsightly chips. But that doesn’t mean she shuns color! Lauren tells Babble she’s a huge fan of butter LONDON and Essie polishes and is looking forward to citrus-color yellow and orange manis all summer long!

Lauren Conrad's Summer Beauty Favorites

What are some of your beauty favorites?

More from Jill Seiman on Babble Beauty this month:

 

 

 

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