August is here and with it, another Allure Beauty Box stocked with six editor-approved products that will keep you looking hot—and feeling cool—during the dog days of summer.
For starters there’s Malin + Goetz Peppermint Shampoo, a gentle clarifying wash to whisk away every bit of grossness after a sweaty day in the summer heat. As for the pesky frizz that surfaces after you step out of the shower? A dab of Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme will take care of that. The lightweight styling cream smoothes down fuzz and enhances your hair’s natural texture. When it comes to your skin, Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser lifts away makeup and grease without sucking out every ounce of moisture. (Added bonus: It helps regulate your skin’s oil production—a blessing in the heat of the summer.) Follow with a layer of Nuance Salma Hayek AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream to soften and plump skin without leaving it feeling slick or suffocated (and in case you need some skin-care motivation, check out Nuance founder Salma Hayek’s glowing complexion on our August cover). Lastly, add a swipe of the Best of Beauty Award–winning Benefit They’re Real Liner across your lids, and give yourself a summery manicure compliments of the Allure & Butter London Arm Candy polish collection. We hope you love the colors as much as we do!
This month we teamed up with country star Kelsea Ballerini to walk us through the August box and take us through her favorites. Watch below for her thoughts about each product.
Like what you see? We’re dying to hear about your favorites, too. Plus, your feedback could score you one of five August boxes free. Comment below (in 100 words or less) on your favorite products from the box, using the hashtags #thebeautybox and #allurecontest to enter the contest. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY [full rules]. Note: you must include both hashtags in your post to be eligible.
If the idea of deluxe-size, editor-approved beauty products arriving at your doorstep each month excites you, sign up for our monthly Beauty Box membership here. Spoiler alert: Our September box is packed with seven—yes, you read that right, seven—Allure favorites. Follow us @Allure_magazine on Twitter for more upcoming teasers and Beauty Box news.
For more summer beauty picks, read:
• 6 Beauty Picks We’re Obsessing Over
• Inside the July Beauty Box
• What This Product Junkie Packs for the Beach