It’s almost summer, meaning it’s time to swap out my beauty products. Summer is always challenging for me on the beauty front. I live in New York City, where the weather gets humid and sticky in warmer months. When this happens, the last thing I want to do is put on a thick moisturizer or a full-coverage foundation. For me, summer is all about swapping out heavy products for those that feel lighter and more breathable on my skin and letting my natural hair texture shine. One thing I won’t be doing in the summer? Picking up a blow dryer only to end up with a frizzy, sweaty mess on my hands.
To guide my high-temperature swaps this year, I asked Nyakio Grieco for her expert insight. Greico founded Thirteen Lune, a beauty retailer filled with beauty brands created by BIPOC founders. The retailer has something for everyone, and Greico herself is a wealth of knowledge about beauty products. Below, find her summer edit.