3 NYC It Girls Spill Their Summer Beauty Secrets

Summer beauty could sound like a paradox. When it's scorching hot out and you're doing everything you can to not melt into the subway platform, trying to look chic and put-together might feel like an impossible feat. But, these three babes make it work.
I caught up with my favorite creatives to dish on their summer beauty routines: Athena Calderone, the design maven behind Rawlins Calderone and lifestyle blog, eye-swoon; Chelsea Leyland, my favorite U.K. import, spins tunes for fashion’s finest across the globe; and New York native Sophie Auster, actress and songstress of Red Weather. She not only has a killer set of pipes but is also the daughter of novelist Siri Hustvedt and creative legend Paul Auster, making her bona fide New York royalty. These three mega-talented ladies shared their vacation plans and what beauty products will be making the trip with them, ahead.
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Photo: Courtesy of Aimee Blaut.
To escape the city heat, where are you vacationing this summer?
SA: "Every year my parents and I visit some friends of the family at their house in Nantucket. I look forward to going there every summer."

Any memorable musical summer moments?
SA: "I played at Joe’s Pub, which is one of my favorite venues. And I’m working on a full-length album entitled Dogs and Men!”
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What's your go-to summer scent?
SA: "Beach by Bobbi Brown!"

What products do you use to beat the heat when on vacation?
SA: "I don’t wear much makeup in Nantucket — especially during a heat wave — but if we go out to dinner I usually wear Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. And, of course I always pack my favorite lipstick, Rouge Coco Shine by Chanel! This summer has been particularly sweltering, so I make sure to drink a lot of water and find a pool to dip into."

Bobbi Brown Beach Eau De Parfum, $67.50, available at Sephora; Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, $34, available at Nordstrom; Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $43, available at Sephora; Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, $5.29 available at Soap.com.
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Photo: Courtesy of Aimee Blaut.
To escape the city heat, where are you vacationing this summer?
AC: "Amagansett in July and Ibiza in August!"

Since you are also known for your wits in the kitchen what are you cooking up this summer?
AC: "I am obsessed with my peach, baby tomato, and basil salad. I make it all summer long. For the full recipe, you can click to my blog here."
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What's your go-to summer scent?
AC: "Leilani Bishop fragrances represent summer to me. I adore the gorgeous single note floral oils and they are perfect for traveling! I particularly love the roll-on vials — especially when I am at the beach all day."

What products are you taking with you on vacation?
AC: "I am at the beach a lot in the summer, surfing all day with my son. My makeup just does not hold up, especially my mascara. Luckily, I have devised a beach remedy: eyelash extensions. They make my eyes pop and totally saved me last summer! To keep my skin protected, I always wear SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum and La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50+ Sunscreen."

Leilani Bishop Roll-On Fragrances, $62, available at Leilani Bishop; SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, $153, available at SkinCeutricals; La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50+ Sunscreen, $33.50, available at La Roche-Posay.
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Photo: Courtesy of Aimee Blaut.
To escape the city heat, where are you vacationing this summer?
CL: "I’ll be going to Ibiza and Berlin!"

Have you found your summer anthem yet?
CL: "Right now I’m into the James Blake remix of 'Maybe' by Mount Kimbie."
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What products do you use to beat the heat on vacation?
CL: "I quite like the heat, but these days I am into carrying a vintage fan. It looks chic and keeps me cool. As for products, I look for ones that are super hydrating during hot months. My current beach necessities are By Terry Baume De Rose Lip Balm and Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum. Cleansing is important when it's humid out; I use Ren Facial Cleanser."

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By Terry Baume De Rose, $59, available at Barneys New York.; Ren Hydra-Calm Cleansing Gel, $32, available at Ren; Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum, $95, available at Nordstrom.