17 must-have products that will help reinvent your beauty look for summer
We don’t really need an excuse to go shopping for beauty products but now that summer is in full swing we can’t help but cater to the new season. Most of us like to change up our beauty looks when the seasons change (to some degree anyway), that it really only makes sense that we update our makeup drawers accordingly. Whether you want to protect your hair from the sun, update your foundation to something long-lasting, or find your summer fragrance, we’ve got you covered.
And while it isn’t imperative that our summer beauty picks be travel-friendly, it certainly does help. With TSA regulations being the pain in the butt they are, it’s nice to find something you can easily toss in your bag for travel or for on-the-go touch-ups. We love being able to be out all day and night during the summer, but it’s much easier if we’ve got our beauty staples on us.
Here are 17 summer beauty picks to freshen up your beauty drawer.
1Cle Melting Lip Powder, $20.
This powder lipstick transforms into a liquid when you put it on your lips, giving you a pop of color that turns into a matte finish. It gives you that adorable popsicle-stained lip look that couldn’t be more appropriate for summer. Wear it with a full face of makeup on a night out or with bare skin on the beach.
Show your pits some love with this light, rich lotion that acts to balance pH, moisturize, prep, and maintain that delicate skin. You can wear it on its own or under deodorant for a fresh smell.
For the illusion of bare, perfect skin, it doesn’t get any better than Glossier’s classic tinted moisturizer. It’ll illuminate, soften, and even out your skin without covering it all up and feeling heavy. Like your skin, just slightly better.
Heal your skin with this post-sun moisturizer, which was created to restore moisture to your skin.
By the same token, your hair also needs to be repaired after spending hours in the harsh sun. This treatment mask restores, nourishes, and repairs hair fibers weakened by the sun, leaving it with increased elasticity and softness.
Do anyone else’s feet take a total beating in the summer? It’s nasty. This scrub is an aggressive exfoliant and deeply nourishing balm that sloughs off all that dry, dead skin and it leaves your tootsies soft and smooth.
Don’t forget to protect that delicate skin under your eyes. This serum renews your skin, relaxes wrinkles, and de-puffs under the eye area. And the metal applicator acts as a cooling agent that feels divine on a hot day. Pro-tip: stick it in the fridge.
You better be stocked up on sheet masks to soothe your summertime skin and keep it nice and hydrated. This aloe mask from Innisfree is made with real aloe that soothes and moisturizes your skin, as well as a Jeju green complex that keeps your skin healthy.
These effortless twist-up sticks give you a pop of dewy color that works on your lips and cheeks and it gives you that famous Tilbury soft-focused glow. These beauties take you from the beach to the bar and are packed with skincare-rich ingredients that moisturize and illuminate the skin. Available in five shades: Ibiza, a burnished bronze; Moon Beach, a luminous rose gold; Las Salinas, a candy-fresh pink; Es Vedra, a sunset coral; and Formentera, a sun-kissed berry.
You need a lipstick that is going to stay put all day long and will look just as good with a bare face as it will with a full beat. These liquid lipsticks are gorgeous, and we’re particularly smitten with Muse, a vivid coral shade that’s perfect for the summer sun.
There is no better salt spray out there than this classic spray that is infused with natural gold mica that gives your hair a beautiful shimmer.
Not only will you smell like you’ve been relaxing in the Caribbean thanks to its effervescent citrus scent, it also helps prevent static and keeps hair looking and smelling fresh between shampoos.
The powerful blend of nourishing ingredients super condition your skin leaving it touchable and soft, as well as adding a gorgeous glow. Your skin will feel smooth, tight, and lightly fragranced. It’s wonderful for skin that is being put through the trials of waxing and shaving, too.
14Milk Makeup Holographic Stick, $28.
Summer is the time to lay on that fierce glow, and no one does a holographic highlighter quite like Milk Makeup. The tube makes it easy to use and it’s idiot-proof, so you’ll look like a glowing summer goddess.
As much as it’s a drag trying to get waterproof mascara off without damaging your lashes, it’s a must during the sweaty summer months. Between the humidity, sweat, beach, pools and more, we end up looking like raccoons without it! This mascara is lightweight and volumizing, and in the grand scheme of makeup removal, not too bad.
We must pay our respects to the look of the season, the glitter eye. When you’re ready to jazz up your summer look you’re going to want Stila’s expert formula so that you don’t have to worry about sweating off your shadow. And thanks to their newest shade additions, there are plenty of hues to choose from.
17Pinrose Travel Perfume Wipes, $24.
Don’t you wish you could travel with your full-sized perfumes? While that sounds great in theory, in practice it’s pretty impossible. Not only are most not TSA friendly, but can you imagine the risk of them breaking? We’d actually pass out. Pinrose Perfume wipes come with 20 individual fragrance wipe petals of their top five fragrances.
Snag yourself some of these goodies and your summer beauty issues will be all but solved. Just remember that the most important thing is to take care of that precious skin. So moisturize, use SPF, and then get your glow on!