The List: Summer Makeup Products To Buy Today

The List: Summer Makeup Products To Buy Today

Now that your skincare routine is ready for summer, it’s time to think about your makeup. Warmer weather calls for a very different look than the colder months. Gone are the days of heavy formulas and bolder looks, replaced instead by glowy multi-taskers and punchy summer colors. Here are the best new makeup launches to achieve that, and stat. 

Super moisturizing but far from greasy, Nudestix Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm ($24) gives a glossy look without any stickiness.

Overfilled brows can look rather overdone in the summertime. Instead, try a tinted brow gel like this one: Nuance Salma Hayek Natural Definition Tinted Brow Gel ($10).

Of course we know you would never actually bake in the sun to achieve that coveted golden hue, but rather rely on products like Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer ($40) for some color.  This new iteration of their cult Laguna powder bronzer can easily be mixed with your favorite makeup for an all-over sun-kissed appearance.

To compliment your faux-tan, try Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 ($75), a trifecta of fabulous highlighting products.  This makeup-powerhouse knows her stuff in a major way, so you can trust her products to give you serious glow.

A fully made-up eye can melt off in the summer heat, so rely on a product like Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Vinyl Couture ($29) to give your peepers a pop of color. We’re especially into the purple and blue shades for the season.

Heading on vacation? Pack Wander Beauty Wanderout Dual Lipsticks ($30), which includes a shade for daytime on one end and nighttime on the other.  Don’t waste any precious space in that toiletry kit!

Oil-free and weightless, Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer ($44) preps skin for whatever step you can dream up of next.  It’s so effective at brightening and correcting that it can even be worn on its own.

Of course we love a good glow, but that can quickly translate into shiny when you’re sweating during high temps.  Chris Chang for MAX Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($29) keeps your makeup in place and oil at bay, but in the least chalky way possible.

What are you purchasing for summertime makeup? Let us know in the comments below!


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