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Our Summer Beauty Essentials

As temperatures surge and fun-in-the-sun ensues, we’re keeping cool with a handful of beauty products that will keep you looking and feeling fresh.

Updated August 26, 2021 by Amanda Dixon

Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer is in full-swing which means our beauty bags are packed with waterproof makeup, redness-reducing skincare, and (of course) SPF! As temperatures surge and fun-in-the-sun ensues, we’re keeping cool with a handful of beauty products that won’t weigh you down. Read on for our fool-proof list of summer beauty essentials.



Make SPF Your BFF

You’ve heard us say it before—sunscreen is a MUST if you plan on being outside. Harmful UVA and UVB rays can result in premature signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, hyperpigmentation—not to mention, a painful sunburn.


sunscreen on skin

We love Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen. The breathable, lightweight formula goes on totally transparent and is 99.9% oil free. Plant-based xanthophyll provides broad spectrum defense while antioxidant-rich turmeric soothes skin and diminishes redness. Swipe this SPF on each morning, grab your favorite shades, and you’re set!



Fresh-Face Foundation

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+

If you love a full-coverage foundation but hate melting makeup—reach for IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+. This lightweight color-correcting cream is packed with skincare ingredients to provide ample coverage without feeling heavy. Hydrating hyaluronic acid nourishes skin while hydrolyzed collagen smooths and firms skin. Powerful antioxidants and plant botanicals ensure skin looks even better after you take it off. And, using this CC cream on top of your favorite SPF (see above) creates an extra layer of UVA/UVB protection. Simply choose your shade to effortlessly conceal redness and imperfections, all while shielding skin from harmful rays.



Splash-Proof Mascara

Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara

Long, lifted lashes are always in style—but summer heat can cause some mascaras to flake or run. That’s where Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara comes in. The natural, vegan formula contains avocado oil and mamay oils to condition and strengthen lashes. The water, sweat, and smudge-proof formula creates full length, ultra-black lashes that last 24 hours. This unique mascara is made with the highest quality ingredients to nourish lashes and prevent irritation. Rock natural looking, lengthen lashes or layer to build a bold, glam look that lasts.



A Better Lip Balm

Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm

Not all lip balms are created equal. Heavy, sticky glosses and ultra-drying formulas can leave your lips looking lackluster. That’s why our summertime go-to is Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm. The nourishing formula instantly hydrates and soothes lips. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture without feeling sticky while vitamin E soothes and protects lips from environmental aggressors. The perfectly-portable shape makes it perfect to take on-the-go. Go for a clear shine or choose from a variety of flattering shades for a juicy splash of color for lips that feel as good as they look.



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