As the season changes, your makeup does too. Pack away the vampy colors and heavy foundations; stock up on brights, neons and waterproof goodies! Keep reading for the must-haves you should have on standby all summer long!
Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-Up Liner was such a success, that the brand decided to debut four fun new colors this summer. Launching on June 26th, they’re adding green, brown, purple and blue liners to the mix. The pen is completely waterproof and smudge-proof, so it’s perfect for pool parties and beach days! Keep in mind, this isn’t the easiest pen to use, so I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners. ($31)
No beauty addict could scroll through their Instagram feed the past few weeks without stumbling on a gorgeous graphic eye look using Anastasia’s colorful Waterproof Creme Colors. These vivid gel liners are so eye-catching – grab an angled liner brush and get creative! Combine the colors for a unique, bright liner look or use it as a base for intense shadow looks. To see some of the stunning looks created using ABH Creme Colors, check out the ANASTASIA feed. ($18)
Essence is one of the most underrated beauty brands out there. The quality is incredible, especially considering it’s ultra-budget-friendly price range. Get BIG Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara is only four dollars, extremely volumizing and lasts until you take it off at the end of your night. It’s a great choice for beach day adventures…wear it in the water without worrying about smudging! ($4)
I can’t be the only one who’s always wanted to achieve that Popsicle/Kool-Aid lip stain look…it’s the perfect, casual summery makeup look. Now Maybelline’s making it easy to achieve that stained look with their Lip Studio Color Blur, an innovative, creamy matte pencil. Inspired by a popular trend in Korea, you essentially apply color to the center of your lip, then use the blurring smudger on the end of the pencil to create a cool, ombre look. Available in ten striking shades, this is a summer must-have. ($9)
Every beauty lover has a few can’t-live-without products that she always has on standby – one of those for me is Tarte’s LipSurgence in Energy. It’s a lip tint that reacts to your lips to give you a natural, personalized shade of pink, and I absolutely love it. So you can imagine my excitement when they released the Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Skintuitive Blush in Energy, which is pretty much the same idea for your cheeks. It’s currently only available for VIB Rouge customers, but keep an eye out for this unique beauty buy. ($34)
Want a luminous, natural glow without stepping into the sun? Make Up For Ever makes it possible with their innovative, new Pro Bronze Fusion. The waterproof bronzer is a unique gel-powder hybrid that gives you a gorgeous sun-kissed look without ever looking powdery or cakey. ($42)
It’s official. Liquid lipsticks are here to stay…and with good reason. Easy to apply, extremely long-lasting and (usually) comfortable to wear, what’s not to love? Revlon has joined the liquid lippie game with their affordable ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick. Available in twelve shades in a satin finish, there’s something for everyone. ($8)
You can’t go into the summer without a great sunscreen, and Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch is an oldie, but a goodie. It absorbs so quickly, feels weightless and doesn’t leave any white residue. I have yet to find something I like using more. ($11)
If you deal with frizzy hair, you know it only gets worse in the warmer months. If you want to banish frizz and flyaways for good, treat yourself to Living Proof’s No Frizz Humidity Shield. This instant hair solution is weightless and provides up to six times more protection from pesky humidity. ($26)
Colored mascara is one of those beauty products that I save for warm, summer nights – it’s so carefree, fun and vibrant. NYX’s Color Mascara is by far the best bang for your buck – available in bright colors like lime green and light pink, it’s super pigmented and vivd. At only seven dollars, stock up and experiment with different looks! ($7)
Essie’s latest Cashmere Matte collection is all about Brights! The line features four gorgeous, pastel shades – Hip Tide, Soft as Sand, Espadrilles and Sea the Sights. If you can’t pick a favorite, or just want to try them all, Ulta has a mini-set of all four hues! ($13)
Supergoop’s SPF 20 Gradual Self-Tanning Mousse is ideal for those who wants a beautiful glow, without stepping into the harmful sun. This rich mousse gives you a natural-looking, gradual tan, while protecting your skin with SPF 20. Bonus: it has a light green-tea-cucumber scent, so it’ll feel like a spa day every time you apply it! ($38)
What are your summer must-haves? Let us know in the comments below and on PAMPADOUR!