If you're ready to throw the towel in on beauty routine by mid-summer, you're not alone. With the record-breaking temperatures and humidity, spending time and effort on applying a full beat or doing your hair seems like a waste when you'll be a sweaty puddle once you go outside.
While AC, pools, and handheld fans can help you physically stay cool on all of the hazy, humid days, there's still the matter of summer-related beauty struggles. And that's where this month's batch of new product launches come in.
For anyone dealing with sweat and mask-related breakouts, Herbivore's Aquarius moisturizer gently exfoliates clogged pores and soothes skin. And for dry lips from breathing through your mouth while wearing a mask? Well, Fresh has a nourishing lip mask for that. As far as makeup goes, you don't have to ditch your matte lipstick in the heat. Kilian's liquid formula is waterproof (and scented with one of the brand's signature fragrances).
But that's just a few of the August 2021 highlights. Ahead, the 15 best new beauty products to get you through the second half of summer.
Strivectin Super-B Barrier Strengthening Oil with Vitamin B3 and Prebiotics
Along with the brand's patented form of vitamin B3, this strengthening oil is infused with prebiotics and meadowfoam seed oil to help support the skin's microbiome.
Emilie Heathe Lip Atelier Lip Colour
Emilie Heathe's first lipstick is a buildable formula with a high shine, high pigmented finish. It comes in a handful of '90s-inspired shades, including this cool berry.
Gisou Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner
If chlorine, salt water, and the sun have left your hair in need of extra hydration, Gisou's leave-in conditioner has you covered. It's formulated with a blend of deeply nourishing, smoothing ingredients such as Mirsalehi honey, baobab extract, and argan oil.
Fresh Sugar Recovery Lip Mask Advanced Therapy
With lipsticks back in regular rotation, Fresh's moisturizing lip mask revives dry, cracked lips overnight for a smoother application of your favorite shade in the morning.
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership IX: Huetopian Dream Eye Palette
The legendary makeup artist's latest must-have palette is inspired by "floral psychedelia." It includes 10 shades in holographic, trichrome, and matte finishes, all formulated with her signature creamy, high-impact powder formula.
Amika Power Hour Curl Refreshing Spray
To volumize and reshape curls between wash days, simply spritz Amika's Refresh Spray all over and scrunch. Yup, it's really that easy.
Herbivore Aquarius Pore Purifying BHA Cream
One of the biggest skincare myths is that oily skin types don't need to moisturize. That's where Herbivore's latest launch comes in. The moisturizer is formulated with oily, acne-prone skin in mind, with exfoliating willow back extract (a BHA acid) to declog pores, zinc to minimize shine, and blue tansy to soothe skin — and give the cream its gorgeous tint.
Clé de Peau Beaute Radiant Fluid Foundation Natural SPF 20
On top of medium coverage, this foundation leaves skin soft and dewy, thanks to moisturizers and SPF 20 protection. It comes in 24 shades.
Kiehl's Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum
Retinol is a revered skincare ingredient because it boasts a ton of benefits, from anti-aging to acne control, but it's not perfect. That's why Kiehl's has formulated a serum with just enough retinol to prevent common side effects associated with the ingredient like redness and irritation. It also includes ceramides and peptides for added hydration and firming.
Ouai x Byredo Mojave Ghost
A limited-edition scented leave-in conditioner is what happens when two beauty legends link up. For Ouai and Byredo's second collab, the brands have fused two of their cult-favorite products together, creating a nourishing hair treatment that doubles as a perfume mist.
One/Size By Patrick Starrr Turn Up the Base Buttersilk Concealer
Thick and creamy, One/Size's first concealer offers full coverage with a seamless finish that doesn't get cakey or transfer.
Simihaze Eye Play Sticker Book Rave Pack
Bright, bold eye makeup and hot summer nights go hand in hand, but if you're not experienced with liner, these stickers make doing a graphic cat eye effortless. Not to mention your neon or holographic stickers are guaranteed not to fade or melt off.
Philosophy Microdelivery Resurfacing Solution
This exfoliant is gentle enough for daily use, with 4% exfoliating AHA acids, plus brightening vitamin C. Cica rounds out the ingredients, nourishing skin to prevent dryness and irritation.
Kilian Paris Le Rouge Parfum Liquid Ultra Matte
In the words of Elle Woods, "It's scented! I think it gives it a little something extra, don't you think?" This addition to Kilian Paris' scented lipstick collection is a waterproof, matte liquid lipstick. All six available shades are scented with the brand's Love, Don't Be Shy fragrance.
Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum
If wrinkles and fine lines are of concern to you, Clinique's latest serum was developed with you in mind. The formula contains a potent blend of peptides, retinoid, and hyaluronic acid to smooth and firm skin.