Summer is all about looking fresh and dewy — like you just stepped out of the ocean with tousled hair and a sun-kissed glow. But for those of us who don't wake up looking like Ariel from the
Little Mermaid, some product has to be involved. Luckily, Sephora is hooking us up with all the essentials before the season even begins.
Among our summer check list? Highlighter of the warm-toned variety, crisp fragrance, salty texture cream, and foundation that won't melt off even at the hottest pool party.
Check out the entire summer lineup available at Sephora, ahead.
If you're on the hunt for a new liquid lipstick that's both non-drying and long-wearing, this is it. Plus, the 18-shade lineup has something for everybody, whether it be beige, pink, red, or even black.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment, $26, available at Sephora.
Our ears perk up at the mention of "on-the-go makeup" because while we'd rather spend more time on the beach than in front of the vanity, that doesn't mean we're willing to skimp on highlighter.
Sephora Collection Blush & Luminizer On the Go Stick, $8, available at Sephora. — PAID —
Some cleansers can be drying — but this isn't one of them. Featuring hyaluronic acid and natural coconut oil, this ultra-moisturizing makeup remover won't strip your skin of its natural oils. The best part? The creamy cleanser is fragrance-free, so it's safe for those with even the most sensitive skin.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser, $28, available at Sephora.
Texture creams are the new sea salt sprays — and we're very down for it. Sprays have a bad rep for making ends feel too dry, while molding creams like this one are soft-to-the-touch and just as good on wet hair as they are on dry.
Verb Sea Texture Cream, $14, available at Sephora.
Just in time for summer, Laura Mercier dropped a new oil-free foundation with one of the longest-lasting formulas we've tried this year. We dare you to test it on the most humid day.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation, $48, available at Sephora.
It's rare that we hear people call
spot treatments cute, but Peace Out's might change everyone's mind. These pimple-healing dots are easy to use and nearly invisible on — and just look at the packaging. Peace Out Acne Healing Dots, $19, available at Sephora.
This lightly fragranced body mist will make you feel fancier than Marie Antoinette.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Moisture Mist, $60, available at Sephora.
A palette filled with matte, chrome, and shimmer finishes, plus the kind of saturated pigment you'd catch the pros using backstage at fashion week.
Sephora Collection Sephora PRO Editorial Eyeshadow Palette, $68, available at Sephora.
Move over neon eyes and nails:
Electric lipsticks are about to dominate this year. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Nearly Neon Collection, $26, available at Sephora.
There's nothing cheap about this lightweight version of the Crème de la Mer, but that just means you'll feel like a total queen every time you smooth it on.
La Mer The Moisturizing Matte Lotion , $260, available at Sephora.
There's nothing gimmicky about this petal pink lash primer. Layer it on before sweeping your blackest mascara through your lashes for a dramatic look that won't flake all night.
Givenchy Base Mascara Perfecto, $29, available at Sephora.
If you've been wearing the same perfume for years, reach for one of these three new oils to add some spice to your signature (bonus points if it's the OG Flowerbomb). Choose from rose, musk, or jasmine, and spritz on your pulse points before your eau de parfum.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rose Twist, $69, available at Sephora. Stick foundations are made for lazy makeup routines. And similar to the cream and powder versions of this formula, the base sticks around forever. Tarte Clay Stick Foundation, $39, available at Sephora.
This dual-ended contouring stick will make getting chiseled cheekbones so easy.
Smashbox Studio Skin Face Shaping Foundation Stick, $42, available at Sephora.
makeup sponge now looks almost as delicious as a vanilla-strawberry ice cream swirl. Beautyblender Swirl, $20, available at Sephora.
We really, really love the fun,
confetti design on this bottle, so when we say the tuberose scent inside is even better, you better believe we're serious. Jo Malone London Poptastic Tuberose Angelica, $125, available at Sephora.
Finally, Marc Jacobs reintroduced its newest Eye-Conic eyeshadow palettes and the results are
good. The pigment is next-level, but the real selling point is that Adele's makeup artist loves it. Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette, $49, available at Sephora.
Leaving the beach after hours of baking in the sand means a lingering — albeit, faint — smell of sun-kissed skin and ocean salt. If you like that, then you'll love
this. Urban Decay Go Naked Perfume Oil Rollerball, $24, available at Sephora.
Aptly named, these four highlighting powders pack a major punch on your cheeks and flatter every skin tone.
Sephora Collection Golden Hour Highlighting Powder, $16, available at Sephora.
A big reason we love this
in-shower product: It cuts our getting-ready time in half by taking care of styling before you even step out from under the stream. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler, $24, available at Sephora.
Make Up For Ever is winning the game when it comes to blush, bronzer, and highlighter, thanks to ultra-pigmented formulas that never look powdery or dry on the skin.
Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color Highlight, Sculpt, and Blush Powder, $23, available at Sephora.
Hyaluronic acid, echinacea, and capuacu butter are just three of the hydrating superstars in this featherlight moisturizer.
Farmacy Honey Dop Lightweight Moisturizer, $45, available at Sephora.
If you think natural eyeshadows lack pigment and blendability, this neutral quad will have you reconsidering everything.
Antonym Certified Organic Eyeshadow Quattro in Noisette, $39, available at Sephora.
This tube has the coverage of a lipstick, the finish of a gloss, and the hydrating properties of a balm. Total win if you ask us.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick, $24, available at Sephora.
Natasha Denona palettes are pricy, but you'll understand why the moment you dip your finger or brush in. They're ridiculously creamy (but still powder) and have zero fall-out.
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow palette 5, $48, available at Sephora.
This lightweight cream blends in easily with the sponge on the opposite end, leaving our blemishes concealed and our skin matte. Plus, it's much more convenient to travel with versus a glass bottle and big brush.
NARS Velvet Matte Foundation stick, $45, available at Sephora.
Turmeric is known for its skin-brightening properties and it's working overtime in this scrub, which is gentle enough for your face, but not so much that it can't handle rough patches on the body.
Volition Turmeric Brightening Polish, $38, available on August 8 at Sephora.
Milk Makeup's first full-coverage foundation doesn't disappoint. The lightweight liquid glides over blemishes and dry spots like silk, while still managing to conceal zits, discoloration, and tired undereyes.
Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation, $40, available at Sephora.
This leave-in conditioner hydrates hair without weighing it down or feeling sticky during your blow-dry.
Form Multitask Leave-In Lotion, $32, available at Sephora.
This salicylic acid spot treatment won't flake off onto your pillow in the night while it's fighting breakouts.
Kiehl's Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment, $28, available at Sephora.
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