14 Best Beauty Products to Survive Summer

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Whether summer means a break from school, time off work, ocean adventures, or relaxing poolside, remembering to keep your skin, hair, and nails protected pays dues all year. Be ready to flow on a breeze from beachfront cabana to all-night parties with long lasting makeup and fragrances, and have all the beauty tools you need to restore and repair if you overdo it, with relaxing balms and reinvigorating masks.

1. You're probably wearing a face mask while reading this, might as well buy more.

Take pity on sun damaged skin with a cooling and rehydrating mask. 80% of testers reported that they had less peeling and flaking, with a longer-lasting tan, with 100% saying it was instantly cooling and refreshing after sun exposure.

2. The elephant may be drunk, but your skin will be as perky as ever!

Help skin take center stage with this firming serum, packed with vitamin C. Reverse sun exposure damage with a free radical fighting one-two punch of Ascorbic and Ferulic Acid. Restores skin’s elasticity and firmness, with Vitamin E and Pomegranate extract.

3. Summer = sweaty, sunscreen lathered faces...you simply MUST wash your face.

Keep buildup at by with these handy on-the-go cleansing and exfoliating wipes. Available for every skincare concern, when the goal is clearing off sweat, makeup, sunscreen, or the salty spray of a day at the beach, we reach for green tea to mattify and keep blemishes at bay, or refreshing cucumber to wipe away the stresses of the day.

4. But if you're feeling too lazy to wash your face, this does the work for you!

Go bare faced every day with confidence! A gentle home cleansing brush keeps your skin fresh and glowing, and Clarisonic comes through for us with the Mia Prima. Encourage fast regrowth and turnover by buffing away dull and dead skin gently, and you’ll see results with as little as one minute a day in effort. Now how many products can we honestly say that about? Infinitely portable with a USB plug, keeping up with a skincare routine stays convenient whether at home, on the go, vacationing, or after a late night studying session.

5. If it's made by Rihanna, you already know it's amazing.

Stunna Lip Paint by Fenty wears comfortably all day while looking great on all skin tones and turning heads, whether sipping drinks poolside or dancing the night away. Oh how we wish all of our summer wear could say the same- we’re looking at you, uncomfortable bikini top.

6. Shine bright like that summer sun.

Vitamin C and Collagen combine to fantastic results in this brightening Créme. Improves concealer wear, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens dark undereye circles. Subtly pigmented to smooth overall complexion and create a perfectly prepared canvas before makeup application.

7. Have you ever thought "Why isn't there sunscreen for my hair?" Now there is.

Hair needs UV protection too! Keep sun damage at bay with Bumble and Bumble’s heat and UV protector primer. Stops styling damage before it starts by nourishing dry, brittle hair with a blend of almond and coconut oils that add shine and bounce to sun drenched hair.

8. Spend less time putting on make-up and more time having fun in the sun.

Two-in-one products mean less time in front of a mirror and more time outside in the beautiful weather. This jumbo liner+shadow pencil means a single swipe gets you as much, or as little, color as you want.

9. Perfect for that sun-kissed look while you're still working on your tan.

Blush, bronze, and blend with this tricolor palette perfect for brightening and highlighting sun-kissed summer skin. Vibrant on any skin tone, you’ll reach for this perfectly portable palette again and again.

10. Because summertime is sweet and so are you.

Choose a unique scent for the seasons and make a permanent impression. Sugar Lemon makes us think of a picnic in a citrus orchard; sweet and airy, citrusy and crisp, it’s inviting and intriguingly clean and feminine without a hint of heavy florals.

11. No summer outfit is complete without a matching nail color.

How to make sure your nails match every summer outfit? Multicolor sparkle polish, of course. The aptly named “Fireworks” glitter polish, from Sephora’s in-house collection keeps sparkling from day to night.

12. Everyone will think your perfectly arched eyebrows got like that all on their own.

Keeping picture perfect skin all summer may feel like torture, but there’s relief out there for those with sensitive skin. After all, why bother with a wax if the post breakout is worse looking anyway? Moisturize and calm red, irritated skin with this clean, non pore clogging rollerball.

13. Give your skin the soothing comfort it needs if you get a little too much sun.

Stop a stinging sunburn in its tracks with this protein rich yoghurt gel. Dermatologist tested, its rave reviewers say they use it for skin relief for everything from peels and retinol overuse, to soothing reactions from harsh acne fighting products. Keep it in the fridge for maximum cooling and comfort.

14. You should NEVER say "no" to glitter.

Feel the mermaid vibes with this radiant highlighting hair and body glitter. Great as a makeup topper over eyeshadow or lip gloss, perfect for accenting sun highlights in hair, and works with glitter glue to make perfect body glitter for beach parties.

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