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.
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.
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.
face 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.
YouTube collaborations have given us some of this year’s best launches; Ciaté’s latest with Morello is no different. A twist on a classic, natural palette of warm neutrals, here we get a 15-shade jackpot of purples and tans.
Ciaté Chloe Morello Pretty, Fun & Fearless Eyeshadow Palette, $42, 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
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.
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