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10 Makeup Products You Need This Summer

As summer continues, we’re all starting to think about parties, beach days, sunsets – and of course all the makeup we’ll be wearing too! Here are 10 products that are guaranteed to get you through whatever the summer has in store for you.

1.) Oil-Free Moisturizer

Every good makeup routine should have a base, and an oil-free moisturizer is what you need during the summer. It will help keep your makeup in place all day and help you to avoid oiliness and sweat that can lead to cakey makeup.  One that I would highly recommend is Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer. It combats common skin issues such as dryness, redness, and inflammation, and will provide a smooth, lightweight, and bouncy base for your foundation on top. Plus, you will love the watermelon scent during your summer morning routine.

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2.) Foundation with SPF

If you decide to use foundation during the summer, be sure to use one with SPF for that added protection! There are lots of great SPF foundations out there to choose from, but a foundation that is suitable for every skin type is Tarte Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15. The formulation is hydrating, so you don’t have to worry about drying out. But it is also hypoallergenic, so you don’t have to worry about breaking out either. It has a weightless and barely-there texture, while still providing you with all the coverage you need. Plus, the SPF 15 will make sure you’re prepared for summer’s sunny days.

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3.) Bronzer

Although sun-kissed skin may be a fashionable trend, having sun-damaged skin is not. Bronzer is there to help give you that summer sun-kissed glow avoiding the cost of damaged skin. A perfect bronzer for summer is Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess. The formula is smooth and easy to apply, and it provides a perfectly natural matte bronze, but never flat. It is also easily buildable and has an oil-control complex to help keep you shine-free through those hot and sultry summer days.

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4.) Blush

Complement your sun-kissed bronze with a hint of blush. An iconic summer blush is one that is dewy, subtle, and light. Nars The Multiple in the color Orgasm is, in my opinion, the best summer blush. It’s sheer and creamy texture will give you a dewy and “lit from within” glow that will complement any summer makeup look and outfit. The pigment is a light pink that is universally flattering, and long-lasting on nearly all skin types.

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5.) Highlighter

Highlighter will help accentuate your bone structure and is the secret weapon to accomplish the natural yet glowing summer makeup look that has been trending over the last few years. An effective yet natural highlighter product is Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter. The creamy texture is easy to blend naturally into your skin, and the duos allow you the freedom to mix and match until you find the perfect combination for your skin tone. The hint of shimmer also photographs well and will capture a flattering and beautiful glow in your summer Instagram posts. With just a few swipes, this highlighter is a must-have makeup product that will be sure to have you slaying through the summer.

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6.) Eyeshadow

While eyeshadow is a year-round product, eyeshadow looks always seem to change with the seasons. For summer, a classic look is a natural shimmer look with warm-tones. Whether you’re feeling daring enough to rock a little daytime shimmer, or simply go for a classic and natural nude look, Anastasia Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette will have you covered for all your needs! This palette comes with 14 shades that come in metallic, matte, and shimmer finishes, and the warm theme of the palette is made for summer! You can achieve countless looks with the help of this palette, and the formula is long-lasting and easy to blend.

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7.) Waterproof Mascara

Mascara is a makeup staple, however, for summer consider reaching for waterproof mascara. Summer days can throw a lot at us, and sometimes we need something more heavy-duty to help get us through.  A cult summer favorite is Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, which will give you the length, volume and curl that you are seeking, but the waterproof formula will make sure it stays all day, especially if you’re battling perspiration, or having fun at the pool or beach.

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8.) Waterproof Eyeliner

Conquer your summer eye look with waterproof eyeliner. Whether you’re going for natural and bold, a product that is sure to satisfy is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. It comes in a range of colors to choose from, easy to apply, and will not wear off. The pencil is small, portable, and will apply effortlessly. After it’s on, you don’t have to worry about it wearing off, or needing to touch-up throughout the day. This perfect summer product that pairs well with waterproof mascara.

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9.) Lip Stain

Summer makeup looks are all about light and dewy finishes. Complete your summer look with a lip stain product. A lip stain provides a natural yet seductive finish, great for summer, and will stay put all day. Dior Addict Lip Tattoo is an excellent summer lip product. With shades ranging from natural to bold, you will be sure to find the perfect color. The pigment will boost your natural color effortlessly and weightlessly, and the formula is comfortable to wear and will also stay put for hours.

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10.) Shimmer Body Oil

A final must-have product for summer is a shimmer body oil that can also double as a summer scent. A great example is Pinrose Secret Genius Shimmer Mist. This product has a caramel vanilla scent, and also will give a subtle but very pretty shimmer ideal for summer nights out. 

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Let your natural beauty shine this summer with these 10 must-have makeup products! What are some of your favorite summer makeup products? Do you have any favorite products to recommend? Let us know in the comments!

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Allison Havermale

Allison Havermale grew up in sunny San Diego, California. She is a senior at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and is majoring in English Language & Literature. She has a passion for food, literature, traveling, fashion, and beauty, and is hoping to pursue a writing career in one of those fields. When she’s not reading or writing, you can usually catch her at the beach or grabbing brunch with friends!

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