The Best Beauty Products for the Summer Season


Jan. 28 2015, Updated 6:40 p.m. ET

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Don't even think about hitting the beach or a BBQ bash—where you're probably going to run into that person you don't want to run into—without stocking up on these essentials. You can thank us later.


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1. CARGO Swimmables Eye Pencil Kit

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CARGO Swimmables Eye Pencil Kit, $19,

Sayonara, smudgy eye makeup! Waterproof eyeliner is exactly what you need when you're hanging 'round the pool.

2. Summer Lip Gloss Shades

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Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango, $14, Mary Kay Beauty Consultants for purchase

Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Sorbet, $20,

These pretty glosses will go great with your sun-kissed skin! We suggest sporting Mary Kay's Mango Tango shade with a flirty baby blue dress.

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3. Lorac CC Cream and L’Oréal Paris CC Cream

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Lorac CC Cream, $28,

L’Oréal Paris CC Cream, $12.95, available in major stores in July

In the heat of the summer, the last thing you want to do is deal with a face full of heavy makeup. These CC creams will cover up your unwanted blemishes and leave your skin feeling like it can still breathe.

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4. La Prairie Cellular Emulsion Matte Pore Minimizer

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La Prairie Cellular Emulsion Matte Pore Minimizer, $225,

Humidity is a girl's worst nightmare, but this moisturizer gives your skin a matte finish. Kiss the shine goodbye!

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5. Pretty Shades for the New Season

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Essie Polish in The Girls Are Out, $8,

Color Club Wanderlust Collection, $8,

Julep Polish in Lena, $14,

Dermelect Polish in Buzz-Worthy, $14,

Pure Ice Polish in Freedom, $1.97, Walmart stores.

Try a neon hue this summer or go patriotic for the Fourth of July with a red, white, and blue theme.

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6. Got2B Beach Spray

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got2b Beach Trippin' Salt Solution Waving Spray, $6,

No time for an actual dip in the ocean? Rock saltwater-treated, look-a-like waves with this beach spray that will help you fake 'em.

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7. Armada Sunscreen

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Armada Sport 70 Sunscreen, $40,

Suit up your skin with this quality block. Thanks to a SPF of 70, you'll be able to enjoy a day in the sun without cursing all those rays.

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8. Aveda Sun Care Hair Protective Veil

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Aveda Sun Care Hair Veil, $27,

This stuff is a safety blanket for your locks! This Aveda product protects against color fading (no one wants a dull hairstyle) and developing dryness.

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9. Mustela After Sun Hydrating Spray

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Mustela After Sun Hydrating Spray, $15, Target

Give your skin life after a visit to the shore with a hydrating spritzer—it's definitely a beach bag must-have.

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10. Sara Happ Lemonade Lip Scrub

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Sara Happ Lemonade Lip Scrub, $24,

This lip scrub smells like lemonade—a summer classic—and exfoliates.

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11. Lorac Tantalizer Body Bronzing Spray With Buff

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Lorac Tantalizer Body Bronzing Spray With Buff, $32,

You'll get a better idea of where your sunless color is going when you actually buff it on.

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12. Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer Aloe Fresh

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Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Aloe Fresh, $8,

No need to wait 15 minutes before putting on your summer best. This soothing concoction dries in a snap.

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13. ARCONA Sunsations Mineral Makeup

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ARCONA Sunsations Mineral Makeup, $45,

A brush-on powder foundation that will fit in your smallest clutch? Sign us up.

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14. Sephora Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist

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Sephora Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist, $15,

You know what they say—when you can't tone it, tan it! This self-tanner is one of our all-time faves.

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15. Pantene Advanced Keratin Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

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Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, $15,

It's spa time! Give your hair the treatment it deserves with this hydrating, smoothing formula.

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16. NYX Makeup Setting Spray

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NYX Makeup Setting Spray, $8 each,

Keep your face in place with these setting sprays. No one likes a melty makeup moment.

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17. Schick Quattro for Women Disposables Limited Edition Summer Pack

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Schick Quattro for Women Disposables Limited Edition Summer Pack, $7.29, select drugstores

You don't have tights to hide behind in the summer! Make shaving (and traveling) super easy with disposable razors.

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18. Archipelago Milk Collection Leg Lather

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Archipelago Milk Collection Leg Lather, $22,

It's like a milkshake for your legs. Who could say no to that sweet treat?

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19. Kiehls BB Cream

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Kiehls BB Cream, $37,

Talk about BB Cream brilliance! This product has an SPF of 50 and corrects your complexion.

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20. Topshop Cheek Duo

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Topshop Cheek Duo, $25,

Use Topshop's blush/bronzer duo for some serious cheekbone definition.

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21. Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Sun Recovery Spray

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Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Sun Recovery Spray, $20,

Your vacation might have been somewhere tropical, but this hair product is a getaway for your mane.

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22. Dermablend Leg and Body Cover

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Dermablend Leg and Body Cover, $28,

Cover up cellulite and bruises with this special cream. It's waterproof, so a dip in the pool won't be an issue.

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23. Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Spray

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Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray, $19,

Keep your hair fresh in the varied seasonal weather (you know, those annoying random rain showers) with a quick spritz of this weather-proof spray.

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24. Color Wow Root Cover Up

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Color Wow Root Cover Up, $34.50,

Getting your roots done won't be a nagging chore once you discover this gem. You can literally brush on a veil of colored power for a fraction of what a salon trip would cost you.


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