Sure, summer’s all about sun and sand. But that doesn’t mean we’re totally kicking our beauty booty to the side. Here are our six can’t-live-without-‘em summer faves. Toss these in your tote for a super glam vacay.
The item we never leave home without? A daily moisturizer with SPF. It’s imperative to keep your face hydrated as well as keeping it protected from the sun. Make sure you reapply!
Aveeno Ulta-Calming Daily Moisturize SPF 15 (4 oz.), $15, target.com
Mascara is a no-brainer. It takes zero effort and is a perfect product to throw a waterproof formula your bag for a quick day to night touch-up.
Maybelline Volume Express Colossal Waterproof Mascara Classic Black 241, $8, cvs.com
Barely tinted lips are perfect for summertime (just like that post-popsicle hue!). Try using a lip tint that also doubles as a balm for extra protection and a glossy finish.
Covergirl NatureLuxe Lip Gloss Balm Stick with SPF 15 Sunscreen in Sandstone, $7, walgreens.com
Yes, your mom is right: SPF is the most important item to carry in your beach bag. Pick a formula that isn’t super thick so that it’s easy to rub in.
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion SPF 30 (4 oz.), $8, walmart.com
A cool way to keep your face looking fresh and glowy is by applying a cream blush. Not only are they easy to apply, but you can use your fingers so you don’t need to carry around a brush. And guess what? A lot of cream blushes double as a lip conditioner!
Shadow isn’t a daily must, but it’s nice for nights out. We like smoky bronze and browns for a look that seriously stuns.
VS Makeup Eye Shadow Quad, $15, victoriassecret.com