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Now that warmer temperatures are finally here, it’s time to take a look at our get-ready routines. Whether that’s making a switch to some waterproof mascara or stashing a refreshing travel-friendly facial spray in our bags, now’s the time to make it happen. Keep scrolling to see the summer beauty essentials we’re shopping for at the moment!
1. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF 50, $34
This lightweight SPF 50 cream provides broad-spectrum protection with both mineral and chemical actives. It’s also formulated with niacinamide to visibly brighten and even skin tone!
2. Aveda Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Overnight Serum, $52
Our fave products are the ones that work while we snooze. And this magical serum absorbs quickly to strengthen hair after just *one* night. Sold!
3. Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, $64
This multivitamin-enriched primer works to instantly plump and prep skin before foundation. And if you want to spend the day sans makeup, this bestseller also works as a moisturizer so you can simply apply and go.
4. Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! Volumizing Waterproof Mascara, $27
We’re BIG fans of Benefit’s gravity-defying mascara formulations and this is no exception! This waterproof option features the same ultra-light particles as the original, so you can bet we’ll be reaching for it all season.
5. Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, $29
This weightless tinted formula is ideal for long days and warm nights! With built-in sun protection plus vitamin E, you can expect an even, breathable wear until you wash it off.
6. SEPHORA COLLECTION Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner, $13
Add this waterproof, smudge-proof liner to your makeup bag, stat. This “set and stay” formula comes with a smudge tip to create a gorgeous smoky eye, or you can sharpen the other side for an ultra-precise look.
7. Aveda Lip Saver™, $10
Keep your lips smooth and moisturized with this top-rated lip balm! It’s formulated with naturally derived waxes, along with cinnamon leaf, clove and anise oils for that *extra* fresh feeling.
8. Tower 28 Beauty SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray, $12-28
Nourish stressed-out skin with this multihyphenate spray! It’s powered by hypochlorous acid to soothe blemishes and sunburns — making it a must for this season’s skincare routine.
9. Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator Scrub, $30
Available in a fragrance-free option and three pure essential oil scents, this gentle scrub works like a charm to gently exfoliate and moisturize rough skin.
10. Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Hair Oil, $28
This oil works to repair, strengthen, hydrate and minimize flyaways. In other words, this stuff is liquid gold.
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Allison Wheeler is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.