6 Summer Beauty Must-Haves

When it comes to summer beauty, less is more. Swimming, sweat, and heat can melt makeup right off your face, so what's a girl to do? Here are our top summer beauty essentials. You'll look polished without looking overdone -- great for makeup-shy girls.

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  1. Finishing powder -- Stay shine-free with some matte oil-absorbing pressed powder. (I use Clinique and Rimmel London.) This also sets any foundation you might wear.
  2. Mascara -- Focus on mascara instead of eyeliner. It will define your eyes without looking too made-up. Soft, full lashes look healthy and balance your features. If you're hitting the beach or pool, make sure you stick to a waterproof formula. For daily wear, stick to a less-drying normal formula and wash it off each night.
  3. SPF moisturizer -- Get a summer glow with an oil-free moisturizer that doubles as a sun barrier. (I use Clinique Even-Better Moisturizer.)
  4. SPF lip balm -- It will add shine, softness, and prevent a sunburn. (I use Neutrogena and Burt's Bees.)
  5. Lip stain -- Less goopy than lipgloss and less "makeup-ish" than lipstick, a pretty lip stain will give you all-day color without feeling like you're wearing makeup. Wear it under lip balm to prevent it from drying out your lips.
  6. Bronzer -- Fake a tan without getting burned by sweeping bronzer over your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. Blend with a brush for a natural finish. (I use Bare Minerals All-Over Color in Warmth.)
What products do you grab for summer? Share in the comments!


  1. Thanks for the tips! I am loving the summer posts! :)


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