Summer is a time for laidback, minimal-effort vibes. So whether you’re getting ready for a beachside getaway or just hanging on your rooftop, we say it’s time to strip down to the bare essentials when it comes to your makeup.
With hot weather in full-swing, gone are the days of lugging around piles of (expensive) makeup for mid-day touch-ups. But, keeping light doesn’t mean that you have to stay unprepared for makeup emergencies: just pack smart with some multi-use options, like the beauty essentials below:
Glossier Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Cream
PSA: Your eyes and lips need some hydrating TLC, so why not grab a cream that helps with both? This moisturizer contains heavy skincare hitters like hyaluronic acid to smoothe your under-eyes and plump your lips instantly.
lilah b. Divine Duo Lip and Cheek
This compact may be tiny, but it’s also mighty. You can swipe this on your lips and cheeks for a light touch of monochromatic color, and build up the intensity with a few extra pats. Plus, it’s tiny enough to stow away in the smallest of makeup bags with ease, so you can leave your piles of lipsticks and blushes at home.
Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Multistick
Need a little more shimmer in your life? Then grab this multi-use stick. It’s shimmery enough to be used as a tinted highlight, eyeshadow, lip tint—whatever you want it to be, really.
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil
Ever wanted your eyebrows to match your lips? Well, now you can do so with ease via this color pencil. Line your brows, lips, and lids as you please—you know you want to.
Flesh Beauty Fleshpot Eye & Cheek Gloss
The glossy look is in full swing this summer, so you’re going to need some glitters in your life. Enter: this best-selling glitter pot, which you can use anywhere your please to give a shimmering, glistening effect—without any goopy, sticky feel.
Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray
If you have a full face of makeup on, you’re going to have to lock it in with a setting spray. But this isn’t your average option: it primes, sets, and refreshes your skin for a no-budge hold that gives your complexion an added boost of hydration—perfect for those sweltering days in the summer sun.