It’s official: After whirlwinds of snow, rain, and Mother Nature’s temperamental behavior, summer is finally upon us. But, with the sunshine comes sweat, burns, and at times, tears, which is why you need to stay prepared for any beauty-related emergency. Sure, you can haul your full artillery with you to the beach, but what fun is there in that?
This summer, we want to you strip down to the essentials. Next time you’re heading out to the Hamptons (or just your rooftop), make sure to pack these summer beauty saviors:
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen
If you’re not wearing sunscreen in the summer (or everyday, for that matter), you’re doing summer so wrong. If you need to replenish your UV-protectant stash, then look no further than this mattifying sunscreen. A favorite at the COOLS office, this sunscreen will give you all of the protection you need from the harsh rays without leaving behind a white cast or greasy finish.
Glossier Cloud Paint
Want that lightly burnt pop of color without actually being burnt? Enter: the godsend of liquid blushes, Glossier Cloud Paint. Each shade gives you the perfect hint of flushed color you crave during the warmer months, minus the tacky feel other liquid blushes leave behind. Editor’s tip: You can also use this as a lip tint and, if you’re up to it, an eyeshadow. Don’t you just love a multitasker?
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
Gloss is having a moment right now, and this one gives your lips a dewy glow without weighing them down. Plus, it comes in three luminous shades.
Lune+Aster Supermoon Bronzer & Glow Palette
The summer months are all about minimal contour, which is why this cream-to-powder palette is an absolute must. The buildable formula allows you to go as subtle or intense as you want, and it has everything you need to create the perfect contour on the go: bronzer, illuminator, and highlighter. Plus, the formula was made specifically to use with your fingers, so no need to pack any brushes.
Ouai Air Dry Foam
If you’re heading to a poolside party, beach getaway, or just walking down the street during an intensely humid heat wave, your hair is bound to get messy. Enter: this air dry foam, which smoothens any frizz, flyaways, and kinks, sans heated tools.
OWA Moondust Hair Wash
One of the biggest nuisances is trying to stuff your favorite shampoo in your suitcase, only for it to be confiscated by TSA or inevitably explode in your luggage. Well, this sham-powder will keep all of those woes at bay: it’s powder formula won’t mess up your vacay attire, plus it’s TSA-friendly size will have you cruising through your travels sans the hefty collection of travel-sized bottles. Plus, it actually cleanses your hair without making it dry and brittle, so what else could you ask for?