Summer officially begins on June 21st, which means it’s time to start switching up our makeup routines for the season! Toss your heavy foundations and creams to the side and make way for bright, fun colors and sunscreen. Don’t know what new products to try? Check out 5 of our summer beauty must haves to get you started!
Ask pretty much any dermatologist and they’ll say sunscreen is the most important skincare product in your routine. If you wanna keep up a youthful, radiant appearance for as long as possible, protecting your skin from UV rays is a must! Now that the sun is back in full force, it’s time to start applying that sunscreen to your delicate skin before you leave the house.
We know we know, some sunscreen can feel greasy and sticky, especially on the face. But, there are sunscreens out there that won’t make you feel like a total greaseball.
1. Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen ($25)
Ever get that white/purple cast on your face after applying sunscreen? Not cute, especially if you’re trying to slay the day. Luckily, this Glossier sunscreen is clear (hence the name invisible shield) and leaves no type of cast. They actually refer it as the “sunscreen for people who hate wearing sunscreen” (guilty) because it’s a clear water gel formula that absorbs into the skin instantly with no residue. Most importantly, it helps prevent sun damage and skin cancer. 🙂
2. GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer ($49)
Ever wanted a product that not only moisturizes your face, but makes you look like a glowing goddess at the same time? Look no further. The GlamGlow Illuminating Moisturizer is the perfect product for summer. The description is pretty fancy… but also accurate. This moisturizer “delivers a rush of hyaluronic acid, plus vitamins and green tea for energized and moisturized skin. Added illuminating pearl particles help make you look instantly more radiant, blurring and reflecting light, so that all lighting is good lighting.” I apply this every morning and either wear it alone or under foundation for a gorgeous, bronzy glow.
It also comes in 3 different shades – Sun Glow, Pearl Glow, and Nude Glow.
3. Light and Flawless Foundation
In the heat, the last thing you want is a super heavy foundation on your face. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, you likely want a weightless foundation that also gives a flawless, airbrushed finish. You may ask, does that even exist? The answer is yes! We actually already have a blog post about it. Check out 6 Weightless but Flawless Foundations here and find your next go-to summer foundation.
4. LiveGlam KissMe Subscription ($19.99)
What’s a summer LEWK without a gorgeous lippie? If you like to switch up your lippie colors a lot like we do, joining our LiveGlam Lippie Club, KissMe, is a must. You get 3 new beautiful shades delivered straight to your door every month for just $19.99. Our formula is super lightweight, creamy, cruelty-fee, and even smells delicious. It’s also long lasting, so that summer heat doesn’t stand a chance against your pout. Sign up here to start collecting lippies and rock them all season long!
If you’re not ready for a long-term commitment with us, you can also purchase individual lippies or Collections on our Shop page! There’s a lot of fun, bold colors to wear for summer in stock, so make sure to stop by there for a mini shopping spree!
5. Body Shimmer
Even though the Fenty Beauty Body Lava debuted back in April, now is really the time to be wearing this heavenly luminizer. Whether you’re laying poolside, at the beach, or just wanna blind some haters, Body Lava will leave your skin looking glorious and sparkly all summer long.
However, it does have a hefty price tag… and it’s also currently sold out. If you’re looking to save your coins, an affordable dupe is the Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil ($15) from The Body Shop. It’s a close match to the Brown Sugar Body Lava shade and can have you looking just as fab for way less!
What are some of your summer beauty must haves? We wanna know how you look so glam!
Lanie Edwards is a content creator, makeup fanatic, and food lover. She lives in Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, constantly editing or coming up with fresh ideas for LiveGlam content. During her free time, you can catch her being a freelance MUA, vlogging on YouTube, or eating anything that smells good. View all the posts by Lanie Edwards