Our summer makeup mantra is “fresh and effortless”. However, this carefree vibe does not mean we will be going au naturel—instead we’re reducing our makeup bag to just a few game-changing products (the kind that can easily be applied in the car in between the beach and sunset cocktails). Luckily, there’s a whole new crop of them coming out for summer. Here, our top 5 picks.
Summer 2015 Beauty Buys
Diorshow Brow Styler Gel
Launched this week, Dior's new brow styler gel is easily applied in one swipe, adding instant polish to your post-beach look. The serum-like gel gives your eyebrows a slight tint and subtle shine—we plan to keep this product on-hand at all times.
Lightful C Tinted Cream SPF 30
Out this month, MAC's Lightful color-correcting cream will get rid of your imperfections, while protecting your face with SPF 30. The cream is formulated to feel weightless and naturally blend into your skin.
Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Shocking in Majorelle Blue
Yves Saint Laurent
Leave it to YSL Beauté to deliver blue eyeliner that is a perfect match to our favorite Instagram backdrop: the Mediterranean. Really, what could be more festive than a delicate ocean-blue cat-eye with a quick blink of mascara? Now that's beach chic.
Le Metier de Beaute
Since basking in the sun all day can dry out your lips, it's essential your happy-hour lipstick is chock-full of moisturizer. Le Métier de Beauté just launched Hydra-Creme, a new line of paraben-free lipsticks that are both highly pigmented and ultra-hydrating.
Limited Edition Blush Subtil Creme
Lancôme's latest launch, Blush Crème de Lumière, feels like a cream but looks like a powder once it touches the skin. A tiny dab on your cheeks is all you need to for a healthy blush.