We’re officially knee-deep in summer and between the unbearably hot temps and jam-packed summer soirée schedule, it’s safe to say most of could use a little refresh. Maybe that means you take advantage of the millions of summer sales going on and scoop up some seasonal pieces to end the summer with. Or, maybe you get an early start on your fall wardrobe and start checking off the list of cold-weather essentials you’ll need come September (or, the way this weather is working, October). However, one of our favorite ways to get ourselves out of a mid-season slump is also the easiest: revamp your beauty routine. Yep, nothing delivers a shot in the arm quite like a new lipstick, hair mask or fragrance. Even the smallest tweaks can make a big impact and add a little vibrant pep in our step, right.
This is why we like to keep a close eye on beauty launches. You never know what new mascara, serum or nail polish will be your next game-changer, and we love mixing it up regularly in the hopes of finding said unicorn. Ahead, we’ve got a fresh batch of beauty buys to shake up your summer beauty roster and some spice in your life. From the latest hair-raising launch from Ouai to Hourglass’ new mascara that’s designed to increase your lash volume by 40% (wow), here are the rollouts you should give a whirl.
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Okay, while this highly anticipated launch won't hit shelves for another week, we feel it's our duty to get it on your radar. Containing volumizing polymers that attach and thicken strands, a couple blasts of this spray will give limp, lifeless strands the va-va-voom they need. Don't believe us? Check out the before-and-after shots on the brand's site.
The words "caution" mark the packaging of the latest launch by beauty house Hourglass...and with good reason. We've tested this bad boy for ourselves and saw a significant difference in both the length and thickness of our lashes. (Warning: This formula is not for the faint of heart, and it's best not to overdo the application as you run the risk of things getting a bit clumpy.)
The established brand that brought us the rosy, sparkly makeup palettes we love has forayed into skincare in recent years, and this latest launch is one to try. Infused with ceramides and rose oil, this cream delivers a mega-dose of hydration and nutrients to dry skin. It's perfect for summer-ravaged complexions.
The innovators behind the now-iconic Beauty Blender have created a foundation for the masses. Featuring 32 shades, the brand aimed to create a hue for everyone. In addition to its color selection, the formula promises 24-hour wear and lightweight, yet full coverage. Dropping tomorrow, we're predicting an Insta-famous product is in our midst.
We don't mess around when it comes to protecting our mugs and, apparently, this sunscreen doesn't either. Featuring an SPF of 50, this formula also helps control oil and contains a healthy dose of antioxidants.
If you love a good sheet mask but can't stand the mess, this waterless option could be up your alley. Featuring patented ear loops, these masks hook easily onto the ears to stay comfortably and easily on the face as they pump the skin with nourishing vitamins.
She's done it again! The sell-out highlighter that's created so much buzz is now in palette form. Because, we need options.
Formulated with active plant collagen, this formula helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the lips and promotes a plumper, more flawless-looking pout.
Designed specifically for women of color, this 25-shade collection is crease-resistant and dries to a powder finish so it feels feather-light all day long.
This power-packed cream does not mess around. In addition to correcting sun damage and signs of premature aging, it aims to improve the skin's elasticity and texture.