The summer is here, and we need to update our summer beauty kit. Here’s a list from Sephora of top must-haves to get you covered for most summer needs.
1. Perfect Your Pout with the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain
For smudge-proof lip color, pick your favorite shade of Sephora’s own Cream Lip Stain. Featured in these close-ups is the “Blackberry Sorbet” shade.
The summer wouldn’t be complete without a kiss-proof and drink-proof signature lip color that doesn’t melt off your face in the heat. Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain, a long-wearing liquid lipstick, has gained cult status among beauty lovers in the recent years, and for a good reason.
This stuff is everything you would want in a liquid lip — it dries quickly, but not so soon so that you can’t wipe off any mistakes. It’s lightweight and feels like you’re wearing nothing at all, and best of all, it’s smudge proof — go ahead, eat that entire pizza; this stuff will hardly budge.
When temperatures reach the 90s, the last thing you want is lipstick running down your chin. We pinky swear that this lipstick will become your new best friend. Sephora has a whopping selection of 40 different lip stain colors, from mermaid green to deep purple to beautiful brown to electric orange.
Why not try a vibrant color like Watermelon Slice or Strawberry Kissed for summer?
2. Get That Perfect Match with the Waterproof Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil
These twist-up brow pencils come in a variety of shades, including neutral gray brown and soft charcoal, pictured above.
The last thing you want to do in the summer is to be constantly checking your brows to see if they are still there amongst all the sweat particles on your forehead. No one wants to realize they’ve only got one eyebrow on after wiping off sweat one too many times.
Luckily, Sephora’s got us covered. This brow pencil has more of a waxy base than a powder one, making it more likely to stay put. It comes in 10 different shades, including harder to match colors like honey blonde or neutral grey brown, making this pencil a fantastic option for both cool and warm blondes as well as brunettes. Plus, the retractable brush has a handy comb on one end to keep all your little hairs in place.
3. Brighten Up Your Cheeks with Colorful Face Powders
You can use these versatile powders for whatever purpose you desire, be it blush, bronzer, contour, or highlight.
The Sephora brand boasts of 27 different Colorful Face Powder products to use for highlight, contour, blush, or bronzer. With so many shades, you’ll find a product to suit you, whatever your skin tone may be.
If you have very pale skin, the shade Tranquil, a taupe-y grey, will give you the supermodel cheekbones that you’ve always wanted. While warmer contour shades may appear too orange on such fair skin, this shade will give pale cheeks major definition. Pair with a light blush for an elegant summer look.
If you have dark or tan skin, get that summer glow using Hot Flush, a gorgeous coppery orange. It will add a lovely warmth to your skin, and some say it’s even a cheaper dupe for NARS’ coveted Taj Mahal blush.
4. Cool Off With Coconut Water Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes
Coconut lovers will adore these fresh, scented disposable makeup remover wipes that cleanse and exfoliate your skin at the same time. The adorable packaging features a print with coconut halves and an airtight plastic opening that will keep your wipes from losing moisture when you’re not using them.
Between sunscreen, sweat, makeup, and anything else that might put on your face, it’s just as important as ever to remove your makeup in the summer to avoid clogged pores and unwanted acne. Whether the heat’s got you too tired for a multi-step cleansing routine or if you need to be able to cleanse on the go, the Sephora Collection makeup wipes will leave your face clean and fresh without feeling tight or dry.
With a nearly 5/5 star rating on the Sephora website, they’re a staple that you’ll be purchasing again and again. Wipes give off a delicious coconut scent that’s just mild enough not to be overpowering. How refreshing is that in the summer? If you’re not into coconut, you could also pick up the rose-scented version.
5. No-Tears Makeup Removal with the Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
Even the most stubborn eyeliner won’t hold up to Sephora’s Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. It comes in a small, plastic bottle with a twist-off cap and is light blue.
This makeup remover is made with cornflower extract and olive wood extract and contains many soothing ingredients that won’t irritate your skin. It’s even gentle enough for those who wear contact lenses. It has no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates and will get all of your makeup off with just a few drops.
True to its name, this product will remove even the most stubborn makeup such as waterproof mascara, lash glue, or liquid eyeliner quickly and efficiently. You can buy it in several sizes to stock up or to take on planes and short trips.
6. Pampering Made Simple with a Face Mask
These face masks are tempting to throw in your basket. Pictured here are two of the most popular masks: the rose mask and the honey mask.
Sheet makes are fun any time of year, but think how soothing and cooling they will feel on a hot summer’s day, especially if you’ve got dry skin. Made from natural fibers soaked in serum, treat your skin to a burst of moisture to brighten and soften your face.
There are eight different Sephora Collection Face Masks so that you can choose the right ingredients for your skin type. Best-selling masks include the honey mask and the rose mask.
7. Amp Up your Lash Game with Outrageous Curl – Dramatic Volume And Curve Mascara
Many have deemed this their holy grail mascara – see for yourself why. The packaging is black with an elegant twisted design, and the brush is small enough to coat even the shortest lashes.
Mascara is one of those things where the formula is more or less the same, regardless of price, so what you’re really paying for when you chose a high or mid-end mascara is the wand.
This mascara from Sephora’s house brand features a smaller-than-average wand, which serves to coat every single eyelash from the root to the tip. The idea is that as it coats your lashes with mascara, it will also curl them using diagonally placed bristles on the brush.
8. Sweat-proof Eyeliner: Waterproof 12hr Wear Contour Eye Pencil
Choose from 25 different options of Sephora’s creamy eyeliner pencil, including charcoal grey, shimmery silver, glittery dark blue, and matte brown.
Eyeliner running down your face is certainly a look, but it might not be the one most people are going for. Avoid unintentional “I just sobbed my eyeliner off” moments by opting for Sephora’s 12hr Contour Eye Pencil. There are 25 different shades and varieties of this pencil in total, including three different finishes: glitter, matte, and shimmer.
This long-lasting product glides on smoothly, is nice and pigmented, and you can smudge or blend it if you want to go for a smokier look. The selling point for many buyers is that you can use it on your waterline without worrying that it will disappear throughout the day.
9. Brighten Your Future Using Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer
Finding your exact match will be a cinch since this concealer comes in 26 different shades. Featured here are the shades Dulce de Leche and Ganache.
Many makeup junkies will tell you that their number one favorite Sephora-brand product is the Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer. Its best feature, besides the quality and price, is that anyone can find an exact match for their skin tone. The Gel Serum Concealer has not 5, not 10, but 26 different shades. You can even choose your shade based on the undertone. Imagine if you were a medium — you could then choose between neutral, pink or yellow undertone shades in a medium color.
The quality is akin to more expensive concealers on the market. It’s been compared to the Urban Decay Naked Concealer, Tarte Shape Tape and NARS Creamy Concealer, yet it is considerably less costly. It comes with a doe-foot applicator similar to that of a liquid lipstick, but you could also use your favorite sponge or concealer brush.
If one layer of product isn’t enough, you can build your coverage to conceal any unwanted dark circles or acne, brightening while also covering. The coverage is medium rather than full, so it doesn’t look too caked-on. Blend it out with a sponge and set with a powder for maximum staying power.
10. Get Your Bronze Goddess On with Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist
Sephora’s gradual tanner comes in a handy spray bottle so that you don’t have to bother with mitts.
If your melanin isn’t naturally popping, or if you want to be extra careful with your skin this summer, get a no-fuss, natural bronze glow using Sephora’s Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist. Because it’s a spray, it’s extremely easy to get to those hard-to-reach spots. You can either blend the spray into your skin with your hands or leave it to dry naturally.
It has a light, coconut scent and is formulated especially not to irritate sensitive skin without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. If one coat isn’t enough for you, don’t worry – the color is buildable, so you can add another layer after the first one dries.
The color gradually develops over time, so while you won’t be instantly tan, you can put your clothes on after just 5 minutes and watch yourself get tanner over the course of the day. Dries quickly, doesn’t streak, doesn’t stain your sheets – could this be too good to be true?
For best results, exfoliate before application.