Summer Beauty Finds We Can't Live Without

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 Free People

The time for a dewy, glowing complexion; effortless beachy hair; and head-to-toe sun-kissed skin is once again upon us! Summer prepping calls for a less-is-more approach to beauty. Think iridescent highlighters, lightweight formulas infused with SPF, and effortless haircare products (without a hot tool in sight). The brighter summer days also allow for warm, vibrant colors—pops of peach and coral layered on lips and cheeks, with vivid polish on our nails. Scroll below for all the beauty essentials that will keep you looking relaxed, restored, and radiant for the summer season ahead.

Milk Makeup Highlighter $24

A highlighter for summer is a must. Milk Makeup's dewy formula is made of mango butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil and leaves a natural, radiant glow behind.

Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Collection 57 Pink Rhapsody
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Collection 57 Pink Rhapsody $37

A coral color lipstick looks bright and fresh and exudes the sunny season.

Kate Somerville Face and Body Self Tanning Towelettes $48

A quick and easy way to get a healthy-looking tan. One simple wipe of the tanning towel over face and body provides a gorgeous sun-kissed glow.

Champagne Spray
Cuvée Beauty Champagne Spray $45

This lightweight styling spray creates effortless, Gisele-worthy waves (no hot hair tools necessary).

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek $24

This creamy two-in-one stick doubles as a sheer blush and hydrating lip tint, blending seamlessly into the skin. It comes in six cool colors, and our favorite is the coral shimmer.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow $65

Looking for natural-looking, glowing skin? Kate Somerville's moisturizer is a must. It instantly reduces the appearance of dullness and uneven skin tone to reveal a beautiful, luminous complexion.

Instant Mineral SPF 45
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45 $30

Don't leave the house without SPF! This powder sunscreen works as a finishing powder and also contains SPF 45. Bonus: It comes in a convenient pocket size applicator.

Cleansing Spa Water
Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water $43

A makeup remover and gentle cleanser in one, this spa water dissolves even the most stubborn waterproof makeup with ease, leaving skin fresh and clean without oily or tacky residue.

Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme
Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme $48

Hydrate and soothe your skin after you cleanse with this lightweight rosewater moisture cream. We love the fresh and dewy finish it leaves.

Ambient Lighting Bronzer Diffused Bronze Light
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Diffused Bronze Light $50

Bronzer is your best friend throughout the summer months. Swipe over the contours of your face to create a natural sun-kissed glow.

Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish
Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish $36

Exfoliate your limbs with a nourishing scrub to clear away dead skin cells and leave your skin vibrant. It's also a very important step before applying self-tanner.

Cooling Water
Milk Makeup Cooling Water $24

Too many late-night summer parties? This cooling water is basically sleep in a stick, infused with seawater to soothe and hydrate plus caffeine to give skin an energized glow. 

Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $28

Skip the heavy foundation for a lightweight and super-hydrating tinted moisturizer instead.

Nail Polish
Tom Ford Beauty Nail Polish $35

Your summer sandals will look even chicer with a bright and peppy pedicure. This color is perfect for the sunny days ahead.

Revitalizing Body Oil
Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil $95

Give your dry summer skin the hydration it needs with a revitalizing body oil that keeps skin supple and healthy.

Noir Couture Waterproof 4 in 1 Mascara
Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof 4 in 1 Mascara $32

If you're planning to transition from beach to bar, a waterproof mascara is a must.

Cucumber Gel Mask
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask $52

After a full day in the sun, treat yourself to a cooling cucumber gel mask to soothe and calm the skin.

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