by Jessica Pigza
Summer isn’t just the perfect time to try new trends in clothes and accessories, but also in hair, makeup and nails! It’s a time to let loose and have fun with bright colors but it’s also a time where less is more. Whatever direction your makeup routine takes you during these hot summer months, here are some fun new products you can try!
This hydrating lip balm comes in six glossy shades and boasts 12 hours of moisture. It can be worn alone or over lipstick as a top coat and I love that it’s a tube applicator which is perfect for a quick on the go application. What shade do you think you’ll try? I think the shade Work Wife’s sheer pink color is calling me!
Return some moisture to your lips after a day in the sun with Versed Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil. While some reviewers used it all day every day, others thought it best to reserve for bedtime to replenish lips. You decide!
This gloss comes in six different colors including a bare gloss and boasts moisture while also protecting your lips from the sun.
If lip glosses aren’t your thing, then these creamy lipsticks maybe just what you’re looking for. They are a light matte finish, smooth texture and won’t dry out your lips. The reviews so far are great for this lipstick and best of all, it’s super budget friendly.
There are so many fun eyeshadow palettes coming out right now. Earthtone, sunset eyes are on big for spring. Check out this one by Natasha Denona that caught my eye (pun intended).
These fun eye shadows come in eight different trio packs with either a matte or shimmer finish. They are highly pigmented and the reviewers seem to love them. They also come in a cute, stacked compact.
NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette – Warm Neutrals
This extremely budget friendly palette is perfect for warm skin tones. The colors are very pigmented and comes highly rated. I love all the varying shades of browns as well as the matte and shimmer options!
Perfect for cool skin tones, this cool to neutral eye shadow palette by MAC delivers beautiful color and pigmentation reminiscent of a desert oasis. I love the colors in this palette and again, it’s got just the right amount of shimmer.
NYC’s Bare With Me Cheek Tint adds just the right amount of color to your cheeks and it’s sheer, lightweight formula is perfect for summer. It’s an ULTA exclusive and comes in three colors however it’s so popular some colors may be out of stock online so you may need to visit the store to find it. Or just enter your email and they’ll let you know when they’re available.
Perfect for adding just a touch of highlight and shimmer, L’Oeal Paris’s True Match Lumi Glow Highlighter Palette comes with four different shades in one palette so you can go with a single highlighting color or mix and match them.
Not only is this a super pretty compact, but the duel toned bronzer adds just the right amount of color without making it look too over the top. You can even use the colors separately to highlight. Reviews have said it does have some shimmer to it, but very subtle.
Said to be even better than Too Faced already popular Better Than Sex mascara is their new Damn Girl! This mascara boasts maximum extreme volume and lasting wear. The reviews on this product were a bit mixed, people who loved it really LOVED it, but some people weren’t that impressed and also found the wand hard to use. Overall I think it’s worth a try.
Waterproof mascara is a summer essential! Not only does this product promise to lengthen and volumize lashes, but it also promises to stay in place. Reviewers are impressed that this product actually does what it says and stands up to the humidity of summer. No more black streaks running from your eyes when the weather gets hot!
Supergoop! has an amazing everyday sunscreen in an SPF 50 but sometimes that’s just too much for, well, everyday use which is why they came out with it in an SPF 30. Perfect for every day, this cream based sunscreen is also perfect for even the most sensitive or acne prone skin as it does not contain Dimethicone which can be pore clogging. It also comes in a mini size perfect for your purse!
This new product could be considered a game changer for summer makeup. This setting spray boasts that makeup will stay intact for up to 16 hours with no melting, cracking or fading, perfect for hot summer days and nights. It’s recommended for all skin types and so far the reviews have been positive.
The reviews on this product are amazing and some are boasting that it’s the best microfoliant on the market! It comes in a rice-based enzyme powder that activates when you mix it with water. Once you make the paste-like consistency, gently use all over your face to help remove dead skin cells and accelerate cell renewal. Depending on your skin type and sensitivity, start off using this product a few times a week but you can work up to using it daily. I’m excited to try this product as I’ve been unhappy with the texture of my skin for some time and I’m hoping this will help to smooth it out!
If you truly want to embrace the tropical vibe of summer then you need to try this shampoo and conditioner by Briogeo! This shampoo and conditioner set cleans hair without stripping the natural oils and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. It’s received excellent reviews and everyone is raving about the smell!
This L’Oreal shampoo and conditioner set neutralizes brassy yellow and orange tones in hair which can come as a result of chlorine exposure. It’s perfect for all blonde, bleached, highlighted brunettes and silver hair and should only be used a few times a week.
The answer to dry, frizzy summer hair is Amika’s Supernova Moisture and Shine Cream. It’s a leave-in conditioner that helps to protect and repair dry, damaged and frizzy hair. Use it on wet hair and style as usual or use on dry hair to help tame flyaways. The reviews on that product are excellent and it’s recommended for all hair types.
We already know our pretties love Batiste Dry Shampoo based on GYPO’s Best of the Best 2018, but this summer they came out with a super light scented formula which is perfect for those who either don’t want a lot of smell or are sensitive to strong scents.
When it comes to nails, neon seems to be the trend in summer colors. Brands like Essie and OPI have all released color sets in fun array of neon oranges, pinks, blues and purples. But don’t discount the nudes, which I’ve included a few of those options below as well as something else we’ve been seeing this season, high shimmer! What color do you think you’ll be trying this summer?
Your Turn! So what new summer products are you excited to try???