Image by Jenny Tarbell

Image by Jenny Tarbell

words by OLIVIA MARRONE • Beauty

Summer is all about fresh, glowing skin and we’ve got the products you need to transform your everyday makeup routine.

Dewy bases, glossy finishes, and the ultimate goal of letting your natural beauty shine are what summer is all about. When the weather is hot and humid, your makeup routine can benefit from the less-is-more approach. While some coverage may still be desired, try a more subtle look that works to enhance your natural features. Here are our favorite products that will give you a radiant, sun-kissed glow with minimum effort.

The Base


Ilia - Illuminator in Cosmic Dancer 

For a natural ‘golden hour glow’ at any time of day. Dubbed by Ilia as the ‘1 minute face lift’, this illuminator instantly brightens your complexion, giving you a much desired and natural-looking dew. You’re sure to be instantly refreshed and rejuvenated.

Kosås - Tinted Face Oil

Kosås Tinted Face Oil is a recommended base for any make-up look. Giving a medium-yet-buildable coverage, this tinted oil is lightweight and provides deep hydration. Dubbed “The Future Of Foundation”, this product evens out your skin tone while helping to eliminate the appearance of pores and imperfections. As an oil based product, it absorbs into your skin and leaves you with an even coverage.

Perricone MD - No Bronzer Bronzer 

This liquid bronzer, consisting of Vitamin C Ester, adds a natural-looking warmth to your face while also working to correct any sun damage and brighten your complexion. For an easy and safe sunkissed look, this liquid bronzer can also be used for contouring.

RMS - “Un” Cover-Up Foundation and Concealer

A two-in-one foundation and concealer, RMS’ cream works to highlight your natural complexion while simultaneously covering up any redness or imperfections. Lightweight and easily blendable, the ”Un” Cover-Up Foundation and Concealer aims to help your skin look fresh and flawless.

The Brows

Glossier - Brow Flick in Brown 

Give your brows the ultimate definition with Glossier’s new eyebrow product, Brow Flick. Whether you want to fill in your eyebrows for fuller prowess, or you’re wanting to simply define your arches, this eyebrow pen is sure to give you an all-natural finished look.

Glossier - Boy Brow in Clear

Glossier’s signature Boy Brow is a cult classic for good reason.The original eyebrow product, Boy Brow works to make your eyebrows look fuller and more defined - while also helping give some order to strays. If you’re not looking to add pigment to your brow, try their clear version for simple up-keep. Easy to use and apply, Boy Brow is the product for quickly achieving a naturally-defined brow.

The Lips & Cheeks

Glossier - Cloud Paint in Beam

Cloud Paint is one of Glossier’s most popular products, and with one look at the color palette, it’s easy to see why. A myriad of options to choose from, these gel to cream blushes leave you with a luminous and natural-looking flush. The color ‘Beam’, a soft peach, is the perfect shade for summer.

Tata Harper - Be Adored Lip Treatment

This raspberry-tinted lip treatment adds a subtle rosy tint to your lips, while providing hydration for a fuller and softer looking pout. This product is also perfect for a touch of blush on the cheeks; adding a natural-looking tint to your fresh-faced complexion. A subtle pop suitable for both day and night.

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