If your makeup routine isn't quite summer-ready, keep reading for our four must-have beauty products you can't ring-in summer without!
Blot, bronze, beautiful
The geniuses over at Mai Couture have upped the ante on a summertime beauty staple: blotting paper. They have an incredible assortment of blotting paper that will absorb excess oils while keeping your makeup intact. Their 2-1 Blotting/Bronzing Papier (Mai Couture, $24) is a lightly-powdered bronzing paper that eliminates oil and adds a touch of shimmer to give you a sun-kissed complexion. Just press the bronzing paper on your face, neck and décolleté and say buh-bye to shine and hello to your newfound summer glow!
Waterproof mascara isn't just for weddings any more. There are so many great formulas out now that are gentle enough to wear throughout summer. Waterproof is great for the obvious reasons (like being within a 10-foot radius of children armed with Super Soakers), but the right formula can also stand up through summertime humidity and stay on without smudging and flaking every time you blot your glistening face. Lancome's Définicils Mascara (Sephora, $26) is a great waterproof formula that lengthens and defines for perfectly-lush lashes.
While there are several waterproof foundations on the market, the great thing about summer is that it's the perfect season to go light and let your skin breathe. Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation (Target, $10) is silky and weightless with an SPF10 and gives you smooth, even coverage. This formula features natural ingredients like cucumber water, jojoba and rose hip extracts that leave you looking fresh-faced and flawless.
If most long lasting lipsticks leave your lips sun-drenched, you'll love Yves Saint Laurent: Rouge Pur Couture -- Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain (Sephora, $32). It's definitely a splurge item -- but with its super-high gloss and perfect-finish lip stain it leaves behind, it's a makeup bag must-have you can't afford to be without. It starts out with a glossy shine and as the gloss ultimately wears, you're left with a color-stained lip that looks like you might just wake up looking that gorgeous. Plus, it's made without parabens, sulfates or petrochemicals. This little gem will take you from hot summer days to date night with just a few swipes!