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12 Beauty Products That Will Elevate Your Summer Glam

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Summer is quickly approaching, so it’s time to give your beauty routine a refresh with some new products! Whether you’re looking for a blush to add a little color to your complexion or a primer to keep your makeup locked in, you’ve come to the right place. From eye cream to bronzer, these products are perfect for attaining a gorgeous summer glow.

Here are twelve beauty products you’ll love this summer.

Elevé Cosmetics Powder Play Foundation

The Powder Play Matte Mineral Foundation from Elevé Cosmetics is a crease-resistant formula that uses minerals and sunscreen to protect skin and improve texture while providing flawless coverage. Not to mention, it’s buildable, never clogs pores and lasts all day long.

Promising review from Elevé: Anna says, “I love this product for everything it does. It’s very lightweight but provides great coverage and nurtures your skin at the same time. It makes my face look flawless.”

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula’s Matte Butter Bronzer is perfect for adding a little warmth to your complexion. Made to provide a sun-kissed look, the creamy formula also softens, nourishes and moisturizes skin. Plus, it’s water-resistant, so it will last even in the hot summer.

Promising review from Ulta: Em says, “This stuff is amazing! I use the bronzer with a duo fiber brush, and it looks matte without being chalky. This stuff is worth every penny!

Summer Fridays Glowing Body Oil

The Pool Time Glowing Body Oil from Summer Fridays will keep your skin shimmering and on point this summer. The blend of nourishing oils hydrates skin while providing the perfect glow and a gentle summery smell. The natural oil is vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free!

Promising review from Sephora: Carissa says, “I’ve been loving this body oil! It’s so perfect for that summer glow and is super lightweight and not greasy. The shimmer gives the right amount of glow and isn’t glittery. It sinks into the skin really nicely.”

Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Primer

Another beauty product that’s perfect for the summer is Rare Beauty’s Always an Optimist Pore Diffusing Primer. Not only does it extend the staying power of makeup, but the gel primer also smooths away pores and fine lines and keeps skin hydrated. You can even use it by itself for a nice blurring effect!

Promising review from Rare Beauty: Malia says, “This primer is so smooth and gives such a soft and natural look. It really makes my foundation go on 100 times better. Plus, it’s weightless!”

Ollie Belle Cover Dot Acne Patches

Designed to cover and treat breakouts, the Cover Dot Acne Patches from Ollie Belle are great for subtly healing pimples and other facial wounds while out and about this summer. The ultra-thin patches are nearly invisible and will withstand the heat while supporting the skin. They can even help reduce scarring!

Promising review from Ollie Belle:Kayla says, “Cover Dots have saved my life! Their healing effects are better than any other product I’ve ever used! They also prevent from picking or touching blemishes, which can cause infections and permanent scarring.”

Innisfree Dewy Jelly Cream

Innisfree’s Dewy Glow Jelly Cream is everything. Made to instantly absorb into the skin, the bouncy jelly hydrates, boosts radiance and provides a gorgeous glow. Not to mention, it’s made with cherry blossom, can be used day and night and never leaves skin feeling sticky.

Promising review from Innisfree:Mary says, “From the first night I started using this, I noticed a difference in my skin. It looks healthier and is glowing. And the marks from old rashes left under my chin have lightened up significantly.”

Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm

Another must-have product for this summer is Drunk Elephant’s Lippe Balm. Great for adding volume and hydration, the rejuvenating balm will keep your lips soft and plump all season long. Made with avocado and mongongo nut oils, it can totally transform your lips. Plus, it’s full of antioxidants!

Promising review from Sephora: Marley says, “This has been the best balm I have ever worn. I will never stop recommending it to all my friends! It lasts forever and the moisture it leaves on my lips stays all day.”

Saie Liquid Cheek Blush

Saie’s Dew Blush Liquid Cheek Blush is a gel blush with a creamy formula that’s blendable, buildable and provides soft but gorgeous cheek color. Made with mulberry, elderberry and evening primrose, the blush brightens, moisturizes and soothes skin. Not to mention, it’s vegan and cruelty-free!

Promising review from Sephora: Becca says, “This blush is amazing!! it looks so naturally flushed and is so glowy and dewy. It looks so insanely natural and will definitely be my go-to now!”

Kosas Air Brown Eyebrow Gel

The Air Brow Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel from Kosas is a total game-changer. Its gel formula perfectly tames, shapes and conditions eyebrows for a feathery look. It also tints brows, adding the perfect amount of color to fill in sparse areas. And it’s vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free.

Promising review from Sephora: Marissa says, “I love love love this! As someone who is new to doing their brows, this made it so easy. It easily layers to take your brows from natural to more dramatic if you’d like! Plus, it keeps your brows in place and doesn’t smudge.”

GlamGlow BrightEyes Eye Cream

GlamGlow’s BrightEyes Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream is another product your skin will love this summer. Made to work on all skin tones, the fast-absorbing cream brightens undereyes, repairs the skin’s moisture barrier and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also plumps and revitalizes skin!

Promising review from Ulta: Kelly says, “I love this eye cream! It instantly brightens the eye area. The consistency is thick, but it is not greasy at all. It does not just “sit” on the skin. It absorbs and dries very quickly.”

Glossier Haloscope Highlighter

Glossier’s Haloscope Highlighter is a crystal-infused highlighter that provides a dewy look that’s perfect for the summer. The creamy stick comes in three different shades that will match all skin tones and nourish skin for a flawless complexion. Not to mention, it’s full of vitamins!

Promising review from Glossier: Clara says, “This is literally the best highlighter I’ve ever used. The texture is so creamy and shiny and stays like this all day. It definitely gives you that dewy look glossier is all about and I love it.”

Kopari Rose Toner

Last but not least, Kopari’s Coconut Calming Rose Toner is the perfect pick me up for a hot summer day. Made to revitalize and rebalance, adding the product to your routine will leave you with smaller pores and healthy-looking skin. It also fights off acne, reduces redness and calms skin.

Promising review from Ulta: Jamie says, “I’ve been using this for a few months now and I absolutely love it! From the amazing smell to the way it feels and makes my skin look. It looks so dewy and firm after each use and the smell is heavenly!”

Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.

Which products do you swear by for the summer? Let us know in the comments!

Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz is a Los Angeles-based Features Editor, creating content and working towards providing an inclusive space for beauty professionals and consumers.