The Best New Makeup and Skincare Products To Try This Summer
Your guide to this season’s must-have beauty launches.
It goes without saying that this summer is unlike any other we’ve ever experienced, but one thing that seems to remain constant — even in the midst of a global pandemic — is the vast amount of new beauty products that have continued to launch throughout the season. From the much anticipated skincare line by Rihanna, Fenty Skin, to the latest volumizing mascara from Urban Decay, shop our edit of some of this summer’s buzziest skincare and makeup releases below.
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Part of the Fenty Skin Start’rs kit, the Total Cleans’r is a makeup remover-slash-facial cleanser ideal for use both in the morning and evening. Barbados cherry (an ingredient packed with vitamin C) helps brighten the skin, while antioxidant green tea protects the skin from environmental aggressors.
On the pricier end of the spectrum, celebrity-favorite skincare brand Augustinus Bader has recently unveiled its first cleansing product, the Cream Cleansing Gel. Formulated with the brand’s hallmark ingredient TFC8 (a complex of natural amino acids, vitamins and synthesized molecules naturally found in skin) in addition to a blend of active botanicals, this high-end product cleanses, soothes and prepares the skin for the rest of your skincare regimen.
If you’re looking for a product that helps get rid of dark spots, consider trying ZitSticka‘s HYPERFADE patches. Featuring ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and vitamin C, the microdart blur stickers effectively brightens stubborn marks left behind from blemishes.
A new variant of Glossier‘s cult-loved Priming Moisturizer, this product is especially suitable for those with oily and combination skin. With this lightweight gel-cream, you can expect to achieve a moisturized complexion with reduced visible shine. The product is vegan, cruelty-free and noncomedogenic, meaning that the formula does not clog pores.
Developed in partnership with Dr. Augustinus Bader, Victoria Beckham Beauty‘s luxe moisturizer in the new shade “Golden” promises to offer an “instant bronzy illumination,” while ingredients such as TFC8 and vitamin B-rich natural black tea ferment help rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of pores respectively.
Taken from the new Diorshow collection, this waterproof eyeliner arrives in a range of bold yet wearable shades, including matte green, a shimmery silver and our favorite, “Pearly Gold.” The product conveniently comes with a built-in sharpener, as well as a smudge tip perfect for creating a smoky eye with.
For those who are after a dramatic eyelash look, look no further than Urban Decay’s new Lash Freak Mascara. The product is designed with an asymmetrical brush that helps define, lift and lengthen individual lash hair, while the mascara formula itself is long-wearing and smudge- and sweat-proof, according to the makeup company.
Your favorite makeup products from NYC clean beauty brand Kjaer Weis are now available in sustainable packaging. Dubbed the Red Edition, the new design encases fan-favorites such as the silky Cream Glow highlighter and the Cream Eyeshadow in an eco-friendly paper packaging that is refillable and 100 percent recyclable and compostable.
A ideal summer addition to your at-home spa, Aesop‘s Citrus Melange Body Cleanser will fill your bathroom with a fresh and invigorating scent. To complete your shower routine, massage your skin with the brand’s Rind Concentrate Body Balm, another citrus-based product.
A new haircare brand inspired by co-founders Akash and Nikita Mehta‘s Indian heritage, Fable & Mane recently launched with a lineup of plant-based and silicone-free products that help strengthen and maintain healthy hair. Formulated with the medicinal herb ashwagandha, which helps promote scalp circulation, this hair oil in particular can be used as a pre-wash root treatment.