Summer coming to an end totally sucks, we know – but at least you can play with new beauty products while you sit and soak in the last few dying rays of sun, because it is prime time for shopping for new releases. Whenever we hear someone utter the word September (hello, fall!), we know we can pull out all of our lush lipsticks and to-die-for oils so that we can all recover from our summer madness, in style.
While we may be clinging to our summer tans, we’re more than ready to wear the best new innovations and exciting formulas out now, to kick off the new season. We’ve broken down the best of the best that you need to add to your shopping lists right here.
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If you're a frequent dry shampoo user, this is game-changing. While most formulas just soak up the oils at your scalp, Living Proof's new product does that and then removes it, too. Essentially, you'll have less product build-up, leaving your hair feeling more clean. Spray it in like a regular dry shampoo and then brush or shake out your hair to remove the formula, and all the oils along with it. (Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22, livingproof.com)
These little patches are like spot treatment bandages for your zits. Apply one of the tree oil, salicylic acid, and hyaluronic acid-infused stickers on your blemishes to help contain the infection and quickly clear it up. (Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clear Invisible Dots, $30, peterthomasroth.com)
Peter Thomas Roth
The summer is almost over (tear), but you don't have to kiss away your tan. This body mask moisturizes your skin as you sleep with aloe vera and hyaluronic acid, but also prolongs any natural or artificial tan. And we've got to say, it sounds a lot safer than falling asleep on the beach and a million times better than a tanning bed. (James Read Tan Extending Sleep Serum, $45, sephora.com)
That licking your nail trick to fix a smudge seems a little antiquated, no? Now you can just paint on a coat of polish. This new formula from LONDONTOWN smooths out smudges and even reduces the appearances of chips after you've touched them up. (LONDONTOWN Instant Smudge Fix, $14, londontownusa.com)
Unless you're on a permanent vacation, by the time 3 p.m. rolls around, fatigue and plain exhaustion is written all over the skin on your face. Literally. This daily facial oil from Kiehl's includes a concoction of natural ingredients like sunflower seed oil and ginger root oil to keep your face hydrated, improve the skin's barrier function, and help erase the signs of fatigue over time by reducing "environmentally induced oxidation." Basically, this stuff is like a daily shield of amour to keep your skin looking awake and alive. (Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate, $46, kiehls.com)
Applying foundation can't get much easier than this. Estee Lauder has launched its Double Wear Liquid Foundation formula in a on-the-go, spill-proof compact. To apply the hydrating, long-wear formula, all you have to do is push down on the center of the compact with a sponge to get the perfect "light-coverage" serving. You can continue to press down on the compact to get as much coverage as you want. (Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact, $45, esteelauder.com)
Thickening products are having a moment, and here's yet another way for you to fake it 'til you make it. And it's not in a spray. Kenra has relaunched its thickening glaze, a conditioning creme with a brand new formula that boosts fullness. Work it through your hair as a styling creme and blow-dry for extra volume. (Kenra Platinum Thickening Glaze, $22, ulta.com)
The Body Shop's new Oils of Life collection turns to antioxidant and fatty acid-rich seed oils - black cumin seed oil, rosehip oil, and camellia seed oil - for softer, hydrated, and smoother skin. This daily gel cream is made with the celebrated trio, but it's so light that it feels like you're rubbing in a light, almost water-like serum. (The Body Shop Intensely Revitalising Gel Cream, $34, thebodyshop.com)
The Body Shop
Acai is good more for than your breakfast bowl. This sheet mask is infused with the ingredient, which is rich in Vitamin C, B, and E, to detoxify and protect your skin. But the coolest thing about it is that it's made with a coconut bio cellulose, a super porous material that holds 10 times more fluid. Talk about a surge of hydration. (7 Wonders Amazonian Açaí Anti-Pollution Mask, $6, ulta.com)
If multitasking products are up your alley, check out this dual-sided liner from Estee Lauder. One side features a thin, pencil-like tip while the other features a flat, thicker tip, allowing you to create three different looks depending on how you turn it. (Estee Lauder Little Black Liner, $30, sephora.com)
Lip gloss is back. No, really. MAC Cosmetics' new Vamplify collection features an entire new line of high-impact, long-wearing gloss in shades like Speed Up, a bubblegum pink, and Suggestive, a classic blue-red. (MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Collection, $20 each, maccosmetics.com)
We're always on the hunt for a new product to give us model-worthy brows, and now Lindsay Ellingson is delivering with this new brow pencil line for Wander Beauty. It features a super thin tip so that you can fill in your bare brow spots in the most natural way possible and is available in three colors. (Frame Your Face Micro Brow Pencil, $21 each, wanderbeauty.com)
Anyone into gadgets specifically for anti-aging, take note. Tria has launched an at-home fractional laser product that targets the fine lines around your eyes by stimulating cell renewal. Apparently all you need to do is glide it around your eye for one minute every day. (Tria Beauty Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser, $249, barneys.com)