Top 10 Summer Picks

Rachel Hayes
Top 10 Summer Picks
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Inspired by their award-winning cheek stains, this new range of powder blushes is irresistible. From the packaging and flirty names (shown here is Dollface, a light pink) to the bright, vibrant colors, each shade is a winner. The formula goes on especially smooth thanks to the star ingredient, Amazonian clay, which minimizes oil and hydrates dry patches.

Find your perfect shade! Try on Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the virtual Makeover Studio!

The bright lipstick trend of summer only truly works if your lips are soft, smooth and free of flakes. That's why this lipstick formula is a must have. It's loaded with silk moisturizers that condition and repair damaged lips, but the color payoff is amazing. And you'll definitely be able to find a shade that's perfect for you; there are 44 hues in the range, all designed by celebrity makeup artist and CoverGirl Global Creative Director, Pat McGrath.

Find your perfect shade! Try on CG LipPerfection Lipcolor in the virtual Makeover Studio!

It's smart to be serious about skin care all year round, but summer heat and intense sun quickly exacerbate any skin dryness, redness and fine lines, oh my! One of these tiny capsules instantly makes a huge improvement in how your skin looks. The ceramides and essential lipids plump up fine lines, restore moisture and create a healthy glow. Keep a stash of capsules in your makeup bag so you always have one on hand.

As natural as the nude lip trend looks, it's actually not that easy to pull off. Many nude lip tints just make you look washed out. But this balm does a great job of enhancing your natural lip hue, giving it a warm, healthy appearance. Plus, it's so hydrating (thanks to loads of sugar, meadowfoam seed oil, avocado oil), that it naturally plumps up your lips. The color payoff is subtle enough to wear at the beach, but obvious enough to finish off a more polished makeup look.

Find your perfect shade! Try on lipstick in the virtual Makeover Studio!

For many woman with frizzy, kinky hair, it's hard to feel like you're really ready to do anything without an amazing blowout, which causes a problem during the sticky summer. This new hair-straightening shampoo and conditioner duo makes it easier to blowout your hair. Free of sulfates, silicones and parabens, its formula contains argan, olive and sunflower oils, which naturally smooth unruly hair.

Try on sleek hairstyles in the virtual Makeover Studio!

Don't you wish you had skin that was perfect enough to go makeup-free, especially during the summer? This tinted moisturizer is the next best thing. It's natural-looking, light and easy-to-wear, but has enough coverage to neutralize redness and sun spots. Even better, it's extremely hydrating so it functions as a sunblock, moisturizer and foundation. The cream-gel formula contains aloe ba rbadenisis leaf water which gives skin an instant moisture boost and soothes irritation.

Find your perfect shade! Try on foundation in the virtual Makeover Studio!

Here are the top three reasons why this oil rocks: 1. You can use it all over--face, hair, body. 2. It's super-light but very hydrating, so you don't feel slimy after using it, even when it's very sticky outside. 3. It's faster to apply than a thicker cream formula, which always requires more rubbing in.

There's nothing like a bright, glossy pedicure to dress up the most casual summer shoes, flip flops included. But finding the time to tend to your toes so frequently is a hassle. Enter the CND Shellac Manicure, a salon-only treatment that outlasts regular manicures by two to three weeks. (I'm actually on week four of my pedicure, and it's still shiny and chip-free.) This special formula takes the same amount of time to apply as regular polish, doesn't contain formaldehyde, toluene and DBP, is hypo-allergenic, and comes off in 10 minutes with special remover wipes. It's available in 24 shades; my fave is Hot Pop Pink.

If dry shampoo isn't a staple in your arsenal of summer hair products, it should be. It is the ultimate quick fix for hair that's gotten a little too sweaty from the heat. Sprinkle a bit throughout your hair to quickly boost body and soak up excess oil. You should use it before you create an updo to give your style a great texture and extra staying power. This travel size hair powder is perfect for keeping in your purse and it smells absolutely divine.

Mascara is extremely important during the summer when you're wearing very little makeup because it helps frame your eyes and give your face definition. This formula doesn't smudge and actually moisturizes your lashes, which prevents breakage. The large brush head creates a fanned-out lash effect, perfect for natural makeup looks.

Find your perfect lash look. Try on mascaras in the virtual Makeover Studio!

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