Look Hot All Summer Long: 11 Beauty Buys You Have to Have

How can you look cute 24/7, despite all the heat and humidity? Just throw these 11 beauty essentials in your bag: 

11.  Light-Weight Cover-Up


 Cover up any imperfections while still allowing your skin to breathe.

We Recommend: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

10.  Coral Nail Polish


Coral shades are great during the summer months because they’re ultra feminine and still pop in the sunlight.

We Recommend: Essie Coral Reef nail color

9. Lip Balm

Coat your kisser with a lip balm that includes sun protection to keep your lips soft and healthy. If you wanna add some color, just apply your favorite lipstick on top of the balm.

Image_1_Lemon_Drop_Open_rev_22We Recommend: Eos Lemon Drop SPF 15 Lip Balm

8. Essential Oils


A daily spray of essential oils can do wonders for heat-ravaged hair. Spray from the roots to the tips to add moisture after a long day in the sun.

We Recommend: Carol’s Daughter Tui Moisturizing Hair Oil

7. A Fierce Hat


Rock a floppy sun hat or a Rihanna-esque baseball cap to protect your face from harsh rays.

We Recommend: Forever 21’s Studded Denim Military Cap


Forever 21’s Nautical Straw Sun Hat

6.  Waterproof Mascara


Whether you’re swimming at the beach or sweatin’ it out around town with your girls, waterproof mascara is an easy way to look fly all day.

We Recommend: Maybelline New York Great Lash Waterproof Mascara 

5. Liquid Highlighter


Get a natural-looking glow by mixing a bit of liquid highlighter in with your foundation.

We Recommend: Mac’s Lustre Drops

4.  A Soothing Moisturizer


A moisturizer with soothing ingredients like shea butter or aloe vera will ease sunburns and other skin irritations, all while keeping your skin moisturized.

We Recommend: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Lotion

3.  A Signature Scent


Fruity, floral, and citrus scents are all great for warm weather. Find a favorite and make it your own.

We Recommend: Philosophy’s Summer Grace

2. Cleansing Towelettes


These are great for fixing running makeup or cleaning up quickly after a dip in the pool.

We Recommend: Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes

1. Sunscreen


Yes, Black girls can burn, too, so sunscreen is always a must.

We Recommend: Coppertone Ultra Guard Sunscreen with SPF 50

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