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

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

We Recommend: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

10.  Coral Nail Polish

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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

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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

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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

OR

Forever 21’s Nautical Straw Sun Hat

6.  Waterproof Mascara

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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