Op-Ed: 2022 Summer Makeup Essentials

If you’re anything like me, my heart rate spikes whenever a new summer product hits the market. The summer season is full of emerging makeup trends and products to get you looking glowy and sunkissed for the summer festivities to come. Full coverage foundations, heavy cream moisturizers, and dark red lipsticks are replaced with light and breathable complexion products and creamy blushes and lipsticks that give you a sun-kissed look that everyone is dying to have. With summer’s bright bikinis, sand-filled sandals, and flowy sundresses, consider these products to complete your summer essentials. 

  1. Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick 

This lightweight lipstick is perfect for your makeup bag this summer. It provides a sheer but pigmented wash of color to your lips, giving them the ultimate glowy lip guaranteed to make your lips shine in the summer sun. – $26

  1. Dominique Silk Tone Cream Blush

This creamy blush is perfect for providing your cheeks (and lips) with a pinch of color. The creaminess of the blush also works to give you the perfect sun-kissed glow making you look as radiant as ever. – $22

  1. Kosas Tinted Face Oil 

This skin tint doubles as face oil, making it perfect for nourishing your skin while providing a velvety, lightweight finish. This ultra-moisturizing skin tint is perfect for the hot summer sun without it being too heavy on your pores. – $42

  1. Kosas Revealer Concealer 

Kosas’s Revealer Concealer doubles as an eye cream, making it a skin-loving product. The website states, “A medium coverage, super creamy concealer, eye cream, and spot treatment in one that visibly brightens and helps reveal better skin over time.” Perfect for sensitive skin, this non-irritating concealer is perfect for combating summer sweat.  – $28

  1. Byredo Waterproof Mascara 

Byredo’s Waterproof Mascara is one of the best waterproof mascaras on the market today. This waterproof formula is shower-proof, swim-proof, and even tear-proof making it the perfect mascara to wear after ending your summer fling. The website states, “Whether creating a natural or intense effect, it’s easy to apply, buildable coverage perfectly coats every lash for a look that lasts all day – and all night.” Byredo’s Waterproof Mascara is not only long-lasting, but it is also vegan.  – $46

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