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beauty product launches june 2019

The 23 Best Beauty Products That Launched in June

From a $475 luxury fragrance to a $10 cheek tint.

By: Hannah Baxter

June is one of my favorite months, mostly due to the start of summer (woot!), it’s Cancer season (some of my favorite people are crabs), and it just so happens to be when dozens of hotly anticipated products are finally released. I always do a thorough beauty overhaul this time of year, because your skin concerns are likely entirely different than they were six months ago. Instead of desperately dry skin, we now have hair frizz and enlarged pores to deal with—fun! If you, too, are looking to revamp your skin-care, hair-care, and makeup routines, check out my 23 favorite products that launched this month.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist, $95

I subscribe to the cult of Dr. Sturm, especially her hyaluronic acid, so when I got wind that she was launching a new mist that contained HA, I knew I had to have it. My favorite part might be how cloud-like and fine that spray is itself. It's especially refreshing on these extra-hot days.

Dove Beauty Refresh + Care Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo, $5

‘Tis the season for dry shampoo, and as long as you’re using a clarifying product to keep your scalp healthy and free of buildup after using it, I am 100 percent on board. The delicate coconut scent transports me to a tropical beach somewhere, rather than touching up my two-day hair at my desk.

MAC Eyes X 12 Palette: Desert Lightning / Electric Wonder, $48

A quality shadow palette makes me want to throw on a bold eye for a random Tuesday, which, let’s be honest, is why makeup is so fun in the first place. MAC shadows will always hold a special place in my heart for both the shade range and staying power, and the neutral-cool tones in this Electric Wonder collection make my hazel eyes pop.

Snow Fox True Luminosity Serum, $75

My skin is sometimes too sensitive to handle any harsh exfoliation, but I still crave an otherworldly glow. This serum helps my complexion reflect light by smoothing rough texture and targeting discoloration. It also prevents excess oil protection, thereby allowing my large T-zone pores to shrink back down to size and normalize my combination skin over time.

IGK Antisocial Overnight Bond Building Dry Hair Mask, $34

Any girl with textured hair knows that it doesn’t matter what season it is—dryness happens, and with that comes damage. I’m super conscious of my scalp health, so I don’t want to pile on too much conditioner to my roots. A light spray of this mask on my ends before bed, and I woke up with crazy-soft and smooth hair. It felt and looked so much healthier.

Paintbox Power Couple Like Wild + Like Wonder Nail Polish, $40

Paintbox consistently offers one of the best manicures in town, so it comes as no surprise that they’ve finally gone and launched their own line of polishes. Founder Eleanor Langston is a former beauty editor, meaning she knows a quality polish and won’t settle for anything less. The 10-free formulas are sold in sets of two, and this deep green and powdery blue combo is calling my name.

NYX Bare With Me Cheek Tint, $10

Blush is my favorite makeup product of all time, so I’m constantly looking for new formulas. This new tint from NYX is creamy, foolproof, and for only $10 you get amazing color payoff. I throw it in my bag for when I want to amp up my glow throughout the day.

27 Rosiers Fight Grime Deep & Fresh Gel Cleanser, $39

After two years developing their line of clean products, founders Kevin and Stephanie utilized their backgrounds in the beauty industry to launch 27 Rosiers, an “inside-out” brand that creates topical products and supplements made to be used in tandem. The gel cleanser is perfect for summer, when dirt and sweat clog pores fast, and lightly foams as you work it into the skin to gently deep-clean.

Krigler Palm Dream, $475

The luxury fragrance house Krigler released its latest scent in celebration of its new boutique inside the Four Seasons Palm Beach. The scent perfectly captures the glamour of the Florida island, with warm cedarwood and amber wood blending with notes of bright raspberry and orange blossom. All of it is anchored with the peppery notes of the coveted violet orris root, one of the most expensive ingredients in the world. Decadence in a bottle, so to speak.

Stila Magnum XXX Mascara, $23

While I’ll never understand why so many mascaras continue to reference an earth-shattering sexual experience, I’ll still sing the praises of this new one from Stila. I’m always searching for volume without the clumps, and no matter how many coats I apply (for the record, two max), my lashes stay defined and pleasantly fluffy.

Cuvee Beauty Champagne Infused Air Dry Mist, $38

To be quite honest, I tried this because it said “champagne-infused” (this girl loves her bubbles). But I also air-dry my hair 99 percent of the time, so I’ll test anything to keep it manageable and frizz-free. The added vitamin B5, sunflower seed extract, and water-soluble silicone (plus champagne extracts, pea protein, resveratrol & white truffle) help keep your hair shaft durable. The mister itself wasn’t my favorite, but once I got the product out, my hair dried with soft waves.

Kate Somerville +Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer, $90

If you want to brighten your skin texture and fade dark spots (who doesn’t this time of year?), then vitamin C and retinol are your new best friends. I’m already a die-hard fan of Kate Somerville's Exfolikate mask, and so far my skin has never looked smoother than after I use this cream at night. I keep it to every other evening, since my skin is on the sensitive side.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Primer Oil Free, $39

Even though I don’t usually wear foundation, I still love a primer on really hot days to make my blush, concealer, and highlighter stay put (especially with cream formulas). No more color melting down my face by lunchtime—this bad boy keeps my makeup looking fresh all the way through to cocktails. There’s also no extra greasiness, essential when skin needs to breathe in the heat.

Nexxus Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox Conditioning Foam, $17

Conditioner is a curly girl’s best friend this time of year, and this paraben-free formula from Nexxus keeps my waves bouncy and looking fresh. It had multiple people remarking on how shiny my blond looked, so coupled with the price, that’s a win-win for me.

Kinfield Golden Hour DEET-Free Repellent, $22

There’s nothing I enjoy more in the summer than spending time outdoors, preferably at the beach or hiking. But I also grew up in the country and know that coming home from a day of hiking with a legion of mosquito bites is NOT FUN. Enter this DEET-free bug spray from new brand Kinfield. It smells like nothing but citronella and won’t coat my skin in chemicals to keep me safe.

Dermalogica Age Bright Spot Fader, $45

As happy as my skin is in the warm weather, breakouts and dark spots tend to pop up at random. This targeted treatment uses salicylic acid to clear up breakouts, and niacinamide and hexylresorcinol help fade any scarring or discoloration. I use it at night when my skin isn’t going to be exposed to the sun for a few hours.

RMS Sensual Skin Trio, $32

All my favorite RMS products are now available in this new travel palette: the Madeira Bronzer Luminizing Powder, Grande Dame Luminizing Powder, and Demure Blush. You can bronze, brighten, and glow your skin to perfection while sticking to all-natural formulas. Sensitive skin havers, rejoice!

Solid & Striped Face Sunscreen, $28

I’m a huge fan of Solid & Striped for their swimwear, and I can now add their new sunscreens to my beauty arsenal. My preferred formulas for face don’t disturb my makeup, cause breakouts, or generally make their presence known in any way. I’ve been testing this for a few days now, and so far my skin is happy and protected thanks to the SPF 30.

Susanne Kaufmann Glow Mask, $90

A light exfoliation using this mask will help your skin look smoother and more awake, even after a day spent at the beach. Papaya powder provides a gentle enzyme peel, while raspberry extract prevents extra water loss. I slather this on during my Sunday spa routine so my skin looks bouncy all through the work week.

R+Co. Turntable Curl Defining Crème, $29

In the summer, when the humidity has taken its toll on my hair, I’m always testing different creams for some added definition. This guy keeps my waves intact without leaving them crunchy or sticky—plus, the rice protein helps prevent breakage and lock in moisture. I use it on towel-dried hair that I combed in the shower, and smooth through the ends before scrunching.

Becca Glow Silk Highlighter Drops, $32

Champagne Pop is Becca’s most renowned highlighter, and now it’s formulated as a limited-edition liquid highlight. I like to add a drop or two to my daily moisturizer when I want an all-over glow. Otherwise, you can blend it out along your cheekbones and brow bones for some celestial dewiness.

Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Eight Hour Daily Defense Moisturizer, $42

When I’m traveling I always keep a moisturizer with SPF in my carry-on, because after cleansing my skin, I want deep hydration with the added benefit of blocking out any rogue UV rays from the windows. If you haven’t already discovered the joys of the original Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, then this new formulation is a great place to start for plump, glowy skin.

Joey Healy Grooming Dermablade Trio, $18

If you haven’t visited Joey Healy’s Manhattan studio, do your brows a favor and get there ASAP. The man is a wizard at shaping, grooming, and generally babying your brows until they are at their fluffiest and most face-flattering. His latest product release—a set of stainless-steel blades—removes any unwanted downy hair around the arches to keep your brows looking clean and defined.

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