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The 6 Best Products for a Dewy Summer Look

You can apply them all in under 5 minutes.

By: Hannah Baxter

Summer is all about healthy, glowy skin, so as our remaining lazy days dwindle into fall, we decided to gather our favorite products for achieving this look (all in five minutes or less). With Labor Day just around the corner, we don’t want to spend any more time in front of a mirror (and away from the beach) than absolutely necessary. Let those freckles shine! Embrace that unavoidable forehead sweat! It’s all a marker of a summer well spent with friends and family outdoors—all you need is a few products to refine your look. Check out our six favorites below.


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $47

We’ve been using this tinted moisturizer for years, but Laura Mercier upgraded the formula with skin-enhancing ingredients, so now it’s basically skin care and makeup all in one. It also has SPF, which is a must every. single. day.

Mary Kay Clear Brow Gel, $20

This brow gel is something of an industry secret, but not for long. It delivers long-lasting color that really do make your brows look denser, fluffier, and totally gorgeous. Just swipe it on dry brows, clean up the edges with a cotton bud, and you’re good to go.

Rodin Luxury Lip and Cheek Oil, $35

There’s nothing dreamier, or more summery, than a beautiful flush of color on your cheeks. This blush is practically fool-proof and is easily build-able so you reach your desired shade. Blend it with your fingers, working from the apples of your cheeks out towards your ears, getting thinner with application as you go.

Tower28 SuperDew Highlighting Balm, $18

Who doesn’t want to glow for the gods this summer? While we always love a shimmery, glittery formula, this translucent balm perfectly mirrors summer dewiness without making you look sweaty. We apply this on the tops of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, on the Cupid’s bow, and under the brows. Be prepared for compliments.

Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara, $32

Don’t be intimidated by this spherical brush—it actually allows you to reach those finicky outer lashes so your eyes look as doe-like as possible. A waterproof formula is also your savior in warmer temperatures, since no one enjoys a 3:00 PM raccoon eye.

Squish Beauty Jelly Lip Gloss, $14

Model Charli Howard just launched Squish Beauty, and we are completely obsessed with the collection. Nothing says summer fun quite like a juicy lip gloss, which is why we’re carrying this one in every bag we own. The added jojoba oil keeps your lips ultra hydrated, and the formula’s silky texture never feels too tacky or sticky.

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