24 of the Hottest Drugstore Launches of Summer 2016
Summer is just around the corner, which means beauty routines are being switched up to better deal with everything from sun protection to frizzy hair. It's a great excuse to try new products and edit your makeup bag — and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact, a lot of our favorite beauty finds can be found at the local drugstore, which means two things: convenience and low prices. And who doesn't love the sound of that? From a Katy Perry-curated line of matte lipsticks in the coolest colors to a new iteration of a cult favorite skin care product, here are 24 drugstore beauty launches coming your way this Summer.
John Frieda Frizz Ease 10 Day Tamer Pre-Shower Treatment
Get 10 days of frizz-free hair that’s soft to the touch with this new preshower treatment from the drugstore authority of all things smooth hair. One use is all it takes for silky hair that can be styled without you having to worry about unruly flyaways or unmanageable locks.
NYC New York Color Show Time Lip Balm
Protect lips this summer with a moisture-infusing colorful lip balm that gives your pout the hydration it needs while offering a pop of sheer color. Definitely pool party approved.
Dove Purely Pampering Sweet Cream & Peony Body Wash
Dove’s beloved Purely Pampering collection is adding a quintessentially feminine fragrance to its existing lineup. The sweet cream and peony-scented body wash is rich with aroma and hyrdration for a truly pampering shower. Use it after a beach day to soften skin.
Sinful Colors in the Shade Kameleon
Kylie Jenner’s third limited-edition collection for Sinful Colors has landed and Kameleon is a true standout. The mermaid-inspired blue-green metallic shade has an iridescent sheen is an affordable $3 and is seriously plain cool. Plus, it look like a '90s oilie sticker.
Promise Organic SPF 30 Coconut Sunscreen Stick
This all-natural sunscreen comes in a fuss-free stick and is free of any toxic ingredients from parabens and phthalates to dyes and petroleum. The zinc oxide and shea butter formula is blended with nourishing coconuts, sunflower seed, olive, and jojoba oil for gentle and effective sun protection.
COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick
Perfect the matte lipstick trend this summer with one of these 13 “Kat”-themed shades from Kitty Purry to Crimson Cat. The demi-matte formula is made with just enough moisture so that pigment doesn’t drag or flake off, but still delivers that velvety finish.
COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick ($7 each)
Olly Undeniable Beauty Gummies
Get your beauty fix of vitamin C, vitamin E, borage oil, and biotin all in just two delicious grapefruit gummies per day. This nutrient-rich vitamin promises to promote the growth of hair, skin, and nail cells, the production of collagen, and youthful skin. It also tastes really, really good!
Yes To Coconuts Ultra Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
Sun-ravaged strands will soak up the goodness of this coconut-scented shampoo and condition duo. Thanks to sunflower, argan, aloe, and kukui oils, hair will recieve a gentle nourishing cleansing experience.
Milani Amore Mattallic Lip Crèmes in Chromatic Addict
Milani’s lip color products have been in the spotlight for a while. They’re incredibly affordable, come in a wide range of finishes and colors and give users quality results. Plus, YouTuber Ashley Coello says that the newest line of the brand’s metallic shades has two golden hues that could pass for Kylie Cosmetics’ dupes.
Essie Gel Couture Collection
Essie is debuting a brand new long-wear collection of nail polishes along with a new bottle this summer. The couture runways, technology, and the movement of a twirling dress inspired the “gel couture” line so it’s no wonder we caught a glimpse of the new collection at the Met Gala. And brace yourselves because all 42 shades of the two-step system are hitting shelves very soon and you’ll want to see the incredible high-shine results.
Essie Gel Couture Collection ($12 each)
Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick
Revlon’s compact touch-up stick, which features light reflecting pigments, is adding a highlighter to the mix so you can strobe on the go and be selfie-ready at all times.
Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick (available in June)
Pixi Glow Tonic to Go
We didn’t think Pixi’s cult favorite product could get any better, until it just did. The brilliant folks behind the British brand are brining us Glow Tonic in travel-friendly pads! And with fans like the beautiful Jourdan Dunn, how can you not be obsessed with this skin care must have?
Pixi Glow Tonic to Go ($18)
Nuance Salma Hayek Natural Definition Tinted Brow Gel
Brows have been having a moment for the past few years and they’re still going strong if you know what we mean. Amp up fullness and tame brows with this all-in-one tinted gel that not only fills in sparse areas but promotes the growth of brows thanks to the marine extracts found in the formulation.
Nuance Salma Hayek Natural Definition Tinted Brow Gel ($10, available in June)
wet n wild Color Icon Faux Lashes ($3, available in July)
Take your lashes to great lengths using these virtually weightless lash strips that can go from day to night and flirty to bold no matter what your style is.
wet n wild Color Icon Faux Lashes ($3, available in July)
No7 Early Defense Night Cream
If you’re looking to kickstart your antiaging regimen in your 20s, then you may want to try this new night cream from beloved U.K. brand No. 7 It was designed specifically for younger skin to hydrate and recover while you sleep. The formula is made for all skin types and is made with lipopeptides and vitamin A, which are key ingredients for banishing early signs of aging.
Rimmel London WonderLash Volume Colorist Mascara with Lash-Tint Complex
Rimmel’s newest innovation is pretty amazing: a mascara that is made with a semipermanent lash tint complex that gradually darkens natural lashes from root to tip over time — even after you remove it. With two weeks of regular use, this product — which comes in two shades: black and extreme black — will have lashes looking full and longer with their new darker tint.
Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask
French drugstore beauty brand Vichy looks like they have another hit on their hands — three to be exact. The cult favorite line is introducing a trio of face masks just in time for Summer. Our pick is the super hydrating Quenching Mineral Mask, which blends together a trifecta of mineralizing water, vitamin B12 (the super ingredient that soothes inflammation), and glycerin to plump skin and revive its radiance factor.
Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask ($20, available in July)
Neutrogena Naturals Brightening Daily Moisturizer
If you’re looking for a moisturizer with non-chemical SPF and skin brightening properties then look no further than this new moisturizer from Neutrogena. You’ll get sun protection courtesy of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide along with dark spot correction thanks to the lemon peel extracts. It’s a win-win.
Maybelline Lip Color Palette
Last Fall’s lip palette was such a hit that Maybelline is doing it again. Whether you want to pick your favorite color or layer a few of these shades together, this small but mighty palette offers quite the selection of Summer-worthy berry hues — you won’t be disappointed.
Vaseline Lip Therapy
Vaseline is a classic, so we were excited to find out that its latest tin is inspired by our favorite bubbly drink — it even smells like it! The superadorable limited-edition product will soothe and heal dry lips, just like the original, but as a bonus, it gives lips a faint pink tint.
Almay Age Essentials Makeup
This new foundation from Almay is a Summer essential for anyone looking for a lightweight base that's infused with sunscreen. The nine-shade range is also made with an impressive blend of collagen hyaluronic acid and peptides for antiaging benefits.
Simple Skincare DualEffect Eye Makeup Remover
We can always could on Simple to deliver a product that's innovative and perfect for all skin types, which is just what the latest launch is all about. The bi-phase cleanser — it's half cleansing oil, half purified water — gently removes makeup (including any waterproof formulas) while cleansing skin of impurities. It's also infused with vitamin B5 to nourish skin and condition lashes — now that's what we call a multitasker!