Everything We're Adding to Our Sephora Cart For Summer
We never really need an excuse to shop at Sephora, but with the retailer rolling out new products so often, it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest hitting the shelves. With a tax refund still burning a hole in our bank accounts and the approaching summer season calling for a full routine upheaval, we've got more than enough reasons to give Sephora all of our money. From new Clean at Sephora products to skin-care infused makeup, we've rounded up everything in our Sephora carts for summer.
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation
When we talk about holy grail products for summer, we're talking about the Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation ($48), which combines the power of makeup, skin care, and SPF into one step. It may not be new, but the lightweight formula continues to garner awards for a reason. Buy it for summer, but expect to love the hydrating and smoothing benefits all year round.
Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick
Natural-looking makeup may sound like an oxymoron, but this multifunctional product delivers the undeliverable. The Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick ($38) doubles as a foundation and concealer for easy (and fast!) coverage wherever and whenever you need it. This breathable, buildable, and crease-free formula will help maximize your vanity space while minimizing your routine time.
Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Le Monster Lip Crayon Vegan Lipstick and Lip Liner
The Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Le Monster Lip Crayon Vegan Lipstick and Lip Liner ($22) is paving a new way for matte lipsticks. Thanks to mango seed oil, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and lip-boosting peptides, the vegan formula helps hydrate skin making it comfortable enough to wear for hours. Whether you want something bold and bright or soft and subtle, this two-in-one lipstick and liner will have your lips covered — literally.
Caliray SO Blown Blurring Collagen Peptide Primer
Never trust someone who says that primer isn't a necessary step — it is — and this plumping, hydrating, and blurring formula proves it. The skin-care benefits aren't to be overlooked either. With niacinamide to reduce redness, collagen peptides to plump, and oleic acid to moisturize, the Caliray SO Blown Blurring Collagen Peptide Primer ($36) offers a lot more than just a filter in a bottle.
Saie Glowy Super Skin Lightweight Hydrobounce™ Serum Foundation
A little bit goes a long way with the Saie Glowy Super Skin Lightweight Hydrobounce™ Serum Foundation ($40). The medium-coverage formula feels weightless on the skin and leaves you with a bouncy and luminous afterglow. Its secret ingredient? Polyglutamic acid, which helps deliver immediate and long-term plumping benefits to the skin.
Rose Inc Lip Cream Longwearing Matte Liquid Lipstick with Squalane
Much of the liquid lipstick you're probably familiar with left your lips crusty after just a few hours, but this creamy upgrade is making a name for itself in the category. Packed with antioxidants, the Rose Inc Lip Cream Longwearing Matte Liquid Lipstick with Squalane's ($28) smoothing and hydrating formula might just convert you from a naysayer to full-time lover.
Kosas DreamBeam Silicone-Free Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40
These days, sunscreen can do a whole lot more than just protect skin from UV damage. The new Kosas DreamBeam Silicone-Free Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 ($40) is the perfect example. The mineral, silicone-free formula uses SPF 40 alongside ceramides and peptides to protect, moisturize, and smooth skin. The cherry on top: it won't pill under makeup.
Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Dewy Foundation Drops
The Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Dewy Foundation Drops ($68) is our best-kept secret as the perfect summer base. These vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free drops nourish skin like a serum but cover like a foundation. Thanks to tsubaki oil and ginseng extract, the formula helps visibly firm and brighten, while the oil-like consistency creates an effortless glow that lasts all day long.
Lawless Forget the Filler Lip-Plumping Line-Smoothing Tinted Lip Balm
No bag should be without a tinted lip balm in the summer. And like the name implies, the Forget the Filler Lip-Plumping Line-Smoothing Tinted Lip Balm ($26) from Lawless isn't just about creating a your-lips-but-better tint; it's also a master plumper (no burning or stinging included). Formulated with Maxi-Lip™, a proprietary brand ingredient that supports lip collagen synthesis, you can expect this everyday essential to maintain a plush pout.
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Hydrating Makeup Primer
We refuse to let our makeup budge on any occasion, but the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Hydrating Makeup Primer ($38) is especially necessary when preparing for big summer plans. Destination wedding? Beach vacation? Stadium show that has you on your feet for three hours? This Clean at Sephora silicone-free makeup primer uses hyaluronic acid to smooth skin, lock in hydration, and grip makeup for up to 12 hours.
Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation
If, by summer, you tend to ditch foundation altogether but still want a little bit of coverage, consider the Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation ($32). Even with buildable coverage this fragrance-free formula evens out skin tone while helping skin look as natural as possible. Bonus: it's safe for sensitive skin.
Ami Colé Lip Treatment Oil
Infused with three nourishing oils, the Ami Colé Lip Treatment Oil ($20) conditions and hydrates lips while it tints. Forget everything you know about a gloss's usual sticky nature — this one is comfortable on the lips while maintaining its extreme shine without ever feeling tacky.