This summer’s best beauty products are as cheap as they are chic, and we’ve rounded up 7 favorite finds that we’re getting all hot and bothered about.
Pixi lip blush
Pixi’s new stains offer an antidote for those averse to any sort of lip product with a gloss or sheen. Super lightweight and easy to maneuver thanks to their marker-like applicator, these little pens impart an appealing, natural-looking tint that stays put for hours.
Get it now: Pixi Lip Blush, $18.
Bottle-born hair color, particularly the extra-fickle variety (ahem, redheads we’re talking to you) is absolutely no match for the sun’s penetrating rays. And if you’re not keep it under wraps with a scarf or hat, you can shield hair with a few spritzes of this ingenious spray, which uses a creamy, silicone emulsion and a UV filter to keep color intact.
Matrix Biolage Colorcaretherapie Shine Shake, $14.
Sonia kashuk bright idea brush set
Sonia Kashuk has established herself over the years as the queen of affordable beauty luxuries. For spring, she took the four most essential makeup brushes, reimagined them in seasonally-appropriate bright hues, and tucked them into a sleek rattan case.
Sonia Kashuk ‘Bright Idea’ Brush Set, $14.99.
Avon superextend extreme mascara
When it comes to makeup, there’s something undeniably chic about letting one feature do all the talking. Particularly in the warmer months when most of us like to abide by a less is more policy. Avon’s latest Super Extend Extreme Mascara uses a dual-extension brush to help give wimpy lashes a major volume boost.
Get it now: Avon SuperExtend Extreme Mascara, $9.50.
Apivita express beauty masks
Both highly portable and potent, these little masks from the cult natural Greek brand, are an travel no-brainer. If beach trips are on your agenda, pack a few of the honey-rich packets, perfect for reviving sun-weary complexions.
Get it now: Apivita Express Beauty Masks with Honey, from $5.
Lipstick queen lip color in saint eden
Fans of Lipstick Queen’s Medieval or Blue Jeans lip colors will find themselves love-struck by makeup artist Poppy King’s latest concoction. Saint Eden is a gorgeous sheer watermelon red, ideal for those who are looking to lighten up their color-load this spring but still make an impact.
Lipstick Queen Lip Color in Saint Eden, $18.
Skinny skinny the cleanser
The formula may be 100% organic made with a blend of natural coconut, olive, jojoba and lavender oils plus rosemary extract but that doesn’t mean this cleanser isn’t capable of removing even the most stubborn makeup. As the “The” in its name implies, it may be the only cleansing product you require.
Get it now: Skinny Skinny The Cleanser, $22