The Best Summer Beauty Products at Every Budget


With temperatures rising and months of sunny days still to come, what better time than now to show your skin some love?

And since the name of the game is staying cool and the theme is letting loose, we rounded up the beauty products that keep team MR looking and feeling fantastic all summer long.

Permission granted to take a peek in our makeup drawers.

If your lips need to be kissed:

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Soothing Eucalyptus & Menthol


Elizabeth’s lips are prone to getting sunburnt and feeling like wrinkly tissue paper, so she slathers this on all summer…so long as she doesn’t lose it in the dark abyss that is her beach bag, that is.

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek


This double-duty, all-natural cheek and lip tint gives you the perfect peach-y golden summer glow. All that’s necessary is your own fingers, which you use to smudge it on your cheeks and lips. Verena suggests that you layer in the Living Luminizer. Prepare for the compliments.

If you are looking to put your best face forward:

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Ample Amber


Krista loves the golden glow/tan tint that this shadow provides. It doesn’t budge with sweat and is perfect for that actually effortless (because it is) summery look.

San Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil


Amelia is dedicated to wearing SPF 100 (or more realistically SPF 30 with zinc, reapplied over and over), but she still wants to look “sun kissed,” which is why she rubs this oil on her face each morning to get that “You look like you got some color!” look by the time she hits the office.

White Oak Lavender Facial Mist


Patty picked up this facial mist at a lavender farm she visited in Virginia, which she now sprays on her face whenever she needs some calming and cooling. Bonus: it also makes her feel like she face planted into a lavender field.

If you’re in search of a sun-kissed glow:

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil


Yvonne uses this body oil to bring her skin back to life after a day at the beach. She also thinks it smells like “innocent childhood summer happiness in a bottle,” which makes her happier than anything else.

The Sun


Yes, Leandra loves that globe in the sky because it gives her some summer color and precludes her from having to use other makeup. It is also a really effective way to make her feel, “Like a better version of the self I always am.”

Most importantly though, make sure you are protecting your skin:

Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+


Jasmin swears by this sunscreen because it keeps all those nasty UV rays at bay. She mixes it with her normal moisturizer without it feeling heavy or greasy.

Hada-Labo Skin Research Gokujun Perfect UV Gel 50g


This is the best sunscreen that Harling has ever put on her face. It doesn’t smell like sunscreen at all, absorbs quickly, doesn’t irritate her sensitive skin and it’s the perfect primer for makeup.

Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer


This moisturizer is white out of the bottle but picks up on your skin tone and becomes slightly tinted it goes on. Haley always has a bottle of it with her and promises the “tint release” is super sheer. She says it’s easily her “you’re going on a deserted island and can only bring one thing” pick.

Got some of your own summer beauty tricks up your sleeve? Let us know!

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis.

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