5 Beauty Essentials to be Snatched this Summer

The summertime is upon us and there is nothing more we crave for than to look snatched just in time for bikini season. Gathering a solid essentials beauty bag for the summer is extremely  necessary so you’re always prepared for those last minute summer plans with your friends or even a quick makeup fix. Whether it be that favorite glimmering body you love to lather on before you go lay by the poolside or that fun, bright lipstick shade you have been waiting to pop on. The summer is yours. 

Coral Lipstick

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Retail: $20, on sale for $8.00

The smell of all their products is amazing. Like any all day-wear lipstick, be careful while applying. I recommend getting those pointed tip q-tips to shape it properly. This may also be better applied with a different lipstick brush. I would say this is comparable to other products, such as Jefree Star, etc. Maybe Lime Crime is a little more drying over time. I’ve noticed it’s a bit harder for me to wear these on consecutive days without practically cracking my lips open.
This will come off VERY easily if you try to put chap stick over the product throughout the day. I’ve had more success with adding moisturizing lip products over my all day-stay products with different brands. – Jessica Reel 

Fenty Body Lava

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This is perfect for those who want that radiant shimmer look for any upcoming pool party. This Fenty Body Lava will also pair perfectly with a cute romper or jumpsuit.

It is a very beautiful product. I’m really happy with my purchase. It is not oily it’s more like a gel consistency. It is is a bit sticky but if you blend it well it won’t transfer. Definitely takes some time to get dried down. It is amazing for summer and I love the color. The price is not cheap because this is a high-end brand and there’s a lot of product in it. The packaging is very luxurious. I recommend this product. –Mati T

L.A. Colors Contour Stick

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Retail: $1

A lot of people underestimate the power of a contour stick. This product is super affordable for beginners and for the more advanced makeup lovers. The contour stick will give you that high cheek bone, snatched look that you have been waiting for with just a few strokes and blending. Beauty hack: you can also use it as a lipstick. 

I have been using the L.A. Colors Contour Stick in light for several weeks. It is wonderful. I use it as a spot concealer to conceal any redness or blemishes. It blends like a dream and stays on all day. It dries to a nice finish and does not require any powder to set the concealer. I LOVE it. It works better than my much more expensive NYX Wonder Pencil. Thank you L.A. Colors. I am a convert for life. Thank you, thank you, thank you. –Nancy Guthrie 

Juvia’s Place Eyeshadow Palette

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Retail: $30

This palette gives makeup lovers all around the globe the option to add that pop of color in their summer makeup routine or to maintain those warm, neutral looks. Whatever your mood is, this palette is here to help you serve looks.

This is my all time favorite palette! I have three other Juvias palettes but this is by far my favorite for its versatility. Do yourself a favor and get the large size. This palette is so versatile, it has a solid section of neutrals for a casual look and a wide variety of highly pigmented colors for a bolder look or to just add a pop of color to your day… It is such an amazing formula and so PIGMENTED. As a person of color, I used to have trouble shopping for eyeshadows because they either wouldn’t show up on my skin or they’d make me look very dull. I’m telling you, this is great for ALL skin tones. – Johanna K. 

BAREMINERALS Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30


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Retail: $30

During the the summertime, we all need a good moisturizer to keep our skin looking radiant and youthful, am I right? Most importantly, when it comes to these hot, humid months, we need a moisturizer with SPF. This product is the answer: beauty and protection.

This product is excellent. I have combination/oily skin and surprisingly this didn’t make me more oily even if it’s hydrating. The finish on this is interesting; it’s definitely not matte, but it’s not dewy either–you just look hydrated and healthy. I blot maybe once throughout the day and that’s it. The coverage is not full, but it’s definitely buildable. Depending on your preference, you can keep it sheer or build it up to medium coverage. I didn’t purchase the new brush that came out with this, but the directions say to use your fingers, so I did, and it was so easy to apply. No patchiness. I hope they never discontinue this product and I will definitely be repurchasing. – Tita