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18 Beauty Products That'll Basically Save Your Summer

Don't sweat it.

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1. A duo of detangling Wet Brushes so you have one to use after taking a dip and one for non-swimming things.,

Promising review: "I love this product because it works on all hair types and it actually detangles your hair instead of the bristles bending and only brushing the top layer of your hair. And the heads of the bristles actually massage your scalp. All in all, the Wet Brush works amazingly well on wet and dry hair.💛💛💛💛👍" --moosel

Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three color combo options).

2. A cotton swab dipped in micellar water to help erase mascara globs that somehow already ended up under your eyes bc you're sweating and haven't even left the house yet.

I'd be late(r) for work every day if I didn't do this.

Promising review: "I've been looking for a good eye makeup remover for years. I've used baby oil, which is far too thick; soap and water, which doesn't work effectively; and coconut oil, which was also too thick and greasy. This micellar is great at removing eye makeup, and it doesn't leave my skin or eyes feeling greasy or heavy. I apply it with cotton circles. It also works to cleanse the whole face." --R. Leos

Get it from Amazon for $6.59.


3. This seriously weightless -- no, but really -- hydrating keratin spray will calm your humid frizzies without making your hair and hands feel all greasy.

A great option if pulling smoothing argan oil through your hair is getting you nowhere besides closer to the ground because of your heavier hair.

Promising review: "This product adds so much shine with no build up. It is not greasy, and works well for frizzy hair." --mimi

Get it from Amazon for $12.73.

4. An argan oil hair mask to treat yo' tresses after dealing with chlorine, humidity, and lots of other warm-weather probs.,

Promising review: "I have been using this mask for about six months now and one jar lasts me about three to four months, only because I wash my hair one to two times a month because I have natural kinky curly hair. It gives my hair luster or shine and just makes it look healthy, especially after a long styling and I haven't washed my hair for about two to three weeks because I'm lazy. So when I do wash and deep condition, it looks amazing." --Sandy

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

5. An invisible hair tie for when you need to put some airy space between your sweaty neck and flawless blowout without suffering creases.

Kinda like when you used to wrap your LAND LINE phone cord around your hair while you were chatting with your crush. (Don't know what I'm talking about?

Maybe I'm just old.)

Promising review: "I am a hairdresser and feel like this should be explained better. This is not made to hold your ponytail while you go for a jog. It is strong enough that you could use it to secure a braid. The beauty of this product is that the coils prevent your hair from getting a band mark." --Annadj

Get it from Amazon for $6.52.

6. Some gold firming cream you can use in place of a BB cream that's so luminous passersby will need night.

Promising review: "I LOVE THIS! I have a pale skin tone in the winter and get super dark in the summer. I love it for both seasons. I can use it in the summer without makeup and it looks great. I use it in the winter so I don’t look like death. It’s expensive but definitely worth the money. It's also very hydrating for my very dry skin." --ATYE

Get it from Amazon for $29.50 or Sephora for $42.


7. A stick of anti-chafe balm so you won't have to walk around like a cowboy in an old Western movie to avoid uncomfortable inner-thigh friction.

Hell, put it under your boobs, on the heel of your feet where your shoe rubs, all kinds of places. Desperate times, y'all.

Promising review: "The world's best gift to people with chub rub, ever. It's great for my inner thighs during the summer. I can finally wear skirts and dresses again without getting that horrible red, painful rash." --Amanda J.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

8. And for when you do get some irritation from chub rub, uncomfortable shoes, or too-tight bra straps you can call on your old friend, hydrocortisone cream.

Promising review: "I always have an issue of things rubbing and getting raw. Cortizone cream is my must-have anywhere I go because I put some on in hurt spots and overnight it heals the pains. Love this stuff!" --Amanda W

Get it from Amazon for $6.14.

9. Dry shampoo paste to deliver some major texture while refreshing your second-day (or third- or fourth-, no judgments here) hair.,

Promising review: "In LOVE with this dry shampoo! Granted this is the first dry shampoo I've used, but it is exactly what I want for that second-day hair! It absorbs oil, gives great texture (it is a dry shampoo paste), and smells amazing. On the back of the label it claims to be 100% badass, in my opinion it's more like 110%. (And yeah, it's in my second-day hair in the photo)" --dustin hampton

Get it from Amazon for $28.

10. Or some killer *spray* dry shampoo that, lbh, doesn't make your roots weirdly white and is the next best (affordable) thing to actually paying for a blowout.

Promising review: "If you suffer from oily hair, you NEED this product. I washed my hair on Friday, sprayed this in my hair Saturday morning, and then woke up on Sunday with perfect hair, STILL. It absorbs all of the oil and gives your hair great texture and volume." --ratherbebritish

Get it from Sephora for $23.

And find some more affordable dry shampoos on Amazon here.


11. Some cheap, reliable smoothing milk to keep your tresses a step ahead of humidity.,

Promising review: "Works great in humidity! Recently moved from Las Vegas to Houston. Vegas is dry and hot as Hell. But Houston is the complete opposite! So humid that you literally drip sweat. Gross, I know. Anyhow, this stuff works amazingly for me, after I straighten my hair. My red hair, in its natural state, is curly and frizzy, think Julia Roberts on a bad hair day." --Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $3.25.

12. An incredibly lightweight SPF 35 sunscreen that goes on invisible so you don't have to worry about the weird waiting period to avoid a ghoulish white look.

This'll be the most soothing thing you'll put on your face this summer.

Promising review: "I just wear this and a little concealer. It sinks into my skin and feels like a serum. It does smell like sunscreen mixed with lemons, but I love it nonetheless because the sunscreen scent fades within minutes. Not too greasy and no breakouts so far." --KhillSkin

Get it from Glossier for $34.

13. A dusting of super-effective setting powder may be the answer to your go-to foundation sweating off -- rather than an endless parade of trying and returning "mattifying" foundations for summer.

But really, thank God Sephora has a very good return policy. (I've unsuccessfully tried four new foundations this summer and settled on dusting this setting powder on top of the stuff I was already using as my best option.)

Promising review: "I adore this powder! I really do like it better than the Laura Mercier and have been addicted to her translucent setting powder for years! It makes my skin look flawless, even through a 12-hour shift at work. It even lasts well in hot, humid climates...I am hooked." --SlovakGirl

Get it from Sephora for $30 (available in two finishes).

Check out our favorite setting powder and sprays on Amazon here.

14. And some meme-famous rosewater spray will *really* keep you looking fresh on top of setting spray.,

Promising review: "This stuff smells so good and it sets my makeup beautifully, especially when I bake my face and have a dry caked look. This brings my face back to life and brings the whole look together, giving a flawless finish! Saw it on Kylie Jenner's app for her makeup tutorial and decided to buy it for myself because it was a great price." --QueenieTee

Get it from Amazon for $14.


15. A cooling spritz of an Evian spray small enough to fit in a tiny purse will be enough to help you fight the urge to wipe your brow with your forearm and disturb your picture-perfect brows.

I don't understand the sorcery behind a dang water spray, but this stuff is the shit.

Promising review: "Great for my summer trip to Europe! When I was feeling overheated, I used this spray for a cool down on the go. It was very refreshing, and not messy at all. The mist is very fine and even, so it wasn't like splashing water on your face. The small size allowed me to carry these in my purse easily." --Caroline

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.

16. An arsenal of blotting papers to annihilate your shiny spots.

Promising review: "I've used oil blotting papers before but have never been as pleased with a product as I am with this. I get super shiny by about 2 p.m. and I use two of these and it's fresh as a daisy for my face. Perfect if you're going from work to out to dinner with friends or an evening meeting for work. I like the green tea -- it's soothing and refreshing on the face. Helps curb the breakouts and blotchy skin!" --MSH

Get a 100-pack from Amazon for $6.95.

17. A holy grail lip balm with SPF 30 that stays put long enough for you to run down the beach in slow motion for a bit.

Promising review: "I bought this for our summer vacation to Puerto Rico because I know the sun is very strong there and I wanted good protection for my lips. I have to say I absolutely love this lip balm acai flavor. It protected my lips and they felt so incredibly soft!! I also like that it didn't just come off right away and it lasted awhile before I had to reapply. Last, the flavor was very natural and not too strong. This is another one of my holy grail products!!!" --Deedee18

Get it from Amazon or Supergoop for $9.50.

18. And some slightly splurgey Skyn eye pads that'll feel like a blast of arctic air to your puffy under eye area...but they're super lazy-friendly.

For when you want your eye bags to chill the fuck out but don't want to spend 10 minutes afterward gently tapping in the slippery serum from a sheet mask.

Promising review: "Love these so much! They're perfect for droopy, tired eyes, and the coldness is so soothing! I also have very sensitive, eczema-prone skin and have never had any problems with​ these. I would use them every day if it was in my budget!" --Tristan George

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $26.