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    34 Products That'll Up Your Summer Beauty Game

    Thank god, summer is finally here!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. These lip crayons by Innisfree that'll provide you with just the right amount of colour for those sunny, summer days.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "Since summer is coming up in Australia, I’ve been meaning to expand my lipstick collection — which currently consists of a lot of browns and dark, vampy colours — to products that would be super easy to apply and retouch on the go. Enter these Innisfree Jelly Balm Crayons! They come in three different colours (Chee-ry Up, Chili Bling and Berry Heart), and add a beautiful pop of colour to the lips. Plus, they’re infused with shea butter and olive oil, which means they effortlessly glide on and are super comfortable to wear.

    I will say that although they’re advertised as a 'sheer tint', each crayon contains A LOT of pigment. That’s definitely not a bad thing though, as it means you can either keep things subtle or go for a bold look. At the moment, my go-to is lightly swiping across the lips and patting it out with my finger to create a muted tint of colour that’s just so cute and adorable."

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Innisfree for $13.

    2. This brand new hydration boost cream by Sand & Sky that will bring your skin back to life.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    This cream is super lightweight, so you can use it with any skin type. It includes hyaluronic acid complex to lock in moisture, fermented sea kelp to smooth your skin, red seaweed extract to keep the skin from getting dehydrated and, of course, Tasmanian spring water to hydrate and strengthen your skin.

    Buy it from Sand & Sky for $79.90.

    3. These hydrating lip balms by Ultra Violette that will protect your pucker with SPF 50.

    Julia Willing / BuzzFeed

    We all know a really good, high protection lip balm is hard to find — so imagine our excitement when we discovered these delightful lil' balms by the SPF queens over at Ultra Violette. You can snap all four up at once — Nude, Peach, Rose and Shimmer — in this epic gift pack. Yep, you’re welcome.

    Promising Review: "Come summertime, I'm always sporting a nasty burn on my lips, because my regular balms have the frustrating effect of actually attracting the rays. Which is why I was over the moon to discover these babies, which are loaded with SPF 50! Unlike some high-protection balms — which can feel like slapping glue on your lips — these ones are soft, simple to apply and have a hint of colour. And I'm all about that minimal summer beauty."

    Julia Willing

    Buy the gift pack from Sephora for $83.

    4. This COSRX Aloe Soothing SPF50+ Sun Cream, which has been given a 4.5/5 star rating from over a 1000 reviews.

    The Corsx Sun Cream bottles sitting on top of grass

    COSRX boasts a number of fantastic skincare products and this sun cream is one of them. It's enriched with aloe vera leaf extract to help hydrate and refresh the skin, while also protecting it from UVA and UVB rays — perfect for the upcoming Aussie summer! Plus, it's gentle enough to use on all skin types and it's vegan friendly.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.

    5. These Face Halo makeup remover cloths because honey, you need to stop sleeping with your makeup on.

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    These makeup remover cloths replace up to 500 single use wipes, so not only will you be reducing your waste, but you'll also have no excuse not to get your eyeliner and mascara off before bed.

    They reach deep into your pores to remove makeup and impurities and when you're done using it, just toss it into the wash up to 200 times. You can get the remover cloths in black or white on Amazon, or you can get them in dark red from the Face Halo website.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $30.

    6. This SPF 50+ tinted moisturiser that will protect your skin from the harsh sun without making you feel like you've put glue on your face.

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    This lightweight, tinted moisturiser will give you a natural glow and it will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. It doesn't feel super sticky on your skin when you apply it and is barely noticeable when it absorbs into your skin — but be careful when you're applying it as the formula is quite runny!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    7. This nourishing shampoo by The Body Shop, which will make your hair smell like the smoothie of your dreams.

    BuzzFeed / Isha Bassi

    Promising Review: "BANANA? IN A SHAMPOO? Yep, that was me too, until I remembered that this is one ingredient that has been used in DIY hair masks to transform dull and dry hair for just about forever. So, I was willing to give this shampoo (and the matching conditioner!) a go because I truly love The Body Shop and all their cruelty-free products. And let me tell you now — it definitely didn’t disappoint! My hair is going through a greasy roots, dry ends and all-round frizziness phase, especially during this time of year. But, both the shampoo and conditioner left my hair feeling super soft and silky. I even got compliments during one of my virtual work meetings!

    I will say that both the shampoo and conditioner have a strong, tropical-like scent, which I didn’t mind. But, if you’re not a fan of fragrances, it might be worth trying another one in their range."

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from The Body Shop for $19.

    8. This vitamin C tonic by Aussie company Alkira that will give you the glow you've always wanted.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    This pore purifying tonic doesn't just smell like absolute heaven (trust me), but it contains a cocktail of incredible Australian botanical ingredients to encourage skin rejuvenation, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes and protect and repair your skin.

    Buy it from Alkira Skincare for $14.95.

    9. This Neogen Bio Peel that will yeet your dead skin cells to hell, so that you can show off the bright and beautiful skin underneath.


    These soaked cotton pads are packed with antioxidants and are super exfoliating, so if you suffer from large pores and sagging or generally dull skin, this will change your life.

    Promising Review: “My absolute go-to exfoliator when I want to take off all my dead skin cells is the Neogen Bio Peel Gauze. Yes, I know you're thinking, 'WTF? Bio Peel? Is my face going to fall off?' Not at all my friend! The package comes with individual cotton pads that have an exfoliating side and a gentle side to clean off all the excess stuff on your face. After you rinse it off, I can guarantee that your face will be smoother than a baby's butt!”

    —Lisa Hua

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.40.

    10. This cleansing bar by Carbon Theory that will have your skin squeaky clean and ready to absorb all your various serums and moisturisers.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: I've been using this cleansing bar for about a month now and I think it's the product that has single-handedly saved my skin from stress acne. This bar contains charcoal to draw out bacteria and excess oil, shea butter to keep everything moisturised and tea tree oil to fight inflammation and target breakouts. Plus, Carbon Theory products are also all vegan and cruelty-free!

    Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it from Carbon Theory for $14.99.

    11. This Dark Angels sugar and charcoal scrub by Lush, which is the perfect product to use on oily skin.


    Mix it with a little water to create a paste, massage onto your skin, rinse off and voilà! Perfectly moisturised and gorgeous-looking skin.

    Buy it from Lush for $17.95.

    12. This pore control serum by Hylamide that'll make you look airbrushed with or without makeup.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "Like many other gals, I suffer from the dreaded oily t-zone. So, when I heard about Hylamide's Pore Control — which promises to reduce the look of pores, shine and congestion — I just had to give a whirl. Now, I've only been using it for a short time, so I'm yet to see long term results. But, what I do adore about this product is how quickly it absorbs into your skin. Seriously, you have to work fast, because this baby just melts into your skin, leaving it feeling as soft and smooth as a baby's bottom.

    Oil? We don't know her! And that's why I'm loving this product."

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Myer for $28.

    13. This headband that's not only super cute and soft, but it'll keep your hair out of your face during your bedtime skincare routine.


    I never had to worry about my hair falling in my face until I decided to chop off my fringe to see what it would look like (quarantine, am I right?). I never actually thought about how annoying it would be for chunks of hair to fall on my forehead while I was trying to wash my face. Enter, this headband. It's insanely adorable and because it loops all the way around to the back of your neck, it'll stay put and you won't need to adjust it a million times.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $3.42.

    14. This Cosrx morning gel cleanser that is super gentle, but also very effective.


    This gel cleanser can be used on dry skin to remove makeup before it's washed off or it can be mixed with water to create a lather for you to really get in there. It's great for sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $19.24.

    15. These hyaluronic acid and coconut water-infused Garnier eye tissue masks that will reduce the appearance of fine lines and hydrate your skin — perfect for the morning after you stayed up way too late watching YouTube videos.

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    Promising Review: "The first thing I love about these is the price. I love these pillows of self care, that have a small amount of hyaluronic acid in them which helps alleviate puffiness. They also apparently contain orange juice for reasons unknown, but it sounds delicious. I pop these in the fridge and whack them on for 15 minutes in the morning, or at night before bed. Did I mention they are super cheap? Hence why they are always low in stock, so I get some every week."

    Jenna Clarke

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $1.97.

    16. This tinted moisturiser by Clinique, which is the perfect alternative to heavy foundation on a hot day.

    BuzzFeed / Isha Bassi

    This tinted moisturiser contains hyaluronic acid and activated aloe water to keep your skin hydrated for over 12 hours. The oil-free formula contains SPF and antioxidants to help protect your skin from UV rays and pollution.

    Buy it from Clinique for $52 (available in five shades).

    17. This hydrating facial sunscreen by Ultra Violette, because sun protection is just as important as moisturiser.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I’m a big fan of products that go the extra mile and this sunscreen, my friends, is one of them. It’s not only SPF50+ — which means it’ll protect my face from that harsh Australian sun — but it’ll act as a sunscreen, moisturiser and primer in one. Sounds a little too good to be true, right? I thought so, until I tried this baby out for myself. The Supreme Screen has a fresh scent, light tint (no white cast face!) and just melts onto the skin, leaving a matte, satin-like finish. It’s quickly become one of my favourite products and I’m mad at myself for not discovering it sooner. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and made right here in Australia!"

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $45.

    18. This trio of fantastic products from Go-To that'll have you glowing brighter than the sun.

    Julia Willing / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I’ve been wanting to try Go-To for ages and finally took the plunge with their Very Useful Face Cream, Fancy Face Oil Cleanser and Face Hero Extra (because who can resist an OTT golden beauty buy?). I've only been using the products for about a week now and I can already feel the difference in my skin — I feel more hydrated, luminous and just healthy.

    The Face Hero is especially lush — and no surprises, given it's their best seller. It's loaded with essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants and my face just glugs it all up. Would HIGHLY recommend."

    Julia Willing

    Get the moisturiser from Go-To for $41, the cleanser for $45 and the face oil for $75.

    19. These Colourpop cream eyeliners that will make it easy to add a pop of colour to your look.


    These eyeliners come in some incredibly pigmented and vibrant colours, so you're sure to find one that will align with your aesthetic.

    Buy it from Colourpop for $5.50.

    20. This serum by The Ordinary that is alcohol, oil, silicone, nut and fragrance free because it's made from pure, vegan hyaluronic acid.

    Catherine Scro / BuzzFeed, Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I was told that hyaluronic acid was a must-have in my beauty regime to help my skin hold moisture. After researching different brands, I found The Ordinary to be highly rated and I have to say, I absolutely love it! My skin feels supple after applying it and while it's a little sticky at first, it dries up into the skin, quickly leaving it feeling fresh and full of moisture. It's such good value for money, too!"

    —Catherine Scro

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $12.90.

    21. This hydrating oil by Lux Aestiva that'll hydrate your skin without making it feel greasy.

    Julia Willing / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "If, like me, your skin becomes freakishly lizard-like over summer and parched beyond any kind of hydration, THIS is the oil for you. This divine dry oil contains sweet almond oil and camellia oil, to leave your bod feeling thoroughly moisturised, but not slick and oily (big summer no-no). I apply a little at night, just before bed, and wake up feeling so supple and hydrated."

    Julia Willing

    Buy it from The Iconic for $29.

    22. This snail essence that sounds a little weird, but will leave your skin feeling the most moisturised it has ever been.

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    This serum is perfect for dehydrated and damaged skin and can be used for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $32.42.

    23. This exfoliating cleanser by SkinCeuticals that will leave your skin feeling so fresh and so clean.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    This foaming cleanser uses 8% glycolic acid to rid your face of any dirt, oil and makeup, but also includes 1% phytic acid, aloe leaf juice and glycerin to keep your skin hydrated and nourished.

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $64.

    24. This hair protection cream that will keep your hair safe from UV rays, even after a swim.


    This leave-in conditioner contains UV filters and works as a light styling cream, so you can really get those beach waves going while taking care of your precious hair follicles.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $40.27.

    25. This serum by Edible Beauty that will give you the gorgeous, glowing skin you deserve.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "Give your skin a drop or two of this serum and your skin will be absolutely GLOWING. It's like a glass of water for your face and honestly feels so luxurious and hydrating. But my favourite thing about this product? The smell! It's kind of got a fruity, banana-like fresh scent that will have you sniffing the bottle like a madman. Oh, and it's also vegan, Aussie made and cruelty-free!"

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $54.

    26. This Lush sea salt body scrub you can even use as a shampoo when you want that ~fresh off the beach~ look.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    You can use it in the shower as a gentle exfoliant on wet skin or a more intense scrub on dry skin to get rid of all the dead skin cells you've been carrying around.

    Promising Review: "I'm a big fan of easy, fuss-free products that'll give me results ASAP and this Lush product fits the bill. It looks simple, but it'll give your body a lovely scrub, leaving you with soft, gorgeous skin. Plus, it's great value — this bottle has lasted me months!"

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Lush for $18.95.

    27. This neon eyeshadow palette by HUDA BEAUTY that will lift your eye makeup game this season.


    All you need is a tiny bit of this stuff under your bottom lash line, in your inner corners or above your crease to create the perfect summer ~lewk~.

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $58.

    28. This waterproof mascara that won't leave you looking like a racoon after a day of sweating in the summer heat.


    If you're susceptible to sweaty eyelids and a sweaty face in general, switching to a good waterproof mascara is the way to go. This particular mascara doesn't take a million years to remove like some other ones.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $11.97.

    29. This Hylamide glow booster, which will naturally tan your face for that ideal summer golden skin.

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    This serum will give you radiant skin right off the bat, but it also contains keto-sugar that will react with your skin's natural amino acids and give you a glowing tan within 1-3 days. Just apply it twice daily during your regular skincare routine.

    Buy it from Myer for $28.

    30. This mist and fix setting spray by Make Up For Ever that'll ensure that no matter how humid it gets, your makeup doesn't move.

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    This setting spray can be used for almost all skin types and is alcohol, gluten and paraben free. The formula boosts hydration, so your skin won't feel super dry, but it also won't feel hella sticky — and your makeup will last you up to 12 hours after application.

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $43.

    31. This lip scrub from Lush that will keep your lips soft, moisturised and ready for anything.


    This lip scrub contains jojoba oil, shea butter and tolu balsam, which will moisturise, while the caster sugar will rid your lips of any dead skin cells.

    Buy it from Lush for $11.95.

    32. This lip balm that will keep your lips moisturised, while adding the slightest touch of colour.


    Summer is all about fresh vibes and lipstick is just not it. This lip balm is super light and fresh — and the little colour is just an added bonus.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $8.10.

    33. This ~no makeup~ highlighter that will bring some brightness to your face.


    This formula is super lightweight, so it won't settle into your wrinkles and it will make you skin look super glowy and refreshed.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $54.98.

    34. And finally, this tinted serum by Trinny London that'll actually help your skin de-stress.


    This serum features a floral scent, is super lightweight and comes in 12 different shades, so you can pick the one that's right for you. It'll even out your skin tone and the formula isn't greasy or sticky, making it the perfect base for your face during summer. It also contains skincare technology that'll neutralise cortisol — which is a stress-induced hormone — and stimulate collagen production, so you wake with healthy, glowing skin every morning.

    Buy it from Trinny London for $75.