Summer is a great opportunity to freshen up your makeup routine with long-wear products, bright shades, and waterproof staples.
Beauty trends I’m seeing a lot of for Summer 2023 include shimmery lids, swipe-on products for easy routines, and makeup with skin care benefits. Keep reading to discover new summer makeup must-haves under $15 that cater to these trends and
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1. ColourPop Shadow Stix ($8)
I’m a huge fan of eyeshadow sticks, and ColourPop just released their new and improved Shadow Stix– pigmented cream shadows that glide on to the lid and blend seamlessly. These are a huge improvement from their old Color Stix with a more consistent texture. The shade pictured is Friday Feels, a golden-pink shift that’s perfect for a pop of color that’s still wearable.
2. Makeup Revolution Digi Forever Palette in Butterfly ($14.99)
If you’re looking to add more bright and bold shades into your summer makeup collection, the Digi Forever Palette in Butterfly has you covered! It houses 18 shades with a mix of neon mattes and shimmers to create loud looks– great to have on hand for festivals!
3. Revlon ColorStay Micro Eyebrow Pencil ($7.48)
Waterproof brows are a must during summer for me, and I’ve been personally using the Revlon ColorStay Micro Eyebrow Pencil as my go-to this season. It’s incredibly fine-tipped so your strokes are precise and natural looking, and the color is easy to blend through the brows. The best part: they don’t fade, smear, or run off your face with sweat!
4. L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Blush ($12.32)
I’ve always turned to the L’Oreal Fresh Wear makeup collection when I need long wear makeup I can trust. The new Fresh Wear Blush is waterproof, humidity proof, and transfer-proof while being lightweight and super pigmented.
5. e.l.f. Power Grip Primer + 4% Niacinamide ($10)
The original Power Grip primer took the beauty community by storm, and just when we didn’t think it could get better, they added Niacinamide! This tacky primer holds on to your foundation, keeping it looking fresh and even all day. The Niacinamide in the formula provides a skin care boost that helps even out skin tone and brighten the look of dullness.
6. e.l.f. Halo Glow Blush Beauty Wand ($9)
Another new makeup release from e.l.f. that instantly went viral, their new Halo Glow Blush Beauty Wand is the perfect way to add luminous color to your cheeks. Apply the liquid blush with the built-in cushion tip and blend it effortlessly over the skin. The formula contains 2% squalane for added moisture.
7. Maybelline Lifter Gloss Candy Drop Collection ($9.99)
The Maybelline Lifter Glosses have been some of my favorites at the drugstore since they launched, and we have a new shade range in the same great, non-sticky formula for summer! The Candy Drop collection includes candy-inspired shades, like Peach Ring coral and Gummy Bear pink.
8. Maybelline Super Stay Skin Tint ($13.28)
I love wearing skin tints in summer for lightweight looks. This new one from Maybelline offers light-to-medium dewy coverage that can last up to 24 hours, plus skin care benefits from Vitamin C.
9. ColourPop Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($9)
Jelly eyeshadows are a rising trend, and ColourPop came straight out the gate with a great formula! The jelly texture swipes on and dries down to be super long-lasting, while giving you a super metallic, almost slick-like, opaque color payoff.